New year, new trends they say. When it comes to fashion it is easy to say, but can we say the same thing about interior design? I mean, one can only change their furniture so often right? Well, trends are more of a compass to me, a direction in which to look for inspiration or to tweak my own home decor which, I have to confess, is a never-ending process. Here are my top 4 trends to watch out for this year.
So hummm, I have discussed at length, even on TV with Alex Despatie, about how I really wasn’t sure about this earthy maroon-ish hue. That being said, it doesn’t mean it’s not going to be a trend to watch out for. And I get it. After a few years of bright yellows, oranges & pinks, we all needed a more grounded colour to anchor and tie it all together. The key for me , will be to match it with other brighter (and chirpier) colours such as: coral, khaki, blush, sand, and even navy.
After brass comes… copper. I love all things copper, I really really do! But like in all good things, small doses are better than large obvious strokes. A pendant light here, a handsome tray there, even a few copper mugs for your winter’s Moscow Mule are fine. Any subtle touches of copper is all you need to make any old room come to life. I am also liking this lamp cord set kit, ideal for your DIY projects.
We needed something to get over Ikat. They have served us well, yes they have, but they have been quite present and I feel it’s time to store them for a while. In comes the shibori print, or a geometric rendition of the hippies tie-dye. It’s been trending for a while, but this year’s fresher and more muted versions that are starting to pop here and there, are really my cup of Chai. If you want to reinvent your coastal look this year, you might want to consider a shibori throw pillow or two. Rebecca Atwood has some of my favorites! I also have my eye on a cute quilt, for my son’s room, comes warmer weather.
Tropical foliage & malachite
This trend is nothing new, actually it goes back to 1942 when the Beverly Hills Hotel first introduced the banana leaves pattern. Bathrooms clad in this Martinique foliage wallpaper are quite a catch if you are so lucky as to have one in its mint original condition. I love to pair it with malachite, for a more is more approach sure to make anyone green with envy. Speaking of envy, I am all over this candle.