When it comes to interior design trends, Gallery Direct is a force to be reckoned with. The UK-based company is a global powerhouse of furniture, home décor and accessories, with a network spanning eighteen countries. As a leading wholesaler, it supplies some of the most iconic retailers in the UK, including The White Company, John Lewis, Selfridges and Laura Ashley.
Gallery Direct launched an Australian arm three years ago – Gallery Home. Their hugely covetable wholesale range has been a hit with Australian retailers, interior designers and stylists.
Gallery Home Australia’s range is extensive and runs the gamut from furniture to home accessories. It includes exquisite, hand-crafted furniture which has a contemporary, luxurious and sophisticated aesthetic, as well as gorgeous soft furnishings and decorative items such as mirrors, art, lamps and accessories.
The breadth of their range means they cater to eclectic tastes. However, there are some major trends shining through in their 2017/2018 collection, including:
Artisan – The analogue workshop trend forecast by UK Trend Forecasters Scarlet Opus last year has been going strong in 2017 and looks set to continue through into 2018. With a focus on natural materials and detailed craftmanship, artisanal pieces will bring style and elegance to any home.
Monochrome. Black and white is a constant in fashion. Stripping back the colour reveals the true beauty of a silhouette and lets it stand alone. Bold lines and striking monochrome accents will be available across a collection of mirrored furniture and accessories.
Minerals. A subtle colour palette of blush with grey and antique metallic gold is a strong trend this season. Gallery Home has thrown tactile fabrics into the mix, such as faux Mongolian furs in pastel colours, linen mix, velvet embroideries and prints. They mesh together brilliantly in this collection, creating a series of sophisticated styles.
NORD. Meet the next evolution of ‘Nordic’. This trend combines smart geometric patterns and natural textures with unique accent pieces to create an updated Nordic style.
Metallic – A glimmer of gold can add mystique and luxury to a home. The Gallery Home collection features contemporary pieces in silver, brass and bronze, allied with a modern, clean design.
Tropical. Part of Gallery Home’s upcoming range will include stunning accent cushions and throws in bold colours, featuring tropical leaves in a variety of greens, bright florals and exotic birds. Watch out for the exclusive hand-painted Toucan scatter cushions – the perfect statement piece.
Gallery will be showcasing their stunning ‘Mustique’ range at the upcoming Decor + Design show in Melbourne.
This collection is made from Mindi Wood – also commonly known as White Cedar – and is lightly brushed to recreate the natural ageing of a beach side veranda, open to the elements of sun and sand.
The design and finish nod towards French Colonial style but would equally suit a modern interior. With a comprehensive dining range available, complete with mirror backed display cabinet, coffee and side tables, this versatile range oozes effortless style and appeal. Gallery Home will be introducing the new Mustique Bedroom Collection at Décor + Design, which signifies an expansion of the range.
Gallery Home will be back as major exhibitors at the 2017 Decor + Design show in Melbourne, 20 – 23 July. They will also be unveiling a brand new furniture line called BoHo, which rather tantalisingly has an ‘East meets West’ influence.
Register now to visit Gallery Home at Stand G26 of Decor + Design. Entry to the huge exhibition is free for trade visitors, and tickets are now on sale for the exclusive Australian House & Garden International Seminar Series.