The world has changed. So, it’s important that we take the time to really appreciate the drastic shift in what we used to know as normal. And while the “new normal” might be slow on the uptake, one thing that has held true through all the upheaval we’ve encountered recently is that the trends keep on coming; people haven’t settled for the same-old styles. Fashion trends continue to shift and grow, ebb and flow, from nineties looks and back to ultra-modern, chic looks we can’t quite wrap our heads around. And the home design world is no different. The trends and aspirations keep marching forward.
We know following the trends can get a little tricky. One minute it’s bold and bright, the next it’s neutral and natural. Which way do you go when you’re trying to design and build a home or office that stands the test of trendy-time? Our answer is simple: choose the classic pieces that seamlessly slot into every trend and stand out among the ins and outs of fashion.
Here’s our take on two of the trends we’re seeing at the moment:
In the world of minimalist fashion trends, ultra clean lines, monochromatic bias, and dainty jewellery will always tip the trend scales. And, when it comes to your staircase or balustrade, these trends hold true, too! The monochromatic feel of brushed stainless steel paired with perfect glass, clean lines, and our square spigots will finish off this look like an understated piece of fine jewellery.
And, while we’re talking minimalism, we know that since we’ve all been spending a lot more time at home, the annual spring clean may have been boosted to become a bi-monthly occurrence! If your closet has been purged of all the corporate attire and overstretched waistbands, don’t fret; the trends are looking up for comfort and kind waistbands in the future. But, since your purge may not have stopped at your clothes, you may be knee deep in the stairwell closet sorting through board games and appliance boxes, too. So, we just have one question: have you considered a facelift for the staircase itself?
Sometimes all that’s needed is a snazzy new balustrade and a lick of the latest bold-as-neutral paint to reinvent this pivotal space in your home. You don’t have to knock the whole thing out, just bring in the experts and banish that clunky, oversized balustrade. Welcome the aesthetic of stainless or mild steel and glass with open arms as you enjoy more space in your closets for that new air fryer box you’ve just acquired.
2. Biophilia (our intrinsic affinity to nature)
In a post-pandemic world, and that of the construction industry, there’s a major push to bring more of the outdoors inside; plants, open views, and fresh air. We love this trend and bank on it staying for many years to come – who doesn’t love the satisfaction of keeping that tricky house plant alive and revelling in your gardening joy? With our elegant glass balustrades, you can keep the inside looking outside without any obstructions. Whether you’re renovating or building from scratch, let Steel Studio’s pool enclosures or balustrades for staircases keep a wide-open flow between inside and outside, without compromising on safety.
And, while we’re bringing the outdoors inside, why not take inspiration for your dream home from nature itself? If the trends for home design are anything to go by, soft lines and natural textures are taking precedence. As you design your home, office, or renovation project be sure to look to nature and bring in the light and views with brushed steel balustrades, or the always-classic glass in channel option. You can be sure that stainless steel will withstand all that nature can offer, giving you a robust yet timeless look that pairs with glass or timber, tile or brick. Whatever the natural finish you’re after, Steel Studio’s versatility will match the unrivalled inspiration of the great outdoors!
3. Chic and safe
No matter the trends that flow or the bends you have towards one style or the other, you can never compromise on safety and reliability. So, while Steel Studio’s range of balustrades, pool enclosures, and staircases may follow the trends, our safety standards never go out of fashion. We’ve dedicated ourselves to using only the finest products and ensuring SANS-Compliant manufacturing and installation of every single project, whether it’s sky-high or ground-level. We’re committed to creating that perfect trend-setting masterpiece while keeping to every safety standard.
So, as Spring arrives, you may be dreaming (and building) again, and we’d love to be a part of your finished product by starting at the very beginning – designing and creating. Get in touch with us today to find out more about how we can bring the latest trends to life in your dream space.