Design Trends we’re seeing this season

Novas Creative Director Nicholas Johnston and Interior Design Guru Marie Kargiotis share their insights on Autumn design trends

We spoke with Marie Kargiotis of Adelaide based interior design team, The Style Hosts, as well as our very own Creative Director Nicholas Johnston, to find out where they see design trends heading in this Autumn.

According to Marie, the spa experience bathroom is a trend we should be looking out for this season:


About The Spa Experience Bathroom

One trend that has been gaining momentum is the spa experience style bathroom. This style is all about creating a luxurious and relaxing environment in your bathroom, and it’s the perfect way to indulge in some much-needed self-care while creating a retreat within your own home.

This could include large shower zones which are often designed with multiple showerheads, body jets, and even steam functions, so you can create a luxurious shower experience. This season, a larger shower zone means more room to move around and simply enjoy the space, featuring bench seating or integrated lighting to create a truly immersive experience.

Natural stone tiles are another key feature of the spa experience style bathroom. These can be used on the walls, floors and shower area to create a calming environment that brings natural textures inside the home. As we move into Autumn, we can expect to see more variety in the types of natural stone used, with a focus on unique and exotic materials that add texture in the space. Think marble, granite, and even semi-precious stones like quartz and agate.

Matching coloured finishes on taps and bathroom accessories are also a big part of the spa experience style bathroom. This season, a shift towards more muted and natural colours like brass and copper are on the horizon adding warmth and depth to the space. We love the Novas ethos for this reason, you can seamlessly match the style and finish of your tapware throughout the entire home to create a customised and bespoke style that seamlessly ties the whole room together.

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According to Novas Creative Director, Nicholas Johnston, a few design trends we can expect to see as the seasons change include:

Connecting with Nature

A trend that has been gaining popularity in recent years is the idea of intimate spaces at home becoming a place for escape and calm. In today's fast-paced world, people are seeking out ways to disconnect and find moments of peace and tranquillity in their own homes. This has led to a renewed interest in raw and natural materials like wood, stone and clay, as well as a focus on low-tech solutions that allow people to connect more deeply with their surroundings.

With a greater emphasis on connecting to the outdoors, we can expect to see more spaces that blur the boundaries between inside and outside, such as indoor-outdoor rooms. These spaces provide a sanctuary from the outside world, where people can recharge and reconnect with themselves and nature.

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Crafting sustainable homes

Autumn will see growing awareness around the need to significantly reduce our environmental impact. This renewed focus on sustainable materials and energy-saving technologies will see an inclination towards circular materials like stainless steel, which is becoming increasingly popular, as it can be recycled indefinitely without losing quality or durability.

There is also a growing demand for products that are designed to last, as consumers are becoming more mindful of the environmental impact of disposable materials. Energy and water-saving technologies are a key consideration, as people strive to reduce their carbon footprint and minimise waste.

From a minimalist aesthetic to bolder, blended design

While the minimalist aesthetic has dominated the design landscape in recent years, there is a growing trend towards a bolder approach to design. This is particularly evident in the rising popularity of Parisian and Art Deco styles, which celebrate vivid and decorative statement items. Instead of sparse, monochromatic spaces, people are seeking out spaces that are rich in colour, texture, and pattern.

A key aspect of this trend is the mix of vintage pieces blended with contemporary elements resulting in a curated and personalised space that reflects the individual's tastes and experiences.

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Stay tuned for our collab with The Style Hosts

This year, Novas is teaming up with Adelaide based interior design duo, Marie Kargiotis and Rebecca Morse of The Style Hosts across a range of projects including a multiple home build with Jessica Dover.

The project will feature Novas' industry-leading tapware designs and The Style Hosts' expert eye for style and function throughout. Connect with us over on Instagram to follow along on this journey.

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