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DAVIDSON's Four Interior Design Trends for 2020

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At DAVIDSON, we tend to favour the timeless over the trendy. Our furniture is designed to dazzle as much tomorrow as it does today. Ours are the kind of pieces that can be passed down through the generations, bypassing fleeting trends and earning status as treasured family heirlooms. 

However, as we enter a new decade, there are certain trends in interior design worth keeping an eye on; fashions that signal a new direction or even a new era for design. Certain exciting new ideas are emerging in the interior design landscape and when considering new additions for your home, an awareness of these trends could certainly serve to revitalise your space. 

So what are DAVIDSON’s top interior design trends for 2020? 

Firstly, 2020’s colour palette. It’s vibrant but organic and natural. Then we’ve got the extravagance and playfulness of maximalism - which can definitely give your interior a new lease of life. We’re also going to see a lot more emphasis on individuality. And last but not least, an embrace of all things curvy, marking 2020 as a turning point for interior design.

Colour Swap

During the late 2010s, everyone was talking about millennial pink. Pantone named rose quartz its colour of 2016 and rose gold was another temporary obsession. 

But to herald the arrival of a new decade, we have two new shades grabbing our attention. 

Firstly, we’ve fallen in love all over again with the calming and grounding powers of blue. Pantone’s colour of 2020 is Classic Blue, a shade that immediately instills a sense of peace in a room. Reassuring and soothing, the colour resembles that magic shade the sky turns at dusk. 

There are many ways to incorporate Pantone’s Classic Blue into your decor, but you might take inspiration from Trilbey Gordon Design + Interiors, where the shade is given a thoroughly modern update, coming across as both fresh and iconic simultaneously.

A richly coloured dining room by Trilbey Gordon Interiors.

A richly coloured dining room by Trilbey Gordon Interiors.

The universal appeal of blue has informed some of our pieces here at DAVIDSON too. Our Art Deco-inspired Lunar Writing Desk is a vision in ethereal blue, displaying our brand new figured blue anegre finish, a colour that evokes a soft moonglow. 

As our managing director Alexandra Davidson puts it: “Adding blue to your interior immediately creates a sense of clarity and calm. The Lunar desk captures this mood perfectly. Its colour injects a soft but refreshing energy into a room.”

We also have our Palisades Side Cabinet, part of our collaboration with designer Anna Standish. The Palisades Side Cabinet is a bewitching shade of blue that conjures images of balmy summer days spent alongside glittering swimming pools. Indeed, the primary influence on the design was David Hockeny’s Swimming Pool series.  

The Palisades Cabinet with in blue tinted birds eye maple

The Palisades Cabinet with in blue tinted birds eye maple

Classic blue is not the only shade of blue that’s being embraced by interior design trendsetters. Navy is also enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Check out our Charlton Chair for an example of how to incorporate this sophisticated and timeless hue into your interior.

And the second colour to take the design world by storm is another one of our favourites: emerald green. Green is a deeply soothing shade with a uniquely restorative nature, especially when paired with organic materials

But emerald green in particular has its own singular elegance, with a jewel-like hue that adds a hint of luxury while also offering a superbly enigmatic quality - akin to stepping into evergreen forest. 

Meanwhile, Farrow & Ball named Duck Green one of its key colours for 2020, a shade that feels chic and cosy simultaneously. And to witness the power of green as a statement of opulence and grace, check out Beaumont & Fletcher’s olive green upholstery in DAVIDSON’s Gosford Stool

Uniting the trend for both blue and green interior design choices is a favouring of the vibrant, confident, and bold. This is a marked departure from the industry’s previous preoccupation with more muted tones like grey. Instead, we’re seeing everything from deep red and autumnal browns to yellow ochre and burnt oranges. Think warm and earthy but also luxurious.

The Lunar Desk in blue tinted high gloss anegre with antiqued brushed brass detailing

The Lunar Desk in blue tinted high gloss anegre with antiqued brushed brass detailing

The More the Better

A trend for maximalism was declared in late 2019 and this more is more aesthetic shows no sign of going anywhere as the new year progresses. 

The interior design world is embracing all things lavish - and is doing so with gusto. We’re talking lush fabrics, exotic trims, eye-catching colours, and plenty of accessories and accents. It’s about taking the notion of glamour and cranking it up to 100. No need to worry about overdoing it. The more drama, the better. 

Take inspiration from Trilby Gordon Interiors, whose designs are influenced by the maximalist style of Tony Duquette, the set designer known for his love of the sumptuous and fantastical. Shells, sunbursts, chandeliers - in a Duquette interior, anything goes. 

Elsewhere, you might find inspiration for incorporating maximalism into your dinner parties with these table settings from Bonadea, with its emphasis on the elegant and intricate, the unique and exceptional.

Next, there’s our newfound lust for wallpaper. Whether you keep it simple with just a single wall, or cover your entire room in a matching print, explore designs that are colourful and characterful but with a modern edge. Nature prints are always a win - and ocean-inspired motifs are also having a moment. 

Another way to achieve the maximalist aesthetic is with an eclectic mix of the contemporary with the traditional, mixing the vintage and antique with the impeccably modern. Combining time periods is both fun and whimsical and also creates an utterly original interior. 

In an era of mass production, it’s no wonder that we’re seeing a backlash against anything that might come across as ‘fast fashion’. 

Instead, we’re witnessing a renewed interest in the original and unique. Designers are seeking our custom works and exclusive editions in a bid to prioritise authenticity. 

As well as originality, it’s about creating an interior that feels lived in and that expresses your personality. Your interior shouldn't simply function as a showroom for luxury furniture but rather serve as a space that is comfortable and full of character. 

DAVIDSON offers a bespoke service which means all our pieces can be tailored to suit the particular style of our clients. And the industry’s renewed emphasis on artisan features is something we’ve been celebrating for years, prioritising exceptional British craftsmanship in all our designs.  

Our range of bespoke finishes, in particular, offers clients the option to customise the design in a way that will make it stand out from the mainstream. From distressed gold leaf to sahara vellum, our finishes offer the perfect final touch. Each finish inevitably varies slightly due to the use of natural materials - and this just adds more character. 

Annabels, Mayfair designed by Martin Brudnizki

Annabels, Mayfair designed by Martin Brudnizki

One of a Kind

In an era of mass production, it’s no wonder that we’re seeing a backlash against anything that might come across as ‘fast fashion’. 

Instead, we’re witnessing a renewed interest in the original and unique. Designers are seeking out custom works and exclusive editions in a bid to prioritise authenticity. 

As well as originality, it’s about creating an interior that feels lived in and that expresses your personality. Your interior shouldn't simply function as a showroom for luxury furniture but rather serve as a space that is comfortable and full of character. 

DAVIDSON offers a bespoke service which means all our pieces can be tailored to suit the particular style of our clients. And the industry’s renewed emphasis on artisan features is something we’ve been celebrating for years, prioritising exceptional British craftsmanship in all our designs.  

Our range of bespoke finishes, in particular, offers clients the option to customise the design in a way that will make it stand out from the mainstream. From distressed gold leaf to sahara vellum, our finishes offer the perfect final touch. Each finish inevitably varies slightly due to the use of natural materials - and this just adds more character.

Cool Curves

While mid-century modern emphasised the angular, straight, and crisp, the interior design world is in the middle of a total volte-face. Today we’re seeing a shift towards far softer and more rounded lines, as well as curves, and gentle arcs. The mood is voluptuous, feminine, and fluid. 

Taken to its extreme, we’ve got the undulating ripples being used to great effect in upholstery. Scalloped edges are also having a moment, creating a sense of fun that can sometimes be lacking in the sleek minimalism of modern interiors. Then there’s the 80s style tubular silhouettes or ‘chubby’ designs that are popping up all over the place. 

However, these designs, while cheeky and playful, aren't for everyone. 

For something more understated but with the same easygoing attitude, check out DAVIDSON’s Malibu Coffee Table, part of a collaboration with designer Anna Standish. The Malibu imparts an atmosphere of relaxed luxury with its wide circular legs and radiused corners that evoke the laidback West Coast landscape that inspired it.

Or take some inspiration from a different, but equally curve-centric era with our 1920s Art-Deco inspired designs like The Chatfield Dining Table with its gracefully curved legs. Or the Nazarova Side Cabinet, with its curved edge and high-gloss finish.

The Belmont Console available in a wide range of finishes

The Belmont Console available in a wide range of finishes

If you are interested in any of the pieces we’ve highlighted or would like some advice about how DAVIDSON can help you to create a beautiful interior – whatever your colour palette of choice - get in touch or visit us at our showroom in the prestigious Chelsea Design Centre.