Much like setting the scene for an elaborate play or film set, dressing a room requires passion and great attention to detail. As recent trends wave goodbye to the bare and minimal, we welcome the glamour and splendour of years gone by with open arms.
As the luxury goods market continues to grow, so too does our desire for the highly crafted, opulent and unique. With the demand for hand-painted decorative floors increasing by the brush stroke, designers and studios are creating a whole host of inspired designs, accessible even for the most austere of homeowners. Never has the term ‘don’t look down’ been more offensive!
Balance is key when it comes to mastering this trend, but executed well these bold prints and muted neutrals culminate in show stopping spaces that stand the test of time.
For a neutral base laced with charm, look no further than our Ottoman hand-painted limestone, perfect for a large hallway or dining room. Our hand-painted Angel Floor is another exquisite design, available in an array of motifs and hues that can be complimented and contrasted with surrounding furnishings.
Decorum Est’s Marble and brass floor seductively surrenders to warmer climates and creates a stunning focal point in any given space. If bold and contemporary statement floors are the order of your day, our Moderne Collection of lemon sole tiles takes the art of multi-tasking in its stride, combining bold metallic designs with highly durable properties.
With Decorum Est’s vast range of statement floors available, from our Hand-painted Collection to the Moderne Collection, it has never been easier to pave your way to a desirable and dynamic living space.
Decorum Dare You: Partner a bold statement floor in petrol blue against a bevy of black furnishings. Finish with silver accessories from velvet cushions to antique picture frames.
Marble is having an interior must-have moment. Predominantly used in kitchens and bathrooms, our desire for marble is back on the 2017 trends radar with a smooth honed vengeance.
Naturally, marble’s unique qualities exude glamour and luxury however when contrasted with unique pieces of furniture or contrasting surfaces it can swiftly blur the barriers between classic and contemporary for an edgier look. Examples of this can be seen in the images above, partnering marble and brass, marble and parquet or even used as a feature wall.
Replicate this timeless trend with a whole host of Decorum Est’s products. Our selection of marble is sourced from Italy and is the ideal backdrop in any bathroom, kitchen or even hallway. Contrast with a matt grey wall and contemporary masculine furnishings with a black trim for a bold and sophisticated space. Our marble and brass arabesque design makes for a stunning feature floor, perfect for hotter climates or even a unique bathroom countertop.
Decorum Dare You: Master two trends in one by livening up a classic marble floor with a metallic feature wall. Decorum Est's rain drop briquettes, taken from the Alchemy Collection create the perfect marble and bronze partnership.
During a dry, deprived and dismal January, what better way to indulge or at least entice than on fearless and bold interior inspiration. Given the right bare basics, freedom and fun certainly can run riot.
Creating the canvas is key; if your furniture and accessories are to be the main feature, keep floors and walls minimal. In contrast, accent walls and floors require simple furnishings that blend and enhance the overall look.
Designer Herve Van der Straeten’s living space, featured in Interiors Digital magazine epitomises this fun house vibe. While Interior Designer Robert Passal also captures this bold and beautiful vision by balancing bold colours with soft textures and hand painted walls.
Decorum Est’s range of specialist paint effects are ideal for an indulgent yet neutral canvas. For an accent wall or floor however, look no further than our pietra dura collection for your very own work of art using traditional techniques. Alternatively our houndstooth collection has the ability to revive any space, available in an array of colours.
Decorum dare you: Pair a monochrome statement floor in pietra dura with mustard coloured walls and gold, chunky accessories, guaranteed to put the ‘hello’ back into hallway.
Master the art of colour blocking this Christmas for a contemporary take on interior festive flair. From the humble hallway, to decadent dining room, striking materials and colour schemes can give each room a show-stopping display of seasonal sparkle.
Breathe life and warmth into a minimal and neutral hallway with the addition of seasonal greenery and natural textures. Weave fir garlands adorned with cinnamon sticks and dried lotus flowers around the stair banister for a crisp and timeless statement. Suspend festive wreaths from the ceiling dripping in woven decorations to create a rustic and enchanting entrance. For an opulent finish underfoot, Decorum Est’s hand-painted limestone Angel floor is the perfect accompaniment to a neutral colour scheme and is a timeless and elegant talking point.
Ruby reds are a must-have splash of colour for any Christmas living room. Create interest and intrigue with bold patterns and accessories in velvet, glass and soft silver metallics. A festive fireplace is the ultimate focal point in any living space, but for a fireplace with a difference all year round, look no further than our highly stylised Sunset marble panels taken from The Hollywood Collection. This feminine and romantic design dazzles against a roaring fire or a bright and sunny day.
When it comes to dressing the dining room, take a break from tradition and create a stylish and dramatic scheme of blue, white and silver. Douse walls in a decadent midnight blue, drape crisp white linen over the table and embellish with silver candle sticks, baubles and a myriad of crystal. For a striking focal point any time of year, look no further than Decorum Est’s slumped glass panelling in silver, the ultimate indulgence in interior accents.
Decorum Dare you: Contrast rich coppers and tones of platinum with a host of festive foliage in the master bedroom. Suspend thick garlands from the ceiling dripping in bronze and gold decorations above a bevy of sumptuous bedding of silk, velvet and cashmere.
Much like a classic black and white movie on a rainy day, our love affair with monochrome never fails to convey effortless style and glamour.
Like all timeless classics, this sophisticated fashion trend translates beautifully into interior design. Whether the room is a nostalgic tribute to a glamorous era gone by or creates an audacious, modern statement, this classic colour palette of black and white allows you to be as bold or subtle as you wish.
Decorum’s take on this dynamic duo comes in an array of materials and designs. Our Roman Ostia mosaic in black and white is an elegant tribute to this historical decorative method. While our Ruffle and Fleur–de-lis monochrome tiles taken from our Pietra Dura Collection are a vision of beauty, perfect for either a fabulous statement floor, captivating table top or accent wall with a difference.
Decorum Dare you: Dramatise your space with a monochrome statement floor or accent wall, adorn and embellish with a dutiful scattering of bright coloured accessories, for a space that retains timeless style, with accessories that are as interchangeable as your mood.
Middle Eastern and Asian architecture and design has always heavily influenced the interior design world. These deep-rooted cultural elements permeate into all aspects of interior inspiration, combining intricate designs with rich colour palettes, in a variety of sumptuous textures.
The quest for a glowing complexion is an ongoing and tedious trial, however when it comes to interiors this look is easily achievable with the right kind of products and finishes. Pearly sheens create sumptuous settings and fill dark and often gloomy spaces with light thanks to their iridescent properties.
A great way of injecting life into your everyday interiors is through the use of metallic accents. From industrial functionality to luxurious detailing, metallic interiors remain a fierce and timeless attribute to any home.