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September 10, 2015, 06:32 PM

Interior design trends for winter 2015

By Shirley Kay

Encaustic blue tile The Vintage Floor and Tile Company

Reclaimed marble fireplace Architectural Forum
Copper Bateau Edward Haes
Eco Wallpaper designs JuJu Papers

London West, UK - Need a complete revamp? Or simply just want to add touches of a new look to refresh your interiors? Here are a few of the top trends reported for winter 2015.

The colour palette includes earthly neutrals and bold colour statements to include blues, purples, grey, greens and orange. Patterns and florals with tartan features for a traditional country house look.

Natural elements and textures continue into winter interiors and materials such as wood, stone and metals like brass and copper are still very much on trend. Marble features in bathrooms and kitchens. Marble floors, worktops, walls or maybe a statement marble sink. Ceramics feature with vintage reclaimed tiles which can come in a range of beautiful designs.

Most architectural salvage dealers stock a selection of natural wood, stone and original tiles. There are also specialist dealers such as The Vintage Floor Tile Company, who boast the largest stock in the UK of reclaimed original vintage geometric and encaustic tiles.

Nature introduces a feel of serenity with floral fabrics, wallpaper and indoor plants adding beauty to any living space. Screens are a useful way to divide open plan living areas and original screens can be found with bamboo or floral designs. Natural eco chalk paints are gaining in popularity not just for upcycled furniture pieces but to create texture on walls too. See the Salvo directory for eco paint and wallpaper designers and manufacturers such as JuJu Papers, based in Oregon.

Another design theme, vintage explorer maybe particularly appealing for those that like a feeling of escapism. Inspired by historical explorers and naturalists small additions like vintage suitcases, globes, drawings of plants or butterflies and bell jars can soon add this look to any interior.

Statement baths feature in the bathroom or even the bedroom. An image of a traditionally handcrafted roll top bath with a bold blue exterior finish from Catchpole and Rye features in the Telegraph guide to interiors for winter, see the link below. They also have an antique bath range. A selection of cast iron baths can be found for sale on the SalvoWEB online marketplace and with other sanitary ware dealers in the directory.

Fire brings to the winter design theme encouragement to add a focal point and extra warmth to your living space with a fireplace and if possible a real fire. If you would like help and advice about installing one in your area contact an architectural salvage yard that specialises in antique and reclaimed fireplaces such as The Architectural Forum based in London.

Furniture still has a simple elegant Nordic mid-century influence. Other woods though like walnut and ebony are adding a more exotic feel. Choose ornate pieces with brass handles, locks and inlay work. There is elegance introduced from Twenties styles of metal and mirrored surfaces and vintage pieces such as a cocktail cabinet would fit well here. Statement chairs and sofas add a touch of luxury too.

More trends for winter 2015 can be found on the links below and become an explorer yourself and have fun searching antique shops and architectural salvage showrooms for original pieces that appeal.

JUJU Papers

Edward Haes

Vintage & Architectural

Catchpole & Rye

Architectural Forum

The Telegraph: Interiors: top 20 trends for this winter
The National: The top 5 interiors trends for autumn/winter 2015

Story Type:  Feature

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