Trends: Spring Summer ’17 Home Trends at Top Drawer London

January 20, 2017

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends

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I can think of no past time more cheerful on official ‘Blue Monday’ than surrounding yourself with Spring season homewares(!), so, as Top Drawer London was in town I hopped along to have a peep at what’s on the horizon in the world of interiors for Spring/Summer. Having seen a few previews in November from high street chains, the main things that resonated with me there – velvets, smoked glass, craftsmanship, and blues were all in abundance at Top Drawer too. And it may just be because I ventured out with a heavy cold unable to smell my own perfume, but my eye kept getting caught by gorgeous blankets, candles and soft pastel colours and I don’t think it was just because I felt like hiding under a duvet! The overall vibe I took from the show was one of understated luxury, craftsmanship, small details and if there was one message that was pretty hard to miss it was BLUSH PINK IS STILL HERE! And hooray for that as I’m not tiring of it any time soon. I love pretty well all dashes of pastel in spring time, they are like little drops of optimism for a new season in the home. Some of the blush is also turning to coral this year which I welcome gladly as a slightly punchier tone to offset the whites, blacks and greys that aren’t going anywhere either. So this is my roundup of favourite looks and inspiration from the show, with so many thousands of stalls I’ve narrowed down to just a few but as you can imagine there was an abundance more available to be seen. Let me know what you are swooning over, I have all the heart eyes for the knitted textiles at the moment.

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Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Veega Design cushion detail

Weaving detail of a cushion by Veega Design.

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Stitching

Now as someone who can’t knit (well I probably can, I just don’t have the patience to learn) I am surprisingly drawn to knitted forms and pattern. In fact it’s a bit of an obsession for me (I know, I really should learn to knit!). I was most delighted to see that interesting stitch details are a bit of a theme in homewares this season. From bold neon piping and fringing at Also Home to the overlaid bold colours in cushions from Veega Design. I was pretty bowled over by Veega, she is an incredibly talented young graduate who has a true natural instinct for shape, pattern and colour. I knew I had to check out her work when I noticed her gorgeous navy rope chair (below, second to last) online but her origami style light fitting with yellow and teal stitches and the cushions mentioned above were all pretty breath taking too. 

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Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Also Home cushions neon piping

Neon Piping on grey cushions from Also Home.

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Also Home quilt

Lovely stitch detailing on a cotton quilt from Also Home

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Veega Design light

Notes of Origami & weaving from Veega Design

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Also Home cushions neon detail

Coral neon detailing on grey woven cushions from Also Home.

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Veega Design chair

Rope knot chair from Veega Designs.

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Broste Copenhagen blankets

New Blankets from Broste, Copenhagen.

 

Luxurious simplicity 

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Broste Copenhagen ceramics

The very most beautiful ceramics and crockery at Broste, Copenhagen. We own some of these pieces and they are among my very favorites.

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Hyggen Organic company monochrome

Simple luxury – Bathroom Texiles by Danish brand Organic Company showcassed by Hyggen.

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Nikki Kreis PegboardPeg-It-All pegboard design by Nikki Kreis

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Bloomingville

Understated minimalism in powdery tones at Bloomingville interiors.

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There was a fair amount of natural materials and great blends of function and form from objects that wear their style in understatement. I saw a lot less cork and ply than I was expecting but there was an abundance of metals, wood, smoked glass. Minimalist modern design is a pretty enduring theme these days as conscious or ethical shopping choices become second nature to many, it’s very Scandinavian that when buying design to buy well with products that last (and are respected by their owners). This always strikes me as a little perplexing since the biggest accessible chain of furniture stores I can think of is from Sweden, and whilst it has great design and also an admirable standard of welfare towards both environment and workforce, it surely appeals to the most throw away culture in history. But I digress. What I really wanted to talk about was this black waffle Bath Matt  (above, second image) from Danish brand The Organic Company! I love it, not just because it is beautiful (which it is) but because it has a clever idea behind it – you can hang it up out of the way and not have to drape it over the bath if you have gorgeous floor tiles that you want to see (which, shucks,I do!). They are  distributed in the UK by Hyggen. I also really loved all the wooden peg board designs by Nikki Kreiss of Kreis Design for their simplicity, but especially the white patterned one (above, third down). 

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Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Design Letters Arne Jacobsen wall hooks

Tidy Up Monochrome Architectural styling from Design Letters.

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Design Letters Arne Jacobsen cards pencil box

For the stationary nerd, architectural monochromatic note-cards, pencils and stationary from Design Letters.

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Design Letters Arne Jacobsen blush pink peg board

Pink Peg board from the Spring Summer collection at Design Letters, launching in March.

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Design Letters Arne Jacobsen sage mint green peg board

I absolutely cannot leave Spring season behind without purchasing one of these! Peg board from the Spring Summer collection at Design Letters, launching in March.

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Design Letters Arne Jacobsen childrens bedding

New textiles in pastel and floral designs from Design Letters, based on the archive of Arne Jacobsen’s work.

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One company that knows the exact art of beautiful simplicity are Design Letters whose work (above) is based upon a simple but rather brilliant formula – the work of Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen. We own a few Design Letter pieces and they are all keepers but in this seasons output I had ALL the heart eyes for their rose and mint letter boards which launch alongside a whole pegboard alphabet of Jacobsen’s alphabet, we absolutely must buy one when they launch in march, I have no idea which colour to choose but am currently leaning towards mint. 

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Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Design Nation Hyggen

Design Nation natural design and luxury by Design Nation, curated by Hyggen.

And just because one Jacobsen reference is never enough (!) this time we are looking at Design Nation  (distributed by Hyggen) who collaborate with Arne Jacobsen’s grandson on design. I love the mixture of wood and pastels here, those tea towels are about as everything as a set of tea towel can be to my eyes.

Pink 

 

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Broste Copenhagen pastel laquer tables

Beautiful pastel lacquer and brass side and coffee tables at Broste, Copenhagen.

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Ok, as I said earlier, pink is still everywhere in interiors. I’ve chosen my favourite examples from Broste, Jansen + Co and Design Letters to illustrate where it’s being done to painfully good effect here. Blush is the staple but there are peeps of her bolder big sister Coral in there too and some of the most effective styling using pink and coral was from places like Broste (the show stealer for me, I knew I wanted to see their stall after buying some crockery from them last winter but I wasn’t expecting to want to take up residency on their stand!). Broste used both pinks to fabulous effect, teaming a rusty coral backdrop with more muted pink products and more than the odd dash of exceptional craftsmanship. I had never really thought of these two colours in co-existence before but it so works, I’m going to try and incorporate some into decorating plans at home. There is something so happiness inducing about pink, it’s kind of celebratory and a warm hug at the same time, don’t you think? Also, isn’t there something fabulously mid-century bohemian about this stool?  It was love at first sight for me, the Nola stool is definitely going on my wish list. The new wares from Jansen + Co (various, below) are a real treat, from cheerful crockery to playful pastel candlesticks, I love this company’s attitude to colour blocking and the earthenware with pink interior ranks very high on my lust lens. 

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Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Jansen + Co Candlesticks

Pastel colour love in the form of candlesticks from Jansen + Co

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Broste Copenhagen Nola Blush pink brass stool

Blush pinks again, this is the Nola folding stool by Broste, Copenhagen.

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Jansen + Co cake stand

Gorgeous use of colour on these modern cake stands from Jansen + Co

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Broste Copenhagen pastel lamps

Blush Pink & Coral desk lights at Broste.

Top Drawer London Spring Sum

New colourful crockery from Amsterdam favourites Jansen + Co

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Un-themed Favourites

Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Broste Copenhagen bedding

Gorgeous use of colour and pattern by Danish designers at Broste.

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This picture of some Broste styling perfectly illustrates that mix of coral and pink I was discussing earlier, how inviting is this seating area? If coral and pink are not the new grey and pink (or green and pink) colour combinations of this year then I will be a sad girl.

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Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Bloomingville dressing table

Bloomingville dressing table and bathroom products, SS17

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The new bathroom and vanity collection from Bloomingville is lovely, it has hints of luxury design about it and something organic too, I really want some of their amber glass toiletries.

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Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Broste Copenhagen

Wicker lighting and textiles at Broste, Copenhagen.

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Great use of wood in these wicker lampshades from Broste (I know, I keep mentioning them! But I did say I could happily live on their stall!). 

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Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Nikki Kreis

The cutest eggs and tray by Nikki Kreis

I was unable to not put this shot in from Kreis Designs, I’m big into monochrome crosses at the moment and those eggs sitting on that tray rather tickled me.

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Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends Bloomingville sofa (2)

Modern Understated bohemian vibes from Bloomingville for Spring/Summer 17.

For the modernist with a twist, I really liked this ensemble from Bloomingville because it seems to have rather effortlessly and stylishly pulled together many of the trends and themes going on at the moment from plants and Bohemia to Scandinavian minimalism with a dash of luxury craft thrown in but without looking at all contrived, this is an entirely relaxed affair and one I’m sure we all could live with.

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Temerity Jones Circus Kitsch Top Drawer London Spring Summer 17 Interiors home trends

Circus Kitsch from Temerity Jones

I absolutely could not post a round up of this show without including Temerity Jones, All of my other choices may have been in the strokey beard category of very good taste, Temerity Jones homewares are outrageous and fabulously so. The company is run by my very first boss and the person who instilled a lifelong love of kitsch in me so I was more than a little delighted to take a look around his phantasmagoria of wares, I was particularly tickled by this circus set which I could totally imagine at home in a certain little boys room around here.

Did you visit Top Drawer? Which trends were you most inspired by? 

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