Zephyr and Stone is an interior design studio run by sister duo Kasia Clarke and Ania Forster. Based on the Gold Coast, Kasia and Ania divide their time between styling and design. Kasia gives us some insights into her style and flags some trends for us to look out for.
Top three design trends for 2018?
An increase in bespoke and custom design will see consumers shy away from mass-produced items and crave personalised details such as monogramming.
2. Wabi Sabi
The ancient Japanese philosophy of finding beauty in imperfection is set to gain popularity. Think rusted metals, rough textures, weathered and charred timbers and fabrics with frayed edges.
As a direct reaction to our increasingly technological lives, homes will increasingly feature cosy nooks and private havens.
Top three colour trends for 2018?
1. Au naturel
Natural, earthy tones and raw textures are set to soar in popularity in the coming year as these rich hues exude warmth and are calming, especially when paired with organic materials and textures.
2. Subtle touches
2018 will see muted hues such as blush, taupe, apricot and duck egg blue used on a wide scale. Combined with neutrals, these hues result in an understated and stylish aesthetic.
A colour scheme of black, white and the full spectrum of greys will also be popular, especially when used with a pop of vibrant colour in accessories.