Interior design has obvious connections with home accessory choices and the recent internet sites such as Pinterest with their ‘Hot Decor Trends’ and Houzz provide some great inspirational ideas giving a great boost to the home accessory culture. There is certainly no excuse these days for uncertainty about interior colour choices or which additional embellishments we need to choose for our homes to make them the environment we are proud of and feel most comfortable in.
As a child, I remember my mother collecting plastic daffodils which came as a promotional incentive with washing powder, she was so pleased when she had eventually collected enough to put in a vase. This sounds so banal nowadays but 50 years or so ago sophistication in everyday home interiors was generally the preserve of the minority, whereas nowadays interior design style can be indulged by everyone with passion and confidence.
I receive numerous emails per day from companies I have purchased goods from with updates of their special offers and new products. Although e-mails can be a little invasive I do enjoy giving them a scan through when I have the time as its useful to check out new trends in Home Interiors. I recently received an update from ‘Not On The High Street’ displaying beautiful cabinet and cupboard knobs which I could certainly see on some of Doorsan traditional style doors.
The Fashion clothes industry also has a great bearing on interior choices and the trend this year seems to be for saturated colours with a hint of retro styling transformed into interior fabrics as seen in some new Marimekko furnishings.
I recently saw a lovely Teapot from Cath Kidston called the London Teapot which reminded me that we supply 5 timber door styles called ‘London’ in various ranges, obviously a popular theme! just shows we get inspiration from many places.