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8 Interiors Trends Making Waves For Summer 2019

BARLOW & BARLOW

As the bridge between fashion and interiors narrows, more and more of us want to spend our money on our homes. For those of us not naturally gifted with interiors know-how, we've spoken to the experts, from homeware specialist Matilda Goad to interior designer Lucy Barlow, to find out how to update your living space for summer 2019.

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Linen

COURTESY

“Linen is a timeless material, but we’ve really seen an increase in popularity and interest in the last year for a number of reasons,” said Allegra Marchiorello, creative director at Once Milano, a company that specialises in Italian linen. “Firstly, linen boasts impressive eco credentials. It is made for the fibres of the flax plant, a renewable source that is fully biodegradable. As more of us are entertaining at home, linen gives a laid-back look to your table. It’s a luxurious material but is also super low-maintenance – it can be machine washed and looks best when tumble dried and without pressing which reveals an attractive crumpled texture.”

How to incorporate it at home:

“Quality linen reflects colour better than cotton. Even at the more neutral end of the spectrum; colours like grey and pale pink, which can seem drab in cotton, give a sense of light and dark shading, resulting in a remarkable texture and vibrancy. Linen adds a pared-back yet elegant touch to any room – be it with linen tablecloths, napkins, bed linen, blankets or towels.”

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