john-lewis-bedsLast week I looked at one of the first Colour of the Year announcements for 2014, but today we’re sticking to the here and now by looking at what’s hot in interior design trends this fall season. John Lewis are focusing on a series of looks for their autumn/winter 2013 collections and I’m sharing three that I feel resonate the strongest with what I’m seeing elsewhere on the market right now.john-lewis-armchairsjohn-lewis-furnitureindustrial-dining-room-interior-designblue-dining-room-decor-interior-designThe first is called Modern Restoration, a look that centres around the ever-popular industrial style. However, rather than heading down the now somewhat over-exposed look of subway tiles and utilitarian lighting, the brand have put a refreshed spin on the trend. By mixing in a softer edge to the scheme with heritage pieces and a touch of glam through metallic copper accents, this take on industrial feels more liveable and accessible compared to seasons past. A palette of sage, gunmetal, greys and deep blues are paired with textures both rough and smooth to provide visual interest.
john-lewis-eames-dining-chairsstaircase-runner-decor-ideayellow-interior-designblackboard-wall-DIY-ideamedina-tableware-john-lewisEasy Eclectic is the second trend from John Lewis and thanks to a brighter palette it feels inherently more playful in nature. Much loved and recognised designs feature throughout (including cheerfully colourful Tolix and Eames chairs) while eclectically patterned tableware and textiles in an array of bold brights bring added charm to the look. This trend is about embracing colour and putting it front and forward in the home: all over coloured walls are tempered with soothing neutrals while all-white spaces are encouraged to zing with colour block brights, such as a statement orange staircase

The final interior design trend is cool country and it sees the most classic details of all three looks. Although the palette is muted there’s still plenty of hue on show: soft, powdery blues that are set to take the spotlight in 2014 and muddied yellow sit comfortably alongside heritage greys and neutrals. Rustic textures are paired with cosy textiles with traditional and modern patterns are clashed together for a new take on this tried and tested look.

Which of the three interior design trends resonates most strongly with your aesthetic, friends?

// Photography by John Lewis


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Number two for me as that orange staircase is perfect. Great post!

  2. We have a similar scheme to modern restoration in the cottage so I have to pick that one but the country tableware shot is really great as well.

  3. WOW John Lewis is cool – loving the modern restoration look, but could honestly buy pieces from all 3. Fab selection Will, and I do love how you write 🙂 Axx

    • @Anya – I feel like they made a great collection that allows you to easily mix and match across the looks; it’s good that they’re not too set. Thank you for the kind words! x

  4. Has to be No.1 for me – loving those natural greys and blues! John Lewis are impressing me a lot lately – they seem to be quite forward thinking for a chain, although still not a fan of the ‘new but made to look old’ trend that is around.

  5. I think no. 1 and 2 would be my preferencies, I like both, the calming blue hues of no. 1 and the somewhat more eclectic and colourful expression of no. 2.

  6. Loving the easy eclectic! I love mixing old and new finds – it is a fun treasure hunt for me. And I love a good pop of color in my house.

    • @Kimberly – Great choice. Yes, the Medina tableware range does feel close in style to a few of Anthropologie’s ranges, doesn’t it! x

  7. Really enjoyed this post. The trendy me says style 1, but I think the one that most suits my style is 3, the country look. I find this look with the mellow hues and warm rustic tones the most welcoming and warm. But, that said I love the first pic with the unfinished rough textured wall against the stunning light fitting and choice pops of colour, not sure my inner OCD could leave the wall forever unfinished though!!

  8. Industrial with a feminine twist is beautiful, the colours are so 2013 and the mismatched drawer handles are a stroke of pure genius. Reminds me of an amazing New York loft I saw featured elesewhere recently. Pinning and reblogging as I type.

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.