Layerism, a Maximalism Interior Design Trend.
We speak with Senior Interior Designer, Charmaine White, who shares how using patterns, textures, and décor pieces can bring together your ideal layered aesthetic.
Maximalism is a trend that has been gaining traction in the interior design world for some time now. Layerism, the art of layering, is a key skill attributed to this trend. Use bold colours and textures that make a statement to express your personal style and tell your story within the details.
Using Patterns and Texture
When it comes to using pattern, the first rule of thumb is to not overthink it, like piecing together an outfit. When someone walks into the room, we want heads to turn, we want to encapsulate nostalgia and we want to make the room sing. Patterns and texture allows us to create depth, as well as adding interest to a room. A bold and complex botanical printed wallpaper gives an organic feeling, complimenting the pattern with a bold leopard print sofa will create a luxurious combination. Throw in cushions covers with a traditional motif and a velvet trim to add dimension to soft furnishings. It’s all about being brave and trusting the process.
Maximalism goes as far back as the Victorian era where homeowners would bring back various pieces from their travels to decorate their palaces. People didn’t want a pared down conservative interior design style, they wanted to make a statement in their home to show off their wealth and status. In addition, Mario Buatta, a visionary designer, who was known as ‘The Prince of Chince’ had a huge influence on interior design. His English Country Home Style inspired many, and still does. Sothebys wrote a fantastic article which delves into the history of Mario Buatta, the Marvellous Master of More, and showcases some wonderful imagery.
Rooms should look like they have evolved over the years, like an exquisite couture closest dripping with nostalgia. Bringing in pieces that reflect who you are, inherited or antique furniture and décor will undoubtedly add soul to a room. Maximalism transforms a home into a luxurious and timeless sanctuary.
As Charmaine White says, “Interior design is an ever-evolving art form, and whilst the tenets of good design are enduring, there are new trends and exciting collaborations emerging every year. This year is about creating bold, beautiful and impactful spaces that tell a story.”
Whether you’re looking to transform your space or design an imaginative new build home or extension, we can work with you to create a space that is unique to your property and lifestyle.
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