What does 2013 hold for interiors? We look forward to the biggest trends.

Move over magnolia, pattern is back

We are seeing a lot of fabrics and wallpapers with bold prints and interesting detail being launched by the design houses. Retro botanical prints from the 1950’s and 60’s are very popular right now. We spotted this Nisha Crossland wallpaper in Sophie Dahl’s kitchen, its a lovely design that has been popular for a sometime now but it is bang on trend for 2013.

Merlin wallpaper by Neisha Crossland

Calligraphy and hand drawing is having a moment

With the opportunity to have fabrics designed just for you, we are excited to see art move into fabric and wallpaper designs. Interior design clients can select their own version of prints and patterns that are personal to them and there is no chance of seeing them anywhere else! We have been working with the very talented artist Joanna Srokol who produced this beautiful calligraphy for us.

Go big on grouping mirrors

Whilst using mirrors as art has been around for a while we saw several new launches at a London design show. It gives a really feminine look that works well in a bedroom.

Vivaterra Tropical Mirrors


We are so used to seeing brass fittings in the Georgian Edinburgh homes we work in that we have became a little bit blasé about it. Not any more, for 2013 it is time for a revival – Brass is a warm metallic and co-ordinates beautifully with natural fabrics such as leather, wools and tartan. If you are lucky enough to have original brass in your home then try mixing it in with some more modern brass shapes to bring your home up to date.


 Nature – trees are not just for Christmas

As well as the retro-botanical trend in pattern we are seeing a growth in the use of natural materials in interiors. Stone, marble and grasses are being used more in construction and decoration and its a trend we expect to continue. Right on our doorstep is the wonderful British wool industry. We plan to use a lot more wools this year – from fleece to fashion, its biodegradable, sustainable, durable and looks great in the 2013 home.

Zoffany Tinto Wool

Cut glass

Its British, its traditional and its very cool right now – cut glass has moved from the drinks cabinet into interiors. We spotted East London designer Lee Broom’s beautiful lead crystal bulbs on our last trip south, each bulb is individually hand blown and then cut with a classic crystal pattern. Indulge your inner magpie with the crystal trend and use it in different ways – we loved these crystal handle tie backs for curtains too.

nestinginthebluegrass blogspot

About Robertson Lindsay Interiors

Sally Homan (Design Director) is an associate of the British Institute of Interior design and has developed a stunning portfolio of beautiful homes across the UK. Her work has been featured in many interior design magazines and she prides herself of working with each clients personal tastes to create their dream home.

For more information or further examples of her work please contact Sally on 0131 556 2097 or by email at sally@robertson-lindsay.com