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Yes, I know. I am a little tardy in getting this information to you :). I thought I had better post my Spring interior design trends article before it becomes Summer!
After a few fast paced days visiting many of our vendor showrooms at the Spring High Point Furnishings Market, I was able to spot several trends that are repeated in many showrooms. From color to style and finishes, here are my top 9 (please note that each section has several images associated with it – use the left and right arrows to view them all):
- BLUES – “Marsala” may have been named the 2015 Color of the Year, but it was nowhere to be found throughout market. With the exception of one room setting from Bernhardt displaying this color, the dominant color of choice for the furnishings designers at this market was by far blue! From area rugs to upholstered furniture and pillows to bedding and lamps, the blues took front and center stage.[th_gallery columns=’3′ link=’file’ ids=’2801,2800,2799,2798′ isSlider=’true’ autoPlay=’true’ dots=’true’]
- ORANGE – Although “Tango Tangerine” made its debut as the color of the year a few years ago, it was still quite prominently displayed. The fresh, lively hue pairs beautifully with shades of blues, grays and white. This color is definitely showing some staying power and has become more of a trend than a fad.[th_gallery isSlider=’true’ autoPlay=’true’ dots=’true’ link=’file’ ids=’2809,2810,2808,2807,2863′]
- GREEN – Shades of fresh pear and apple green were also prevalent. I am including some images of area rugs, upholstered pieces and lamps to show how this shade is being used. As with the shades of orange, a little bit of this intense color goes a long way. [th_gallery isSlider=’true’ autoPlay=’true’ dots=’true’ link=’file’ ids=’2812,2813,2811′]
- CURVED LINES – After seeing a more minimal, straight-lined style in many upholstered furniture pieces for the past few years, I am seeing a strong resurgence of pieces with curved arms, legs and backs. This look can be paired nicely with more clean-lined pieces in a room. Notice the beautifully curved back on a sofa from the Bernhardt showroom. This style creates a softer, more gracious environment for living. [th_gallery ids=’2817,2818,2816,2815′ link=’file’ isSlider=’true’ autoPlay=’true’ dots=’true’]
- TUFTED PIECES – I have mentioned this trend from previous markets, and it keeps getting stronger. While you may have previously considered tufted pieces to be used in a more traditional setting, you will see in some of the images I have included that it is also being widely used on more contemporary pieces. It is also being shown in a very different diamond stitch pattern giving an upholstered piece more of a quilted look. Some of the photos are showing whole rooms of tufted pieces, while I would only recommend one or two in the same room setting.[th_gallery ids=’2824,2821,2823,2822,2857,2820,2819′ isSlider=’true’ autoPlay=’true’ dots=’true’ link=’file’]
- METAL FINISHES – This is a long trending style that I have been writing about for the past few markets. Look for metal finishes to be incorporated along with other materials in the same piece of furniture. Mixing metal with glass, wood, stone or Lucite is not uncommon. The metal finishes run the spectrum from the warmer gold tones to the shiny, polished chrome finishes shown.[th_gallery isSlider=’true’ autoPlay=’true’ dots=’true’ link=’file’ ids=’2825,2828,2860,2827,2826′]
- LUCITE – This was a popular clear material that was used several years ago and faded to the background for some time. It seems to be making a very strong reappearance. The clear, acrylic-like material is being used in many different furniture accent pieces. From the legs of an ottoman to entire dining chairs or coffee/table trunks, this material can lend a light and airy feel to a room. It can be fun to add a piece or two into most any style of interior décor. [th_gallery ids=’2837,2836,2835,2834,2833,2832,2830′ link=’file’ isSlider=’true’ autoPlay=’true’ dots=’true’]
- and 9. FISH AND LILY PADS – This somewhat unexpected trend adds some whimsy to many different environments. Fish-themed fabrics, lamps, accessories and wall art were displayed in many different show rooms along with lily pad influenced pieces.[th_gallery isSlider=’true’ autoPlay=’true’ dots=’true’ link=’file’ ids=’2869,2868,2865,2867,2866,2864,2839,2840,2838′]
Whether you have a home in Alpharetta, on the shores of Lake Lanier or on the Gulf Coast of Florida, many of these trends can be incorporated into a variety of settings and environments. The idea is not to follow a trend because it is a trend, but to incorporate what you like into your own personal interior decorating style. A quick way to freshen your interior décor is to change out pillows, rugs, lamps and accessories for some updated pieces.
We all deserve a personal oasis to call home that is a reflection of our individual tastes and lifestyles. Let us know how we can help you create a home where you love to live! Contact us to schedule a complimentary phone consultation to discuss how we can help you. And if you need input on the use of color in your home, please feel free to download my free Color Guide to Interior Decorating.
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