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Summer 2023 Interior Trends

What if spring and summer’s most memorable moments and settings could be transformed into season-defining interior trends? Read on to discover our four joy-inducing SS23 looks that reimagine sunsets, idyllic island retreats and rose gardens as interiors.
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1. Riviera Rhythm

Inspired by the French Riviera’s picturesque seafront and A-list allure, we’ve created a colourful tribute that promises to turn any space into a cosy seaside retreat.

Relaxed yet vibrant, this trend is all about breathing new life - and a sea breeze - into your home. A refreshingly simple primary palette of yellow, blue and red delivers real impact while quirky accessories and wall art add personality to your walls.

“Use stripes, patterns and colour blocking to fill your space with a playful energy,” explains Elkie. Shells and sea glass are an authentic coastal touch (and a perfect excuse to head down to the beach)!

A cosy, lounge-worthy sofa that ticks both your style and comfort boxes is the look’s focal point: “You want to embrace cosiness just just as much as colour. A lived-in, relaxed vibe tempers the boldness of the bright colour scheme,” says Elkie.

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2. Golden Hour

If you’ve ever wanted to bathe in the soft glow of sunset all day, you’ll love our first trend. Its rich and energising fusion of industrial design and Mediterranean style notes make it an ideal choice for those seeking rest and renewal.

At its heart is a refined industrial aesthetic. “Look for a statement dining table made from powder-coated metal with an elegant silhouette. Don’t be afraid of black metal and dark woods to balance out this look’s neutral backdrop,” advises Elkie Brown, our shoot stylist.

Naturally crafted pieces like handmade stoneware and wooden skirting are dotted throughout, softening the clean lines of Ercol’s and Calligaris’ signature designs.

Elkie’s top style tip? “ Pair organic ceramic ornaments with artisan-crafted bowls to introduce a rustic Mediterranean aesthetic.”

Best of all, this sun-kissed trend will stay fresh for many seasons to come thanks to its ahead-of-the-curve take on industrial minimalism.


3. Island Retreat

Love cool and calm spaces? This tranquil Balearic idyll will inspire feelings of rest and relaxation - and we just can’t get enough.

Its effortless blend of high-end design and simplistic styling feels fresh and modern, while textures of soft linen and boucle cushions invite you to wind down and snuggle up.

“Space-elevating details like marble-topped side tables and buttery soft leather sofas and chairs are a must,” says Elkie.

Woven rugs, palm leaves and weathered woods bring a rustic touch in a nod to its Mediterranean roots. And don’t forget some plants: “Greenery and foliage invites nature’s restorative aura into your home and lifts this look’s subtle palette.’


4. The Rose Garden

Is there anything more perfect than an English rose garden on a summer’s day? Here’s how to bring those fragrant perfumes and beautiful blooms inside.

“First, create a homely feel with classic country design details like handcrafted furniture and panelling, then add a statement floral or patterned wallpaper,” Elkies explains.

Next, opt for a plush, scrolled-arm Chesterfield and add lots of pattern-clashing cushions. Our mantra is the more cushions, the better - after all, you can never be too comfy!

Pay attention to fabrics with frills, pleats and scalloped edges to bring a sense of whimsy and cosy charm. “Patterns like chintz and gingham will add character to your interior,” adds Elkie.

Ercol’s lovingly handmade furniture brings a serene simplicity to this otherwise lively look.

“It’s all about balance. Place pared-back designs against a busy floral backdrop and you’ll create an beautiful indoor-yet-outdoor effect,” says Elkie.


If you’re inspired to recreate any of these gorgeous spring and summer trends in your home, we’d love to see your snaps. Share on Instagram with the #MYFVHOME for a chance to be featured on our feed.

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