Exotic, Bohemian, Luxury…these are just some of the words used to describe the influence felt at market this spring. We are seeing a shift towards Maximalism, a reaction to the Scandinavian- minimalism that has inspired us for years. Maximalism is a move away from minimalism, a “more is more” philosophy in opposition to the “less is more” standard. More color, more pattern, more texture and more comfort – spaces focused on the experience. Consumers want to express themselves and Maximalism allows them to do that. As with all changes, there will be a trickle-down effect. Minimalists will continue to practice restraint while slowly adding layers of tonal colors and comfort.
Fabrics with a purpose are evolving with more aesthetically pleasing options and colors, including recycled materials, plant based fabrics and performance fabrics.
Sustainable Performance fabrics from Sunbrella and Crypton were certainly at the forefront of many conversations, new prints and colors making them family friendly design favorites. White sofas are no longer taboo with families and pets.
Lush velvets and trims are trending, and blush―or Millennial pink―is still popular. Sexy 70s and 80s curved lines in furniture are making a comeback. Acrylic has experienced incredible staying power, and “floating furniture,” adds visual lightness to an airy larger room experience.
Lacquer paired with materials such as metal and wood create visual and textural contrasts, and surfaces ranged from matte to liquid gloss, offering a wide range of possibilities. Designers are revisiting the time-honored ornamental lacquer techniques and effects. Lacquer finishes will become more prominent across the interiors market over the next few seasons as the 1970s continue to influence home wares.
Traditional style is leaning towards an enhanced experience, as well, without compromising aesthetics by incorporating more mixed metals, organic lines, lacquer and acrylic.
Nature inspires this movement and enhances the “experience” of a space regardless of theme. Organic lines, artisanal designs and patterns will continue to influence interior design for many more years to come.
We hope that you have enjoyed our trend report. Here’s to an inspiring and productive summer - make it a super one!
Take a peek at some of our favorite lines below.
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Bunny Williams Home
Currey & Company
DSA Design Team
Designer Society of America