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Hamptons, a marriage between elegance and relaxation

Hamptons (Blue) 2m Garden Umbrella

Hamptons is one of the most beautiful classic interior design styles. It is commonly associated with a relaxed beach style, but is more sophisticated in its execution than the traditionally more rustic, “beach chic”. This style utilises soft, white walls to create the illusion of a wide-open space, reminiscent of a beach house. Wood panelling…

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Bauhaus. reuniting creativity and manufacturing

As we head into autumn, we here at Duchess & Deco would like to pause for a minute and take a look at a beautiful design trend that has seen a resurgence in recent years. With its bold, beautiful and modern take, there are very few styles quite like the Bauhaus design. It utilises strong…

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Organic Matter, adding warmth to modern architecture

The focus upon nature and the natural can be observed within another one of 2017’s freshest design styles – Organic Matter. This trend involves working with nature, in order to create a raw, biological feel to your outdoor area. Here, you utilise nature as your co-designer in this naturalistic, unstructured process that utilises urban concretes…

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Unapologetically Tribal

Another new trend in 2017 is the “Tribe” aesthetic. This movement is stronger, bolder and fiercer than many of its predecessors. It utilises striking blacks, whites and greys along with splashes of vivid colour – including vibrant hues of pink, blue and green. Geometric patterns, such as chevron, are also prominently featured. Vibrant patterns in…

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Analogue Workshop, seeking beauty in the ordinary

With this New Year comes a new and exciting season of design trends, including the beautiful “Analogue Workshop”. Analogue Workshop acts as a reaction to the fast speeds of modernity and modern life – where everything moves so fast that all sense of permanence can be lost. The focus here is instead upon how the…

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Valentine’s Day – Covered!

Valentine's Day 2017

When you hear Valentine’s Day, what comes to mind – flowers, couples in love, red roses, teddy bears, chocolates, romantic cards? This year, let’s try for something different and unique. Valentine’s day is celebrated by many countries around the world, bringing out the best in us, along with a creative inspiration to surprise the one…

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