Back to the future — four home trends making a comeback

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If you've experienced a feeling of deja vu that rolls through your favorite interior design pages and magazines, you do not see things. Over the past year, some well-known design elements have come back to our homes and hearts – as we meet the demands of modern life.

From sunken lounges that can create zones within larger open areas so they face bricks and colorful kitchens, architects and designers look forward to creating beautiful, useful spaces.

Architect Josephine Hurley says it is mostly driven by a desire to reconnect with ourselves and each other by creating homes that offer comfort and sanctuary.

"It's all the simplicity of it," she says.

"It's the vision of people on their phones for hours at the end. We wake up to it and realize that we want something else."

Together with rooms that naturally invite people to connect with each other , exhibits classic, honest materials such as timber and bricks in their natural state. 19659003] Even the sauna, enjoying popularity in the early 80's, has found new fans.

"I have already made two projects with saunas in them," says Josephine. "It is a holistic approach to living."

BOLD AS BRASS

For decades the chrome hardware choice was the choice, but it all began to change with brass resurrection. Greg Natale says that we should not expect to fall back in the background anytime soon.

"Rose gold should always blow fast, but brass is here to stay," he says.

Josephine Hurley believes to return to brass – most recently in all its reflective glory in the 80's – is indicative of a growing interest in materials that have passed the time trial.

"It's all this matter to have something to look like it's been before," she says. "It's timeless."

Look for brushed and burnt brass for a more weathery look. Styles range from traditional wallpaper and fittings to industrial surfaces to modern settings.

Story of ROBYN WILLIS

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