Last year, we saw jewel tones and bold color palettes step out from the neutral tones and textures of Scandinavian chic, and this year we’re seeing more of the same. We’re not saying that crisp white is a thing of the past, but it can feel even brighter and cleaner when paired with strong colors that allow for high-contrast patterns and big statements. We’re particularly loving the depth and warmth of colors like plum, mustard, and terra-cotta—bold tones that still play well with others.
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In 1968, Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen designed the 112 faucet and mixer series and a line of in-wall accessories for Vola. In 2014, the Danish company updated the classic design by adding a deep copper finish.
Fabrics & Patterns
For the coming year, we’re anticipating tons of texture and pattern in home decor—from graphic textiles to textured tiles that resemble fabrics like linen and corduroy. We also expect to see a lot of layering of different textures and patterns.
Geometric, Memphis-inspired patterns in bold colors are also trending (think Matisse-like shapes and forms that almost resemble macaroni). As architect and interior designer Melanie Raines, the Director of Design at New Waterloo, mentions, the Memphis and postmodern styles are particularly popular in hospitality and retail spaces at the moment, but we could easily see these translating to the home as well.
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Furnishings & Furniture
The popularity of abstract, Memphis-inspired design has spread beyond the world of textiles and patterns and into furniture and furnishings, where bold, chunky statement pieces serve as welcome focal points. We love seeing these ’80s-inspired designs paired with more muted, matte finishes, as well as items from other eras—like a simple Saarinen tulip table or bleached or whitewashed oak accents.
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For 2019, we’re looking forward to a true indoor/outdoor way of living—both in terms of the attention and care given to extending interior spaces outside, and in terms of bringing as much greenery as possible indoors.
Landscape designers and architects recommend creating focal points in exterior spaces just as we do in any living room or bedroom. This can be done through structures and hardscaping like fences, sheds, or even furniture arrangements that allow for conversation around a fireplace or bonfire.
We’re also huge fans of the health and aesthetic benefits of having lots of plants and greenery indoors as well as outdoors. Whether it’s the drama of a single oversized palm tree in the corner or a grouping of multiple plants, we’re excited to see what will pop up indoors and out this spring.