INTERIOR TRENDS WE LOVE
If you're rennovating, building or considering it, try incorporating one of these key interior trends into your home.
Experts predicted this unique look would be a major interior design trend in 2018 and there's no denying this 'maximalist' 70s style has made a comeback.
Whether you're after a soft approach or a bold statement, the versatile Terrazzo - which comprises chips of marble, glass and other stones embedded in a coloured cement and concrete and polished until it shines - has been rediscovered.
"Terrazzo is definitely making a well-deserved revival," says Three Balls Red founder, Jasmine Dowthwaite. "Personally I am surprised it has taken so long, due to the popularity of polished concrete floors."
Durable, versatile and stylish, architectural concrete is here to stay.
"Gone are the days that concrete was just thought of as a building material," says interior designer Mel Gubbin, the lady responsible for the Spell boutique and HQ which has been featured in Vogue Australia. "I love that we are finally tapping into all this potential for its uses around our spaces! With traditional stone products or essential items like basins, you will often find yourself restricted to a slab size or standard set of dimensions. I love that with concrete, you are able to really customise your pieces, sizes and finishes."
"Architectural lighting is definitely a key trend at the moment," says Jasmine. "Think matte black track lighting [pictured], wooden linear pendants and Can lighting [pictured] in brass and other popular metal tones. The other key trend, triggered by the resurgence of the Hamptons Look, is woven pendants made out of natural fibres."
Metallics really are having a moment.
"I’m a little bit obsessed with monochrome bathrooms matched with aged brass tapware from brands such as Perrin & Rowe," says Jasmine. "We are also stocking a new range of pendants from the design duo Kajewski Miller. The pendants are hand rolled copper that is left to age naturally. It’s an interesting concept to have a feature that will evolve with the life of the home."