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2017 is an exciting period for fabrics and patterns. They are bold, brassy, textured and contradictory. 1 Bold colours, mixed patterns, and texture. From Warwick Fabrics NZ This year is all about the home, being comfortable and relaxing, a lived-in area, not a show piece, a place to escape to. 2 2017 living room filled … More Fabrics and Patterns
Some time ago, early in my design path, I was asked to design a dining room ’with a difference’. To use a triadic or tetradic colour scheme, be harmonious, subtle and waring. Good lord, so many choices. So, I decided to start with the furniture. Let’s face it, they come as fixed items and are … More Joseph Walsh Studio
Postmodern, Post-modernism, Post Modern Source Post-modernism is a distinctive style recognised from the 1960’s (it’s origin date is a point of debate) to the 1990’s, with its dominance in the 1970’s to 1990’s. In 1966 Robert Venturi describes post-modernism in his book “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture” and built his mother a post-modern house, Vanna … More Post-modern
Trends are determined from a collection of a lot of data, from images, news media, exhibitions, from budgets, economics, public awareness, environmental issues, from social media, from TV, from………….. the list is extensive. A person (or a group of people) is/are then expected to go through all that data and try to find patterns occurring, … More How are Trends determined – Part 2
Post Modernism. A blotch on the design timeframe! An ugly, lost period! Stemming from the 60’s, lasting to the 90’s it survived only 30 years. Seen mainly in Architecture, the style was quite extreme, in that it doesn’t follow the so called ‘norm’, it aims to push the boundaries. It was bold, using colours that … More Post Modernism Dead – Really!
2017 Colour Trends The colours for 2017 are greens, blues, mid-earth tones, pastels and jewel colours. There are two sources for the years colour trend report 1: PANTONE The colour GREENERY is a refreshing, revitalising shade, symbolising new beginning. Colours to pair with GREENERY as reported by Pantone For more details go to https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2017 … More COLOUR
Have you ever tried to define style? I mean what is it? How is it distinguished? We all know what we mean when we hear ‘her style is…….’, ‘the design style is…….’, ‘the writing style follows …….’. But what do we mean? In my endeavour to define style I went back to the start, the … More Style
Trends, where do they come from? Who tells us what they are? … More How are Trends Determined?
Have you ever wondered what the current design trend was? Or how it comes about? Or what it all mean? Recently, I was asked to write about this year’s design trends. The more I looked into it, the more confused I got. One person says one thing is out, another person says it’s in. Which … More What Are Trends?