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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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Brown furniture

SIMON MAXWELL

“There seems to be a general shift from the Scandinavian, monochrome interiors aesthetic, to a richer, more textured style which features an eclectic mix of antiques, vintage and contemporary pieces,” say Emily and Victoria Ceraudo, co-founders of vintage furniture store Ceraudo. “We have always loved antiques as a nation, however, now brown furniture is having a come-back and people are overjoyed to be using beautifully, well-made pieces with lots of details and history without the stuffy stereotype.”

How to incorporate it at home:

“A contemporary dining table with antique rush seat dining chairs also works nicely; little mahogany or walnut side or lamp tables; or a brown and glass cabinet to store kitchen or bathroom items in always look very chic. We can never get enough antique bedside cabinets – these are a lovely way to make a bedroom feel more cosy and traditional. Brown furniture with marble top surfaces are also a fantastic way of bridging the gap between old and new; walnut bedside tables with carrara marble tops definitely tick the antique box, but also feel fresh and not too dark.”

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