2020 Interior Design Trends from Elicyon

2020 interior design trends by elicyon

As 2020 kicks off, Charu Gandhi, Founder & Director of the London-based leading interior design studio Elicyon, gives a snapshot of the top colours, textures, and techniques that she and her team are working with and expect to be top 2020 interior design trends.


2020 Interior Design Trends from Elicyon


Earth Tones

Following a few years of bright jewel tones, we are starting to use deeper earthy shades to our schemes, such as rust, ochre, umber, and sienna. These rich and complex neutrals are vibrant yet serene and lend our interiors a significant degree of refinement and personality.

earth toned living room design - Chelsea Barracks interior designed by Elicyon (Photo by Michael Sinclair)
Chelsea Barracks interior designed by Elicyon (Photo by Michael Sinclair)
black and gold round dining table with glass top - intuition dining table by koket

Material Honesty

Material honesty is the idea that a substance should be itself in its pure form rather than re-worked to mimic something else. We are seeing this return to interiors in the form of untreated timbers, unpolished stones, raw textures, and undyed natural fabrics. Blended in with our otherwise refined material selection, these coarse finishes and textures add contrast and definition to our schemes.

luxury dining room design featuring black marble and gold accents Chelsea Barracks by Qatari Diar
Chelsea Barracks by Qatari Diar (Photo by Ray Main on behalf of Elicyon)

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Decorative Soft Furnishings

luxury master bedroom design in neutral colors with decorative detailing - Chelsea Barracks by Qatari Diar (Photo by Ray Main on behalf of Elicyon)
Chelsea Barracks by Qatari Diar (Photo by Ray Main on behalf of Elicyon)

It’s all in the detail, particularly when it comes to soft furnishings. We have recently experimented with layering trims and fringing to curtains and commissioning elaborate embroidery and beadwork to our cushions and throws. These bespoke touches hugely elevate a space and add heaps of personality.

beautiful accent pillows on a bed in Clarges, Mayfair, interior design by Elicyon
Clarges, Mayfair by Elicyon

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Exposed Detailing

In a similar way to how material honesty applies to finishes, exposed detailing applies to bespoke furniture design. Instead of covering joints and concealing fixings, we like to celebrate them and make them a feature. Not only does it add personality to a piece, but it also shows off the fact that the pieces are bespoke and handcrafted.

ariel view of a living room with a curved sofa and tub chairs in Clarges, Mayfair interior design by Elicyon
Clarges, Mayfair by Elicyon

Feature Image Credit: Chelsea Barracks, Interior Design by Elicyon (Photo by Michael Sinclair)


About Elicyon:

Elicyon is a luxury design studio based in Chelsea, London that offers Interior Design, Interior Architecture, and Project Management services. Our objective is to create unique and exclusive environments tailored to the individual requirements of our clients, crafted with precision and care, in some of the most desirable, prominent locations in the UK and internationally.

As a multidisciplinary studio, featuring highly professional Designers, Architects and Project Managers, we provide a comprehensive, diverse and extensive service that allows us to fulfill our client’s dreams and expectations. The brief may be complicated, demanding and extravagant but we are adept at effortlessly coordinating every element of the project from the original concept blueprints through to completion. By entrusting us with the design of bespoke joinery, furniture, and lighting, alongside the selection of colour schemes and materials that are sympathetic to the lifestyle of our clients, we guarantee an unparalleled result.


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