"At Floor Coverings International Ottawa East, we love to inspire and inform. We know that a secret to a beautiful home is more than amazing flooring. That’s why we introduced our Designer Influencer Interview Series, to give you a peek at the latest trends in home design. Our latest interview features talented designer and blogger Temenouzhka Zaharieva of TrendOffice. You can follow Temenouzhka on Facebook.
What’s one of your favorite design pieces you have in your own home?
‘Design pieces’ is quite vaguely defined term – I always try to buy everything with good design. Most of the furniture at home is designed by me – part of the kitchen, dining room, some of the furniture in the living room, bedroom and children room, our walk-in cupboard, my desk. But if we talk about famous designers’ work, most of it is not readily accessible and that is the problem nowadays – we would like to have good design everywhere around us, but how many families can afford pieces by Urquiola or Marcel Wanders? Or the famous designer furniture by modern classics from the last century? Yes, we do have the beautiful Eames Molded Plastic Side Chairs with Eiffel Tower Base at home – the most popular designs from that period, but they are also some of the most widely imitated. Fakes are everywhere and people are forced to buy fakes just to be able to enjoy the idea of good design, using bad quality furniture. Good design should be more accessible.
What is your favorite design trend of 2016?
I am happy to find that pastels are still on trend no matter that Pantone and other colour companies are no more choosing one Colour of The Year, but sets of themes and colours. Still, pastels are part of them. And that is quite natural – we need the calmness they supply to our environment. And another staying trend that is my favorite – copper and copper hues. They are so warm and cozy. Based on my experience, I have my own prediction for a favorite Colour of The Year 2017. By following all the new products and events in the field of interior design, I think that we shall continue to see a direct connection between fashion and interior design and yellow will be a very popular colour next year...."
to add a flicker of fun in your life. That is one of the interesting trends that we see in the last years in design, both, interior design and fashion. And it is a trend worth following because of the rich colours that create different moods - for yourself and in your home.
Rayon chenille scarf, 'Iridescent Green Pastels' (Guatemala)