Hi there, hope you have been OK??? A new year; a new beginning; I have been meaning to write something that should reflect my feelings as a designer in response to the stress and tension that shrouds the world today; how will design revitalize in 2017..
SO HOW TO BEGIN, WHERE TO LOOK FOR?
Well, that’s a good question actually! The first obvious thing I tried was looking for current trends on internet, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest etc! I looked in the magazines and newspaper too.
I think this exercise helped me to identify a ‘Mix & Match’ theme – Blending Vintage, Industrial and Contemporary for 2017 🙂 Let’s see what I found….
SOMETHING REALLY ORIGINAL & AUTHENTIC
this image (via www.camillestyles.com) instantly caught my eyes…August Restaurant interiors, New York. through it’s black steel framed skylight flooding the whole area with natural lights, greenery bringing the outside in, rustic wall finishes, cobbled floors, table top made with reclaimed wood, vintage chairs, atmospheric industrial lighting…can you see that louvered window panel??? I just love them…This is something really original and authentic!
via http://www.elledecoration.se/ these exposed bricks, industrial copper lighting and a velvety touch will make you fall in love with the style…you can find the same kind of lights in metallic finish on http://www.urbancottageindustries.com.
and if you’re interested to add vintage and royal touch to your abode in 2017, a unique and stylish approach, then I must say your destination is GP & J Baker (www.gpjbaker.com) in London that offers sparkling signature prints, weaves and embroideries.
And if you’re in love with the Scandinavian interior style that has 3 components – functionality, simplicity and beauty. The design results in spaces filled with lights, heavily utilising natural elements, neutral colour palettes, and clean lines. …then the images below (via http://eatas.com.au/projects/detail/fitzroy-loft and http://www.lenariise.com) could be your answer.
It was a filthy word few years back, In those days few enterprising families use to gather other people’s building scraps and sell them on to like-minded individuals. These days it’s called architectural salvage and everyone’s at it. Do you believe the same, if Yes, Just look at these amazing pieces of furniture made out of an art crate, ship containers and bamboo.
I hope that’s been useful to you. I think this will help you if you’re not sure where to start. if you have any more questions please feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll come back to you!