Floral winter trend 2016
The time is ripe to see greater coherence and to achieve an integrated, totally emancipated new reality.
All products indoors and outdoors will then be viewed as equally important. Emancipation in the interior means that masculine and feminine styles and preferences in interiors will be combined more. We see in homes as well as in office interiors in softer shades or with rounder, elegant shapes in masculine colours. This creates balanced rooms which have a friendly look without being swamped in excessive decoration. Greenery is increasingly seen as an essential element in interiors in order to be able to create a good balance between living and dead materials.
Both round and linear shapes, creating the ultimate blend of masculine and feminine. Sometimes the new balance is also achieved by giving masculine products a feminine look.
The materials used are very varied and are sometimes combined together in unusual ways, this time not in order to create contrast but in a quest for a new harmony.
The patterns are both decoratively feminine, such as large flower patterns, and minimalistically masculine with small checks and lines.
Flowers and plants
Both robust, rugged flower and plant shapes and delicate decorative shapes. Here too a balance is sought between a rugged and decorative look. Plants and flowers are essential in the interior.
A diverse colour palette in which both romantic feminine colours and businesslike masculine colours are combined. To strike the right balance, it is important that the feminine colours are applied to linear shapes and the masculine colours to elegant shapes.
In this floating tree design I have used round bubbles in combination with graphical shaped decorations. These contrasts make the arrangement interesting and attractive.
When I selected the materials for this wreath I paid special attention to the relation between flower shape and its colour. The softer shaped flowers are used in a darker more masculine colour while the larger harder more masculine flowers are used in a softer more feminine colour. The square gift boxes with there hard shape contrast again nicely with the round form of the wreath.
The boundaries between plant or flower arrangements are fading. Same as the differences between men and women… these are fading as well. That is why I created a plant arrangement with a clear role for cut flowers in the design.