Spring and Summer Homeware Trends for 2012

Belinda Whiting, owner of Melbourne homewares store Belinda Janes, shares her insights into the latest trend, Floral and High Tea.

“Floral and High Tea trends are key this season; it’s lovely to see new china ranges from Maxwell and Williams, including their stunning Cashmere Chantilly Lace range and Cashmere Enchante range , and from Royal Albert, the New Country Roses, blending a gorgeous mix of youthfulness, vibrancy and vivaciousness with the beautiful older vintage style patterns. This new range offers a sentimental, yet contemporary update on yesteryears ranges, perfect for wedding gifts this summer”.

RETRO is another other key trend of course,” says Belinda. Brands like Portmeirion have launched the Vintage Kellogg’s range, although this range is not available in our store until November, we have received some good interest in this gorgeous range already! Anna Gare’s range of kitchen accessories are also really popular, again offering a modern twist to retro styled home wares and products - Anna Gare is a sure fave this summer!”.

“While colours such as bright orange, hot fuchsia and bold purples are quite dominant this season, there is also a return to basic white in homewares. My tip is use white as a backdrop and then add a splash of colour. You might even mix your china up – it makes a great looking, very ‘now’ table.

Check out www.belindajanes.com for more information!

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Posted by Helen109196Report
I have just had those large almost white porcelain floor tiles laid in my kitchen and family room.They look fabulous. Any tips on how to look after them?