Cambridge Edition February 2019

glamorous relaxation. Andrew Cussins, founder of Sofas and Stuff, agrees: “From rich peacock blues and emerald greens to earthy mustards and ruby reds, jewel tones are an easy way to add a real style statement to your home and will see you through all seasons.” Meanwhile, Vanessa Hurley-Perera, chief product officer at, suggests that shades of blue will be the most appealing colourway for 2019. “We’re predicting blue will be the focus for pattern and colour. Interesting floral arrangements, which play with mixtures of blue hues with bright pops of colour, will add something special to any room.” A statement chair is the perfect way to add an element of drama to a room – as well as offering the ultimate go-to on a winter’s day. Artisanna London’s 1920s-style velvet chairs give a chic feel, while My Furniture’s classic armchair and footstool combinations are a modern update on an age-old design and are available in a contemporary choice of colours. Add in soft herringbone throws from Weaver Green for quiet evenings in. Finally, Lorna McAleer, interiors expert at window blinds brand, Style Studio, reveals that the latest lifestyle concept to permeate the world of interior design is all about ‘slow living’. It is a trend that will see homemakers curating spaces where they can relax and enjoy living in the moment. “Comfort is a key factor within this trend – allowing homeowners to enjoy being lazy without feeling guilty about it,” she says. “Clutter-free rooms, reading nooks and cosy, tech-free spaces offer an escape for people to find sanctuary within their homes. Calming colourways, including warm neutrals, blues that inspire serenity and concentration and easy-to-live-with pastels feature heavily. It’s all about creating an escape within your home.” l


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