Ideal Homes recently selected their pick of home decor trends for 2020. One of my favourites was 'Global Essence' as it matches in so beautifully with my current colour palette. Rich tones and rugged textures, earthy natural pigments mixed with lots of pattern and prints. The key colours - terracotta, umber and spiced red. Pictured above a selection of paints from Dulux.
Classic blue is the colour for 2020, according to Pantone. Blue and white never goes out of style and I have to say I'm a big fan of the combination. In fact you might think blue is my favourite colour - after all I created blue artwork almost exclusively for over 5years! (My favourite colour is actually turquoise.) Still, blue is such a lovely shade to work with for art and always popular.
Chinoiserie is also set to be a 2020 trend, another aesthetic I've enjoyed playing with in recent years. So there is plenty to choose from in the online shop right now to keep you on trend for 2020 interior design! Wall art prints and original paintings in beautiful blue tones.
According to a recent article from Domino, toile is on the verge of a comeback.
"The pattern, known more formally as toile de Jouy, first found popularity in late 18th-century France. Inspired by traditional Chinese porcelain designs and prints, the pattern is identifiable by its landscape scenes and floral motifs frequently rendered in either blue or red hues. Since its origin, it’s enjoyed waves of popularity, notably in colonial time, the 1970s, and the early aughts. It’s a traditional pattern, typically partnered with more traditional furnishings. But given its slow trickle back into fashion, it may be gearing up for an upgrade."
I began creating toile inspired artwork in 2017, mixing photography with chintz lace patterns and weaving them together. My 'Comforts of Home' series explored what home means to me through the use of different floral and bird motifs. Using antique illustrations as a starting point I recreated the flowers and birds from blue security envelope lining, grouping them together to form a chintz 'fabric' toile pattern. These elements then formed the base for a paper patchwork and the patterns to decorate ceramic plates.
Limited edition prints and a handful of original pieces are still available:
One of the top interior design trends for 2018 has been plant decor, in particular patterned plants. According to Pinterest searches for "pattern plants" was up a massive 533%! Naturally this has flown through into art and design and as luck would have it last year I began working on my 'Variegated' collection which is focused on the patterns found in leaves.
Format Magazine has an interesting read on why plants are having an art world moment here.
As Aimee Morris for Art Style Files puts it "More and more people are decking out their homes with plants. Who doesn’t love a good succulent? If your green fingers aren’t up to scratch, try one of these delicious botanical prints."
The Variegated collection launches in August, but until then I have a few original plant inspired pieces available here
Jennifer is a contemporary Australian artist based in Brisbane, Queensland. Know for her highly decorative paintings and unique paper weavings, she explores pattern and visual perception, often highlighting the beauty in the ordinary.