Although February is one month closer to Spring it can actually be the coldest and toughest month as far as the weather is concerned. So what better time to warm up your home interiors with tactile, plush fabrics and introduce rich, opulent colours.

The emerging trends of Autumn/Winter 18/19 saw a big presence of ruby, sapphire and emerald hues. Mix a little of these confident colours with the warmth of gold accents, add in some clever lighting and you can bring a real tactile element into your home.

I’ve always been a huge fan of textures to add depth to a scheme. Look at the way the lustre gold velvet cushions sit against this beautiful matt velvet sofa.

The contrast gives interest and detail without being too bold for the striking, emerald, Casadeco wallpaper that provides the entire backdrop.

The combination of contemporary styling in the shape and design of the furniture, teamed with the more traditional pattern of the wallpaper and the wood panelling brings a unique combination of old and new and offers a very bespoke feel.

Experimenting with concepts and mixing them up a little is great way to express personality within your home.

Some homes however, due to the age, or architectural features may dictate the interior styling.

A traditional feel within an old building can be sympathetic whilst still using the colours, fabrics and trends that appear on the interior design circuit.

This Louis Chair finished in sumptuous sapphire lustre velvet is an absolute jewel set within this veteran scheme of gilding, panelling and parquet flooring.

The Rococo Collection from Prestigious Textiles showcases this perfectly with a gorgeous range of contemporary colours.

The cushion in the same picture is something to note this season too. The tasselled embellishments on each corner have arrived straight from the fashion catwalks and are playing a huge part in future trends.

I’ll certainly be offering fringing, beads and tassels this season as they are such a fun design detail and an easy addition to cushions, throws, curtains and lamps.

So, this February get flirting with fringing, be bold with the beading and tempted by the tassels. Enjoy!

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