Collections and Connections

Hello hello!

I’m feeling really positive this week. I’m quickly gaining more and more relevant followers on Instagram whose work I really respect. There’s nothing better than someone you like also admiring your work. Must be doing some right hey?

Anyway, today’s been all about researching trend forecasts.


Because the first collection won’t be launching until Jan 2017, it’s really important that I know what colours and textures will be prevalent in the Winter/Spring collections of next year before I hit the design process. For this reason I’ve been busily flicking through interior design magazines and ransacking Interior websites.


Luckily for me it appears that the upcoming scheme are all colour combinations that will fit quite comfortably with my working style – after all I’ve no intention of loosing my aesthetic integrity at the first hurdle.

There are two colour movements I’m particularly keen on.

The first is the use of different tones and hues of one colour.

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The wonderful thing about this is it allows the focus to be solely on the patterns and/or textures I use. I love the idea of playing around warm/cool versions of the same colour.

The second is a new take on the use of copper. Much to my satisfaction it appears the copper trend is far from over. This coming year will see it teamed with rusty oranges and warm greys to bring about a much richer aesthetic. I’m really quite keen on this idea!

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I’m thinking either of these options would be workable with my personal style and affiliation with art history referencing. Just need to pick one and draw the line in the sand now. Procrastination is the worst.


On a side note, if you’ve not bought the latest edition of Country Living: Modern Rustic then you really need to – SO beautiful.