Style

On the rise

Our pick of the trends from the interiors-fashion frontline. 

Run for covers

We can’t move fast enough to get our hands on the casual summery nonchalance of hot-right-now linen sofa slipcovers. They convey an effortless, airy cool that suits all sorts of sensibilities, whether you prefer a well-tailored version or a looser, sheet-like scenario. 

MAIN IMAGE Bottega modular sofa, from $4795, cocorepublic.co.nz. ABOVE Linen couch cover, $158, etsy.com/shop/sandsnowlinen.

Marble universe

Neutral-hued marble is undeniably beautiful, but there’s a world of super shades coming to the fore. Introduce them in solid volumes like the vanity below, with Cosentino’s mesmerising Sensa surfaces and as smaller-scale design objects such as our new favourite lights from Melbourne’s Modern Times.

MAIN IMAGE Clarion display suite bathroom by SJB, sjb.com.au. ABOVE, FROM LEFT Bermuda light by Marz Designs, $908, moderntimes.com.au. Sensa Orinoco surface, POA, cosentino.comUplight by Henry Wilson, $2991, moderntimes.com.au.

Stripe hype

In a bid to pull focus amid an ever-growing number of tempting trends, we’ve found ourselves being drawn to one of the simplest: stripes. Go for clean, refined takes, or make this timeless graphic motif modern by hunting for unexpected colour pairings or teaming it with block colours.

MAIN IMAGE Cooperage Round dining table and stools, POA, fortstandard.com. ABOVE, FROM LEFT Blinds No 5 print by Kristina Krogh, $154, theposterclub.comRound storage box by Oyoy, $45, teapea.co.nz. Pillowslip set, $117; duvet cover, from $257/single, dazedbutamazed.com.

Greek chic

Turn your home part-Parthenon through the subtle inclusion of ancient-Greece-inspired objects such as vases, bowls and busts, using Doric-style columns as plinths to put hero pieces on display or clustering several together to create a sculptural vignette. If you really love this look, seek out furniture that harks back to the architecture of the era.

MAIN IMAGE Greek vases, from $84, by HK Living, houseoforange.com.au. ABOVE, FROM LEFT Hestia bowl, $65, doiydesign.com. Apollo statue, $533, by HK Living, houseoforange.com.au.