What next for Interior Design?

Having just completed the interior for our Whitby Harbour Apartment, we're looking at the next project, but for the first time in ages I'm feeling uninspired by the interior magazines and blogs I read.

Having just completed the interior for our Whitby Harbour Apartment, we're looking at the next project, but for the first time in ages I'm feeling uninspired by the interior magazines and blogs I read.

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Our Whitby Harbour apartment has a Scandanavian, retro vibe. With grey and yellow being the main colour influences, with touches of copper thrown in to add a bit of richness.  We love it and it came out exactly how I had planned.  I had wanted to do a yellow and grey theme for ages and had spent months on Pinterest building up my board idea.  I knew it was cool and I knew it would work.

Now we are looking to our next venture and have our eyes on another wonderful Whitby apartment, but I have absolutely no idea what to do with the interior.

The apartment is a penthouse and has wonderful angles to the rooms due to it being in the roof space.  It is light and bright and I can really imagine it being a fabulous luxury space. However, I really don't know where to start.  Magazines seem full of the same Scandanavian retro we have just used in Whitby Harbour and prior to that in Whitby Pad, plus it wouldn't suit this new potential apartment.  The only alternative in the design press seems to be florals, which still remind me too much of dusty cottages and little old ladies.

I'm disappointed because these were the major styles over a year ago and normally trends evolve a little more than that.  All the images I see, seem to be a regurgitation of things done before.  Surely someone out there is doing something different, but the interior press seem to have lost their way (yes speaking to you, my normally reliable Ideal Home magazine)!

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Then this morning I found reference to the 'Pantone colour of the year' by trawling Google.  When I saw 'Marsala', the interior colour for 2015; it did start to get me excited....I just hope I can find this colour in the shops easily enough to build a design scheme.

I also found Kelly Hoppen's webpage, which does have some beautiful images, which should inspire me.  Watch this space!