Observing and predicting interior design trends: it is not an easy job but someone has to do it.

Today we are taking a quick look at Maximalism, intricate patterns, bold colours, and more intricate patterns.

It is the opposite of relaxed minimal interior design – there is a huge amount for the eye to take in, but beauty and order in the chaos and noise.

Could 2018 be the year of Maximalism? That is above our pay-grade, but you might enjoy the following pictures.

When working to a client brief you rarely get to do all that you would like, especially when your own personal style is all about serious maximalist colour and pattern! So when designing pieces for my own @salon.libertine collection, it was sheer joy! The designs shown here are all 'Perfumes of the Night', combing both the full floral and the abstract versions, in 'Indian Pink' and 'Matisse Green'. The cloths are a mixture of the most strokeable British cotton velvet and heavy cotton sateen, both are suitable for curtaining and upholstery. The fabulous orange linen is by John England, Irish linens. The stunning mid-century chair was made to order by @alittlefurnitureshop in Shropshire. #textileart #textileartist #perfumesofthenight #abstractart #velvet #cherryblossom #orange #hotpink #indianpink #teal #matissegreen #midcenturymodern #homedecor #inspo #colourclash #maximalism #colourpop #patternobsessed #colourobsession #irishlinen #johnengland

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Wow… the colours in this composition are incredible – @hill.victoria.

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It’s the lounge fireplace! I was hoping to do a big reveal of our Eames chair with the newly covered cushions today, but apparently the zips have been delayed, so we have Easter weekend with guests and no cushions on a chair… 😬 I’m actually writing this to remind myself this isn’t a crisis! If I am honest, there are enough cushions in this house to create several small padded cells as I have a bit of a cushion addiction, so I’m sure I can come up with something that looks half-decent as a temporary measure! And then make sure Mr Cray Villa notes an actual practical use for the cushions which usually get a massive eye-roll as they are removed from our bed each evening… does anyone else live with a cushion hater??? Happy Easter weekend all! 🐣✨ • • • • • #colourmyhome #moreismoredecor #maximalist #maximalism #williammorris #wallpaperwednesday #fireplace #marblefireplace #victorian #lovemyrenovation #crayvilla #guzzini #howivintage #myvintagevibe #vintagehome #myvintageabode #interiorwarrior #interiorblogger #interiorinspo #lovemyhome #jungalowstyle #sassyhomestyle #styleithappy #finditstyleit #interiorboom

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We love these pics from Cray Villa, a Victorian renovation project in Faversham, Kent.

Happy Saturday people! Spring is in the air here at Cray Villa! Snowdrops and daffodils are coming up in the garden and we are absolutely loving the slightly lighter evenings over the past week! We’ve been having lots of builders round about our loft plans – and should be getting a date in the diary for that this week… so we are VERY excited about that! In the meantime, here’s a pic of our very springlike William Morris Blackthorn wallpaper – and all the vases that I’m going to fill with flowers when spring finally arrives! Also don’t forget – just one more day to enter our competition to win the fab Mr Fox print from @foxyandpaper and a @homebargains lips neon – see previous post for details. Have a fab day all! ✨✨✨ • • • • #williammorris #wallpaper #wallpaperwednesday #victorian #victorianhouse #lovemyrenovation #renovation #styleithappy #styleitbright #myhome #realinstahomes #interiors #interiorblogger #howtheyhome #myhometrend #moochmarket #aflashofgold #flashesofdelight #cornerofmyhome #marblefireplace #howivintage #myvintagevibe #pattern #patternlove #crayvilla #itsasouthern_thing

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Happy Wednesday! The builders have started on the loft which is exciting and all is going well so far… here’s a pic of our lounge for the new hashie #myvintageabode – the lamp is original 60’s, the sideboard is mid-century, and the convex mirror is an EBay find… so a trio of vintage loveliness for you this evening! Hope you’ve all got relaxing evenings’ planned. • • • • • #moreismore #moreismoredecor #crayvilla #blackthorn #williammorris #wallpaperwednesday #lounge #maximalism #maximalist #cornerofmyhome #moochmarket #walltowallstyle #finditstyleit #styleithappy #sassyhomestyle #designsponge #apartmenttherapy #interiors #interiorwarrior #luxuryinteriorsonabudget #interiorboom #deliciousdarkdecor #styleitdark #ukiaspotlight

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Bright wallpaper, cushions, sofa… there is so much to look at in this image from John Loecke/Jason Oliver Nixon of @madcapcottage.

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Colin
Interior design & plant nerd, co-owner of CSW.