Creative Trends with Andrea Morgan
Andrea Morgan is an avid lover of interior design and properties, sharing her passions and daily experiences on her blog Trying to Balance the Madness. Andrea is a self proclaimed Rightmove addict, hence her Twitter handle, which puts her in an ideal position to share her trend observations for this season. Her blog is a place to share her property dreams and ambitions, from exquisite interiors to the quirky, plus everything in between. Aptly she also takes pleasure in highlighting new furniture finds and design styles. She has also been featured on Rightmove, Eat Sleep Live and Property Expert. So we are pleased to share with you the creative trends of Andrea Morgan.
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1) What pieces of furniture have impressed you recently?
I think the use of wood in general, whether it’s antique pieces up-cycled (Kensa Designs), pieces made by reclaimed wood (Eat Sleep Live) or new intriguing designs. Wood is a popular medium in many designer collections; dipped pieces have also been a key trend this year.
2) What colours are on trend right now?
My ultimate favourite is Grey in all shades from dark rich tones to light and neutral. I love the Dulux colour of the year, Copper Blush it has such a warm and luxurious feel and also works perfectly with grey. I’m also really pleased to see burnt orange and teal making an appearance.
3) What types of materials are on trend right now?
Coloured glass, especially in lighting. Brass will be the new copper, we are already seeing pieces coming through. Textiles of all textures, obviously the more luxurious fabrics at this time of year and ceramics.
4) Which of your current obsessions embodies the latest design trend?
I am totally obsessed by lighting at the moment; there is so much choice and creativity. Curiousa and Curiousa have a stunning collection of coloured glass pendants. Their beautiful pieces are the perfect accessory to any room. Bert Frank use brass in many of their pieces, the Riddle pendant design is so stylish. Tom Raffield’s Bloom Pendant is another favourite of mine. Ebb and Flow’s Pillar lamps fascinate me with its simple shape creating an elegant design.