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Your Build - Spring 2018

Phase 3 Interior & Exterior finishing Top self-build 60 Spring 2018 Phase 3 Phase 2 Phase 4 Phase 1 Creative hobby spaces have become increasingly popular in numerous Hanse Haus builds. Instead of using an outdoor garden shed for small projects and general tinkering, creative spaces are now coming inside and are often in a prime and serene spot within the house, for example, in an elevated position with an inspiring view to aid creativity. Crafts are generally becoming more popular, with people of all ages designing and creating pieces in the comfort of their own home. Designated places to do so are becoming an indulgent addition to a floorplan. Woven textures In keeping with the theme of creativity, interesting textures are something to watch out for. Fabrics with a ‘handmade’ artisanal feel, can be both fresh and vibrant in the summer months, as well as snug and cosy in the winter. Woven textures, such as jute, are therefore all part of a new movement for multifunctional and adaptable rooms, which work well all year round. Authenticity is also something we’re aspiring towards. We’re slowly moving away from ‘Hygge’ to meet the Scandi-style, which combines contemporary and traditional mid-century fabrics and furniture. Layer up your textures and mix and match your styles. You can have fun with woven fabrics by even throwing yourself into some hand dying to make something individual. Herringbone Parquet You probably never thought you’d see this coming, but Herringbone Parquet flooring is making a comeback and becoming a popular choice in architecture and interior design. Standard floorboards are these days a little too standard. Instead, the blend of mid-century grand ballroom with today’s trend of 1970’s geometric design, is seeing a resurrection from avid interior designers. Their distinctive format, when used in the right way, can make smaller rooms feel more spacious and impactful. As well as being fashionable, it has a practical purpose too as it doesn’t warp. Richer tones Goodbye clinical white kitchens and hello rich and sultry tones. DIY interior designers are growing in confidence. With the vast array of magazines and television programmes now on-hand, we’re now seeing bolder colours, textures and furniture. Richer tones are seen to be more atmospheric, so rich jewel tones, moody dark navys, and sophisticated charcoal greys are touted as popular choices for this year. Match them with velvet or metallics and you’ll be meeting 2018 very much on trend. trends for 2018 With 2017 now a distant memory, Oliver Grimshaw, head of UK sales at Hanse Haus, discusses the hottest interior design trends, which could help provide self-builders with some new year inspiration Cosmic colours Pantone has revealed ‘Ultra Violet’ as its colour of 2018, representing the growing community of cosmic, creative minds, and people’s need to be experimental. Our homes are often physical representations of our personalities, so amidst these times of creative thinking, show off your growing powers of originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking. www.hanse-haus.co.uk


Your Build - Spring 2018
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