Lisa Ewart, principal of Collected Interiors.
Industrial concrete and exposed brickwork are finding their feet in residential interior design, as people pair an organic unfinished look with quirky vintage-inspired homewares and block-coloured furniture for a balance between sophistication and eclectic.
“The use of concrete on floors, benchtops and tabletops is coming to the fore,” says Lisa. “Concrete has a raw, rustic feel, it can be coloured, is hardwearing and naturally water-resistant, making it good for bench and tabletops. It can also be more cost-effective than natural stones.”
According to Lisa, furniture is moving away from the sleek minimalist look and heading toward more rounded, feminine styles, as this is more pleasing to the eye and easier to live with than hard-edge shapes.
Solid, bright block colours in furniture and homewares is a big trend in western interiors, she adds.
“Colour evokes emotions, makes people happy, and creates moods for rooms,” says Lisa. “We’re all so over brown and beige in every single way!”
She says interior fads to be wary of are mirrored furniture and fluorescent colours as the direction for interiors is toward mid-century styling with inspiration from the pared-back Danish style with light timbers, which works well with the raw material drift.
Lisa predicts, “travertine will soon become the slate of the ’80s.”
VONDOM Australia can be purchase at Mobilia.
Vondom is the avant-garde furniture manufacturer from Spain.
Their furniture is exported around the world directly from Valencia using the lastest technology and ecological raw materials to manufacturer the finest furniture. Mobilia has some of the best supply of Vondom designed furniture in Australia.