If the Beautiful house The team prides itself on everything, it’s taking the pulse of what’s happening and what’s trending in the world of interior design. Whether it’s talking to designers, visiting trade shows, or obsessively browsing catalogs for new collections from our favorite house brands, we’re all looking for the next step. With many of our editors fresh from the Deco Off textile show in Paris and Maison et Objet, we have plenty to report, as do our favorite designers. As we look to the warmer months, here’s what to expect in terms of color, pattern, and every part of the home design.
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We started to see this trend gain momentum last fall, but it’s not going anywhere. “Think spring colors, but darker and richer,” says Boston designer Cecilia Casagrande. Instead of light blues and greens, we like earthy combinations like dark ocher and saffron, as seen in Connecticut’s new OKA store here, or deep coral and denim blue (which we’ve been talking a ton about). in Paris !). The richer, the better. As Maryland designer Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas of Interiors by Design says, “Gray packs up and goes on vacation!
The modern revisits traditional textiles
“I like to call it the modern tapestry look,” Casagrande says of another theme she sees: those rich hues rendered in traditional textile media like brocade or quilts. There’s no better example of this than hip Parisian firm Uchronia’s collaboration with heritage textile brand Prelle, which has been weaving silk in Lyon since the 18th century. We expect this to translate into richly textured interior fabrics as well as quilt-patterned decor (a trend that has already hit the fashion world with brands like Bode and red carpet moments). ).
The obsession with bouclé is nothing new: nubby fabric is now seen everywhere, from Pierre Paulin to H&M Home. But now we’re starting to see phase two of this trend, with updates to bouclé, including rich and even metallic colors on furniture and textiles. In this chair by Studio Pool for Theorème Editions, the fabric takes off in black and white with a contrasting metal cube as a backrest. If you think bouclé is outdated, consider crocheted, appliqué and crewel textures instead, all of which are on the rise.
Murals and embroidered walls
Speaking of all that texture, it can also go beyond accessories. Now that the last few years have fully ushered in the return of wallpaper, designers like Next Waver Travis London are calling for the next phase with 360-degree murals, all the better if they’re 3D, like this monkey motif embroidery that de Gournay has just launched.
One of the stars of Maison & Objet was Mykonos-based designer Themis Z, the first Greek company to appear in the luxury section, a well-deserved hit for the Greek design scene which has grown steadily over the past few years. last years. Elsewhere, everyone from Bröste Copenhagen to the Ottomans (pictured here) turned to Amalfi’s lemon-lined ribs for designs ranging from tabletop to rugs (though it’s worth noting that even the bright yellow citrus were often rendered in the more muted tones of the season).
Speaking of the Greeks, this spring sees designers looking at them in more than one way. In addition to the Greek islands, the designers look (very) far back in time, drawing elements from classical Greek and Roman design, as well as the neoclassicism they inspired. In France, the Invisible Collection showed its latest like, with the Mobilier National, in front of a backdrop of neoclassical panels at the cabinetmaker Féau Boiseries. Elsewhere we see the nod to the neoclassical in elements like the fluting, marble plinths and Greek key patterns.
If neoclassicism seems too formal, how about a touch of whimsy? From Round Top to Paris Flea, there is a growing interest in painted wooden furniture reminiscent of Scandinavian folk art pieces. Here, designer Elizabeth Hay uses a painted bench to add extra pattern to a cheery dining area.
However, the wood doesn’t need to be fully painted: “Clients and designers are looking for warm minimalism, with its warm, homey brown tones,” says Molly Torres Portnoff of DATE Interiors. Indeed, while headlines mocked the fall of “brown furniture” five years ago, it seems the tide is turning, with favorite tones shifting from the pale, cold ash of recent years to warmer tones. . Just look at this cheerful California home from Next Waver Francesca Grace, where burl, cherry and other warm tones create a happy space. Or, to put it simply, as Project AZ’s Ahmad AbouZanat puts it, “No more wooden pieces vintage!!”
“The ‘cocktail room’ will pave the way for adult spaces,” predicts Jason Roske, owner of KC Auction Company. But that does not necessarily mean a together Bedroom: Just look at what designer Katie Davis has done with what she calls her “chic pantry,” a cramped kitchen space that converts from storage into a built-in bar! We call 2022 the year of the holiday pantry.
While we love a good floral, in the words of Miranda Priestly, it’s not exactly “revolutionary” for spring. If you’re looking for something a little more mod, we see plenty of geometric patterns playing out for those who prefer a more linear pattern. Take, for example, Christopher Farr Cloth’s collaboration with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, which reinterprets the artist couple’s abstract art and fiber works, respectively, in dazzling graphic patterns for walls and fabrics in the interior. furnishing.
Houseplant obsession isn’t going anywhere, but it can get more creative. “People are embracing nature more with plants and using trees in sculptural ways,” says Californian designer Linda Hayslett. In this Jamaican home from Ishka Designs, a potted tree acts almost like a piece of art.
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