We’re all about design at Paradise – not only in the progressive architecture, but in the decor of every room. That’s why we offer comprehensive decor workshops for all of our new homeowners. The devil’s in the details, though, so on top of picking the right fixtures and finishes, here are a few new trends that’ll make you feel right at home – click through any of these images to find their source.
1. Bar Carts
We hope this throwback is here to stay, because nothing adds a touch of retro glamour quite like a bar cart. Cocktails are definitely having a renaissance, and so a bar cart is both a great conversation piece and an instant hit at any gathering. Whether you choose a streamlined, modern version or a vintage piece, stock your cart with a few key cocktail bases, a shaker, and – the best part – a nice set of barware. Why did this ever go out of style?
Just in time for the spring thaw, linen is coming back as a home textile. While it works well as drapes or accents, linen really shines in bedding. There’s no better feeling than a nice pair of sheets, and super light, ultra-breathable, but still natural linen is a perfect choice. Go with crisp whites for a timeless look, or explore the ranges of pattens and colours that are emerging as designers rediscover this fabric.
3. (Re)think pink
Marsala might be the colour of the year, but we’d rather see our homes through rose-coloured glasses. Blush, salmon, melon, flamingo, magenta – this cheery colour family isn’t just for the baby’s room. Used sparingly, with complimentary colours, pink can liven any room with an unexpected twist.
4. Mix & Match
Vintage is as hot as ever, but going overboard can send your living room into a time-warp. Instead, try mixing your staples with modern pieces, like a rustic table with super-clean chairs, or a vintage sofa reupholstered in a bold, new print. It might take a few attempts to nail, but the contrast is certainly striking when done right – like this lucite coffee table with vintage seating.
5. Honeycomb shapes
Honeycomb or hexagon shapes are surging in popularity. You can incorporate these anywhere, from a geometric textile to hanging shelves, mirrors, picture frames and more. They’re nice departure from stripes and florals, but still give strong clean lines, like this corkboard wall or the below shelving unit.
We love a fresh bouquet of cut flowers, but it’s not exactly cost-efficient to buy a new bunch every time they start to wilt. Luckily, potted plants are coming back in and there’s never been a wider selection! From tall palms and ferns to baby succulents, choose interesting shapes and colours and punch them up with your choice of planter. We love simple terra cotta, but there’s nothing wrong with throwing in a little metallic or repurposing old ceramics. Now’s a great time to rethink the classic kitchen-window herb garden, too.