Trends & Inspiration

We are interested in what fabric can bring to life. Our blog is a celebration of the lifestyle, culture and design that influences what we do.

The interior style of modern rustic is gaining momentum and arrives at an ideal moment, or perhaps it’s this current uncertain time, that has ushered in this inspiring trend. There is a focus on creating stress-free environments that combine elements of natural fabrics, raw materials, earthy colour schemes, and extreme comfort combined with an underlying sense of escapism. Almost like a faraway retreat or cabin in the mountains, even though we can’t physically be there, this mood can be created. This ideology perfectly marries with the notion of ‘cocooning’. First proclaimed by trend forecaster, Faith Popcorn, the interior style of cocooning revolves around the idea of creating a safe, comforting interior, removing you from the angst and uncertainty of the outside world. Sounds perfect right?

Here we take a look at some of these modern rustic ideas, and fabrics from Zepel that emulate this growing trend.

Sheer fabrics are often overlooked when window coverings are called for. However, they provide another layer to a room, as well as privacy. “Spaces tend to feel more intimate and quite ethereal,” says interior designer Kerry Phelan, director of K.P.D.O. Interiors + Architecture.

“They can also be used to create a sense of mystique, something beyond,” says Phelan, who regularly uses Zepel’s collection of sheers for a variety of projects from residential projects through to hospitality. 

We asked the Zepel studio to start at the beginning, to tell us how they go about sourcing inspiration for their ranges and all aspects of their design and development process.

 

Our product designers build their vision and design cues through being in-tune with dominant global trends and how they are translated into our local culture and environment. Inspiration comes from a variety of channels such as international fashion, product and interior design, art and architecture and attending key trade and lifestyle events.