Emerging Trends

Centered around simplicity, serenity and seamlessness, the 2016 interior reflects our need to switch off and detox. Warm but calming colors are complimented by natural textures and soft shapes while furniture is becoming ever more tailored and intuitive, both at home and in the office.

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But wait for it… there is also a emerging tropical twist which also relates for our need to unplug –to imagine  a vacation where these colors take you to your happy place. Pantone colors for 2016 rose quartz and serenity and the newly added palette tropical trend

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Along that same line we are seeing warm metals in the kitchen and bath, rose gold, brass, copper and gold

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Materials that are rough: aged wood, concrete, aged metals adds texture, depth and intrigues the senses

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Technology is softening its edges and moving away from the impersonal, hard lined approach of the past. Like the early domestic technology of the 1950s and 60s, the latest devices are part of the furniture.

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Graphics –  This is a trend that may pass eventually, but probably not anytime soon. Graphic tiles make a big statement and hearken back to the midcentury, when tiles embraced color and pattern. Try to find something you feel you can live with for a long time, as tiles are quite durable. Think of it as art. It’s an investment that will grace your floor/walls for years to come.

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Cement Tiles, Encaustic Tiles

The influence of graphic art is strong this season. Create optical illusions and drama through splashes of unexpected color.

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Black window frames. What better way to bring attention to one of the most important things in your house than with a dark, bold frame? The natural light coming into your house is essential. If there’s a view that goes along with that natural light, accentuate it with a bold black window frame. 2016metalwindowsb

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Statement light fixtures. You may have a simple space, but an amazing light fixture will automatically boost the room’s atmosphere.

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Be inspired by the emerging trends. This Spring try a few fresh changes to your home.

Cheers!

Deborah

 

 

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