While you’re settling into 2015, and deciding to redecorate, build or remodel its important to know what’s trending in interior design. Today, I’m going to help you be ahead of the curve so you can look like an expert.
It’s time to be done with the zigzag! As all things military it can stand on its own, but using chevron on draperies or pillows is passé. When its being used on lighting to the kitchen appliances you know its time to end the trend.
TEXT AS DECOR
“Keep Calm” posters, French Writing on linen and Metal Letters that light up are O-U-T! No one wants to stare at a lit up billboard sign saying, EAT while they are dining in your home. And, if someone is upset they surely don’t want to be told to Keep Calm. It’s time to close this chapter!
THE OMBRE LOOK
BENI OURAIN RUGS
Think besides the Chevron Prints these way overexposed Restoration Hardware rugs are a close second to being on the annoying Richter scale. They got us through the years of recession, however it is time they stay in the souk.
Now on to the good stuff…WHAT’S TRENDING
Matching every metal in your home looks too staged. Its good to change it up bit, like combining rose gold (warm metal) with silver (cool metal) to give interest to your space. Layering your metals is always a great way to give a more custom approach to design than have everything from your coffee table to your console table the same metal. Jan Showers is a great example of the proper way to mix metals, shown is gold leafed side tables with silver floor lamps…the key is combining warm metals with cool metals to provide balance.
CLASSIC NAVY BLUE
In Paris, we are seeing white marble, dark navy and mother of pearl combinations in luxury design. Navy in its conservative nature can be lively and luxurious, and at the same time behave as a neutral playing well with other colors. You can pair navy with any color even neon pink and it would look great. I am not recommending this combination but suggesting to attempt to use navy in your home. I always recommend experimenting with trends in your accessories, this provides flexibility to change up a room on the quick with little investment.
Monet inspired rugs, irregular pattern and fluidity helps break up monotony. These rugs have just started to make their debut into the market and I have to say the reflective silks in these rugs are spectacular. The colors constantly change and glisten.
This trend is like a smoky eye; sultry and mysterious. It exudes a richness that clear glass can’t achieve, making a piece more refined. What I love is that smoky glass can be both masculine and feminine in any space.
Patterned tiles usually lend a more cultural, eclectic vibe to interior spaces. They layer as conversational accents that exude a global language of diversity; appealing to the indoor/outdoor feel in a living space. The most appealing aspect is that they can transition with ease from commercial to residential interiors.
I hope you will try some of these design trends in your home. And, if you do, please share them with us – we always love to hear from you.