Ready to Personalize These Trends?
At Way2Finds we believe it’s important to “color outside the lines” when it comes to decorating our homes, daring to be different when expressing our personalities in décor and more. Yet, it’s also interesting to see how what we know, what we feel passionate about, reflects or runs counter to, the latest trends.
That’s why we think it’s time to sum up what’s happening now in terms of color, and style, as well as looking ahead to 2015 (can you believe it’s right around the corner?). A great starting point is to briefly recap trends that emerged from the recent Fall 2014 High Point Market. It’s these trends that will soon appear in the shelter magazines and of course on the retail sales floor. (For those not familiar with it High Point, it is essentially a week+ long extravaganza for all things furniture related, and embracing over 11.5 sq. ft. of showroom space.)
As always, the most obvious trends are all about color. If what was displayed on the showroom floors is any indication, expect to see yellows, but reinterpreted to be more in shades of mustard and saffron.Chair from La-Z-Boy, shared courtesy of Apartment Therapy, embodies the saffron yellow trend
However, an even bigger color story is all about those reds. While deep, rich reds, with a very traditional look, were in abundance, shades spanned a wide color spectrum.Photo from the Four Hands showroom Photo from the Alexa Hamilton section of the Hickory Chair showroom, courtesy of the PaperBlog
It’s not only about color stories, though (shades of blue also made a strong showing as well) but another major trend is texture. The emphasis seems to be on the bigger, the bolder the better.Jaipur pouf, photo courtesy of @CozyStylishChic
Moving specifically to trends that may more directly impact how we’ll be accessorizing our homes, and not only when it comes to pops of color, one pertinent trend is the return of glam, as illustrated by this vignette found in the Bernhardt Furniture showroom.Vignette from Bernhardt Furniture showroom
Then there was also the preponderance of inlaid shell, hammered metals and brass, with the latter being especially strong.Lighting from Kelly Wearstler’s new line for Visual Comfort, photo from Paperblog
Likewise, there were abundant signs of the “more is more” trend, as defined by designer Catherine M. Austin). A prime example she singled out are the join and mantle vessels from Sklo Studio shown below. These are organic spherical shapes, each comprised of two separate cylinders fused together while the glass is still hot. The fusion creates triple color schemes and, with the addition of a thick outer layer of clear crystal, they are made to appear as if floating.Vessels by Sklo Studio; photo courtesy of Catherine M. Austin
Finally, along with seeing more eclectic accessories overall, the popularity of agate continues, appearing now in many mixed media pieces. A prime example are these redefined sunbursts from Arteriors.Photo from Arteriors showroom, courtesy of Cantoni
Which of these trends can you imagine adopting in some way? Let us know in the comments below, or start a discussion on our Facebook page, or via Twitter, hashtag #findthetrend.comments powered by Disqus