Inspired by this year’s most influential interior themes, Hillary's has created four distinctive styles to showcase what’s on its horizon style-wise in 2019.
“There’s no place like home and whilst change is the only constant, we believe that people are primarily creating spaces on how they want to feel” says Susan White, marketing director, Hillarys.
“Lived-in, authentic and soothing, filling your home with stuff that has a story and means something to you is winning out against impersonal, superficial styles.
“It’s very rare that trends come out of the blue; generally they segue into one another, meaning that a new look might mean changing just a few items. For us, 2019 is a year of four overarching influences; luxe, nostalgia, culture and nature. All of which are characterised by comfort, individuality, colour and creating spaces that you can love, smell, taste and feel grounded.
“The most important thing when updating your space is to feel at home. Our four styles combine different materials, colours and accessories to help transform spaces you like into places you will love.” Susan White, marketing director
In the Raw
In a world where so much is virtual, and we’re just a filter away from supposed perfection, this trend draws on the raw beauty of flawed finishes and natural materials.
Fresh, light and grounded, it feels honest and authentic, anchored by tons of texture, simple shapes and layering colours found in nature. Bring natural elements into your space, with an emphasis on woods, rattan, wicker and plant life.Celebrate pieces made with inherent imperfection even if that means it’s a little off-kilter; think handmade pottery, stonewashed wrinkled linen and craftily mis-matched picture frames.
“Unfussy, unpretentious, this is a relaxed approach that focuses on creating a home that nourishes family life and makes guests feel comfortable at home. It’s a misshapen vegetable, a wooden kitchen table with your children’s paint marks, a patch on the elbow of a well-loved jumper. So keep it real, be authentic, and be happy that imperfection is perfection!”
In 2019, interior style takes us on a journey of artisan discovery inspired by a celebration of world culture and an intriguing nomadic lifestyle. Our homes can be exciting and stimulating destinations in their own right, showcasing a melting pot of influences that reflect our passion for travel and other cultures.
Neutrals are warming up, think camel, coral and terracotta, energised by hot hues blasting in from a scorched desert landscape. Leather, tribal prints, rattan and one-of-a-kind pieces that tell a story are core ingredients.
It’s a look that welcomes adventurous, spirited styling with animal inspired accessories, fringing, hand-woven rugs and throws creating a multi-layered space. Its intrinsic imperfection is what makes this style so appealing and distinctive so look out for handmade and quirky pieces for an authentic look.
Perhaps it’s down to uncertain times, a yearning for a simpler life, or a response to a decade or so of pale walls and bleached wood dominating the style pages and our homes, that’s feeding our desire to create a home with a soul.
In an always on, throwaway culture we crave a slower pace and a sense of place where heirlooms anchor us to the past and your home tells your personal story. Start by looking around at what you’ve already got, then hit antique and charity shops, car boots and flea markets to add interesting art and pieces that make your space sing.
The resurgence of crafting, an upsurge in fabrics drenched in heritage and a sense of re-visiting and re-imagining iconic styles are all powerfully felt this season.
Metallics take on an aged and antiqued patina, a joyful clashing of patterns, colours and eras makes a space look so much more interesting and surrounding ourselves with pieces that have meaning give us reassurance.
Even the word creates a lovely sensation as it rolls off the tongue! It has the ability to change the whole narrative of a space and can be worked into any scheme from the louche hotel chic of fifties Hollywood to a plush art deco inspired mood of contemporary opulence.
A luxe interior style for 2019 is about living our own version of a luxury lifestyle, drawing us towards individual spaces that elevate our mood and include elements that aren’t absolutely necessary but make life more charming.
Find Hillary's at stand L620 at the show.