Using metal in interiors has been a tradition dating back to medieval times, and there has been a flurry of trends ever since – silver at the turn of the last century, chrome in the ’20s, Brutalist metalwork of the ’70s, and gold and brass in the 80s. But never has metal been as versatile as it is today – appearing in furniture, lamps, accessories, but also wallpapers, fabrics and even flooring.
London interior designer René Dekker, has incorporated the use of copper in his stunning interior designs, and adores the warmth and subtlety of tone that it can convey within a scheme. It can bring glamorous accents or create striking centrepieces to transform modern interiors from stylish to stunningly elegant.
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This January has seen not only the start of a New Year, but new decade, filled with all sorts of promise for a return of the “Roaring 20s”. But before we get stuck into what may be round the corner for the next few years, the one thing the crops up every January is what people can do to make their lives easier, happier, productive and more fulfilled.
The priority this year is on how to relax and enjoy our environment properly. In terms of our home interior, this means creating an atmosphere where we feel comfortable, at ease, and where we can express personality through décor.
In a home, the most important space is your living room. It’s where you sit to unwind and socialise, where friends and family gather but also, where you can spend time alone. This environment should be a space that you enjoy, with surroundings that you appreciate and details that make you happy, creating that all-important feel and vision, which sometimes only happens when a talented top interior designer is involved.
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