One area in our homes that probably changes more than most are our interiors. What are the necxt big design trends?
There have been various movements in interior design over the past 20 years. For example, you probably remember the ethno-chic look, which was a little bit of Indian, Morrocan, African all mixed in together in one fell swoop? It was very colourful and had loads of effervescence. And then there was mid-century retro which was still quite colourful but probably still a little more muted in tone. It was very hard edged and very masculine. And then of course the movement that has probably had the most relevance to us over the last 15 years would have to be minimalism. Those white vacuous spaces with clean lines, and not a hint of personality except perhaps just a touch of chocolate brown. Shannon Fricke is over it and so ready for something new. So what’s next?
The next change in interiors is the biggest in a long, long time. It’s going to be patterned and highly decorative. It’s very much about ornamentation and playfulness. Colour, print and texture is coming in and also individuality. These new interiors are about reflecting who you are. It’s all about you; your stuff, your stories, your history, your personality.
So for this new look, Shannon chooses pieces that reflect her personality and style.
Vintage wall paper in gold and vivid colours in a very opulent design from NY circa 1960’s. - POA
Chee Soon & Fitzgerald
Set of Drawers
These set of drawers are simple yet classic in style.
Shadow line drawers in walnut $2640 from Spence & Lyda
This is a laid back wicker chair in original Jim Thompson fabric from 1950’s.
Madrid armchair $750 from Antler
Is a very organic style floor lamp that is still very simple with clean lines.
POA From Antler
Ruby rosey pink velveteen, very luscious.
Pink velvet cushion $400 from Spence & Lyda
White and turquoise dish, vase/jug, bowl and pot as a collection from Catherine Meyers.
Rabbit and tree wall hanging from Peter Rudd $146
Little anomalies - prices vary
Handwoven Laos silk in orange and pink diamond weave by Samone Sanixay $121
All from Planet
Painting, Flowers, Lace Doily Bowl and Blue African Wire Bowl
These pieces are arranged in an abstract setting within a studio space, and the point to make here is that this is Shannon’s style, and the new look is so individual that it’s not about recreating Shannon’s look it’s about creating you.