As summer approaches, thoughts turn to throwing fabulous after work cocktail parties and weekend get togethers at home. Now is the perfect time to refresh the dining areas of your home to get ready for the summer celebrations so, take inspiration from our top 5 dining room trends for 2013/14.
In no particular order:
1. Futuristic Glow
As we continue to journey into the unknown, Designers explore a Sci-Tech look. The palette? A halo of ultra-violet, searchlight blue, an alien green, and cold mint with hi-definition neon accents. Super glossy surfaces with a shellac shine are key: hi-gloss lacquer, perspex, acrylic, transparent PVC layers, and silvered surfaces deliver a futuristic sheen. White provides the clinical backdrop that grounds this look and keeps it from becoming colour overload, representing futurism and clarity.
The Air table by Carlo Colombo for Poliform
Choose an ultra-modern table with clean lines in a hi-gloss white, set it off with a statement piece of lighting to create a coloured glow. Work on a stage of pale grey and white, with concrete effect flooring to create a super contemporary aesthetic.
Our S/S 2013 trend ARTificial details more ideas on how to successfully work this look.
2. The Orient
Our fascination with the Orient continues as we are seduced by a deeply exotic mood, drawn-in by the splendours of the Far East fused with the mysterious decorations of the Middle East. This decadent, indulgent styling offers an intense glamour, summoning up a dark languid atmosphere with a slightly risqué undertone.
Strike an exquisite balance between lavish metallics, dangerously dark peacock shades, and seemingly opposing faded pastels: jade, apricot blossom, and mauve mist for an elegantly complex styling that is neither excessive or too pretty.
Tazmania Ballroom in Hong Kong
Noura Central in London
Be inspired by the Tazmania Ballroom in Hong Kong and London’s Noura Central to create your own glamorous dining theatre with richly coloured velvet seating (teal to purple shades are a major colour trend well into 2014/15) and a long, solid dark wood, or dark glass topped, table.
3. Retro Revival
This Spring/Summer have some fun and inject a vintage Rock ‘n’ Roll sexiness as the diner look evolves. Create a Fifties Motel vacation, inspired by the palm tree lined, Art Deco adorned boulevards of Miami with a laidback LA vibe.
Go for graduated colours and ombres, matte, opaque surface finishes, and a kitsch styling. Graphic patterns are in: hearts, birds, cars, fruit, and girls, as well as Rock ‘n’ Roll motif and bold geometrics.
Achieve this look in one of two ways: an invigorating palette of intense blues, flamingo pinks and oranges, with the season’s all important mint green. Go for bench seating or retro booths.
Or, work a more rebellious, Rockabilly look of black and white with red accents such as red leather dining chairs.
For more details on this look, read about our S/S 2013 trend, Motel, in Anthony’s Now, New, Next posting here.
4. New Normal
For a moment of stillness in our overfilled modern lives, precise styling and an extreme unadorned, pared-down purity, delivers clarity and calmness. A retro Scandinavian influence is felt in a palette of subdued colours of sand and cork, blonde wood tones, and an abundance of brown, all working alongside a calming blue and green.
For dining furniture choose pure forms that are simple, smooth, and solid. Marquetry/parquet constructions work well within this trend, be inspired by Lee Broom’s Parquetry collection.
Image sourced from Apartment Therapy
Buckingham Interiors + Design
5. South American Ranch
As we get into the Autumn/Winter of 2013/14 we see a South American flavour combine with the exotic tribal trends of previous seasons; there is a greater emphasis on the use of natural materials and raw finishes and we see the colours change as a darker, heavier, spiced palette is introduced.
Start with a natural wood or solid Indian sheesham wood dining table and cover chairs in earthy colours or Peruvian inspired patterned textiles. Source hand-carved or chiselled accessories and hand-hammered metal lamps and lighting.
For a wide range of dining tables and chairs to suit any style, visit www.furniturechoice.co.uk or call 0800 035 0700 for friendly, professional advice.
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