London was the epicentre of all things fresh and new in the world of design last week. We’ve hardly known where to turn, there’s been so much going on. We had haute couture and apparel a-plenty at London Fashion Week, as well as what-to-watch-out-for and cutting edge interiors at Decorex as part of London Design Week. Here in Chelsea, we are already part of London’s dynamic, energetic and cosmopolitan feel, so it’s great to share this vitality with the rest of the world.
Ahead of the Designer Curve
At Juliettes Interiors, we work with some of the world’s finest and most exciting luxury furniture designers. Our aim is to be ahead of the curve, offering our customers exclusive designer pieces that tend towards upcoming trends but are not defined by them. Many of the themes on display last week are already in our new collections, with more original items being added all the time. Who needs to wait for 2018?
From the Catwalk…
So, what should we expect to see in our wardrobes next year? Well, Fashion Week embraced diversity this autumn, with Armani and Versace aiming at the youthful end of the market, whilst Debbie Harry stepped out for Vin and Omi, and disability campaigner Kelly Knox championed the London-based Teatum Jones womenswear brand. This all-encompassing atmosphere meant a range of styles, shapes and fabrics to suit everyone. Checks were in abundance on the catwalks so look out for those on the high street next spring – classic plaids, directional grids, tactile tweeds and even gingham. We also saw plenty of barely-there chiffons set against exaggerated forms, with cowgirls, oversized zips and ever-present ruffles.
…to your Living Room
Houndstooth checks, cowgirl-style pony hide, ethereal finishes, ruffles and swirls – all available here and now at Juliettes Interiors in our ever-changing collections.
It’s All About Green
In the world of interiors, the current blue trend is making way for a striking, deep forest green, still with a neutral backdrop and teamed with sleek, natural, dark woods and warm metallics. Dark green has been waiting in the wings for a while now and this year’s Decorex saw everything from deep, jewel-bright emeralds to dark olive, moss and stunning woodland green. All these beautiful deep greens were invariably combined with soft, sumptuous velvets in a look reminiscent of the 1920s (more of that in a moment). Shown here in a luxurious, deep green nubuck, this beautifully-stitched sofa can be customised with velvet, leather or any one of a spectacular range of fabrics to create your own bespoke sofa.
Teamed with Voluptuous Velvet
We know velvet has been around for a while but the world of luxury furniture design is set to unleash a host of fabulously tactile, textured velvets – on designer chairs and luxury sofas or as colourful accents on cushions and occasional chairs. Who could resist running their hands across the rich warmth of a textured velvet armchair, or snuggling into a gorgeous designer sofa, cocooned in deliciously-sensual, cloud-soft velvet?
At Juliettes Interiors, we have some stunning velvets – both textured and smooth – including fabrics exclusive to Juliettes, so you won’t find them anywhere else. You also have the freedom to customise our designer furniture to create your own, bespoke collections.
Shown here in two exceptional textures and colours, these fantastic designer chairs are available in a whole library of colours, fabrics and leathers. Let your imagination be your guide.
A Splash of Art Deco Inspiration
Another unmissable trend at this year’s Decorex was an Art Deco theme. Everywhere you looked there were fabulous examples of the golden era, with its sleek lines and plush extravagance. It felt like stepping back in time, yet the smooth lines and sinuous shapes would be equally at home in any modern interior – and the rich colours and glamorous velvets make this whole style decidedly on-trend, in more ways than one. Whether you are furnishing a living room, dining room, bedroom or an entire property, Juliettes Interiors has a stunning range of luxurious, designer furniture inspired by the glorious style of the Art Deco period, all brought bang up-to-date with modern materials, fabrics and finishes.
With a Mix of Metallics
In fact, it is more than just metallics. This trend is about mixing metal with sturdy, almost industrial materials; think of polished stone, patterned marble, wood and glass. Over recent years, designers have done the rounds of copper, brass, steel and gold. Now, we are seeing a striking mix of the warmer metallics acting as an eye-catching structural feature. Again, Juliettes Interiors is ahead of the game on this upcoming trend, with a host of designer tables, consoles and dining sets, all of them embracing the metallic theme. Talk to our design team about incorporating this theme in your next project – or about customising any of the pieces you see to create your own, exclusive and bespoke furniture.
Two fabulous variations on a theme: The statement Italian designer side tables offset beautiful lacquered glass with sculpted steel in a warm, gold finish to create a quirky, show-stopping conversation piece, whilst this sensational console table has a flowing curved base in a beautiful brushed gold finish, set against a stunning Crema Marfil limestone top.