What’s new in interiors

Traditionally September and October are the months the interior design industry descend on Paris, Milan and London for the trade fairs to find out what’s new for the up coming season. This year, we’ve had to make do with virtual events and press releases for our fix of design inspiration. Here are a few of the new releases and collections that have caught my eye over the last few weeks. 

I love the idea of creative collaborations between fashion, art and design and interiors so you’ll notice I’ve featured quite a few in this round-up.

Bert & May Modernist Collection

Synonymous with a simple and elegant aesthetic, Bert & May is a specialist maker of handmade artisan tiles, interior paints and kitchen and bathroom fittings that include solid brass taps and concrete basins. Their design-led tiles are crafted by hand, using traditional techniques and come in the most beautiful pallet of colours. Earlier this year they launched the Modernist Collection inspired by linear modernist 20th century architecture. Unashamedly minimalism, the tiles come in a gorgeous palette of pastel colours. 

Pooky x Matthew Williamson

Pooky is all about beautiful, decorative lighting. Lights that look as though they cost a fortune, but don’t.Pooky has teamed up with award-winning British designer Matthew Williamson to create a brand new collection of decorative lampshades. For the collection Matthew created four designs – Floral Paisley, Leopard Love, Ikat and Palsm – in a total of 11 colourways, ranging from muted and subtle to seriously vibrant colours.

Mustard Made Sage coloured lockers

Combining stylish designs with practical storage for every room in your home, Mustard Made lockers are perfect in both contemporary and traditional spaces.

The newest colour to join the Mustard family is sage – a soft, soothing, pale green. Pair it with blues and greens for a natural palette, mix it with pink for a playful pastel look, or keep it simple with white and grey to add a subtle touch of colour to neutrals.

Mini Moderns x Albany Wallpaper

Launched in 2006 by London based designers, Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire, Mini Moderns is a contemporary homeware brand with design influences ranging from mid-century British textiles to vintage toys, literature to childhood memories.  To celebrate 100 years of Albany wallpapers, Mini Moderns have created a new collection of special prints.  

I love Atelier, a fifties inspired design, based on the treasured finds of Keith and Mark’s visits to Paris flea markets. The hand drawn shapes of vintage home accessories are perfect for adding retro cool to your kitchen.

Taking its name from the pop magazine, FAB! features a bold, large-scale geometric print inspired by 60s fashion and interiors – I’m thinking a sexy feature wall in a dark toned living room.

West Elm’s new furniture range

US company West Elm is the place to go for mid-century modern furniture that’s affordable and stylish. The new furniture collection features some fabulous value leather living room furniture like the Haven Loft Leather Sofa and Angus Leather Slipper Chair picture above.

Investment pieces that will stand the test of time are the mid-century round expandable dining room table in Walnut and mid-century armoire in Acorn shown above.

Sofa.com x Biba

Sofa.com have also been inspired by the swinging 60s and 70s with their collaboration with Biba. The new Biba fabrics are available to upholster across their full range of sofas, beds, armchairs, footstools and scatter cushions.

Designed to make a statement, these fashion forward fabrics are the perfect way to add a touch of opulence to your home this season.

House of Hackney

The husband and wife team behind House of Hackney are always interesting to watch. House of Hackney is a luxury British interiors, fashion and lifestyle brand that reworks tradition for a new generation. 

This year the team have drawn inspiration form the historic castle of Trematon and its enchanting gardens in Cornwall to create a new-season collection, Trematonia, the third and final instalment of their ‘magic of nature’ series. The design comes in two colourways and features wildflower meadows, fairy-tale woods and lions, leopards, peacocks and turtles prowling amongst Celtic foliage.

I hope you enjoyed reading my round up of some of the exciting new designs coming to our shops this autumn/winter 2020 season.