Interiors inspiration with Laura Baarda of Bowman Riley…

Moving into a new home is always exciting, and the possibilities for creating a fresh new look are endless! Even if you’re working with existing furniture, there are always ways to inject new style into your space. From updating your window treatments to adding a few well-placed accents, a little change can go a long way.

To help you stay ahead of the curve, we’ve consulted with Laura Baarda, Head of Interiors at Bowman Riley, to bring you the latest trends for 2023. Plus, we’ve sourced looks direct from high-street brands so you can easily recreate these trends in your own home. Get ready to be inspired!

1 ~ Tonal Warm Colour Palettes

We’re seeing many lovely tonal palettes layered with elegant patterns and textures, paired with casual slubby linens and plush, rich velvets.

2 ~ Bronze Beauty

After the popularity of simple black brassware over the last few years, paired with either natural light oak or dark black timber, we are now seeing a more classical and flexible set of finishes. Bronze brassware brings warmth and pairs beautifully with varying oak tones.


3 ~ Adding drama to tonal schemes

When decorating any room in your home, you might feel like something is missing, and that could well be a bold accent. Adding a solid black or tan splash in small areas of the room is one of the quickest ways to add drama to a space while creating a harmonious scheme. Depending on the outcome you wish to arrive at, accents can be complementary or contrasting to the leading tone of the room, but either way, they are there to emphasise the overall colour, not detract from it.


We take pride in curating spaces that strike the perfect balance between timeless elegance and cutting-edge design. We hope to be able to show you what beautiful spaces you could create in our homes with the launch of a brand new Show Home later this year.

Before we go, please remember we recommend waiting a year to paint your new home to allow it some time to settle 🙂

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