Ahh spring, finally you have started to show your sunny face! The winter coat can go back in the wardrobe…but, dare I say it, Autumn Winter 2015 is already on the horizon and I’m actually looking forward to it. Although strictly in the sense of exciting new trends, the bad weather can stay well away!
Get ready for some exclusive news…John Lewis treated us to a peek into their interior trends for later this year…
The stand out collection had to be Indulgence. It’s the sort of anti-hero trend to the beautiful but simple Croft collection. The name Indulgence sums it up perfectly; dripping in luxury, with beautiful textures, materials and a hint of glamorous shine and sparkle.
With the economy on the up (apparently) and the austerity message well and truly drummed in, John Lewis think we are ready to embrace luxury once again after years of holding back. However, the message of buying investment pieces and value for money, still remains in my opinion, these aren’t throw away, fast-fashion pieces.
The collection is full of timeless designs and the opulence is much less The Real Housewives of Cheshire and much more The Great Gatsby, but with a contemporary palette and touches of high-end trends: with hints of brass, lacquered walnut finishes and bottle green.
The key elements and colours are summed up in this gorgeous shot…
The star of the show has to be the Puccini drinks cabinet. It was created in the John Lewis studio, as the designer Charlie Fowler explains, it captures the ‘sense of sophistication, luxury and quality’ of the collection. The existing Odyssey sofa has been updated with a luxurious, rich blue velvet.
To quote a press spokesperson at the preview, ‘green is the new black’. We’ve seen a palette of mixed greens for spring summer ’15, but it’s the deeper forest and bottle green, that looks so sumptuous, that we think will be trickling through to the high-street for Autumn Winter.
Take this look into the bedroom too…the trend includes elegant fabrics and wallpapers, bedding, lighting and rugs to create the ultimate luxury of a boutique hotel style.
There will also be 1200 thread count bedlinen, which I’ve had a feel of, and I can confirm it would be like slipping into a cloud every night!
If the big pieces are still a little out of budget, dip your toe in with these accessories. You could have a bar set-up that James Bond himself would envy!
Love this? Come back soon for another John Lewis Autumn Winter 2015 sneak preview.
(Not on sale until August 2015)
1. Puccini drinks cabinet, £1999; Wendy Morrison jewels rug, £595; Odyssey large sofa, £2000; (in background on sideboard) Green cut glass vase, from £30; Greta table lamp, £130. 2. Ceiling armed brass Levin light, £240; Emily double bed, £299; Greek key rug, £460. 3. Gold Pineapple, £25. 4. Blue agate stand, £40. 5. Green marble box, £60. 6. Boutique hotel cocktail shaker, £70, ice tongs, £4. 7. Stanley panther, £95, all John Lewis.
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