Interior designer, Katharine Pooley showcases her top interior trend predictions for A/W 2020 using unseen examples from her interior design of ‘The Clarence at St James.’
1. SCOPE OUT SCULPTURAL OBJECTS AND RAW MATERIALS
Contemporary sculptural chandeliers made from organic materials such as rock crystal are a chic and luxurious addition. Group two or three together for added impact.
2. MARVEL WITH MARBLE
Polished Italian marble slabs look fabulous when used for a staircase and hallway – contrast with dark bronze metal work to emphasise the graceful curves of the balustrade.
3. MIX MODERN WITH CLASSIC DESIGNS
An artful balance of antique accessories, Mid-century furniture and futuristic lighting creates a contemporary original interior.
4. BRING BACK THE CRYSTAL
This Autumn I am inspired to decorate table tops with layers of fine crystal faceted vases, crystal candelabra and fluted glassware. They all look particularly impressive on a high gloss table.
5. FOCUS ON THE SMALL DETAILS
Consider adding a touch of metallic lurex fibers to bespoke floor rugs. It adds a subtle cluster that really draws the eye.
6. OPT FOR ABSTRACT FINISHES AND WATERCOLOUR WASHES
Hand painted silk wallpapers with abstract soft washes of colour add a fresh contemporary twist to a formal living room interior.
7. GO FOR GLAMOUR
Add unexpectedly glamorous touches to a kitchen. This crystal, bronze and mirror pendant creates a wow feature over the central island.
8. PLAY WITH PATTERN
Ikat is one of my favourite patterns. Combine it with plain textured silk cushions for a timeless and elegant guest bedroom design.
9. SELECT STONE FOR SURFACES
In smaller bathrooms combine a dark grey marble like this blue de Savoie stone, with a bright white thassos (dolomite marble) to floors and vanity tops – so chic.
10. CREATE SUBTLE INTEREST
Elevate a master suite with geometric embroidered leading edges to curtains and haute couture inspired metallic embroidery to bed cushions in bronze, ivory and fawn.
11. DECORATE IN MONOCHROME
Geometric patterned wallpaper gives a fashionable and masculine feel to a smaller secondary bedroom – combine with black and white photography, like these Terry O’Neil shots, to complete the look.
12. INVEST IN HIGH-QUALITY SURFACES
My favourite design detail for A/W 2020 has to be the old school decadence of a generous marble clad bath.