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Interiors Trend Forecast for 2018/2019

Interiors Trend Forecast

In 2018 we have seen the world of interiors transform into a new world of uplifting colours with bold statement pieces and designs. Some of these elements have been a surprising contribution but in our opinion have slotted in perfectly.

Over the past year, we have seen a shift from a soft, neutral palette with organic dimensions, to an exploration of bold luxe colours and organic textures. The results? Incredible spaces that are incorporate a blend of colour and luxe, but also maintain a sense of bohemian atmosphere. A perfect bespoke blend.

So what are they and how can you achieve this bespoke blend of luxe and bohemian? We have hand selected our top 3 interior trends that we are absolutely sure you will love.


By throwing aside the neutrals and adding a little more saturation, we have seen an emergence of rich bold colours such as teal, shades of forest green, navy, terracotta and shades of blue. Lighter hues such as powdery pinks and mints have also made a more bold striking appearance than the previous year. We are seeing these colours being using in much more courageous settings.

These dark tones have been combined with extremely luxe fabrics such as silks and velvets to create deeply bold and luxe pieces. Tailored with textual elements such as rattan and hessian, you can see the perfect mix of Luxe Bohemian design style.

Try at home – forest green or petrol blue for your kitchen cabinet doors or a library or study.

Artisan Textures & Materials

We have seen 2018 move towards a much more daring approach to mixing textures and materials. These textures and materials are being layered together and mixed in unique ways to create that ‘luxe bohemian’ vibe.

Natural elements such as rattan, hessian and sisal are being layered with metals, stones, marbles and timber. This layering effect really emphasises each diverse material and enables them to stand out and really make a bold impact upon the viewer.

Try at home – a rattan armchair for your reading corner or a beautiful sisal rug in the master bedroom.


Yes, you heard us! Terrazzo has been making a huge comeback from the 70’s. Terrazzo compositions originated in Italy over 500 years ago and was mainly used as a flooring solution. It is a composite material of marble (and granite) chippings set into cement and polished down. As a sustainable form, it was and still is a fantastic way to reuse scrapped pieces of rock.

We have seen terrazzo emerge and take over the marble trend that has been dominating the interiors world for the last few years. Terrazzo adds a certain playful character to a space and just simply looks so great!

But why is it becoming so popular? Well… think of the endless colour and material options available. We’re talking other materials such as glass and metal fragments… not just marble! There’s no wonder why terrazzo is growing in popularity. It gives people an alternative to concrete, granite and marble.

Try at home – A terrazzo pot at your front door with a beautiful plant in it will add a touch of contemporary and whimsy to any architectural style.

Interior Design and Landscapre Architecture Sydney Studio

Image Credits (in order from top):  

Graham Atkins-Hughes for Remodelista;
Sarah Davison Interior Design, Photography by Prue Rescoe; 
Sarah Davison Interior Design, Photography by Prue Rescoe; 
Sarah Davison Interior Design, Photography by Prue Rescoe; 
Terrazzo Banjo Pot in Black/White by Capra Designs
Terrazzo Clock in Black/White by Capra Designs
Terrazzo Effect by Zakkia Homewares

Colour & Flower Posy Workshop!

Due to high demand, we are pleased to notify you of an upcoming colour and flower posy workshop we will be holding at our Caldesign Studio in the Wahroonga Village.

This colour and flower posy workshop will be a collaboration with the lovely Emma from Flower Infusion.

21 JULY, 2018
2:30PM – 5:30PM

We will be exploring elements of interior design, focusing on colour and it’s emphasis in the home, as well as outlining colour theories and it’s power to help create certain moods.
We will also be making beautiful flower posies that you can take home at the end of the workshop. Emma will show you how to put together a beautiful flower posy with a variety of different flowers, plants and the unique materials.



If you are interested, please leave us your email below.

We will be in contact with you soon to notify you of the workshop ticket release date, as well as any other information you’ll need.


Interior Design and Landscapre Architecture Sydney Studio

Garden design trends / 2018 edition

Edible gardens

Herbs and small tomatoes can be planted in containers which is ideal for smaller gardens and couryards. If your garden is large you can go ahead and plan a vegetable garden, which would be ideally located near the kitchen for easy access to your fresh produce. Get the kids involved too and make it fun for them by letting them choose a product each to grow, water and feed. Take them shopping with you and don’t forget to buy them their own garden tools and garden gloves, it’ll get them more excited and keen to start. It’s a great project for the school holidays! And if you need extra help getting started there are lots of helpful books available on the market. Here are some of our favourite titles:

The little veggie patch co. (Capomolla, Pember); Edible garden design (Jamie Durie); 1-minute gardener (M. Pember, F. Capomolla); The little veggie patch co.’s guide to backyard farming (Capomolla, Pember); Growing food the Italian way (Capomolla).

Colour and foliage

We love bright flowers in the garden, they always look striking against the greenery and look pretty in  garden beds. To achieve a more interesting look select both hardy plants (such as succulents and hydrangeas) and delicate plants (such as wisteria), layer them with foliage for a more tropical look – it’ll help you create a more appealing setting in your garden.

 Outdoor furniture and pots

A selection of pots and containers in different sizes will add depth to your garden. Don’t forget a small outdoor table and chairs for those lazy Sunday mornings… A small trolley is also useful when entertaining, it’ll make it easier to wheel drinks and food out to your guests.


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