If you haven't heard, vintage décor is well and truly dominating the homewares landscape, where heirloom lamps and travertine coffee tables are in and mass-produced Scandi knock offs are out. Having witnessed first hand the impeccably stylish eye of Steffanie Ball (tour her beautiful Williamstown home here
), we got in touch with the interior architect and founder of En Gold
to find out what interior design trends are going to be following us into 2020, and the
that we'll be bidding farewell to in the new year.
When it comes to interiors, what inspires you?
I am very much inspired by soft, neutral interiors. In particular sleek, clean and minimalist early 90s Miami combined with the warmth of Italian coastal design. I juggle these two contrasting aesthetics that have informed and created En Gold. I love the natural stones, marbles and organic textures of Tuscan villas surrounded by olive trees, combined with streamlined chrome-framed chairs and glass brick windows that were prolific in 1990s Miami.
What draws you to collect vintage homewares?
I love the uniqueness and rarity. Many of the sourced pieces we find are one-offs— we may sometimes find something similar but not very often do we have two of the exact same piece. I also think it's a great way to bring quality, timeless pieces into your space at an attainable price. Even if you are purchasing a piece from a vintage reseller it is still at a fraction of the price that the item would have been brand new, particularly when we are referring to marble and stone furniture.
What are the interior design trends you're seeing everywhere at the moment?
I have definitely noticed the bohemian trend circulating, including the rise of rattan and cane furniture. On top of that, burnt oranges, dried palms and terracotta vessels seem to be in vogue right now.
Where do you see interiors heading as we move into 2020?
I think people are really taking time to mindfully curate their homes. I am seeing more and more interiors incorporating art, fashion and interior design—this is a combination that isn't anything new but now more family homes are creating collections of sculptures, ceramics and artworks to adorn their homes which I think is really exciting.
What design trends would you love to see more of in the new year?
I would love to see more curves! Curved sofas, round tables, arched-back chairs. There is so much potential to get creative within a space by adding interest and dimension through interesting interior and furniture design. I would also love to see more textural walls and non-traditional paint applications. I have seen some spaces using interesting paint and brush techniques on their walls as well as interior rendering which I absolutely love!
And finally, what design trends will you be happy to leave behind in 2019?
I am a strong believer that every home should be a reflection of the habitants' personality and style, so if there is a 2019 trend that someone identifies with, go ahead! However, if I were to furnish a new space I am personally ready to say goodbye to the L-shaped sofas with a long chaise and grey upholstery.
There you have it! It looks like we'll continue to be inspired by and reference the soft and curvy 90s aesthetic we're loving so much right now. 2020 will also see the continuation of the Amalfi-meets-Tuscany look where burnt sienna vessels and terracotta tiles will turn our homes into an everlasting Euro holiday.