Enjoy this visual feast of design inspirations from all over the world and see what can be expected in interiors in 2017 and beyond.
Modern designs are all about experience and meaning – when people walk into a space, they must feel engaged with the surroundings. Interior designers today need to address the interaction between people and the design world through a silent language that appeals to all the senses.
Importantly, clients want their spaces to stand out in this cluttered world and bring back a sense of individuality – it is all about creating bespoke designs that fit the purpose of the space. However, it is not about single pieces making statements, but about the way different materials and finishes are put together to create and experience.
WALLS & ROOFS has selected design inspirations from all over the world. Enjoy this visual feast of what can be expected in interiors this year and beyond.
Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2017, Greenery, is a zesty, yellow-green shade inspired by the fresh, new life of nature. Symbolic of new beginnings, the colour is intended to reinvigorate people’s zest for life.
Mystical sanctuary / wild experience?
In an application of Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Greenery, the colour company collaborated with Airbnb to bring nature into a London home – filling it with real plants and wooden furniture.
Blend in with blue
Dulux’s Colour of the Year, Steel Symphony 2 easily adapts to different style expressions – this versatility allows the colour to perfectly capture the ambience of the area it’s used in. This characteristic lends the colour longevity that will stay beyond what is currently trendy.
For the bold
Dark, brutalist bathrooms.
Kitchen cabinets made entirely from recycled plastic bottles and reclaimed industrial wood with black handles, countertops and sanitary finishes, designed by Form Us With Love.
Finer details, like raised patterns on tilework, stir the senses and create a bespoke look.
Textured wall décor with an eye-catching, jewel-inspired lighting feature livens up a setting in natural browns and beiges.
Jewel tones, metallics and metals add some sparkle to interiors and are balanced by stone and raw white décor.
Attention to lighting
Interesting lighting features are integral to interior design and this year will see geometrics combined with metallics or muted shades and original designs.
New three-dimensional fabrics offer great customisation options and underpin luxury and elegance.
Satin matte nylon with 3D structure.
Digital processes such as a mother-of-pearl-like shimmer, bring fabric to life in a vibrant way.
Wallpaper is design
Custom wallpaper designs with contemporary and original concepts make for unique and striking interiors.
A sculptured dining table in bronze and glass inspired by the Num Num thorn tree and designed by Charles Haupt from Bronze Age.
An artisanal touch
Bespoke, artisanal elements enhance the individuality of a space. This exclusive, limited Objets Nomades collection of travel-friendly furnishings and accessories for Louis Vuitton is inspired by different cultures from around the world.
COMPAC’s installation at Design Miami/, inspired by frozen Arctic lakes, features surfaces that mimic the genuine characteristics of quarts, marble and stone fragments, designed by Arik Levy.
Full thanks and acknowledgement are given to Decobel, Design Miami/, Dezeen, Dulux, Heimtextil, Messe Frankfurt, Pantone, Robin Sprong and Tile Africa for the inspiration to compile this article.
– Green – both colour and materials.
– Artisanal furniture and décor.
– Original lighting designs.
– Contemporary wallpaper.
– Jewel tones and metallics.
– Black finishes in kitchens and bathrooms.
– Inspiration from nature and space.
– Texture in fabrics, wallcoverings and décor.