Welcoming a new year always means ushering in new design directions for the home. Many feel that trends are of no interest to them. I can completely understand that point, in fact, in my home, cozy, comfortable, and welcoming will always take precedent. Of course in an orderly and stylish way!
I have witnessed how even staunch traditionists like adding a piece or two of new fashion flair to their homes. Just to keep it feeling fresh.
No matter what our chosen style is, we must create a home that makes us feel comfortable and of course liveable. And sometimes liveable or in this case, function overrides form.
Seeing how “liveable” spaces are the priority in home design, we have been seeing the disappearance of many “classic” elements that no longer fit our modern lifestyle. Such as the formal dining room. I’m not saying if you have a formal dining room, that your home is not designed properly or outdated. Absolutely not. All that I’m stating is that the consumers are tired of wasted space, and they want their home to reflect them. So, no matter what the trend reflects, everything is a personal choice. Now with that disclaimer, bring on what is hot and what is not as the design stalking continues.
Wallpaper, you will see this continue to grow stronger and stronger in the coming months. People are growing tired of plain walls.
Color has been in the marketplace for years and it’s only getting stronger. People are bored of safe tone on tone interior reflections. Even if the consumer still cannot create an entire room filled with color, they certainly feel comfortable adding a few more bright and colorful accessories.
Though this room reflects a neutral vibe, the art is what makes the space. It pops, it’s bold and it’s round (so out-of-the-box in not a pun kind of way). LOVE!
And people, please stop trying to match your art to the furniture. That’s not design, that’s Grr Animals.
Loose the gray or beige sofas go for the green, purple or even teal. Jewel tones are killing it. In fact, if you’re really smart, buy a jewel-toned printed sofa. Okay, we’re getting crazy in here!
Keep the organic touches coming, anything made from jute, hemp, or a major player pottery. Think sustainable!
In fact, fill a mantle or a console table with these curated lovelies. Mix heights, styles, and colors. Homes are crying out to be layered, styled in mixed patterned fabrics, mix modern and vintage…create drama!
Now…for what we’re growing tired of.
Granite countertops and cherry cabinets…gee really?
Accents walls! I was tired of that 18 years ago.
Ikat..or any version of!
Fiber arts…thank goodness that should have stayed in the 70’s and never came back!
Everything the same vibe, in this case, mid-century. Way too cold and stoic.
Minimalism…thank you! Goodbye to rooms without color and texture, or spa-like rooms.
And the last “not” for this post…Terrazzo floors! Which I never thought they were stylish, too commercial for homes. But perfect for the restaurants, hospitals, office space!
Well…I hope your 2019 is even more fabulous than what you envisioned, Happy New Year!