Top Interior Trends

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 July 2015 | UPDATED: 12:00 28 July 2015

Hatfields of Colchester

Hatfields of Colchester


As summer continues to brighten our mood and warm our days, why not add some sunshine to your home with the latest interior trends. Sarah Hammill meets three local experts for some inspiration

The Trend: Dynamic Dining

With more than a century in business, Hatfields in Colchester has unrivalled expertise in the furnishing industry. Director, Robert London, says: ‘We would advise to find a dining solution to complement your décor, while taking into account the size of table. Making sure a dining table fits your living space and gives enough seating is crucial. Your table needs to allow for the number of diners you want to seat comfortably, allowing ample space for place settings as well as food. The table should also fit into a space that still leaves enough room to walk around it. An extending dining table like the Marlow provides great options. It can be closed for smaller dining numbers and extended when entertaining or holding dinner parties. The Marlow collection is part of the Trees4Trees™ reforestation initiative, empowering local communities through education programs and increasing the area of community planted and owned forests, counteracting the negative effects of deforestation.’Hatfields Home furnishers

Peartree Road



Essex. CO3 0LA

01206 765444

The Trend: Vivaciously Vintage

Vintage furniture is not only eye catching, it can evoke an era merely with its presence and bring value and history. If you’re seeking a slightly more rustic approach to your interior, authentic vintage is a good approach. Reproduced vintage is the best of both worlds; inspired by historical eras, but produced with fine, modern materials to ensure durability, along with less concern about having a valuable piece within the home.

G Plan Vintage is a collection from Quadrant, inspired by original pieces from a mid-century archive and collaborates with experts, Hemingway Design, to create some of the most iconic furniture. Handcrafted from some of the finest materials in Wiltshire, each design is named after its original era of inspiration.

G Plan Vintage has recently launched its latest range, the Sixty Three. Combining elegance with comfort, the Sixty Three is the epitome of vintage style. The tailored statement piece is available in various colours and its effortless style will enhance any space.

Senior designer, Paul Dack, says: ‘The Sixty Three model is neat and compact with a light silhouette that makes it perfect for the modern home. The ability to customise it with a contrasting seat cushion and buttons allows you to create an interesting look tailored perfectly to your individual space.’


220 Moulsham Street



01245 490101

The Trend: Authentic Armchairs

An armchair is a practical piece for any living room, but that’s not to say it can’t make a statement, too. On choosing an armchair, make sure to thoroughly test it first, sit back and test the support, ensure that the dimensions are right for you, and above all, that it is of course comfortable and durable.

From classic to contemporary, Jayrest Interiors has a wide variety of high quality armchairs on offer, and with almost 50 years in the industry, customers can expect a lifetime guarantee on the British-made, solid beech frame and spring unit. Jayrest also offers customers a free, bespoke tailoring service on all armchairs to enable a completely individual piece, and with thousands of designer fabrics to choose from, Jayrest can also provide the ultimate cover finish to armchairs to ensure that they blend in with even the fussiest of living room interiors.

Co-owner, Tony James, says: ‘The beautiful Kersey chair is currently a popular Jayrest design from our range of occasional furniture, shown here in a wool plaid by Moon fabric, it is available in a huge range of fabrics and leathers.’

Jayrest Interiors

47 Lady Lane Industrial EstateHadleigh




01473 822 683

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