Five Design Trends
that have stood the test of time
Some trends come and go, others are timeless. Here are some of the Three Balls Red team’s favourite enduring design trends that will never go out of style.
Those of us who’ve had the pleasure of staying at Australia’s most photographed hotel, The Calile, have admired the Brisbane’s property’s sub-tropical, modern design.A haven for aesthetes, the hotel’s clever design – think archways, naturally ventilated rooms, open-air garden corridors, communal spaces and a resort-style central pool - by Brisbane studio Richards and Spence was inspired by other hot weather cities like Miami, Palm Springs, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro.Whilst some guests were surprised by the use of cork tiles for flooring and wall features in the suites and rooms, The Three Balls Red design team were not.Three Balls Red’s creative director, Jasmine Dowthwaite, says the TBR showroom offers eight different cork colourways and has been overwhelmed with interest in the product.“The use of this material is an inspired design decision informed by economy, material memory, chromatic warmth, tactility and acoustic attenuation,” says ARCHITECTUREAU.
Wicker + Rattan
From planters to bed frames to side tables, the world’s love affair with this age-old décor trend continues. Natural woven straw dates back to 8,000 BC in Egypt and still holds major appeal - and not just in vintage-inspired rooms and homes.“We are seeing wicker in really contemporary spaces as well,” says Dowthwaite. “It adds warmth and character and looks cool mixed with contemporary and industrial lines.”Three Balls Red offers a range of wicker pieces including the popular Ukuba rattan bedheads and a slew of stunning pendant lights.
A timeless trend that is easy to update, sconces add a sophisticated touch to a room and work back with any interior style.Whether it’s a bathroom, kitchen or a bedroom in a plantation, industrial, earthy or Mid-Century modern home, the sconce is a sustainable and classic choice.The Three Balls Red team are coveting the ceramic wall sconces by Australian brand We Ponder, which are meticulously formed in small batches in celebration of true craftmanship and thoughtful design.
This enduring architectural trend is certainly having a moment.From arched doorways, hallways, headboards, niches and mirrors, we are seeing soft curves in all of the right places when it comes to architecture and design.Three Balls Red offers Tim Neve’s linen slipcover arch bedheads while our selection of arched mirrors add drama and softness to a room.
Initially used as a cost-saving way to reuse marble, glass and stone chips in 15th century Venice, terrazzo has been reimagined in a myriad of shapes and colours.Three Balls Red is widely known as the terrazzo tile experts on the Gold Coast with an unrivalled range of options.Dowthwaite says Three Balls clients are opting to use terrazzo everywhere from bathrooms, splashbacks to tabletops, entryways and fixtures and fittings to add a touch of playfulness and interest to space.“This is one style not going anywhere anytime soon!"