Home with Fanuli

Continuing as a guide to bringing style and comfort to your home, Home with Fanuli looks at some our favourite Australian made designs in for the modern home. In part 2 of this series, we look at the what is trending in sofa designs this season, along with the latest in colours, materials and shapes, helping to build the ideal contemporary living space.

According to Fabio, “Sofas are lower, deeper and softer than ever.  It’s now all about casual, elegant soft seating for relaxed living. We’ve noticed a move away from tailored pieces to beautifully contoured sofas with finer arms, deeper profiles and softer seating with lots of extra-feathering that hugs the body.”

“Single sofas are on the rise taking centre stage in our homes with 70 per cent of people opting for individual sofas that are flexible, versatile and great for entertaining. Modular sofas remain popular with families who want cosy, comfortable seating options that can accommodate the entire family, and making up about 30 per cent of the sofa market”, says Fabio.

Texture has been big for a few years now for sofa fabrics, and will continue to be a trend in 2016/17. The most popular weaves for this year will be high-quality wool, linen and cotton mixes as they add character to a room, don’t date, and are easy to live with. Look out for leather and velvet, too.

According to Fanuli the fashion is shifting away from stone to greige fabric for sofas – that smart tone which sits somewhere between grey and brown and makes everything look expensive. The light grey-brown shade has all the versatility of a neutral, adds a touch of warmth and sophistication to any room, and works whatever your look.
Watch out also for rosy pinks, mints, teals, forest greens and blues, especially for occasion pieces such as ottomans, chaises and cushions to punch things up. It’s about full palettes, good textures, (like velvet), and strong contrasts that lift a room and add instant life.

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