The Romo Group are a fifth-generation family business whose distinctive British design form the very foundations of the infamous Romo brand. We were lucky enough to attend a talk by sisters, Emily Gould (Design Director) and Felicity Mould (Creative Director) on what the Romo Group sees as the upcoming design and colour trends across fabrics and wallcoverings in 2019. One of their key predictions for 2019 focussed on ‘Ikigai.’ The Japanese fusion combines traditional methods and contemporary imagery. This way of “Finding beauty in the age of imperfection” creates a calm environment using varying textures, colour palettes and watercolours.
Colour trends see earthy reds coming back to the forefront. Nude pinks can be used as a neutral colour but can be teamed with other colours, depending on the tone of the pink used. This makes it a truly versatile colour to be used in your interior. Blues are still seen as a traditionally calming colour although more inky shades such as Indigo Blue create boldness while tonal greens such as Teal or Jade can add a depth and strength of colour, creating a strong colour palette. They found that rich pastel colours are often a little Art Deco inspired, they have a brighter intensity but still retain that softness to them.
As the weather starts to warm up (we are keeping our fingers firmly crossed!), we naturally look to make the most of our outdoor space. Romo have seen a move towards the desire to bring indoor living to outdoor space. Their Mark Alexander outdoor linens are perfectly suited for this. They are made from 10% linen fibre and are chlorine resistant. Let’s hope the sun stays shining so we can enjoy them!
Upcycling is a word we hear so much these days but what does it really mean? Upcycling truly is an art form. It’s the process of taking something unused, unwanted or wasted and transforming it into something with purpose. You can give a new lease of life to a tired looking table, you can customise items of clothing to give yourself a whole new look!
Beginners can start with a small craft project and build into something on a larger scale. There are plenty of tutorials and guides on YouTube and Pinterest that will help you get some inspiration. It is easy to lift a dining area by re-upholstering your dining chairs. Using new fabrics and textures can really transform a piece of furniture and the room.
As we are coming into Spring we can dare to dream that the weather will start to get a little warmer (fingers crossed!) which provides a whole host of new upcycling opportunities. I’ve seen people transform wooden pallets into entire furniture sets. It really is remarkable what you can do if you use a little imagination and creativity! For those feeling a little less adventurous, why not use an old juice carton or milk bottle and create a bird feeder. This is a perfect activity for little ones to join in and keep them occupied in school holidays.
They say Autumn is the best season for change and to transform into better things. So that’s just what we did by launching Amino Media- the new face of Amino!
When I joined in July 2018 I knew with my experience of working in a global advertising agency I could bring to Amino clients the highly sophisticated marketing tools to help them create targeted and effective marketing campaigns.
I came on board not just to help clients save money, but also to spend their money more effectively than ever before. Amino has been established since 1992 and has a great reputation in the interiors world. I want to build upon that and further transform Amino Media into a specialist marketing agency for the higher end home interest market like no other!
With that in mind we are thrilled to share with you the complete rebranding and new website of Amino Media. Media is all around us and in a multitude of forms. It is ever evolving and so are we, so it was key to us that our name change encompassed that.
Take a look at our website, enjoy the experience and get to know Amino Media. It’s important to me that you get to see what type of agency we are, which is an honest, hardworking, experienced and talented one.
Amino Media is a family business and has strong values- my father created this business almost 30 years ago I’m lucky enough to now take the reins to lead Amino Media into its next chapter.
They say Autumn is the season of transforming into better things and I think that they might be right.