Brisbane designer, Stacey Stojcevski has just returned from Italy where she immersed herself in the latest and greatest concepts in interior design at the Milan Furniture Fair – the largest trade fair of its kind in the world. On her return we asked Stacey where she sees design headed in the near future and what trends made a lasting impression.

Q: What colours and colour combinations are you seeing more in hospitality interior design?

A: At the Milan fair we noticed a lot of rich colours coming through – emerald greens, and deep royal blues contrasted with rose gold and brass. The colours are bold and distinctive – not a lot of subtlety in the colour palette, but a lot to catch the eye.

Q: What design trends do you predict will influence hospitality design in 2019?
A: Leading into 2019 I think we’ll see some African, tribal influence make its way into Australian interior design. I’m seeing lots of bold, geometric prints and earthy colours.

Q: What design trend grabbed your attention the most?

I love the fine tubular metal work in furniture coming out of Europe – the detailing is very refined and sophisticated. We saw a lot of this at the Milan Fair – chairs and occasional tables perched on very fine, elegant legs and backing supports styled from thin tubing.

Photo credit: Stacey Stojcevski