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Grand Designs Live Trends and Summary

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Posted on October 12, 2015

Following the air of Grand Designs largest ever house to be shown in a series and the ‘not so exciting to everyone else’ fact that we are moving into the same building as George Clark, we couldn’t wait for Grand Designs Live to make its way down to London. Inpatient as always and craving our next dose of inspiration, we packed our bags, full of winter coats, scarves and boots, including the passports and made our way up to Birmingham to feast on the latest interiors trends.

Glad for the scarf and the consistent coffee cups to keep our fingers warm, we were not surprised to again be fascinated by all things Grand at the show. From telephone box fridges to flamingo wallpapers, there was certainly no shortage of bold colours to perhaps brighten up the darkening days as we approach the winter season.

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Be brave, be bold

 As nervous as we all may get using them, a pop of colour is a brilliant way of adding a new lease of life into a space that we are starting to tire from. A bright bold colour used as an accent makes it very easy to change the entire look and feel of a room without having to change large items such as floorcoverings, wall coverings and furniture. As a feature item, bold coloured products also create that much needed wow factor and act not only as a practical addition, but also as a piece of art.

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This radiator in bright red from Stylish Radiators would add the perfect amount of colour to a neutral living room. If you think the pop of colour isn’t quite enough for you, compliment with red cushions. These Chrysanthemum ones from Nazanin Kamali would add the right amount of pattern and texture.


Red isn’t for everyone, we have to admit we are one of those included and only use red where it 100% suits. Still after a bright colour, this illuminated orange kitchen splash back adds warmth to the room and the rusty orange glow fits with the current trending Autumnal colours.


Following the long-lived copper trend, gold has finally returned and this gorgeous droplet of metallic light from Sterling Lights would certainly be a showstopper within your hallway. Hang within the centre of a staircase made from wood and glass, along with a thick neutral carpet for the perfect combination of contemporary elegance.


We couldn’t resist thinking about the inspiration we could take for our weddings and this quaint and mysterious walkway would make for the perfect entrance for a winter woodland wedding. Not about to get married and this could be replicated as the perfect way into the kids outdoor tree house or indoor themed play area.

If you missed the show this time, Grand Designs Live will be back in the slightly warmer city of London in the New Year from 2nd May. We will see you there, our eyes goggling at all the delightful, innovative new trends.


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