Trendspotter: metallics, transparency and texture
Trend forecaster Milou Ket presented to designers at last years Furnitex seminar and if you've been watching any renovation or design television programs lately you will recognise the hot trends she singled out.
Metallics, transparency and texture are all the go.
There's lots of texture in fabric, wall coverings, flooring, hard finishes and decoration. Textured fabric is popular for window coverings, upholstery and soft furnishings, flocked wallpaper (which can also include a metallic note) and on the floor you'll find textured timber, tiles or carpets. It's all about touch and feel.
The metallics are turning up in lighting and as accents in soft furnishings, materials and finishes and wall coverings.
Frosted and patterned glass or Perspex are on trend for transparency and it's a focus for window furnishings in particular - with lots of sheers or translucent roller blinds as well as double layer bed linen with a patterned transparent sheer over a solid colour base cloth.