SPRING/SUMMER 2019 TRENDS PART I

One of my favourite things about this time of year (aside from being able to wear sparkly clothes in the daytime) is the plethora of press shows because they’re all about Spring. What better way to escape the wet and windy weather than viewing all the fabulous trends that are about to come our way? It makes you feel warm and happy just looking at them!

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The first SS19 show I visited last week was by George at Asda. I was seriously impressed with their homes and interiors offerings last year and I can tell you they have gone from strength to strength.

George’s focus is always on the customer and it delivers quality and style at fantastic value. If you’re a particular follower of trends then shopping here is a great way to keep up to date without breaking the bank.

There were five key trends on show as well as new looks for Easter and Outdoor Living. Here I’m picking two that stood out most.

SUNBAKED

“A modern contemporary trend taking inspiration from traditional Spanish villas and desert landscapes.”

 Photo: George Home

Photo: George Home

This collection encompasses the terrazzo trend that’s so ‘in’ right now (which personally makes me nauseated) and the growing popularity of terracotta. It’s an interesting mix of cool Spanish and Navajo; soft furnishings are adorned with leafy prints and accessories come in the form of cacti, all offset against a backdrop of soothing pink and greens. It’s got a real holiday feel - pass me the sangria!

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WONDERLAND

“Mysterious mansion houses, faded grandeur and vintage finds describes the Wonderland collection.”

 Photo: George Home

Photo: George Home

Although I would normally associate this kind of gothic style with the winter months, those clever folks at George have given it a spring/summer twist by adding soft pink to the largely monochrome palette. Anyone who has seen the pics of my studio at home will understand why I love this collection! Accessories feature some entomological themes and Rory Dobner-inspired china and my personal favourite, a black flock unicorn. Think old curiosity shops and Victorian gin palaces and you’re on the right lines!

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Coming up in Part II: The best of what Dunelm has to offer!

Kx