How do you rate 2016? Will you be making any changes or adjustments based on your experiences during the year? The reactions to this question are mixed I’m sure.
In an attempt to predict choices that people will make for their home in 2017, I looked at trends that I viewed at the High Point Furniture & Accessory Market in the Fall. See photo gallery below. In addition, Dering Hall a virtual furniture retail store, compiled a list of trends that they have forecasted for the New Year. Here are some excerpts below from their article. And what do you think about Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year ~ SHADOW? I love it!
Understated Luxury ~ “We see an appreciation of luxury that is quiet, understated, and personal gaining momentum in 2017. Our clients want their residences to feel luxurious but also welcoming, warm, and most importantly, authentic. This means creating spaces that feel highly personal with a piece of original art, beautiful accessory, bespoke lighting or custom furnishing. Anything that is truly loved is a luxury that will always bring joy.” E. Metcalfe Interiors & Design, Inc.
Eclectic Style & Global Influences ~ “I feel like more and more the world of design is going eclectically global. Design does not just have to be one dimensional and themed by a specific genre of influence. In 2017, I feel interiors will become even more layered with contrasting elements and periods of style.” Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors
Parchment, Raffia & Rattan ~ “…We’re also seeing a lot of raffia and rattan coming through on chairs…Overall, what stands out for 2017 is the Scandinavian design companies. In both lighting and furniture, a more relaxed look is on its way.” Taylor Howes
Open, Communal Layouts ~ “Open, communal living spaces where friends and families gather to eat, converse, write, work, entertain and be entertained, and even sleep, will continue to gain popularity as a way to get comfortable in a world of rapidly accelerating changes. The handmade, the textural, the artisanal and the collected will trump sleekness in 2017… A Portuguese farm table keeps company with hardy, custom swivel chairs, a rustic bench, a rug picked up in Morocco and a Jean Prouvé industrial light fixture…adds just the right touch of understated cool to this multi-purpose gathering hub.” Katie Leede & Co.