Current Trend - MINIMALISM
This year we plan to focus on minimalism because as the economy in Malaysia rises, we plan to make interior designing a source of budgeting where you can spend less yet live in your dream house. It also helps lessen the clutter in your home and let one live in a free and healthy lifestyle.
Inspired by the design elements from Japan, China, Vietnam and Thailand. This look fuses natural fiber elements, bamboo and colors taken from nature to create a serene, calm environment. Furnishings may be lacquered or hand painted with ornamental designs, punctuated with brightly-colored accessories or statues of animals or mythical creatures.
Contemporary design often has clean, sleek lines and is marked by solid colors, predominantly muted neutrals or bold punches of color in furniture and accessories. Furniture is sleek, lower to the ground and often has metal frames or straight legs with an emphasis on basic shapes and forms. Graphic elements in artwork or as accents work well with this look.
An ornate, fanciful and decorative style is characteristic of this look. Colors range from rich, sun-drenched Mediterranean hues to softer, muted shades. Often, one color or fabric is repeated throughout the space. It's characterized by rich details and extensive use of gold, bronze and gilt.
This style originated in countries north of the Mediterranean Sea, including Spain, Greece and Italy, and is often referred to today as "Spanish modern." Mediterranean-style furniture ranges from simply functional to extremely formal.
A heavily layered look consisting of intricately patterned fabrics, colorful mosaics, metal lanterns, textured walls, bold, jewel-toned colors, layers of Oriental rugs and pillows in luxurious fabrics and ornately-carved wooden accents
The best rustic interiors find a perfect balance between rough and comforting. This design style highlights the authentic beauty of natural materials, celebrates unfussy tastes and simply makes us feel at home.
A look inspired by beaches of Hawaii, French Polynesia or other tropical destinations. Thatched furniture, heavy prints of palm leaves and bright colored flowers find their way onto upholstery. Muted colored rugs or sisal and seagrass carpets cover the floor.
Bohemian decor captures the carefree and adventurous spirit of the avant-garde lifestyle. It features creative application of rich patterns and vibrant colours, especially those with red or purple tones. The key is to carefully present a purposefully “messy” look. Layer on textiles a warm ambience.
A rustic elegance is characteristic of this look. Some country looks are marked by extensive use of white wood paneling and soft floral patterns, muted hues and pops of red, black or pure white accents. Floral, checked and striped vintage fabric patterns are standards, and elements have a handmade, rustic quality.
Industrial style celebrates sharp lines, stripped-back architecture, exposed raw surfaces and salvaged vintage objects. It is a style that is minimalist and functional in nature, with a focus on showing off humble, functional materials.
The main idea of minimalism design is using simple and natural forms. This principle is a basis of oriental style in design, particularly classic Japanese design that became the very basis for minimalism.
OLD ENGLISH TREND
A feminine look, with lush rose patterns, extensive uses of greens, reds, pinks and blues are characteristic of an English Country home. Ornamental, fine carved wood furniture, overstuffed sofas with tufting and skirted furniture mix with antiques and lots of small decorative accessories.
Like its other Modernist counterparts, Scandinavian design embodies a move towards simplicity, functionality and efficiency; it also however brings an emphasis on affordability to the palette.
The name “Victorian” style was named after the reign of Queen Victoria, who reigned during this period. Its appearance is due to the fact that during this period the British bourgeoisie, by the rapid development of industry in the country, became rapidly richer.
This look is inspired by the ocean. It evokes a light and breezy feel by way of airy fabrics for window treatments, and the emphasis on nautical or beach-themed accessories such as lighthouses and seashells. The classic Ralph Lauren-inspired palette of navy and white with gold accents is a striking look for any home.
This catch-all style borrows from several other design styles and evokes a sense of imagination and surprise with unexpected contrasts. The style is not simply throwing together everything and anything, but rather relies heavily on the building blocks of design (color, pattern, composition and texture) to make the space look cohesive. A multitude of fabrics is characteristic, whether patterned, textured, solids or all three.
Maverick style is related to modern fashion, it is advisable to use furnishings that are trendy and make a bold statement. In most cases, furnishings which are inspired by the Maverick theme are usually odd but functional. Sometimes even to the detriment of their practicality.
Rooted in minimal, true use of material and absence of decoration. A clean, streamlined furniture and architecture style from the 1930s. It's characterized by a neutral color palette, polished surfaces, strong geometric shapes and asymmetry
Retro style decorating usually has a fun, lively feel to it, with bright colors, wild designs and an overall sense of “talent”. There’s nothing easygoing or casual about retro-style decorating. On the contrary, it is loud, busy and most definitely “funky”.
SHABBY CHIC TREND
Coined in 1980 by Rachel Ashwell, this cottage-inspired look includes weathered white-painted furniture, painted motifs, floral prints in muted colors, white slipcovered sofas and vintage accessories. A sense of brightness and airiness is always evident in these interiors.
Zen design embodies this minimalist philosophy, making use of natural materials, patterns of light and space, and a near-monastic rejection of clutter