Inspired by her travels, Weylandts buyer and designer, Anna Weylandt, shares her thoughts on this year’s summer home décor trends.

“We are seeing a lot of fresh greenery for indoor and outdoor coming through for the summer, both in the use of materials and real plants,” she said.

“In Milan I saw this use of greenery, particularly with large plants for indoor spaces. There is strong use of wall colours such as rust, dark emerald and dirty navy blue.

Black and white

“At Weylandts we are favouring a strong black-and-white pallet for interiors, with bold steel furniture pieces and soft grey leathers, punctuated by strong green leaves,” she said.

Small is beautiful

“At Weylandts we are very aware of a trend towards people moving away from large suburban properties to smaller city living apartments, and in Japan I was inspired by the innovative ways people adapt to living in small spaces, particularly with the use of modular kitchens and furniture.”

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The Weylandts Insel modular storage range works to address this, and the Manhattan modular sofa introduced earlier this year provides the quality and luxury of the well-known Weylandts modular sofa ranges, in proportions better suited to smaller spaces.

“The most exciting furniture I saw this year was from Baxter in Italy, particularly at Milan Salon de Mobile. Their use of stitching details and material juxtaposition was incredible,” she said.

The new Easy Living modular sofa from Weylandts has beautiful teeth-stitched detailing and is made with feather-filled cushions and 100% linen slipcovers. One of Anna’s top picks from the modular sofa ranges is the Mondu Modular Sofa (R35 970), which consists of three elements which can be arranged to create endless configurations.

Top 10 decor picks for the summer:

Anna has selected her 10 favourite items from Weylandts that reflect these trends. It includes the new fern leaf scatter cushion range. Add the quirky grey Springboard Diver figure and a beautiful potted plant to create the look.

  1. Jamie Side Chair Moss – R2 995
  2. Paco Occasional Chair Moss – R3 995
  3. Multiple Fern Leaf Scatter – R1 195
  4. Springboard Diver – R2 995
  5. ondu Modular Sofa – R35 970
  6. Manhattan Modular – from R28 985
  7. Osake Server 1.6m – R9 995
  8. Potted: Asplenium Crissie – R325
  9. Natural Insel Modular Storage 0.9 – R2 295
  10. Penciled Dragonfly Wall Art – R2 995