#TrendAlert “Child’s Play” presents home accents in whimsical prints and cheerful colours

OCT 30, 2020 | By Sonia Dutt, Prateeksha Kackar and S Thiru
Deal your cards right—home accents in fancy shapes and whimsical prints are a whole lot of fun to experiment with
(L-R) Aluminium and glossy lacquered wood structure with pink mirror “Poltrona 103” part of Progetto non Finito 2017 collection from DimoreStudio; Hand-painted enamelled porcelain with elastic band “Clopin” vase, part of Marble & Clowns collection from Atelier Pierre Charpin; Ripple sycamore “Africa” backgammon and cards table from Alexandra Llewellyn London
(L-R) Metal ceramic and lacquered wood ornamental vase with yellow sphere by Lee Broom
 for Wedgwood; Wood “Square Bear” from Blockbeasts collection by David Weeks Studio
 for Kikkerland; Plastic and metal “Corkers” pins by Reddish Studio and Oded Friedland for Monkey Business

Deal your cards right—home accents in fancy shapes and whimsical prints are a whole lot of fun to experiment with. Trend & Style Direction by Sonia Dutt

Set of playing cards by Wien Spielkarten for Studio Formafantasma, price on request Wood and elastic “Snake blocks” by Clara Von Zweigbergk Playing cards by Gifts of Love Basswood “Pinch clip” by Nick de Marco; both for Areaware

Background from left “Favourite Game” retro white wallpaper by Teja Jamilla for Spoonflower Cotton “Let’s play video games” fabric by Ashley Castleton for Spoonflower Clockwise, from top right Aluminium “chupa chups” candy boxes by Valentina Fontana & Rodnik band for Altre forme Playing cards from Gifts of Love Aluminium “Fiocco” chair part of the Chupa Chups range by Piter Perbellini & Rodnik band for Altre forme

Go round in circles—plates with eccentric prints in cheerful colours set the tone for a merry feast

Background, from left Draft a vintage robot in simple line style front and side views by Mastak A/Shutterstock Black and white Memphis background with geometric shapes by Starline/Freepik
Plates: Clockwise, from top left Melamine “Sushi Fun” illustrated pattern by Funky Patterns on Cool Gifts for Zazzle Stoneware “Mood Indigo” from The Wishing chair (set of six) Porcelain “Aurea” from Richard Ginori Ceramic “Primates” by Elena Salmistraro for Bosa Porcelain and antique “Altered” by Angela Rossi for Beat-up Creations Porcelain “Soly Sombra” part of Histories de Porcelaine collection by Christian Lacroix Maison for Vista Alegre Ceramic from Crazy Daisy

Stay at the top of your game—elements from the playground double up as statement furniture

Photograph courtesy Yoo Panama

The lobby in the Yoo Panama residential project in Panama City, Florida, imagined by French designer Philippe Starck, is anything but ordinary. It displays an assortment of furniture, typical of a waiting room, juxtaposed with surprising elements like animal sculptures and a see-saw. The fact that everything is coloured hot pink is an added bonus in the vivid space.

Get inspired by a Ludo board—graphic illustrations in neon hues imbibe a modern edge to interiors

Photograph by Miha Brodaric/Multipraktik courtesy Kitsch-Nitsch

Who doesn’t love a throwback to the glorious 80s? The interiors of Slovenian hair salon chain Mic Styling’s YMS take cues from the era’s fearless aesthetic. Created in collaboration with native design studio Kitsch-Nitsch, the space features clashing electric hues, striking wall vinyl and eye catching sculptures. Website:

Set up your own dollhouse—furniture and accents with comical shapes and symbols are great conversation starters

Pearl Cotton “Sun and Night” textile from Aya Kawabata