Hannah Amos: Top 5 Summer Trends for 2020

Brosa Design partners with The Block’s Hannah Amos, designer and interior stylist who takes us through her top five interior trends for Summer 2020.

Sustainable & Mindful Choices 

‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.’ – William Morris

To me, this quote means creating a sustainable home in a slower, more considered way, evaluating what you really need and buying less, but better. Summer 2020 will see a shift towards meaningful change, with environmental and social awareness driving many of our shopping decisions. It is all about making mindful choices and thinking of the impact of our actions, including our purchases. Expect to find biomaterials in homes in 2020, such as building supplies made from recycled products and ethically sourced materials. Mindfulness is emerging as a clear trend for 2020. 

The Roma Sideboard is a stunning piece, featuring unique brass foil detailing and matching gold metal legs and handles. The Roma has been expertly crafted using solid mango wood, which is known for its strength and sustainability.

Home Is Where the Bar Is

Staying in has become the new going out and entertaining is bigger than ever. Offering both style and convenience, the bar cabinet is the perfect entertaining accessory. 

Blame it on the fact that we are all too tired to head out, or that we are looking to bars, restaurants and hotels for interior inspiration, to create a relaxed, bar-like feel at home. 

Consider your bar cabinet a key focal point of your room, it should always tie in with the rest of your interior aesthetic and be treated as a visible decor piece. To make it a cohesive statement in your room, pair it back with an eye-catching artwork and keep it chic and visually interesting with tonal accessories, pretty glassware and fresh or dried blooms. 

Check out my pick of the Alpina Bar Cabinet if you are feeling inspired to embrace this trend.

Back To Nature With Earthy Tones

If you love rich earthy hues, soft pastels, or moody blues, you’re in for a treat. These are the top palette picks you’ll be seeing everywhere in 2020. Earth tones will remain big for the foreseeable future, and the revival of green is hot on the list for 2020. 

Millennial pink has had a good run for the past couple of years. However, 2020 is a time for change, and green will be taking centre stage. Paint brand Dulux has selected a cool-tone shade of green as its Colour of the Year for 2020, which is meant to offer an antidote to an “increasingly disconnected” modern society. Dulux says that Tranquil Dawn “embodies the nation’s mood on the approach of a new decade”. “It reflects a growing desire to understand what it is to be human at a time when advances in technology are making us feel increasingly disconnected from each other,” explained the brand.

While sage green has begun to make its mark for the upcoming year, the indoor plant trend is going nowhere and 2020 we’ll see more of us bringing some of that colour into our walls. Soft olive greens are extremely soothing and create a calm energy in a space, while also pairing well with natural light timber. 

The Kate Daybed is sure to make all your friends green with envy.

Curves In All The Right Places 

Step aside straight lines and sharp edges – the curved furniture trend is here and I am here for it! Interior design trends in 2020 come in all different shapes and sizes and curves is one of them; it’s an easy way to totally refresh your interiors and make a statement

We are seeing a major comeback of this popular mid-century inspired design, especially when it comes to upholstery. Expect to see them everywhere from architectural arcs, mirrors, bath tubs and of course, it will remain trending for sofas and armchairs. As much as we love drooling over these kinds of vintage pieces in antique shops, the reality is they are often pretty pricey. But fear not, for the curved armchair of your dreams is here and totally in your price range. I introduce to you… the Seta Armchair. Designed for modern contemporary homes, the generous proportioning gives a soft luxurious feeling. Seta is perfect for sinking in and lounging in comfort.

The Seta Armchair will take your living area to a new level of style.

A Marble Moment

Forever elegant and sophisticated, marble has a long history in interiors and it is here to stay. With its soft, unpredictable veins and endless colour and pattern choices, it will bring glamour to every corner of your home. 

This year, marble will be present everywhere! Whether a small vase, coffee table or entire wall, it will add impact and timelessness to your interior. Its adaptability to both classic and modern spaces makes the natural material so versatile and easy to work with.

Metals are marble’s best friend and anything with warm tones goes; think gold, copper or brass. To keep the look refined, don’t overpower the room with too many luxe metals, instead look to marble furniture with gold gilded edging, decorative trays and elegant vases that beautifully marry the two materials.

My favourite? The Cushla Side Table with its classic gold detailing.