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Interior Design Style and Trend Predictions for 2015
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come and go both in fashion and interior design. There are some trends we love,
and some we don’t but despite what you think of modern retro sixties style
chairs or rustic Tuscan inspired paint finishes, you can be sure in ten years
from now, designers and manufacturers will be onto the next big thing.
Italian, shabby chic, French country: these are styles that have enjoyed their
popularity over the years. And once a popular style has worn out its welcome it
looks plain dated.
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will see gray paint and bleached woods gradually decline. They’ve had a
tremendous surge over the past five years and are at the height of their
popularity. That means they have about another three years and then will gradually wane.
Kelly Green, Tangerine, Citrine Yellow and Turquoise are
saturated colors that make big statements. They’ve been going strong for several years. We will be seeing more of them but eventually they will be on smaller surfaces
like lamps and pillows rather than whole sofas or sideboards.
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in fabrics and wallpaper continues to be very popular. Well-designed patterned
textiles (generally in a price range of $75-$130 yd.) like grids, quatrefoils,
and floral and animal prints stand the test of time.
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furniture has been quite popular, but wood finishes less so. Once current espresso
stains are beginning to look dated while timeless mahogany still appears fresh.
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will be seeing less oversized and more “right sized” furnishings. Antiques are
not thought of today as stylish with the thirty and forty something’s but over
fifty consumers still feel a strong connection with them. Antiques in general never really
go out of style as they are often considered investment pieces, but some are more aesthetically pleasing than others. And
mixing antiques with current fabrics and pieces infers an updated appearance.
styles like Aero Saarinen pedestal tables with wingback chairs or other traditional seating will continue to gain popularity once style
conscious consumers get tired of replacing their décor all at once.
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sofas, while often cumbersome and overused in design will continue to be in demand. Modern
table and floor lamps are still going strong, while cheap Italian imitations
are thankfully on their way out. Media rooms, wine cellar/tasting rooms and
smart phone home systems are now common place.
Color is the most obvious of all design trends. Colors themselves like
red, blue, yellow or green don’t really date. It’s the variation of the color
that comes and goes.
are some color and style evolutions you might recognize.
mauve. In: magenta.
Dijon. In: Citrus yellow.
terra cotta. In: Tangerine.
Verdigris. In: Kelly Green.
Sage green. In: Aqua.
Taupe. In: White.
Mediterranean. In: modern French.
Theme related décor. In: Personal mixes.
Country. In: Transitional.
ornate. In: clean lines.
sterile or sparse décor.
comfortable, evolved, interesting, well-furnished homes.
to think of it, aren’t the latter always in vogue? I’ve noticed as people age, they
are less concerned with what’s in or out of style. There is a certain amount of
self confidence in ignoring fashion. Your home can be “fashionable” or current
without being a slave to the design industry.
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trends, more pertaining to the economy rather than aesthetics will be multi-generational
residences, high end luxury rentals, and flexible/multi-use furniture. These trends are gaining momentum because even
with four year college degrees, many graduates are not able to purchase homes.
This is one of the largest non-home owning generations we’ve ever seen.
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things never seem to go out of style. Navy, black, white. Glass, mirror. Wool,
cotton, cashmere. Wingbacks, settees. Mahogany. Books. Original art. Persian
rugs. Rather than emulating any one style, try to develop your own “look” from a variety of styles with a strong common denominator like color or fabric to pull it together.
As the oft quoted Diana Vreeland once said, “People who have style share one thing in common. Originality”.