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2023 Trend: After Midnight

The After Midnight trend focuses on all those magical moments that happen after dark. Firstly, the trend celebrates one of our all-time favourite design icons: the disco ball. In addition, patterns range from rock ‘n’ roll leopard print to embroidered designs inspired by the night sky. Pulled together in a colour palette of black, off-white, gold and silver, unapologetic glamour is at the heart of this trend. Keep reading to discover the style secrets of the maximalist After Midnight aesthetic...

Trend Moodboard

A favourite amongst the RSG team, After Midnight embraces all the key elements of Rockett St George's signature style. As a result, you can expect to find all things fabulous, quirky and eclectic in this trend edit. Inspired by our recent 15-year Anniversary Collection, this look reveals designs influenced by RSG icons, with simple modern updates.

“Championing maximalist glamour, influences for the After Midnight trend range from Studio 54 and Art Deco design. However, there is no denying that stars take centre stage. In short, star motifs have been an important source of inspiration within our collection since we launched in 2007. After all, there is something uniquely magical and endlessly beautiful about the sky at night. Embroidered across everything from cushions to curtains, our collection captures the celestial magic of midnight skies.

In addition to signature star patterns, the After Midnight trend embraces sumptuous velvet reminiscent of secret speakeasy bars. Moreover, we couldn’t reveal an After Midnight trend without the ultimate party icon, the glitter ball. Disco balls are treasured items in my home and create incredible reflections of light when the sun is shining.

Although great individually, bringing all of the elements of the After Midnight trend together allows you to introduce an element of luxury to everyday moments at home." Lucy St George

After Midnight Colour Palette

The colour palette for the After Midnight trend is simple but effective. Above all, the colours celebrate our enduring love affair with monochrome interiors. Black, charcoal and navy blues are a natural fit for this trend and take inspiration from the midnight hour. However, the crisp white usually associated with monochrome palettes is instead replaced with soft cream and muted neutral tones. When styled together, these create a fabulous base for introducing rich textures and bold patterns.

Next up, metallic accents are a must-have when embracing this trend. For example, warm gold is ideal for lifting monochrome schemes and introducing a hint of drama. From brushed brass to golden hour hues of honey yellow, gold is one of the easiest ways to add glamour when decorating your home. Similarly, silver is a key component in creating the After Midnight look. Therefore, we recommend introducing accents of silver through mirrored surfaces in the entertaining spaces of your home. These materials reflect light around the room and look amazing against dark-painted walls. To tie everything together, don’t forget to introduce plants for a pop of gorgeous greenery.

Get The Look

Above all, we always want to empower you to explore your unique personality and style identity through your interiors. In that spirit, After Midnight is the perfect trend for celebrating everything you love. One of our top tips for anyone decorating their home is to look to their wardrobe for inspiration. This became the focus of everything in After Midnight, from the colour palette to the patterns and materials chosen.

In short, After Midnight is ideal for the entertaining spaces of your home, from cocktail corners to living rooms. So, why not introduce a statement leopard velvet armchair and a set of gold embroidered curtains to set the scene for late-night revelry?! Alternatively, you can celebrate this trend with one key piece, such as the iconic Disco Ball Drinks Trolley. From mirrored side tables to sexy leopard print wallpaper, star-studded cushions and fabulous pet accessories, After Midnight is all about showcasing your personality. For a more eclectic layered look, key pieces from the trend can be introduced alongside natural rattan/bamboo furniture and vintage treasures for the perfect mix of modern and classic design details!

As the ideal poster girl for this trend, we recommend following Lucy's Instagram to delve deeper into the maximalist, After Midnight world...

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