Melissa Lunardon
Interior Design & Styling
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Journal

Interior Design Trends for 2018/19

During the workshop I held at United Interiors on Thursday night, I presented some key trends that I think we will start, if not already be seeing in the interior design world!

So today I want to share with you my trend forecast and let me know what you think!
Keeping an eye on trends doesn't mean you have to start from scratch and purchase everything all new- its purely a way to see the way design is evolving and give you confidence to try and introduce some key pieces into your home!
 

Terracotta
•It sounds natural, but it's best to start with small accessories, such as a terracotta planter or velvet cushion. If you feel bold, then you can opt for a couch or even paint an entire wall! 
• The colours of the Terracotta range blend with grey, black, white, but also with natural materials such as wicker, rattan or wood. 

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Darker Timbers
•There is a slight move away from the light oaks and bleached timbers we have seen recently with the Scandinavian look, but rich walnuts and darker stained timbers are making a comeback. 
Furniture pieces and kitchen cabinetry with beautiful details can create a warm and moody interior. Paired with deep blues and greens looks great.

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Terrazzo
You have probably already seen an influx of terrazzo lately but this finish is one of my faves! Years ago, it was mostly used as flooring but the contemporary spin on this look has been to incorporate it within furniture, lighting, benchtops and furniture!

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Kitchens
Natural stone benchtops are quite popular and are here to stay. A slight move away from the white Calacatta marbles with darker tones coming through.
Thin benchtops, creating a minimal look are huge in Europe and will start to be more prevalent in Australia.
A rise in porcelain products used for kitchen benchtops, splashbacks and bathroom walls. Porcelain is indestructible and slab sizes are huge, so minimal join lines!

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Melissa Lunardon