What to expect next

After meeting with, discovering and being in awe of some of Australia’s best wholesale brands, Artisans and Importers this month in Melbourne we’ve returned to Sydney more inspired than ever.

And then we thought, what better way to embrace and feed this inspiration than by sharing it with you – in our favourite little corner of the big wide web (here on the GM blog!).

So here you have it – Our design predictions for the second half of 2019, what got us excited in Melbourne + what you can expect to see in store at Girl Meraki over the coming months.

Essentially, we’re creating a crystal ball for you, how good is that!

OUR MUST HAVES: 

COLOUR

We’ll be introducing warmer tones and richer colours – in particular Taupes, Browns, Terracotta, Coral, Moss Greens, and Mustards.

You’ll see this mainly in our textiles + artwork, but also in our styling pieces – we cannot wait to play and create warmth within the store.


MATERIALS


Stepping it up a level and heading out of 2019 with some added sophistication is key – you’ll see this in the increased use of more high-end materials. Luxurious layers of Brass, Marble, Leather, Hides + Velvet are on the rise in styling pieces and are heading our way also.


For those of you who love a slightly more relaxed interior, you’ll be happy to know natural fibres and textures are here to stay! Cane bedsides, Jute rugs, darker timbers and of course – Linen!


SHAPE

A play on shape has certainly increased, we’re seeing more in the way of mirrors, framing and even artwork. Line work, bold pattern and abstract art is where it is at! Two of our favourite examples of this are the vases which you see below (we can't wait for these!) and our (soon to be in stock) floor mirror – a playful, stand-alone arch with cane edging.


CHARACTER (AND SOUL)


Although we’re ALL about this all year round, every year at Girl Meraki– we’re seeing more of the perfectly imperfect + handmade being used in interior styling.

A timeless piece with character will give a space some soul, and add a human element to a room. It is these pieces full of character which make a person fall in love with the space they inhabit most – whether it be because it reminds them of a holiday, destination or loved one.. pieces with character bridge the distance between object and person.


We’re adding more soul to our space (I mean, is that even possible.. only kidding!) with so many Handmade, Australian made and Antique pieces to come.
Some old favourites, and a whole lot of new introductions to the store which you can look forward to. Think – handmade wall tiles, global treasures, puzzle art.


Hopefully you’re just as excited as we are to see these design trends arrive, or stay a little longer. I mean, who could say no to Brass, Marble or Cane?
Linen – is it ever not an essential? And you all know we are ALWAYS here for playful shapes and character!

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