Trade Show Report 2017 featuring upcoming trends and colour schemes for interiors

MD Meanderings

On the weekend I attended the Iconic Trade Fair that was in Sydney, this trade show has a huge amount of Australia’s best suppliers that stock furniture, furnishings and decorator items for the home.

Today I thought I would reflect on what trends I noticed coming through as I scoured the stands and walked the many aisles of the Trade Fair.  This trade fair isn’t open to the general public

Vivid Sydney – Inspired Interior by My Decorator

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Proposed foyer design for Performing Arts Co.

A few Friday nights ago we went into the city to take in the amazing atmosphere at Vivid Sydney 2013. We enjoyed dinner and drinks first at the Opera Bar and then wandered around Circular Quay and The Rocks to see all the different visual light displays.

I couldn’t help but let my designer mind go to thinking how some of the amazing images that were projected onto the Opera House could be used in Interior spaces. So to capture this creative thinking I have put together a 3D image for an Old Warehouse of a Performing Arts Company that shows what some Vivid could look like in a Commercial setting (pictured above). The proposed foyer would have a huge artwork image of the opera house (vivid a fied) hanging in the foyer with some quirky performing arts bowler hats as pendants and tan leather barcelona chairs to create a warm friendly welcome to any visitors.

I hope you had the opportunity to go and see Vivid Sydney 2013, if you didn’t have a look at the slideshow I put together of some of the photos we took. I would also love to read your thoughts and experiences of Vivid Sydney 2013 so feel free to comment below.

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Sydney Fashion Week 2013 & what’s in store for Interiors

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Sydney Fashion Week was held in April 2013 and showcased the fabulous new fashion trends that we are not only going to see on fashionista’s but also in our Interiors. See this you tube clip for an overview.  I find that fashion always leads the way and influences what will be happening in Interior trends by about 2 years.

Fashion designers that showed their new ranges at Sydney Fashion Week 2013 were Aurelio Costarella, Whitney Eve, Toni Maticevski, Collette Dinnigan, Blesse’d are the meek, Carl Kapp, An ode to no one, Nana Judy, Akira and more.

Trends that are coming to your wardrobe and our interiors are:  Metallics; Brights in aquas, red violets, pinks, oranges; Warm based neutrals in varying tones of beige; 1920’s art inspired wasabi green, bisque, tapioca, chartreuse and still some remnants of greys.

So how is this going to translate into interiors?  I think interiors will steer away from the grey colourings with the steel metals to warm metallics like golds and warm based neutrals along with murky muted 1920 colours through to the brights that we have been seeing in fashion for the last year.  Interiors may also see the vintage and pastels theme continue.  Maybe the below mood board will give you a feel for what I predict we will see in our interiors in the next one to two years here in Australia.  What are your thoughts, would love to see your comments below.