Fall In Love – Autumn Trends

Fall In Love – Autumn Trends

The Face Of Windermere And Kendal Magazine 

The Face Of Windamere and Kendal is a free premium, glossy, lifestyle magazine with a circulation of 10,000 copies and 35,000 + readers. It has 10 printed issues per year and a target demographic of the local communities of Windermere and Kendal plus the visitor and tourist economy. The magazine is delivered hand to selected postcodes and businesses. It is also available from the tourist information centres in Bowness and Kendal and Oxeholme Railway Station. The distribution footprint is within the Lake District National Park and includes the well known centres of Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside which surveys indicate have approximately 15.8 million visitors per year. Regular Features include – Health & Fitness – Interior Design – Fashion – Motoring – Whats On – Useful Numbers – Crossword – Cartoon – Business – Classified – Art – local walks.

Luci Living Design is delighted to have been asked to write a number of interior design and home decor articles for Face Of Windermere and Kendal which have been published in their printed magazine

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1 Nov 12 – PRESS – Face Of Windermere & Kendal – Fall In Love With Autumn Trends

It is time to say goodbye to summer days and turn our attention to cosying up our home ready for autumn. Design experts from Luci Living Design Interiors share their latest tips and trends for this season.

Pantone 2012 colour of the year was Tangerine Orange and as autumn sets in this moves hue to deeper, burnt orange shades in keeping with the traditional autumnal pallet. These colours mix perfectly with spice accents such as amber, ruby and saffron. These colour combinations are a great way to create an instant sense of warmth and comfort throughout your home.

If you want to move away from a conventional seasonal look this autumn there is an alternative heavy focus on jewelled colour ways and peacock tones. Use powerful colours such as deep ocean blues, moss greens and thistle purples mixed in with earthy neutrals to create a rich, dramatic look in your home and stay right on trend.  Earthy neutrals such as light taupe and dark chocolate brown have taken over the grey neutral tones that have dominated interiors in recent years.

Glamour and opulence is another key look of this season and this autumn sees a variation in fabric styles with the introduction of metallic fabrics and rejuvenation of bronze and gold. These tones mixed with the regal colours such as the deep blues and purples will illustrate both intensity and sophistication in your home.

If your preferred style is more classic then this autumn has lots for you with the revival of traditional heritage style fabrics such as herringbone and dog-tooth. This resurgence in interiors has come straight from the catwalk and can be introduced into your home easily allowing you to create a classic yet contemporary look.

Texture is another key trend with luxury being the focus from deep velvets and soft linens to suede and leather. As winter is on the way an excellent way to get snug at home is by layering, just as we do with clothing, add some layering into your home. Invest in some statement throws and cushions illustrating different colours, textures and patterns to create a warm and inviting space.

To counter balance traditional looks our design specialists recommend bold geometric shapes and prints which are appearing more and more in interiors, featuring on fabrics, flooring and upholstery.

Mixing textures with patterned fabrics and daring colours is a great trend. Incorporate these into your home through accessories such as cushions, vases and rugs. If your home is currently based on a neutral pallet a splash of colour will liven up your space and give focal points which help to bring a scheme together creating a more comfortable space.

Wool, as always, is a staple fabric as we head towards winter, look out for exciting new designs that play on the customary ‘wool design’ by infusing shocking pinks or lime greens into the grey/neutral base. Be brave using these bolder colours to create statement upholstered pieces in your home.

Also look out for large scale crochet and knitted furnishings in natural fibres such as stools, rugs and throws.

An eclectic mix of styles in terms of furniture is still very much in. Gone are the days where all of your furniture had to match, mixing styles not only looks fantastic but is a great opportunity to recycle and restore tired items creating statement pieces which are also budget and recession friendly.

Article by Charlotte & Luci

Interior Design Team – Luci Living Design

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