Jeanette of Julian Foye, the Furnishers, shares the big trends to look out for in 2018.
With 2018 just around the corner, it’s that exciting time of year when the team at Julian Foye prepare for the arrival of new stock – refreshing the showrooms and making way for the latest trends in interior design. Not only does this mean chic new ranges are coming our way; it’s also an opportunity to snap up some fantastic bargains in the meantime – beautiful, high-quality pieces that will stand the test of time, even as the new designs take hold. Look out for Julian Foye’s big furniture clearance, with items available now for free local delivery before Christmas.
Now onto the new, and Jeanette of Julian Foye tells us what we can expect. Scandinavian minimalism looks set to continue into 2018, but with a less structured approach. Layering with different textures is the key. Crisp white bedding can be overlaid with chunky wool knits, soft linen throws, cosy fake fur blankets and grey cushions, creating a luxurious, glamourous look while remaining understated. Lift bare walls
with a bright canvas, framed picture or large mirror.
Grey continues its reign, both for upholstery and as a base colour to dress with the latest décor trends. Blue will also feature, with fabulous teal or turquoise hues to choose from. Add a touch of pink for a splash of colour. “We suggest Fuchsia,” says Jeanette, “which can be easily added with just a couple of scatter cushions or a throw. Velvet fabrics look fabulous and rich in the blue hues and there is a great choice of sofa styles here at Julian Foye.”
Make your bedroom device-free to help encourage a good night’s sleep, with new beds incorporating naturally sourced fibres (see Julian Foye’s coastal range of exclusive beds). Conversely, sitting room furniture will feature more integrated technology – sofas can be created to your specification to suit your space with reclining or adjustable seating and headrests. A USB 2.0 cable for charging your devices can be integrated, so you can recline, relax and stay connected at all times.
“We love the concrete accents that have appeared on the surfaces of dining tables and occasional pieces,” continues Jeanette. “The concrete look of the Portia range, featuring walnut and steel, provides a simplistic style with a practical design that creates a stunning, stylish look.” With 23 beautiful pieces in the range, you can create your own combination.
“The new range of glass tables from Italian manufacturer Calligaris is proving very popular. They look great when incorporated with nature-inspired elements like the Caya, a range of glossy, modular lounge room units. The inclusion of a fabulous velvet sofa in a rich colour would provide contrast and that touch of luxury.” According to Jeanette, dark wood furniture sells well in the UK but not in Cornwall. “Here the trend is for lighter wood – natural oak is still a favourite. Dark furniture looks fabulous when kept to a minimum and in a modern design against a light backdrop. But when combined with dark walls and floors it absorbs all the light and makes the space look a lot smaller than it actually is. The preference for painted and natural light wood we think will continue in Cornwall, with the addition of glossy units in all rooms. The perfect bedroom range to tick all the style boxes for the latest trend is the Cesan, with the addition of natural wild oak wood elements integrated into this beautifully designed bedroom furniture.”
A final thought on colour: “Orange will be the new popular fashion colour, taking over from hot pink. We have seen it appear on the latest fashion catwalks aimed at the spring/summer of 2018. Fashion often dictates future furniture trends and so orange will definitely be the colour to watch out for – they do say orange is the new black!”
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