Pairing natural and organic items
with high-design products
made from synthetic materials
is the ultimate in contrast, but
a surprisingly palatable mix.
Picture courtesy of Pols Potten.
Flora and fauna, whimsical insects
and feminine filigree details along
with sweet ginghams, stripes and
vintage prints abounded, especially
on tabletop and linens. A summery
palette of bright blue, bubblegum
pink, berry red, mint and sherbet
lemon were the hues of choice.
Picture courtesy of Sia.
This trend embodies the elegance
of modern-day Japan with romantic
and delicate details such as cherry
blossoms adorning clean-lined
tabletop and linens in contrasting
glossy and matte finishes.
Image courtesy of Sia.
Ethnic influences from the Far East,
Africa and Asia are stronger than
ever and exotic elements are
becoming more mainstream.
Picture courtesy of Villa Collection.
Classics reinvented with flamboyant glitz in
an eccentric palette of black, silver and gold
is a tongue-in-cheek trend with a youthful
vibe reminiscent of the disco era.
Picture courtesy of Kare.
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