A new year calls for fresh inspiration and new ideas, and what better place to start than in our home. Whether grand or modest, small or large our home can be our sanctuary and also a place where we can express our creativity.
From 26th until 31st January Houzz has completely taken over a stylish five-story house in the heart of London’s Soho. This exciting pop up will be crammed full of interior design inspiration and ideas for 2018 from leading suppliers and manufacturers in a uniquely accessible way.
The great news is, it’s all completely free to enjoy, and don't forget your complimentary cup of Nespresso coffee. With a variety of workshops and talks from Candle Making to Japanese Flower Arranging, some of which, like the Cocktail Making Class, are also free ... we can’t wait!
In the meantime take a look at what to expect and see some of our ideas for achieving some of the predicted looks for 2018 ...
Never underestimate the importance of a good night’s sleep, especially during cold winter months. Houzz have chosen to showcase handcrafted beds from Swedish bed company Hästens. Hästens beds and mattresses, are made from ethically-sourced, organic and natural, hypoallergenic materials. Their iconic blue check cover is instantly recognizable, but they also make a beautiful range of headboards, valances and bed linens in a variety of colour-ways. Here are some of our favourite looks from their range.
For another option that doesn't scrimp on comfort and luxury, take a look at these similar styles from Vispring beds.
For their bathroom, Houzz has partnered with Aston Matthews, who have been trading in London since 1823 and are known for their iconic cast-iron freestanding baths. Alongside their traditional range they have also introduced contemporary styling with the same attention to tradition and craftsmanship.
For similar looks try Ideal Standard who have produced a number of freestanding baths with a modern twist, and also produce both contemporary and traditional bathroom furniture.
Benchmarx Kitchens will be showcasing its Sherwood kitchen. The kitchen cabinets are in classic Shaker style with the feel of painted wood, but are in fact synthetic making them durable and easy to clean. Interestingly the colour range is in line with Dulux colour predictions for 2018.
For a similar look head to Harvey Jones who have been creating bespoke kitchens for over 30 years with Shaker-style being one of their most popular looks. As you can see from the photos below, the cabinets can be painted and re-painted in any shade you choose as mood and fashion predicts.
For Harvey Jones 'trend watch' colour advice click here.
We created this Shaker-style kitchen and dining area for our client’s house on the West Coast of Ireland. Its proximity to the sea is reflected in the colour scheme, and the choice of traditional styling added a sense of time and history to their newly built house.
Dulux have unveiled their Colour of the Year 2018, called Heart Wood. Described as a calming hue, ‘warm neutral with a hint of heather’, theming the home as a sanctuary.
You can still echo their 2018 colours in your interior without the need to change your entire colour scheme, by adding accents of colour through cushions, throws and accessories.
Here are some more top tips, colour inspiration and designs ideas for 2018
It seems Scandi style is definitely still with us. For a distinctly British take on the Scandi look check out The White Company. They have also teamed with Galvin Brothers to produce a beautifully crafted range of handmade, timeless pieces direct from their Yorkshire Workshops.
We love these lush velvets and bold colour predictions.