December 2016 - What's new
Because Seasons in Colour is interested in both new products and colour, here is what caught my eye this month. Some products are already available to buy and for some you have to wait just a little bit longer. From pinks to greys to Pantone's 'Greenery' it's all here.
'GREENERY' HITS TEXTILES
Pantone's colour of the year "Greenery" is not for the faint hearted and while you may steer away from painting a whole wall with it, it is definitely an easy colour to use in small doses.
British artist, Louise Mead has used the colour in her latest collection of colourful cushions (from £25), seen above and below. Made in the UK, the cushions are available in two sizes currently, and feature designs taken from Louise's popular abstract paintings.
Each cushion is printed on both sides, onto a soft yet durable poplin fabric, and filled with an oversized inner for maximum plumpness. Use these on a cream, green or pink sofa on their own or combine with other plain coloured cushions.
More sizes (and designs) are due to be launched in the coming months, in addition to a wider range of home and lifestyle accessories.
SOFAS IN EVERY COLOUR
British hand-crafted sofas by Sofas & Stuff’ are made to order like the Matlock, shown below which is buttery soft to the touch and comes in a colour/fabric of your choice. Pictured: Large Matlock sofa in Designer's Guild Varese velvets (£2,047).
CHAIRS IN YELLOW
New in: With a New Year coming up MY Furniture are introducing some fresh new designs for 2017. Full of on-trend geometric shapes and bright colours, these brand new pieces are sure to add a touch of sunshine to any room.
Above: Reno Chair with check cushion pad, £44.99
The Reno Chairs are the latest addition to the MY Furniture collection. These bright, statement chairs have a gorgeously contemporary design inspired by Mid-Century American and Scandinavian modernism. Reno chairs are lightweight and durable, with a wipe clean ABS plastic shell and come in a range of colours with a variety of seat pads.
The Delilah Sofa (Prices start at £249.99) is a 1950’s inspired piece with a curved sculptural backrest and dynamic tapered legs. A selection of two striking geometric fabrics update this classic shape for a fresh contemporary look, making it ideal for living rooms, bedrooms and conservatories.
New in: Also following the trend with yellow is Space and Shape with range of gorgeous wooden chairs that are available in eye-popping colours yellow and blue. The Naïve Wooden Chairs are part of the EMKO Collection, which has been exceptionally built to ensure quality throughout.
Naive wooden chair, £225, Space & Shape
The Nordic style chairs are timeless and will bring life into any mundane workspace. The length and angles of the chair’s legs have been crafted so that it looks elegant whilst ensuring comfort.
HOME ACCESSORIES IN GOLD
New in from MiaFleur: If coffee to you is more experience and less convenience, then you’ll love the almost meditative Japanese method of making pour over coffee. Brewed slowly for optimum flavour, this method gives you complete control over temperature and brewing time.
Pour Over Coffee Drip and Stand, £99.95
This Pour Over Coffee Drip and Stand designed by Danish brand Bloomingville and available from MiaFleur from the middle of February, has a gold stainless steel frame and black ceramic base to bring a luxe aesthetic to your daily grind. Comes with a beautifully textured glass drip. The coffee cup and saucer are sold separately. Made from stainless steel with a gold finish, glass drip and ceramic base.
MiaFleur is family run, online home & garden boutique for the eclectic & ever so slightly eccentric. Founded in 2012 by Leciester based mother and daughters, Jacqui, Hollie and Amelia Brooks.
COPPER IN THE HOME OFFICE
Copper is not going anywhere, it seems, and style conscious bloggers and interiors aficionados know this well. Get organised with the Umbra Strum Shelf (£10) in copper, blending geometric form with stunning functionality.
Shaped like a right-angled triangle, this versatile creation can be mounted in three different orientations to suit your storage requirements. With its use of clean lines, geometric angles and a sleek copper finish, this triangular shelf is bang on trend! From Red Candy.
Interiors brand Cult Furniture have also launched their own range of chairs and these copper legged beauties will sure be a hit as they are customisable!
The Moda is an exclusive collection and the first to be designed by the in-house design team at Cult Furniture. You choose your shell, base and favourite colours to create your ultimate dining/office chair. Cult’s patented bracket connects the shell and base of choice, available in three different designs. A perfect way to personalise your kitchen, dining room or bedroom!
GREY MOVES TO THE FLOOR
New in: The Rug Seller launches new collection. The Katherine Carnaby rugs combine contemporary with classic for a boutique luxury feel. They mix the beautifully simple contemporary designs with high-quality craftsmanship, material and style.
The Chrome Stripe rug in Feather, Katherine Carnaby at The Rug Seller
All rugs in this range have been handcrafted in India, in a style that champions modern London design. And Carnaby perfectly achieves just that, with the muted sophistication of this range.
Ideal for smart town houses, I am especially fond of the 100% viscose Chrome Stripe collection (see here) which is great for use in a bedroom and the Darcy in silver, which is perfect for the living room as shown below. For a similar wall colour try Farrow & Ball's Wevet.
The Darcy in Silver, from £225, Katherine Carnaby at The Rug Seller
PINK IN THE LIVING ROOM
Luxury interiors marketplace, Furnish.co.uk, recommends a few key pieces to conquer the top trends of 2017. Pantone’s Pale Dogwood brings an unobtrusive, innocent, healthy and altogether quite ‘millennial’ feel to your interiors.
This time last year Pantone presented us with one of the seminal colours of 2016, Rose Quartz. The fact that Pale Dogwood is a very close cousin - essentially Rose Quartz digested, reiterated and lightened, is a testament to its staying power.
So now tell me, what do you think of these products and colours? Any other trends that caught your eye?