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.
“Passementarie is a lovely trend that is becoming more and more mainstream with the increase in interest and appreciation of the ‘English Country House Style,'” says interior designer Lucy Barlow. “Trimmings are the ultimate way to buy into this aesthetic. Historically, decorators would trim anything that stayed still for long enough. You can essentially make everything slightly bespoke by adding a trim and it makes spaces look more finished and very refined.”
How to incorporate it at home:
“These days, a little can go along way, especially if you’re new to the trimming game, so start with ruches on cushions and maybe a braid on the leading edge of your curtains. I think that in sitting rooms you can really go for it. If it’s an everyday living space you want trims that are more hardwearing and that are practical. If it’s a special room that’s used for parties, entertaining, Christmas etc then you can go little bit more statement and not be so worried about the practical side of things. Don’t trim everything and make sure you mix up the trims – so different lengths and textures rather than going all out on one particular trim.”