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With the New Year approaching, we are excited to bring you three prevalent interior design trends expected to fill the homes of many of you new homeowners.

As with any interior design trend prediction, while it is relevant to track the lifecycle of trends, colour direction and materials also plays an important role in curating interior design trends.  Case in point, there is a growing trend to live a sustainable life, this encourage people to embark on the movement and live in sync with nature. The result? Increase interest in green living – either by seeking products that are ethical to translate ecological awareness into their home or to sought for nature-inspired prints and looks. Together with the latest announcement of the Pantone 2017 color – Green, this bring the interior design trend to be placed in the direction of Greenery.

Botanical / Nature-inspired prints and looks

Greenery is expected to burst forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn amid a tumultuous social and political environment. With this, we expect to see an upcoming trend of an abundance of lush foliage prints, an array of botanical greens and nature inspired designs to run wild in 2017. Below you will find plenty of ideas to furnish your home with greenery – in the form of botanical prints or nature-inspired looks.

 The considered and minimal approach of the Danish design tradition is combined with a sense of quirkiness and the desire to tell a story. With GamFratesi the contrasts are often key to their inspiration. They work strictly within the Scandinavian approach to craft, simplicity and functionalism but there is always a strong emotional pull towards concept and the story behind each piece.

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The Acorn pendant lamp streamlined shape was inspired by a natural form, giving it organic contours and an understated profile.  The shade resembles the empty shell of an acorn, which becomes hollow once the ripened nut has broken free. Like an acorn’s stem, the top of the shade tapers into a tactile shape. Streamlined and sophisticated, the lamp is suspended from the ceiling by a silk cord that conceals the power cable inside it. Acorn is a natural complement to contemporary interiors, and a great way to shine light across table tops, desks and work surfaces.

Multi-functional furniture

In a world where design is constantly changing to fit within the ideals of the contemporary home, the rising trend of small spaces plagues the home of many Singaporeans especially those living in HDBs. The shortage of space results in an emphasis on smart solutions for small spaces. In rethinking design for these spaces, multifunctional furniture is created.

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The Skovby SM 101 is a multi-functional dining table with two lift-up leaves – when lifted, seats from three to six people. It features a reversible dining tabletop covered in stainless steel on one side to tolerate hot objects and additional storage space underneath it. We love that the it even has a large drawer with two wire shelves for storage space and that the wheels underneath makes it easy to move the dining table.

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Known as the “MACS OF ALL DESKS”, MILK was inspired by the designer’s love for Apple products. Its equal emphasis on its sleek form and minimalist functionality is echoed in the clean-cut aesthetics. MILK features cable outlets. 1 notebook slot, and 4 compartments with customisable lid and cable entry way to leave your devices charged in it. The options don’t stop just there, the compartments allow you to add a rubbish bin, a pen holder or even a fish tank if you desire one. In addition to all its fantastic features, MILK offers users the option to elevate their desk with the touch of a button so they can sit or stand comfortably.

Metallic

While high-shine metals such as silver and chrome remain popular in 2016, our sources tell us that they may soon be overtaken by warm metallic – copper and rose gold.  Rich, warm hues helps to accent a room or a piece of furniture. A splash of rosy gold is an easy way to incorporate in almost any interior and is a simple way to add a touch of lux and elegance to any room. We love that the timeless appeal of warm metallic combines harmoniously with matte black metal and even other metal tones, so mix and match away!

 

Bell+ is a lamp that confronts our usual perception of lamps as something static. The simple suspension, the implementation of a bar on which the shade hangs and the addition of the tilting function has created a unique lamp. The warm metallic shade creates a balance amongst the classic furniture.

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The Multi-Lite Collection embraces the golden era of Danish design with its characteristic shape of two opposing outside, mobile shades that enables the owner to create their personal installation. By individually rotating the shades, the Multi-Lite Pendant Lamp can be transformed into multiple combinations where the light can be directed upwards, downwards or exude an asymmetrical art light.

The Multi-Lite Pendant Lamp has a timeless expression that fits into any domestic setting.

With this, we hope this article helps you to create a style of your own in the New Year!

All furniture are available to be purchased with Danish Design Co.


Also published on Medium.

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Andreea swears by her love for urban places, architecture, and Singapore, which is why she crafts content for Greyloft. When not immersed in adventures around the world, she loves living a bohemian life, where a good book has to always be paired with a pretty view.

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