The cocooning trend is going strong, particularly in the room that provides a private escape from the rest of the world. Says Alain, “If you create the feeling of laid-back luxury and invest in quality furnishings, that will ensure a timeless space. Andy concurs, referring to nature as his main source of inspiration, “Neutral décor with modern touches can enhance the personality of the room.” But most importantly, the bedroom should reflect the people who live in it. Suggests Aviva, “If you love art, cover the walls with it. If you love fabrics, run a flowing linen curtain across a whole wall. It’s really about making choices which reflect your taste and lifestyle.
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Reveals interior stylist and designer, Lucia Tait Tolani, “we are seeing a lot of symmetry and duplication, especially when it comes to bedrooms for multiples – for example in kids rooms or holiday house guest rooms. This means having two or three identically dressed bed and furniture combos in a room – think a single bed flanked by a pair of sconces, ended with a bench and divided by a centre dresser.” For materials, I still get a lot of requests for velvet. Classic touches such as monogrammed pillows and sterling silver picture frames are also seeing a resurgence.”