First, keep it simple for anything that will sit in someone else’s house. Stay with classic tones that will suit most homes but be inspired by what is around you.
Second, become informed on colour and design trends for the year ahead, my Pinterest boards can help with this and point you in the right gift direction!
One classic trend to surface this year is house plants. This is a great trend to buy into as a gift as it can come in so many different shapes and forms. I love palm prints on cushions and bedding to cute stationery. I am a big fan of the jungle inspired cards, wrap and prints from All the Ways to Say.
This spring I have noticed an abundance of pastel colours from catwalks to interiors so why not buy a sweet treat in pretty pink. Take a look at the ceramic collection from Thinkk Studio or the Herringbone design objects from Phil Cuttance.
Alongside the pretty pastels there is a darker, more mysterious colour palette for 2018, with purple and black coming out on top in trend reports. HMM combines the finest local materials to create timeless products which gives everyday objects a unique edge, like in its paperweight collection. Tom Dixon created some charcoal and purple design highlights in his new collection that are worth taking a look at.
Metallic tones are not only an on trend home accessory, they can make a great gift as they go with most colourways. Mix these with monochrome and you will find something beautiful, simple and stylish.
Third, when in doubt I look to places that are a curated haven for design inspired gifts. Many galleries and contemporary museums are the perfect place to find unique gifts. I know I will discover a consistently chic selection of emerging designers. As well as ace art, kitsch kitchen gadgets, prints and stationery you will find on trend design led homeware, contemporary accessories that will add style and simplicity to any abode.
Here are my favourites;
Let the power of design shape your daily life…