Trend Report 2019 Part One
January 1, 2019
October 4, 2018
Grey may have fallen out of favour as the fashionable colour du jour for interiors, but there’s nothing throwaway about House of Grey. The interior design/styling studio founded by Louisa Grey in 2013.
Its work is the epitome of timeless style. Specifically a look I’ve described previously as a sort of Soft Scandi. It therefore shows an inkling of what the Next Big Thing in interiors might look like.
Why? Because, the current preoccupation with the overtly brights and boisterous pattern of Happy Design is mere reaction to our precarious political state. It will pass. In its place will come a new texture heavy look. Big on comfort. Big on warmth. Back to a more traditional palette of skintone-inspired neutrals. But complemented by blues and every shade of green. In short, a look I love!
So this display, set up as part of the London Design Festival 2018, took over an elegant North London townhouse, and showcases the work of emerging local and international designers, artists and makers (listed at end of post). Curated with an emphasis on handcrafted and natural materials, the result is warm, elegant and calm. In other words, a very cool (as in restrained) Soft Scandi style!
All images ©Louisa Grey/House of Grey
This project features work by the following artisans. Mass Productions. Products from Frama and Henry Wilson. Artwork by Tycjan Knut. Ceramics by Natascha Madeiski. Curtains by Nest Design. Furniture by Noorstad, Mass Productions and Edward Collinson. Textiles by Stitch by Stitch. Rugs from London House Rugs. Clothing by Roomi Apparel at Mahala and House of Grey. Botanical displays by the Urban Flower Company.
All pieces are available to purchase directly via House of Grey.
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Michelle Ogundehin is internationally renowned as an authority on interiors, trends and style. She is an influencer with expertise and the multi award-winning former Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Decoration UK.