Bringing the holiday home: LA Interior trends on the UK high street
On a recent trip to Los Angeles we were inspired and uplifted by the interior decor in many of our favourite spots. What’s more, we saw so many themes that are currently trending in our most loved fabric, wallpaper and home stores back in the UK. Below we are are showing the best examples of how you can bring the holiday home and recreate a little bit of LA glam!
1. Big Leaf Print
For a more subtle approach, you could try Cole and Sons Palm Leaves wallpaper which comes in a range of complimentary hues including combinations of black and gold and ivory and beige.
Not brave enough to use the print on a whole wall? Try covering a chair or sofa in the Palm Bali Breeze fabric from Holly Hunt. Or for a quick and cheap fix, purchase a couple of leaf print cushions. http://Etsy.com have a good collection.
2. Think Pink
Sticking with the Beverly Hills Hotel theme for a minute, we couldn’t miss the trend for all things pink. Pink has been a huge factor on the UK interiors scene for a while now and it can definitely help to bring the the LA scene home. Our pink shade of the moment for walls is definitely Peignoir from Farrow and Ball; a grown up grey/pink that isn’t too girly.
Pink can easily be introduced with so many existing decor schemes, combining perfectly with grey, navy and even greens if you are truly sticking to the LA vibe! Accessories are again are a great way to introduce without big expense. We love the Hay round Slit Table available at Clippings.com and the gorgeous dinnerware by Hend Krichen will add a classy touch of pink to any kitchen or dining room.
3. Faux plants
One of the things that struck us in so many of LA’s hotspots were the stunning displays of plants and flowers, and normally they were brilliant faux versions. This isn’t new to our high streets but to bring the LA look we would say not to be shy!
There are so many great suppliers of faux plants but some of our favourites are Olive and the Fox and Abigail Ahern. Evergreens such as Eucalyptus and Rosemary with delicate white flowers feature heavily.
4. Coastal Chic
Moving away from the hustle and bustle of Beverly Hills, we found a much more relaxed and costal feel to the interiors. Perhaps unsurprisingly with the beach scene being so prominent, Santa Monica and Malibu embrace a more laid back vibe with natural and weathered materials featuring heavily.
A coastal chic interior is defined by sea blues, nautical stripes and rustic materials. Jute rugs, basket weaves and coral accessories will bring subtle hints of the seaside. Whilst a bold, nautical stripe shouts beach! We would suggest investing in cushions or a piece of furniture upholstered in the Agatha fabric from Neptune Home. It can be used on a range of furniture from headboards to sofas. West Elm have a great range of jute rugs and rustic accessories.
5. Dress to impress
Our final LA inspired design tip wold be to dress the outside of your home and garden space to the maximum. We were struck by just how beautiful the property facades are from Melrose Place to Cecconi’s West Hollywood.
Living walls are huge in the UK at the moment and can instantly turn a bland wall into a design feature. Vistagreen have a great range of realistic faux walls, we particularly like “Somerset.”
Place lanterns, tea lights and cushions in courtyards to make a welcoming summer space. Out there Interiors have a good range of garden accessories, outdoor hammocks and hanging chairs that will help to perfect the look.
Bloomingville hammock and accessories available via Out there Interiors.