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Keen to check out Houzz’s interiors trend predictions for the year ahead, we headed over to the Houzz of 2018 pop-up in the heart of Soho, and what a delight it was! Designed and styled by Houzz along with interior design studio Run For The Hills, the five-storey townhouse has been transformed into a haven bursting with inspiration.
The first floor was home to the most beautiful burnt orange velvet sofa with retro caned-sides from Red Edition placed against a bold navy wall. According to Houzz, ‘velvet sofas’, ‘brass’ and ‘houseplants’ were all search terms that spiked in popularity in 2017 and are now firmly on the design radar. Surrounded by botanicals, marbles and golds, this living room is inspired by a relaxed 70s lounge vibe – what a combo! Adjacent to this was a chic wooden dining table from NUTSANDWOODS, which was paired with industrial gold and black chairs – a match made in heaven in our eyes. The open-plan living room led perfectly to the Houzz kitchen. Their charcoal grey kitchen interestingly reflects the demand for darker kitchen spaces – we are certainly big fans and proof that a small contemporary kitchen can be both stylish and functional.
As we ascended to the second floor of townhouse, we came across yet another lust-worthy space – the bedroom/home office/bathroom. As more of us live in smaller spaces, ‘multi-function’ was their buzzword when planning the space. Using a variety of strong textures, layering and bold colour, the space was a sight for sore eyes. Taking inspiration from hugely chic Japanese and the ever-popular minimalist Scandi aesthetics – or as Houzz described it, “Japanordic” – the combo of woven and fur rugs (Linen Works) against strong blacks, burnt oranges and blush pinks were so enticing. Moving away from the traditional clinic white space, the bathroom was a monochromatic haven. Tiled in the finest marble from Topps Tiles and surrounded by textured rugs, industrial wall lights and taps, it also featured an on-trend striking crittall-style shower.
Braving the third flight of stairs, we discovered the coolest children’s bedroom we could ever have dreamed of having in our early years (or in fact, now!). As a nation, we’re now spending more attention, time and money on designing a space for our tots, so it was exciting to be exposed to a range of beautiful children’s homeware. The space perfectly balanced the functional with beautiful, with a range of quirky storage and bold prints. From a very cute yet contemporary canopy bed (Lumokids) and rocker (Maison Deux), to fun animal wallpaper, this space was enviable. Following the familiar monochromatic, Scandi-feel palette, this space was fresh and simple.
Houzz of 2018 gets a big thumbs up from us! A must-see while it’s in town. The Houzz of 2018 pop-up townhouse is open until January 31st.