Our friends at Pepper Sq have a very exciting year ahead of them, and to kick things off we’re thrilled to share their new partnership with Owl Design, where they will be exploring what the “The Future Living Home” will look like and showcasing their new range at the Ideal Home Show 2020, (Currently postponed until further notice due to COVID-19).
The Pepper Sq team, along with Simone Gordon and Sophie Van Winden from Owl Design have shared their thoughts on what the Future Living Home will look like.
The Future Living Home Concept
Pepper Sq believe that the Future Living Home will be a sacred place, almost like a private paradise amongst the chaos of everyday life. A place where we can finally feel secure and calm after a day of fussy, stressful routines.
“The Future Living Home is a modular home designed around slowing living, sustainability and simple pleasures. It focuses on the home being a harmonious sanctuary to escape to. The overall feel is calm, pared-back, warm minimalism with a lived-in thoughtful feel.”
Pepper Sq asked Simone from Owl Design what their views were on the subject “If the Future Living Home was a person, it would be someone who cares about the environment and the impact they personally have on it. They have a busy life but want to create a sanctuary at home to escape to, one that is organised and well-designed but still considerate of the world around them. They recycle what waste they produce, grows their own vegetables and buys from refill stations where they can, to cut down on unnecessary plastic packaging.”
A few interior design trends laid a foundation for the Future Living Home, which we’ll explore below…
Reconnection with Nature
Pepper Sq and Owl Design believe the future home will restore the connection with nature. It is particularly essential for the modern lifestyle because people have busy, stressful lives and home design can influence our physical and mental wellbeing, so can relieve our anxiety after a hard long day at work.
‘The future home focuses on recycled and durable natural materials, organic shapes, and natural tones. It’s all about materials with sustainability in mind — natural wood, recycled textiles, natural yarns, and plush soft fabrics, along with warm terra-cotta and ceramics.”
Not only does this style look great, but it’s also better for the environment and creates a calm space for better mental wellbeing.
As Walt Whitman once said, “Simplicity is the glory of expression.” Indeed, simple design tends to be more aesthetically pleasing. Simplicity is also more accessible and it helps us get things done faster, more easily, and more efficiently, which is essential for today’s rhythm of life.
As noted by Pepper Sq, Japanese style is becoming a highly demanded trend, which showcases angular furnishings, clean lines, surfaces and with traditional plants, such as sakura, bonsai and bamboo added for decoration. As a result, the Japandi style has been born, which combines both Scandinavian and Japanese styles and focuses on purity and harmony.
The Nopp barstool is upholstered with leather and structured with beech wood, making a very comfortable place to perch while eating your morning cereal!
Ideal for areas with heavy foot traffic, this Eivissa Round Jute Rug is the perfect Japandi addition to your home!
Pepper Sq have noticed a significant increase of interest in the geometric and minimalistic movements over the last few years. They even predict that these trends will keep developing, transforming into unique design variations. So why are these styles so beloved?
It spices living space up, meanwhile creating an order. As geometrical details go, they could be used in rugs, lighting, wallpaper designs and even in the shape of your furniture. The right combination of geometrical objects can create a lively modern style of your home.
Owl Design also gave some top tips to help make living space more leaning to the Future Living Home concept:
- Remove clutter – make sure everything you own has its own space. If it isn’t either useful or you love it get rid of it.
- Keep it natural – avoid synthetic materials. Wood, metal, stone, cork, linen and cotton not only look great together but are kinder on the environment.
- Warm minimalism – сhoose furniture with clean lines but soften with accessories with natural curves such as hand-blown glass vase, wool throws and organic shaped ceramics.
Reflecting a desire for a deeper connection with the world around us, Pepper Sq have introduced their nature-inspired furniture collection Simplicity with Attitude.
The Pepper Sq’s furniture collection which will be showcased in the Future Living Home:
Pepper Sq are incredibly proud of their partnership with Owl Design on the Future Living Home project, they believe it’s particularly important because together they want to make the world a happier and better place to live. Home is an incredibly important place in our life and also a place for self-realisation. Don’t be afraid to be unique and create your own art!
Don’t miss a chance to meet the Pepper Sq team and see their Future Living Home furniture showcased at the Ideal Home Show on the which was going to be held 27th of March – 13th of April at Olympia, London – but is currently postponed until further notice.