New season, new window
Designing a new window is always one of our favourite projects here at CR. It gives us a chance to shine a spotlight on some of our favourite designers, trends and pieces, and shake up our showroom regularly.
This season, Janet’s put together a beautiful tropical theme that’s been receiving some wonderful feedback from our local clients – so we thought it was time to share it with the rest of the world!
The design’s focus is the stunning Savuti wallpaper, from the Ardmore collection by Cole and Sons. The striking pattern, named for one of Botswana’s best known national parks, is complete with quirky illustrations of birds of paradise, baboons and chameleons sunning themselves in coral trees.
Savuti is available in seven colourways, and we’ve chosen Dark Petrol, one of the bolder options, for our window, with the darker shades contrasting with other features in the scheme.
The pattern is also available in more subtle, monochrome colourings, as well as some wonderful options from bright orange to duck egg, each making a different statement in a room – you can see all of them in our showroom.
Colour blocking of sorbet shades on the cushions highlight the images in the wallpaper, while Rattan is used in pendant lighting and accessories to complete the eclectic scheme.
It’s brought plenty of Spring brightness to our showroom, and we’re just waiting for the weather to catch up!
If you want to pop by and see it for yourself, or talk to our designers about your own home, then we’re on Huddersfield Road in Mirfield – you can find a map right here.
New trends for 2018
Short for Scandinavian Bohemian. Scandi touches are rarely out of style – you may remember that the chunky cosiness of the Hygge trend was everywhere just a year ago, but the Boho style is a much lighter, airier and minimal take on Scandinavian décor.
Clean, calm lines are a key feature, with the same colour palette used across walls, skirts and architraves. A room finds its unique personality through the arty twist of quirky colourful items in this style.
Bring the outdoors in with pot plants – and don’t be restricted to traditional ferns and flowers, either. Think rustic containers as striking statement pieces thanks to tall plants such as palms, bananas plants and umbrella plants.
Carefully placed, these can have a massive impact on interiors. The bold greens will make the perfect addition to a minimal Scandi Boho room, while also improving the air quality in your home.
With Pantone’s colour of the year for 2018 being Ultra Violet, it could be tempting to go all out with bold colours.
However, lilacs and blush pinks are still a strong accompaniment for more vivid tones, as well as all the many shades of greys and navy tones that have been popular in recent years, working with a variety of styles to bring in comforting and calming features.
If the minimalism of Scandi Boho isn’t for you, then don’t settle for anything less than pure maximalism, particularly when it comes to textiles.
Layering textiles and fabrics in a room makes it feel cosy and opulent, so aim for chunky knit blankets, throws, Icelandic sheepskins, cushions and rugs. Perfect for curling up and escaping the outside world for a while.
Setting the mood
When it comes to picking a dominant colour for a room, shades of dark green, such as those seen in the Savuti wallpaper in our window, are a must.
Think forest and emerald greens when ordering new sofas in velvets or chenille fabrics, choosing wallpaper patterns, or painting a feature wall.
Time for something new?
If you’re thinking of a new design for 2018, then it’s the perfect time to start thinking about it – we’ve got an array of exciting new options available in the showroom. Get in touch to discuss further with our designers or, if you’re local, you can just pop in!