Interior trends for 2013 look bright and cheerful

Emerald is the official colour for 2013 – maybe just an accent colour though?

Upcycling is on the increase – so dig out those old chairs in the garage, rub them down and get painting for some shabby chic.

Everything is going nautical. Think Nantucket , blue and white and anything with rope and knots.

Retro lighting is coming back – brass wall lights, chandeliers.

Anything geometric is the ‘in’ pattern – think Orla Kiely, though somehow for me her patterns remind me of dutiful housewives in 1960’s kitchens.have you seen her fabulous umbrella? It’s see through with dots on, and looks fab.

Metal and steel is set to dominate in the kitchen, along with various shades of grey. Well there’s a surprise!