What's new for 2017

Recently I was asked for my colour and Interior design predictions for 2017. A UK based magazine mailed me asking what colours would be 'big' for 2017 in my opinion. It's true you're in the presence of a trend setter. Brace yourselves people here we go, but first some basic design advice.

As a designer I tend to prefer what I've tried and tested over the years. So I'm going to give you the benefit of my experience. I design for the long haul, so I source good foundation items that are timeless and then I layer in the 'on trend' items with accessories and fabrics. So going forward you can switch these items out when trends change.

With that in mind I'm going to share with you 'what's new for 2017'

I love this idea, appliances that can be tucked away. Love this extractor fan and light which is very cool, when you're finished cooking it simply disappears into the countertop.

We're all guilty of spending far too much time on our mobile devices, me included. These charging ports are available almost everywhere even Ikea.

Jewel colours are big for accessories this year, but I must stress if you do decide to go for these colours make sure they compliment your colour scheme.