The party is over. It seems this winter our inspiration is coming from the Wall Street Crash rather than the Jazz Age. The opulence we saw previously makes way for a somewhat decayed and humbled decadence.
This year we have embraced the high octane glamour that only Gatsby could inspire. From cocktail culture, to flapper dressers and art deco inspiration we have embraced the roaring twenties as enthusiastically as our American counterparts did at the time. But for the liquor swiggers and the Charleston dancers came the Wall Street Crash and it seems this winters trend is history repeating itself.
This trend focuses recession and therefore we begin mixing hardwearing materials and shades with luxury touches. We move away from bright gold’s to a dull palette of matte greys paired with rusty greens. Simple furniture in dark colours creates a melancholic appeal and is lifted by the extravagant and contradictory application of a fur throw, a velvet cushion or a floral print. The aim is to mismatch items of heritage and utility.
Bringing the outdoors in runs very much through the heart of this trend; pulling in the inspiration of derelict but grand houses. Use wreaths of wild flowers to adorn walls and subtle animal prints on cushions and in frames.
The key to this trend is dressing down creating something dramatic with colour and personal with accessories.