Often, it is the design-savvy hotels, galleries and restaurants of the world that inspire interior design trends—they behave almost as a couturier’s catwalk.
It can take a season or two for those colours and styling decisions to trickle down to the masses; such was seen with this head-turning modern country decor establishment (above) last year.
The opening of Heckfield Place in Hampshire attracted attention far and wide for its Belgian-esque interior, presenting the quintessential English country house in a far more subdued, pared down way. A dedication to beautifully made furniture and accessories from natural materials, placed sparsely so each could be appreciated fully, is its trademark, and is set to redefine the approach to country-style interiors for the forthcoming seasons.
Such raw, unpainted plaster will be celebrated more and more as an accepted form of interior decoration, rather than a mid-stage in the preparatory process soon to be covered up. It’s a look that’s very much in line with the ‘less is more’ school of thought.