Trend Forecast : What to Expect This AW19

Can you feel it? Those cool, crisp, autumn days are fast approaching and with the change in weather, often comes a shift in our home interiors too.

This transitional season is an ideal time to make some changes to your home decor and give your home a mini-makeover.

We sat down with our CEO, Joe Murphy, to chat about what trends he expects to see emerge and grow over the autumn/winter season.

“Over the last few years, we’ve definitely seen an uptake in brighter, more daring colours. People are becoming more adventurous,” says Joe, who regularly embarks on international buying trips to hand-select and design the stylish and sophisticated collections represented in Michael Murphy Home Furnishing stores.

“[For the coming season], we’re seeing people select daring shades of blues, oranges, pinks, yellows and mustard. When it comes to different designs, we’ve seen a more contemporary and modern style become a big demand for our customers,” explains Joe.

Let’s take a look at our top five Michael Murphy Home Furnishing favourites for this coming season:

The Boomerang Sofa
Enveloped in rich, opulent velvet, the Boomerang 2 Seater Sofa is opulent and luxurious, a real statement piece. The subtle ribbed detailing on the backrest is eye-catching and tall, dark, tapered, gold-capped legs lend a retro-inspired feel, while a deep, foam-filled cushion results in optimum levels of comfort.

The Slumber Bed Frame in Pink 
A sumptuously soft upholstered bed base, complete with towering headboard and sleigh-like curved top and ends, this model also stands atop four deliciously dark wooden legs, giving its form an impressive height. Available in three sizes, this bed is made to stand out in a room, stealing the attention away from its surroundings.

The Rose Armchair 
Although there is a clear retro inspiration behind the general form – given away by the tall, tapered legs in particular – the Rose Armchair makes no effort to disguise its contemporary edge. The stunning lines and long angles between the back and armrests, as well as the straight slope from the arms to the base of the seat, really show attention to design and a dedication to clean minimalism. However, this simplicity is lifted beautifully by the plush navy velvet which envelopes the exterior, providing a touch of luxury to this chic piece.

High Summer Artwork
Delicately sketched orange blossoms sit peppered against a soft grey background, a beautiful, floral, light in the dark. This piece of artwork is a real statement piece, ideal for the new season.

The Zepher Cushion
Displaying lots of movement in the design, the swirling yellow and grey leaves create an eye-catching visual on this cushion, highlighted by white accents and subtle shading. A clean back completes the look, the velvet working beautifully in the single tone as well as the decorative front.