T’was the greatest fair in all the land..
T’was the greatest fair in all the land. A place of magic and dreams. Where design visions come to life. Where you ask? Italy of course!
Every year members of our team jet off to Italy to see what’s on offer. This year the showcase offered some interesting new trends. Here is an overview of what we’ll all be seeing in the new year:
As predicted we have seen a shift towards a warmer pallet of colours, with a return of creams, warmer greys, chocolates and yes even some terracotta tones!
Wood look tiles still very popular as technology continues to get better. A real testament to the diversity now offered by porcelain product – natural warmth without the upkeep.
We were excited to see quite a few textured and dimensional tiles, embossed patterns reminiscent of woven tapestries and handcrafted rugs.
Stone looks so close to the real thing we had to ask if they were natural or not!
Tiles with lines and graphics. Smaller brick shape tiles for the walls, much larger formats for the floors and metallic finishes a must for 2014.
It’s looking like a sophisticated, warm and classic interior pallet for 2014, with an emphasis on comfort and durability……a sign of the world economic climate I think.