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Spring / Summer Trends 2021/22

Spring / Summer Trends 2021/22

“Each Moment of the Year has its Own Beauty”

It’s that time of the year where we start to reach less for our cosy winter jumpers and more for our linen skirts. Where we trade neutrals for pops of colour and springtime daisies make their way into our garden beds. As the seasons change we welcome the warmth of the sun tinting our skin and exciting our hearts for beach side picnics and balmy nights with fruity cocktails. Seasons and chapters are common dialogue these days, happy to place darker moments behind us and look forward to a sunnier future.


Cuban Colour

There’s no other way to start of a Spring / Summer trend blog without all of the colour! Welcome to Cuba… with ultramarine blue mixed with banana yellow, tangerine orange, hints of softer pink bring this trend into its own. Don’t know where to start? Channel far-away tropical lands with a tiki bar, an abundance of fruit and a statement banana palm tree. It’s the neon sign that makes this trend drift from the classic tropical trend. The juxtaposition of creamy pinks opposite lime green hit the senses with confusion and excitement. Pop on a pearl necklace or anklet (or both!), some bright hot pants and oversized linen shirt to take the trend into your wardrobe and sail away into the sunset.


Peach Picnic

Summer days bring in visions of lazing under giant fig trees or crunching our toes in white sand. Grab your straw hat and indulge in a grapefruit spritz embracing our peach picnic moment. Make the picnic purposeful this Summer by choosing tones of apricot, coral and salmon. Evoking warmth, joy, optimism and regeneration, these hues pare best with electric blues for a bold, dynamic combination or spearmint for feminine sophistication. With a lot of us making up for lost time with friends and families, picnics are the perfect moment to embrace your loved ones with good food while being surrounded by nature. Feast in the fields this Summer and make the most of it with the extra touches like candles, leather ottomans, vintage glassware and creamy throws for when the sun slips behind the horizon. Bring in the peach tones with linen napkins and strawberry macaroons, even dusty roses to add a little something special. Now all you need to do is send the invites and choose the cheese!

Electric Pastel

Life’s a party, dress for it! That means outfit and interior. This season’s Spring/ Summer is inspiring a little bit more disco, a little bit more colour and a little bit more drama. This invigorating trend honours the classic pastel palette of Spring with a twist. Turn up the saturation for an electric display of lavender, aqua, pink lemonade, zesty lemon lime, and accents of metallic. Between backdrops and bouquets, your event will come alive with neon lights and mirror balls to offset the unexpected colour combinations found in the floral arrangements. Dress to express in delicate floral prints or a sequin number this Spring as we herald the start of the party season.

Velvet Orchid 

Bought to us originally from WGSN’s trend forecaster, we’re here to talk about Orchid Flower. Continuing our energetic theme of colour for Spring / Summer, Orchid Flower is an intense, saturated tone inspired to evoke thoughts of positivity and escapism with its hyper-real shade built on its magenta undertone. We love this colour contrasted with an electric blue, specifically an oceanic teal to balance the depth of this tone. Rather than flood your interior with this colour, integrate pops of Orchid Flower with cushions, statement furniture pieces or artworks. If you’re not ready to embark upon your mulberry hued colour journey, hero the plant itself into your space to enlighten the senses with this creative colour.

For all of the props featured in this blog, you can hire them from www.theprophouse.com.au

or email props@theprophouse.com.au for a direct quote. 

For more information about visual merchandising,

contact VM+ at (07) 3217 4500 or email vm@vmplus.com.au



Autumn/ Winter Trends 2021

A/ W TRENDS 2021

“They who sing through the summer must dance in the winter” – Italian Proverb

Mid-Century modern

The mid-century modern or MCM phenomenon is here to stay. The magic of MCM is found everywhere, from architecture to interior, furniture, colour palettes and ceramics. There are many ways to thread the spell of mid-century into your home. From hero pieces such as a statement velvet green lounge to an infamous butterfly chair and haven’t we all dreamed about a set of iconic wishbone chairs circling our dining table. Part of the magic about this trend is that you don’t have to dedicate your entire interior to it. With just a few pieces, the appreciation for nostalgic, effortless design will prevail. In a busy world, we’re drawn to the natural timbers found within MCM connecting us to nature and simplicity. In the end, less is more. Choose a colour palette of tangerine, indigo and a shade of pickle green for a mid-century moment.


Even though this is a trend forecast, we hope this is one to stay. With a boom in influencer active lifestyles, millennial generations are engaging with ‘organic’, ‘simple’ and ‘clean’ terminology. From healthy food options to natural textures, sustainable fashion and a boom in DIY, this organic trend features the imperfections of glazed ceramic coffee cups, upcycling market and thrift finds, flawed tiles, woven baskets and rustic timber finishes. Keep your interior raw through a colour palette of rusty terracotta, sage and olive greens, blush and beige. Authenticity as a movement, natural skincare is taking over chemists and innovation being seen to respond to our climate emergency. Inspired by nature, we’ve seen the boom of indoor plants, now fabrics such as linen, jute and timber with an artisanal feel will transform your home into a soul nourishing hub.


The Netflix series got us online shopping for puffy sleeves and floral corsets during the moments we were able to tear our eyes away from the Bridgeton and Featherington drama. It found us reaching for our mother’s pearls and yearning to slip away into a ballroom of high ceilings, regal artwork and gold accents. For the ultimate Bridgerton themed event, feature a cherry blossom tree with lush rugs and a cream daybed for morning lounging, continuing into the afternoon with pastel metal settees (with nothing but wisteria overhead!). Into the evening be sure to feature some disco balls among florals and an ornate mirror to bring in regency vibes. Embrace romantic affluence with pearly pink tones and glittering metallic touches.


In contrast to our dreamy Bridgerton trend, the masculine trend is a shift to the tones of coffee and caramel fabric mixed with tawny finishes amongst garnet red accents. In fashion it’s an expression of androgynous personal style and taste, blending classically masculine silhouettes with feminine touches. Featuring tailor made blazers a little too big to reflect a feeling of being snatched from a man’s closet with synched in trousers forming an elegant and powerful look. Warm up your interior with thrift store finds, vintage suitcases and whiskey decanters, leather chaise lounges and hints of mahogany. Introduce subtle floral designs for a redefining spin while gold accents evoke power and strength. A trend for women and men alike.


As Australians prepare for the cooler season, the desire for connection is still strong in a (nearly) post COVID world. Bring the indoors out with alfresco dining experiences in the crisp Autumn air, framed with jute rugs, lanterns and cushions. Return to nature and blend the newly found love for plants that we all discovered in lockdown with the fun of entertaining. We encourage lavish tablescapes that need no excuses but to just sit with friends and family, wrapping in a shearling jumper and tan boots for a cosy Autumnal experience. Fill your entertaining area with shades of pistachio, latte, hickory and red brick. With some festoon lights overhead, it’ll be hard to head back inside.

See the trends in action in our showroom at

The Prop House – 306 Vulture Street, Woolloongabba 4102. 

For more information about visual merchandising, contact VM+ at (07) 3217 4500 or email vm@vmplus.com.au

Chat to our prop stylist today at props@theprophouse.com.au


Christmas Trends 2020

The children were nestled all snug in their beds, 

While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads… 


If anyone else grew up watching Barbie and the Nutcracker or The Grinch, this trend is for you. Even if you didn’t, we are going to give you reasons anyway as to why this Candyland pastel trend is for you. After a tempestuous year, we’re mellowing out over Christmas with tones of pink raspberry sherbet, eggshell blue, butter yellow and peach puff hues. Fusing together, this candy trend is light and soft and a cheerful welcomed colour palette to start the Christmas season. Velvety textures and a medley of pom poms, flamingos, sugar coated doughnuts and gingerbread houses. This year we are embracing all the sweetness you can envision as we build pink trees and decorate them in pastel swirls, disco balls, vintage style candies and cupcakes. If you’re not sure how to approach this trend, we encourage a viewing of The Grinch (the 2000 version of course) and bring Whoville to life with a dramatic emphasis on all the good and gooey, pretty and polished.   


Escape the intensity of the summer sun this Christmas with the coolness of iridescence. Bring in brightness of pastel colours with reflective baubles and snowflakes. Swirl iridescent garlands around your Christmas tree for a look like it has been captured by icicles. Watch the light dance and play with the movement of iridescent behaviour, the modern holographic finish is bold but we can’t help but think of unicorns and all things shimmery sweet. Don’t be afraid to add pops of flat colour to your decor to bring out the blush and pearlescent hues. Ice blue, misty pink, washed aqua and porcelain peach are sure to show their heavenly faces throughout the merry season. When you feel overwhelmed by the craziness of Christmas, all you have to do is picture a pastel rainbow and drape your decorations in the colour changing surface.

Noosa Vacation 

As the year draws to a close, many of us venture to the seaside for fresh air and R&R. The Australiana trend was big last year, and this year it has refined into an Aussie beach inspired escape. Off to the shores of Noosa we travel this December for a Christmas of sage green foliage, homemade wrapping paper, decadent seafood spreads among tables decorated with champagne flutes and boutique ceramic dishes. Focus in on tones of tea tree green, Turkish blue, enticing corals and of course lots of caramel and bronze hues to reflect the golden sands found throughout the national park. This trend is a gentle approach to a traditional Australian Christmas and we encourage DIY decorations and eucalyptus bouquets juxtaposed next to an indulgent bar cart or some mistletoe draped from a crystal chandelier. 



We’re taking the nostalgia up a notch in 2020 with the illumination trend. As children, one of the ultimate memories of Christmas was venturing around your neighbourhood discovering the houses adorned in glorious lights. Feel transported this season with the simplicity of light and shape. Returning to structural elements, this trend focuses on an encounter with light. Embrace the art of observation as light shows capture the essence of Christmas with bulbs illuminating in an artistic installation. From orbs to trees, tunnels and overhead installations, there is no limit to how you design your space with the power of light. Radiant reindeers will bring enjoyment for the merry season while modern spheres allow for an innovative way to express the magic of Christmas.  

See the trends in action in our showroom at

The Prop House – 306 Vulture Street, Woolloongabba 4102. 

For more information about visual merchandising, contact VM+ at (07) 3217 4500 or email vm@vmplus.com.au

Chat to our retail manager today at sales@theprophouse.com.au




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