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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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Dried flowers

KITTIE GRAYSON

“Climate change and sustainability are more important than ever and there is a huge awareness and push to reduce our carbon footprint,” said a spokesperson for florist Kitten Grayson. “Dried flowers avoid the inevitable waste of fresh-cut flowers, which hit the compost or rubbish bin after a few days. Naturally preserved flowers last forever if they’re well looked after, with different seasonal ingredients switched in and out to give a visual refresh over time. Dried flowers have a fragility, a tactility and translucence that is charming and intriguing.”

How to incorporate it at home:

“A picked or bought bunch of rosy autumnal hydrangea, placed in an empty vase, will dry out beautifully in a matter of days. Thistles, lavender and gypsophila all work equally well. We love dried seasonal arrangements of flowers, grasses or herbs either simply placed in a jug or hung in bunches from the ceiling. They can go on to be used in cooking afterwards or saved and sprayed for Christmas wreaths later in the year. We’ve also admired pressed flowers used beautifully in home decor – in glass frames, in decoupage, even in wallpaper.”

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