Hot Home Trends For 2013
RIP the 60 minute makeover, today’s home is all about quality. Stylist Jo Bailey reveals 2013’s key interior trends and how to work them into your world
‘I’m drawn to colour and pattern, which is reflected a lot in my work, so this is a particularly exciting year for me. As with fashion, the colour blue – in particular, cobalt – is set to be a huge interior trend this summer and an easy one to incorporate into your living space. If you’re working to a budget, I would add a fresh lick of paint. Walls act as a backdrop, so if they don’t look good then everything else will suffer. You can build depth with soft furnishings: Designers Guild is a textile treasure trove.
‘If blue leaves you cold, the popular pastel trend of 2012 is still going strong, updated with neon accents. Smaller accessories such as plant pots and cushions are great money-savvy alternatives.
‘One of my favourite looks this year is copper. The great thing about copper compared to other metallics is that it’s a much warmer tone, but if you go overboard it can look a bit orange. A couple of copper vases or a simple pendant shade will transform a room instantly. Heal’s has a beautiful copper trapeze bedstead that would make a real ‘wow’ piece for a larger bedroom,
‘Textures will come into their own this year, so expect to see a lot of embellished wallpaper: think stitched, printed and painted. Custhom has a great selection of embroidered and metallic wallpaper that you can use as much of or as little of to suit your space.
‘Also on the radar this year is marble. A fantastically hardwearing surface, it’s not cheap but it will last. My favourite is Carrara marble, which is slightly whiter and looks really striking. Invest in one statement piece like a coffee or side table for maximum impact – Ligne Roset’s occassional table is beautiful. A cheaper way of channelling the trend is with printed wallpaper. Ferm Living’s marble paper will make a feature of even the smallest of alcoves. I’m coveting a marble fruit bowl from Nordic Elements. I get a lot of my inspiration from Scandinavian design – the clean lines and simple shapes are a great reminder that less is more.
‘Do keep an eye out for accent pieces at car boot sales and markets – places like Kempton Antiques Market are a fantastic day out even if you’re not looking for anything in particular.’ jobaileystudio.com