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strong blending of colours, unexpected materials, mismatched combinations and pared-back styling is setting the design narrative for 2019, according to Beaumont Tiles’ strategic designer, Christie Wood. “Last year introduced experimentation to the home design scene and in 2019 we are seeing designs that celebrate playful colours, organic charm, easy living and healthy homes,” she says. Beaumont Tiles has identified five lifestyle-look trends for 2019, including Exposed Life. Think neutral materials wrapped in earthy natural finishes and blended with weather-worn motifs. An Exposed Life decorating theme, says Christine, might start with an organic base, such as Amazon timber-look porcelain tiles (pictured above) and be built upon with lighter shades for cabinetry and walls. For more

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