The 2013 trend report

Our much-awaited January/February 2013 Trends issue is out now. If, like us, you need to be in the know and on top of future-forward decor, design, food and fashion trends, this is a not-to-be-missed issue. We've summed up our annual forecast for the year ahead with 61 hot trends we predict will make their mark in 2013. Highlights from the HL Trend Report 2013 include:

  • Metallics - Super shiny materials take the number one spot, and silver is the preferred shade of glitter this season. Illuminating fabric, fashion and furniture, you'll be sure to catch glimpses of gilded items emerging from most design industries.
  • Ceramics - South Africa is home to a variety of ceramicists who are producing world-renowned work. As the quality of our ceramics build a name for themselves, so we see these beautiful pieces hitting the trend charts in a big way.
  • Saunas - We know Scandinavian design has long been hailed as a truly beautiful aesthetic movement, but the Northerners also understand the benefit of regular sauna sessions. With this in mind, we predict a rise in stylish at-home saunas, as well as a move toward simple and healthy Scandinavian cuisine.
  • Kids - The generation that for so long was delegated to be 'seen but not heard' has finally found its voice, resulting in über-cool fashion and decor items that the little people love.
For the remaining 56 inspiring trends listed, pick up your copy of the January/February 2013 issue and turn to page 44, on sale 17 December 2012.