Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

Interior design comment by Cotswold Grey

With the launch of the new Autumn/Winter collections upon us and summer disappearing fast, thoughts turn to the prospect of cosying up indoors. For many of us, this brings a renewed interest in our interiors. Here, Lucy Jackson-Price, Interior Designer at Cotswold Grey, overviews this year’s key interior trends…

Whatever your style or scheme, I believe it’s the finishing touches that make and bring a room to life: the smaller details and one-off pieces spark interest and draw the eye.

At Cotswold Grey, we try to source unique and sometimes unusual pieces, from furniture and lighting to small decorative accessories and crockery. The trends this year are focused around:

BOLD & BRIGHT COLOURS
With the excitement of Rio and carnival fever, there is definitely a trend for richer hues and people are becoming braver with their colour choices. Adding a bright and bold lampshade gives a pop of colour to any room without too much commitment.

ARTISAN GOODS
This year, we have seen more of a focus on hand made goods and lovingly crafted pieces that give our houses a more unique and homely feel.

INDUSTRIAL STYLE
The industrial style has been just as popular as ever, with many people opting for a more pared back, rustic look. It can create quite a cold look in a room but with the insertion of a few elements of warm metals, such as copper or brass, an otherwise cool scheme can be lifted.

THE SCANDINAVIAN LOOK
The Scandi style continues to reign, with its clean lines, modern design and soft neutrals. However, a small injection of colour and texture can greatly enhance this overall look.


Homewares emporium Cotswold Grey opened in Moreton-in-Marsh late last year, stocking a range of antique, contemporary and reproduction furniture and homewares, with an emphasis on unusual and locally exclusive products. Customers have also been keen to take advantage of the interior design service offered by the store – to bring a sense of Cotswold Grey’s quirky, eclectic style into their own design schemes. Cotswold Grey: 01608 650446 / GL56 0AE / cotswoldgrey.com

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