I love looking for home trends. I have always been intrigued by watching things fall in and out of fashion and seeing how old familiar ideas are reinvented to fit into the contemporary landscape. Seeing how different visual elements play out in the Art, Design, and Industrial World has always been something that fascinates me. I think trends inform culture and culture informs trends. Here are a couple of Surface Design Trends that I think will start to make their way into the mainstream soon!
Think of the cooler, more sophisticated version of hologram in the 80's....
This trend is all the rage in our unicorn/mermaid obsessed culture. From home goods to furniture, this bold iridescence will add a pop of laid-back fun to any environment. I love it here paired with elegant brass to make a playful commentary on a modern light fixture.
This 50's favorite is making a fresh appearance again in home flooring, wall covering, and home goods. Terrazzo is made with chips of granite, marble, and quartz set in an epoxy resin. I think it is adorable and can't wait to see its application in the mainstream market! Bring on the pinks and blacks!
I am so excited about the desert chic trend happening in home and fashion. The dusty western color palette of the trend pairs beautifully with 70's throw back macrame wall decor. This southwestern feel works seamlessly with the simple elegance of neo-modernism in furniture design. From cacti to dusty rose inspired soft home goods, this trend is here to stay.
I'm usually a "more is more" kinda gal, so I was excited to see this trend popping up in my Pinterest feed. I love that I don't have to pick just one metal! Brass and copper are gorgeous together. I can't wait to see how this translates into living rooms and more.
I am loving the push towards the fun and handmade look in design. Big companies are ordering from indie makers. Ceramics are making a huge comeback and the polished glass and brass geo's of last year are moving into more asymmetrical shapes. Look for irregular shapes, bumps, lumps, and "not so perfect" forms to give your space an artisan feel.
Have you noticed any trends? Comment below to start a convo!