Everyone’s favourite bank holiday of the year is here. The long Easter weekend offers the chance to kick start those plans conceived during the long winter evenings indoors. DIY and gardening stores will be preparing for one of the busiest periods of the year as they await the arrival of those eager to spring clean and refresh their homes with a touch of colour and elegant finishing flourishes.
At Smart Garden Offices we pride ourselves in creating purpose-built garden offices, built to the highest standards. The real magic, however, starts when we provide our free site survey to truly personalise each garden room to create a space unique to each client’s individual requirements, tastes and garden setting.
We love to see the way in which every Smart owner chooses to personalise their office once we hand over the keys. As they are used for such a variety of purposes, from garden offices to music studios, craft rooms to personal libraries, and each and every office is personally specified to suit the location, we have never seen two the same!
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In the meantime, we explore the top 10 interior looks and trends to banish the blues (well, almost). All we need now is sunshine.
- Are you blushing?
Blush pink is the new neutral in every shade imaginable: dusty rose, buff, the perfect nude pink. The Dulux colour of the year 2015 in Copper Blush makes the perfect complementary shade to any nearly nudes. Team blush pink with metallic brass and copper accessories to really lift these natural colours. Cox and Cox, Not on the High Street, Etsy and Tiger all have great metallic accessories in this season’s colours.
- Pastels rule
Along with blush pink, the other pastel rocking the spring palette right now is light jade or mint green. Cool and calm this pastel colour is the perfect shade for a tranquil garden retreat or treatment room and a great way to bring the warmth of Spring inside.
Exotic influences from South America and the Orient are huge this season. Patterns and leaf prints will be big (and small). Anything Jungle related will truly bring the outside into your home. Next have some fantastic botanical and leaf print accessories, including curtains, voiles and cushions.
- Vertically challenged
From fashion designers to furniture makers everyone is embracing the linear this spring. Think stripes, rainbows, patterns and technicolour. Or theme your stripes too – nautical is a timeless trend and one that recurs every year. It looks great with a Smart Garden Office porthole window too!
A watchword at Smart and core to our integrity, this trend instantly grabbed our attention. Honesty is about embracing the natural beauty the exposed timbers of natural wood furniture and surroundings. Rattan works perfectly with this look and won’t look misplaced alongside rustic, reclaimed wood or mismatched with darker wood from older furniture too. The new Smart Key Studio Range with its rich, warm-toned Thermowood cladding and exposed natural timber beading internally would make a wonderful addition to any garden this Spring.
No ladies, ombre is no longer just for your hair. This gentle faded mix combined with the pastels ruling interiors this season is a delicate balance and an easy way to introduce these colours into your home or garden office space with clever accessories. We love this biscuit cushion available from Nikki McWilliwams.
- More than words
We install many garden offices for writers who enjoy the beautiful natural light from their garden and the short step from their home to write every day. The words and typography trend will continue into S/S16 and mixed with monochrome statements makes an incredible impact. Personalised with your own choice of letters and words this is one trend you can truly make your own.
Liven up the pastels trend with texture. In line with the Honest approach (see number 5), traditional techniques and craftsmanship that produce intricate details and patterns will rule the roost when adding texture to your interior décor. At Smart we firmly believe the devil is in the detail and all of our garden offices have different textures and finishes to suit you, your lifestyle and your garden. The beautiful yet traditional Smart Suffolk Barn adds a rustic feel to any garden and is available in six colours.
- Mix it up
Ultimately if the pastels trend is not for you and you want to avoid buying new pieces – never fear! Bold and brash colour mixes combined with vibrant patterns and textures could be for you. Mix in unique high-end pieces with bold, affordable statement pieces for a truly unique and personalised look. Think colour clashes, vibrant patterns and psychedelic accessories and you’re there.
- And as for grey – It’s going nowhere.
We knew this was an awesome trend in A/W15 and now it’s just better and paler for spring, fitting beautifully with the pastel trend too. Bring chic and contemporary grey into your garden with the choice of colour options on our new Key Studio range. The ultimate in engineered strength combined with this elegant colour make the perfect garden retreat, whatever the weather.
Looking for more inspiration? Check out our boards on Pinterest for lots of ideas from interior trends to unusual home offices.
Spring into action
We’re sure you’ll agree this spring’s interior trends have something for everyone, whatever your style. At Smart we constantly listen to our client’s feedback and combine the latest architectural features and current trends with our traditional craftsmanship. Take a look at our new Key Studio range, with a beautiful warm-toned, natural wood finish and choice of sleek grey chassis, frames and matching fascia, the Key really is a spring trend that you won’t want to miss.