Though we’re sad to see summer passing, Autumn is definitely around the corner so it’s time to shake up our interiors ready for this transformative season.
We’ve spoken to Alexander James Interiors’ Creative Director, Stacey Sibley, to discover what key trends they’re loving this time of year. Here’s what she had to say…
“We’ve seen a real inclination for soft, muted tones over the spring and summer. All that’s going to change in the autumn, as bright jewel colours burst onto the interiors scene. Colours are all about the rich warmth of teals, burnt oranges, shaded spruce and autumn maple. These are bold tones for uplifting interiors – we’ll be brightening up the indoors as the outdoors dims in preparation for winter,” commented Stacey Sibley, Creative Director, Alexander James Interior Design
Patterned fabrics with plush textures and a rich, luxurious feel will complement the bold gold and jewel-like that will populate Autumn. Sibley highlighted the new Bonheur velvet, which features a fabulous texture and multi-tonal bouclé yarns. Alongside these rich tones, the back-to-nature style we’ve been celebrating all summer will continue through the year, but with richer, floral patterns and bolder colours that will make the home feel warmer and enlivened.
“Florals this autumn will be larger than life – picture rich velvet cushions printed with large scale, expressive tulips, apple blossom and roses. The Designers Guild’s new cushions epitomise this trend. We’re also seeing floral prints in wallpapers and fabrics that look like old master still life paintings, allowing us to incorporate these into the home in exciting new ways – it’s a modern twist on classical prints,” Stacey added.
“Finally this autumn, don’t forget the importance of art. If you’re nervous about how to introduce jewel tones, opt for something like Trowbridge Gallery’s Lovebird Feathers. It’s a stunning piece that shows the bright, delicate plumage of the world’s smallest parrot. The close-up of the rainbow spectrum of colours is truly beautiful and adds a wonderful sense of texture as well as colour,” said Stacey Sibley.
Make sure you’re ready for the cooler temperatures, golden-red leaves and longer evenings by keeping an eye on these key trends: