This year's trends previewed at Interiors 2014

Students' work offers glimpse of what could be in style-savvy homes this year

Students' work offers glimpse of what could be in style-savvy homes this year

A pair of carefully crafted room sets created by students for design exhibition Interiors 2014 – currently taking place at the Birmingham NEC – offers the chance to see work by the potential designers of tomorrow, as well as the opportunity to take a look at the interiors trends that are expected to be in style-savvy homes later this year.

The 'Trends' project brings together the ideas of more than 60 students from Birmingham City University and features designs that encompass textiles, ceramics, lighting, and wall and floor coverings.

The concepts are based on the trends that have been predicted for autumn/winter 2014-15 by those creative consultancy types over at Global Color Research, and focus on geometric motifs, maritime backdrops and patterns found in the natural world.

Now in its seventh year, 'Trends' has been the launching pad for a number of award-winning designers, including Gardeners' World Live exhibitor Suzi Mclaughlin and Jasmine Gilhooly, who has gone on to launch bespoke handbag company J D'Cruz.

And – who knows? – perhaps a student whose work is featured at this year's event could one day be the focus of an H&A Antiques of the Future profile.

Interiors 2014 is at the Birmingham NEC until 22nd January

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