Interiors Trends We’re Most Looking Forward to in 2017

With the beginning of a new year comes a new season of design shows and the emerging homeware trends that will prevail in the year and even years ahead.

We are already seeing countless reports exploring what will be hot for the season ahead. And while we take trends with a little pinch of salt, we can’t help but get excited about a few trends experts are predicting to be big this year.


Following Pantone’s announcement of Greenery as the colour of the year things have been getting very green. Led by the vibrant, powerful shade, tones of green are likely to take center stage in the interiors world this year and we couldn’t be happier! We’re dreaming of overflowing botanical spaces, filled with planting, opulence and striking architectural detail.



The new material making an impression on the world of design is cork. Although marble will hold its ground as a key material in the year ahead, expect to see a lot of interesting and clever uses of this economically friendly material.



Florals will make way this year for butterfly prints bringing an alternative feminine touch from the natural world to design schemes. These feminine insects will flutter there way into prints and patterns, albeit quite possibly in an abstract style.


Pattern mixing

Trends from the fashion world often ripple into interiors and pattern mixing is something the fashion world has embraced in recent seasons. This trend is one we are certainly no strangers to – as pattern, tile and textile lovers we often find that ‘more is more’ and layering patterns and textures of different varities can produce some spectacular results. We’re definitely looking forward to seeing where this trend will go!



Every year there is a new metal in town and although we can’t quite tear ourselves from the classic, timelessness of brass it seems bronze is on the agenda this year. With the rich, warm tones of its mother material, copper and the subdued elegance we love of brass, we think this trend could have some seriously beautiful results!


Innovative Lighting

We’re all about a good statement light at KLD, so its very exciting to read the predictions for intricate, innovative lighting schemes that marry advancing lighting technology with beautiful, detailed lighting design.


Savoy Cork Winter Wonderland

Continuing on in the festive spirit, Kingston Lafferty Design have just finished transforming the Savoy Theatre into a winter wonderland, 3D snowflakes galore! We went down to Cork last week to get started on the Savoys 3 main bars.Continuing on from the oversized decorations from Lost Society, we took on the theme of a winter wonderland with giant, oversized, snowflakes. Cool blues and icy white snowflakes twist and turn above the bars.

We designed the snowflakes, drew them up on CAD and then got them laser cut out of mdf sheets. It was pretty cool to see them so perfectly cut out. We also cut out 12 different snow flakes out of mounting board to add a bit of variety…then packed up the car and headed on a little adventure down to Cork!

With ceilings 6 metres high, it was a fun packed three days, but with some fantastic helpers, friendly Cork banter, a drill and some pretty high scaffolding, we successfully completed the three bars! Check out the pictures below and pop into the Savoy over Christmas if you are down in Cork!

 Cutting out and spraying the mounting board snowflakes… 

 The mdf snowflakes taking over the Savoy dancefloor, ready for painting…

Primer done…now onto the first coat of paint…

 Rolling onto coat number three…

Making the mesh banners..

 Getting the scaffolding ready… 

3d decorations ready to hang..

The mezz bar… almost there..

The Lobby bar, just a few finishing touches needed..

 The VIP bar…

 View to mezz bar from the VIP..

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Some perks of the job.. I got to travel to Cork to do a review of the city including a stay in the beautiful Hayfield Manor hotel, eating a hell of a lot of delicious food and wandering around this fun, quirky city.