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Milan 2014

HL's Decor Editor Leana Schoeman has been reporting back from the Milan International Furniture Fair, which took place this week. The Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano boasts the world's largest design trade fair and is the highlight on the annual design calendar for brands, creators and trend spotters from across the globe. We've selected our top 5 Instagram moments, captured by Leana, highlighting the trends featured at the fair. 1. Scallop love: We love this textured wall feature of different hues of blues, greens, greys and browns. 2. Street design: The fair moves to the streets of Milan as installations are placed all over the city. 3. Marble Obsession: Copper and brass continue to feature. We love this new spin with the combination of marble, creating eye-catching geometric wall tiles. 4. Waterdream by Oki Sato for Hansgrohe: A firm favourite of ours for turning tradition and archetypes on its head. The lampshade-inspired shower installation simultaneously creates a poetic and playful experience. 5. Spotted on Via Tortona: The best place to see what different showrooms have to offer is on Via Tortona. Leana spotted these contemporary black and white shapes and textures with an infusion of leather. Remember to follow House and Leisure on Instagram for your daily inspiration. Text Lizette Watts