To get the know on all things design, we went back to our in-house styling genius, Therese, for her favourite styling trends to keep an eye on in 2018.
What are your predictions for this year’s biggest styling trends?
1. ULTRA VIOLET
I’m super excited about Ultra Violet being Pantone’s colour of the year this year. This was my childhood favourite colour and I’m thrilled that we’re going to see so much more of it in 2018. I think this tone of purple will be used in monochromatic colour schemes which will give us an even wider range of this beautiful eye catching colour. Using Ultra Violet in the form of colour blocking flatlays for photo shoots would be a great way to make use of the monochromatic hues.
2. DARK ROMANCE
Another trend I see coming back in a huge way for 2018 is Dark Romance. Think historical, medieval, gothic vibes with styling that includes black candles, rich burgundy and soft finishings. It’s a very indulgent and heavy look and I think it will really make a statement and come back in a strong way, especially in the cooler months with autumn and winter serving as the perfect seasons for those darker tones.
3. WALL DECALS
Wall Decals are also making a big comeback. They come in a few different forms; printed wallpaper or hand painted (which is my personal favourite). Wall Decals are a great way to transform an otherwise plain room with some beautiful imagery and it can also work as a cool take on bringing the outside indoors. It creates something interesting to look at and helps bring a focal point to the room. It’s also a clever technique to layering the room without the use of other objects such as a physical plant.
Which of these trends are you most excited to work with at The Grounds this year?
I’m looking forward to using Dark Romance for our Valentine’s Day event. The theme will be A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, so think; black candlesticks with antique pewter and brass candle holders, foliage with pops of red, burgundy and nude florals, sheer drapes with fairy lights, fog machines for a mystical feel and themed male and female uniforms with burgundy and gold tones. It’s going to be insane!
Where do you look to for inspiration?
I find inspiration everywhere, whether it be set designs, fashion houses, fabric swatches or even cartoon animations. Quirky directors like Wes Anderson and Tim Burton are also really interesting and inspiring to look to for ideas – their process of thinking fascinates me and I use elements of their techniques to assist me with my work. I am also obsessed with nurseries and love going plant shopping when I’m styling spaces at The Grounds.
I’m so excited to use these trends through our events and styling at The Grounds this year so keep your eyes peeled!
*all images sourced from Pinterest.