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WINTER TRENDS

As we move through the winter months, thinking of a new colour scheme for your home can take your mind off the cold temperatures outside.

Making a statement for 2017 will be navy blue and green (Pantone has just named its next colour of the year as Greenery).  These two colours provide an extravagant element of luxury interior design.  Imagine a glamourous velvet sofa or armchair next to a roaring fire, creating a cosy space that’s warm and vibrant.  The Descartes sofa (www.sofa.com) with its deep tufted and pleated buttons would add a luxurious addition to any indulgent interior.

 Descatres sofa | Image couresty of www.sofa.com

Descatres sofa | Image couresty of www.sofa.com


Fixtures, fittings and accessories are of course vitally important when detailing a room, and popular finishes right now are brass and copper.  For lavish lighting with an old school charm in the 21st century, our choice would be the newly crowned Elle Decoration award winners (Best Lighting Design) Bert Frank.  Bert Frank offer a sumptupus selection of lighting using materials such as opal mixed with brass.  Their Masina range in particular caught the eye on our annual visit to Decorex.  They’ve also recently launched a range of furniture.  Is there no end to their talents?

 Masina wall light | Image courtesy of Bert Frank.

Masina wall light | Image courtesy of Bert Frank.


Staying with our metallic theme, we’ve cast our beady eye over a stunning range of tiles from Porcelanosa by L'Antic Colonial.  In distinctive geometric shapes, they encompass 3D bronze cubes, aluminium hexagons and aged metal surfaces.  Images below courtesy of Porcelanosa.


Hardwood floors are still as popular as ever and that won't change in 2017.  Established patterns such as chevron parquet and herringbone will be a constant, however more intricate patterns are coming into favour.  Internationally recognosed Element 7 provide an excellent range of engineered wooden flooring to suit all tastes.  It's difficult to select a favourite, but we've plumped for the Mansion Weave as shown below.

 Mansion Weave in grey oak | Image courtesy of Element 7 Flooring

Mansion Weave in grey oak | Image courtesy of Element 7 Flooring


We love being part of the interior design process and helping our clients define their dream space.

From Chapter Seven Design, we wish you a very merry Christmas and here’s to an exciting start to 2017!