Six interior swaps from 2017 to 2018
Bye bye millennial pink. You were pretty while you lasted. But you are OVER (just like Weinstein). Hello rust. We're going to be seeing a lot of you coming up. Mix it with blush (not to be mistaken for millennial pink which is much more candy themed) and we have a winner. Also deep blue/navy will be replaced with bottle green - just a heads up guys, 'K? Pantone claim that purple is the colour of the year. F off Pantone, we're not 11 year old girls.
2. MARBLE FOR TERRAZZO
And move over marble, you've had your time. Terrazzo is the new kid on the block, well not exactly new but..... still. Sadly it's just as expensive (sob) but it has better eco credentials as it's made form recycled glass, aggregates and resin AND it's kind of cooler and more hipster. It's a bit like when East London suddenly got very cool, and became nearly as expensive as West London but people were INTO it because it was different and the folk of Parson's Green were all 'i'm changing out of my suit into my Nike's for after work drinks and spending £60 on a cab home so I can hang out in the REALLY COOL FREEZING COLD WAREHOUSE AND LISTEN TO SICK MUSIC AND SPEND £8 ON A RED STRIPE' . Huge digression there. Sorry.
3. NATURAL TIMBER
Never really not been 'in vogue' (if that's a double negative arrest me) but having a serious moment right about now. Mix your woods - don't be afraid, eclectic is good news and matchy matchy timbers are out. Update your dining set buy swapping out the chairs for a different timber in a modern style. Check out Cult Furniture for some of the best chair bargains, Just avoid the waxed pine of the 90's if possible. Add wooden accents to the kitchen and kid's room to hit 2018 style hard.
4. EXPOSED LIGHT BULBS FOR GLOBE LIGHTS
Sorry lads but exposed bulbs are kinda on the way out. Don't fear though, you can replace the bulbs with big opaque globes like this - YES PLEASE. These lamps do the trick to get you ahead of the game in 2018.
5. JAR CANDLES FOR BEESWAX CANDLESTICKS
I know they smell like the breath of angels but Diptyque, Jo Malone, The White Company candles in jars are kind of dead to me now. I'm bored of seeing (and smelling them) and i'm all over the more natural and more interesting look of beeswax candles. And obvi they're cheaper which gets me excited.
6. PURE-WHITE COTTON FOR OFF-WHITE WASHED LINEN
Crumpled, pre washed (vintage even) linen is getting big. Who would have thought! MY grandmothers would not get this at all and probably try and iron out all the perfectly formed creases in my bedding. Anyway - upgrade your White Company cotton for a slouchy, organic linen like By Molle (if you have bare cash) for 2018. Sounds like i'm throwing shade at The White Company in this blog, i'm not at all - I bloody love it.