Wedding Gifts - Trend Spotting for 2015
January is one of our quieter months, so we have taken the opportunity to hit a few of the numerous interiors shows happening all over Europe. From ‘Home’ and ‘Top Drawer’ in Birmingham to ‘Maison et Objet’ in Paris (it’s a tough job!), we have been checking out the new colour and design trends that will be hitting the high streets this spring/summer season. Here is my report from the shows of our top five trends, that I’m sure, will be making it onto the most stylish Prezola wedding gift lists very soon.
We are not talking sweet pale pinks and yellows here, but a deeper hue of shades, which, teamed up with our favourite neutral grey can bring a warmer tone to the new pastel shades. Danish interiors company Bloomingville are the go to brand for this trend, including it in most of their home accessories and of course tableware.
Mother Nature was in abundance at the shows from jungle fever to insect prints and of course colourful flowers. Pip Studio have chosen a deeper palette for one of their new bedding ranges ‘Floral Fantasy’, definitely a hint of the Pantone colour of the year ‘marsala’ here!
The floral trend was also present in new tableware collections and one of the most interesting new collaborations shown at Spring Fair was the Ted Baker Rosie Lee range for Portmeirion. The theme is definitely a bit ‘Mad Hatter’ but the must have piece of the range is the tall coffee pot which is just stunning and definitely a show stopper!
I do like a little bit of symmetry in my life and luckily geometric patterns are here to stay. The queen of the geo design for me is Niki Jones with her array of rugs, cushions and throws suitable for any type of décor. Adding more navy and grey to her portfolio of timeless designs she manages to stay effortlessly bang on trend.
If you are looking for a more subtle, monochrome palette then blue and white are key colours for the summer season. Sophie Conran showcased her new blue pattern for Portmeirion at Spring Fair. Inspired by a vintage find on holiday apparently, the new design has a definite folklore feel and is perfect for summer informal dining.
Well known for their traditional approach to tableware is the iconic Royal Doulton, but their new Pacific dinnerware is a definitely a departure from the norm and brings a new meaning to ‘mix and match’ which I love!
After all that rainbow of colour, a trend that keeps coming back into fashion is the need for all things natural! This could be seen in colours, textures and materials. Pared back wood (no hint of gloss varnish thank you!) was very noticeable. There is always a twist though, and our best new find Notre Monde showcased their beautiful wooden trays and tray tables in such eclectic designs we wanted one of each!
Hopefully, this has given you a head start on which trend to go for when compiling your gift list but always check out prezola.com for even more inspiration!