"Fashions fade, but Style is Eternal." So when talking about current or up-and-coming trends we tread lightly and always keep in mind the famous quote of Yves Saint Laurent. We also pride ourselves on living in the moment as much as humanly possible (great goal, riiiiight?) and designing for now not for "someday." None the less, today we are looking forward. With only a few moths left of 2015 (gasp!--where did the time go?!?) we thought we’d share some of the trends we’re seeing for 2016 (if for nothing else, so that you can get your holiday wish list in order, of course!).
When adhering to or adopting new trends (even if only partially) keep in mind that not all trends are for everyone nor will they look good with your personal design style. So pick and choose what works for you!--even if it goes against what the trends are forecasting. Well-curated personal style is ALWAYS preferred over trends that aren’t well suited for you or your space! Here’s a snippet of what we’ve been seeing for 2016:
Outdoor to Indoor
This trend has been growing for sometime. Expanding on flower arrangements and the occasional shell collection, decorating with natural elements, has ridden on the tail coats of the whole sustainability movement. My favorite aspect of this progression has been the explosion of living walls. Perfect for decor in the kitchen and/or bathroom. Living walls are integral to well-being and imperative to urban settings....especially if you like to cook with fresh herbs!
Local + Artisan Goods
Be inspired by local finds and globally crafted goods. All types of fiber arts (tassels, macrame, crocheting, weaving) are in. Mixing vintage and artisanal items with main-stream goods can offer a unique feel to your home and support your community or global artists...just ensure you're buying from the artists and not a knock-off.
Stones, Minerals, + Rocks
The desire for natural textures and finishes such as natural stone and a variety of woods juxtaposed against a traditional backdrop can create a modern and fresh home style. While polished geodes have been all the rage, minerals, like this white quartz countertop are taking over.
Metals + Metallics
Midcentury Mod with brass, gold and metallic finishes are popular right now for interiors and in the fashion industry. The retro bling of the 50's and 70's are back and I'm loving it.
Bold and deeply hued colors energize a a space and give a nod to eccentric street style, while maintaining opulent elegance. Exotic, vibrant, over-the-top, impactful contemporary spaces are all the rage in high-end design right now and moving forward.
In the end, updating your space can be oodles of fun!---keep in mind that you want to stay true to yourself and your style, even amidst swoon-worthy trends. If you're in love with a trend that doesn't suit your current decor style and have a budget large enough to COMPLETELY update your decor style, by all means, gimme-a-call and I can help you with this! (Srsly, though.) Otherwise, bringing in "trends" that clash with your current decor will only fight with and hurt your (insert living space here). After-all, "Fashions fade, but Style is Eternal."