Introducing Marco from Skheme
Thanks for joining our panel of guest bloggers Marco, I'd like to let readers get to know you a little more before we talk trends.
My first question for you relates to that initial meeting with someone building a home or interested in doing a renovation.
What is involved in your initial consultation?
We want all our clients to enjoy their own experience and add their own flair to the design, therefore we encourage our clients to bring plans, photos, magazine clippings or any other items that have inspired them to our appointment only showroom.
All of our sales consultants have backgrounds in interior design, which allows them to collaborate with the client and see their projects through from start to finish. Paint swatches, laminates, veneers and stone samples are available for use in our showroom to generate further inspiration and creativity.
Your business is a bit different to other retailers because you also design and manufacture your own tiles. What does this involve and how do you keep up with ever changing trends?
In designing our own Skheme range we draw inspiration from our environment, such as nature, flora and fauna as well as designs and patterns found in everyday objects. For example, our 'Kekule' series design was based on close up shots of a Boa Constrictors scales!
We actively track trends by calling on my past experience within the architectural and interior design community, regularly travelling to find new inspiration, as well as more generally observing colour and fashion trends.
Skhemes top trends for 2017
The Geometric Zone
Geometric designs have dominated interior design, fashion and art over the last 12 months and we expect these timeless designs to feature heavily in 2017 as well.
We have seen some subtle changes to the traditional shapes and designs with a more playful and less ordered approach to their use in the home. New seasons colours and materials, as well as striking contrasts, will make geometric design the zone to be in.
The popularity of white washed timber and all white interiors has led to the re-emergence of pastels. Softer hues of pink, blue and green that combine with crisp white and delicate greys. All of these tones work beautifully with the Scandinavian style by adding just a hint of accent colour to the room without overpowering the design.
Large Scale Porcelain Features
With technology constantly improving, the possibilities are endless. Porcelain slabs are so realistic and extremely versatile that it makes it what was once impossible, possible!
Regardless of the size of your room, you can now achieve that stunning smooth flow and transition across the floor or from floor to wall design, with fewer joins, by using large scale tiles.
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