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Soft greys, fiery reds and traditional styles with a modern twist are popping up on the runways and in interior design this fall. Here’s how to get the season’s hottest looks in your home:
A popular colour for this season, both on the runway and in the home, is red. Its popularity will also carry on into the winter months, as it is a classic holiday favourite. Grey, which has become the new neutral, is also big this season.
Try combining fabrics that incorporate red, white, black and grey in a variety of textures and patterns throughout your home. Accent pieces, such as pillows and throws, in graphics prints and textures like lace or faux fur can add visual excitement to your home. And don’t be afraid mix patterns such as stripes and houndstooth together.
Although contemporary design continues to thrive, people are gravitating towards more eclectic looks, combining vintage pieces and antiques with contemporary styles. This season, mix authentic vintage finds with pieces inspired by classical design that have a modern twist such as high gloss finishes, for example Baroque style candle holders made of glass and acrylic.
Furniture is also mimicking traditional styles, but designers are taking it to a more modern level by creating classical pieces in unexpected materials and colours. This adds a glamorous feel to a modern piece that may have, in the past, felt cold and streamlined — for example, a dining table that incorporates a traditional ornate leg with a clean and contemporary tabletop. The combination of soft curvilinear lines and straight edges created from modern materials results in a warmer, more interesting piece.
Out with the old and in with the new is not necessarily the way anymore. Rather, take old pieces and designs you love and make something new with them.
Following this season’s design trends will give you an interior that is aesthetically exciting but also warm and personal.
Tara Dalla-Nora has a B.A. in interior design and is the owner and principal designer of Inner Luxe in Toronto’s Bloor West Village.