James Treble is a child of the world – he travels to the farther reaches of the globe each year, following his nose (and also to visit family). From cosmopolitan Europe to the earthy Middle East, he experiences firsthand the latest happenings in colour and design.
He’s a man of mode in the truest sense. Chic, curious and bold. So with the mercury waking up as winter wanes, we thought we’d tap his grey style matter for the jump on this year’s spring trends.
Ah, spring. The mornings are still crisp but midday is edged with heat and the outdoors is budding with colour… Feel that bliss. We’re drawing a little of that loveliness into the home with the help of designer James Treble.
Spring is the perfect time to change things up. Rotate your artwork – or invest in a new one – and bring in some valuable colour to your interiors. Swap your cushion covers for some floral and bold prints for a punch of vibrancy.
James has his (delicate) fingers on the pulse. “It’s always good to keep an eye on the fashion world,” he says, “as the lines between fashion and interiors are so blurred these days. Then, of course, Australia has its own heartbeat and voice.”
Fusing these disparate inspirations, James gives us his top 5 trend predictions for Spring 2015.
James: This calm airy blue works so well, carrying us from cool days to the warmer months ahead. It’s calming effect works with most colour schemes.
It’s a great accent colour that you can’t get wrong!
James: This is another great colour for spring. Think of that blended smoothie: rich and inviting, full of energy, yet calm and relaxing.
It’s not quite pink, so it’s not too feminine, and it works with green-blues as well as brown leather tones.
Oversized indoor plants
James: This is a great look, and one which looks superb in Australian homes. If you haven’t got the space, why not opt for an oversized print with large oversized leaves – it’s a great match for spring.
In fact, I love this look all year round!
James: This trend is continuing. It adds rich texture to our interiors. Think open-weave cushions and throws, perfect for warmer days tipped with a cool breeze.
That “handmade by Grandma” look is so in.
Prints – From Paisley to Ikat
James: These are working a treat. It’s the “global community” look, and these diverse patterns sit comfortably together. So don’t be afraid mix and match your prints.
Chevron is still working, but combine it with ethnic prints. Even good old corduroy is making a comeback, so think textured designs in fabrics for a great look on the horizon!