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This month we are sharing some of the trends we are seeing in interior design. Read below to learn more!
Whether one wall, a whole room or pops in furniture and accessories, color is in! As bright as Pantone’s 2019 color of the year, Living Coral, to more muted tones like mushroom and blush, people are breaking out of beige and introducing color into their homes. In addition, finish options have given people the ability to add depth and dimension with surprising uses of finish in unexpected places. Some of the colors we are seeing this year include:
Green: Vert de Terre (Farrow and Ball); Sweet Basil (Benjamin Moore); Rosemary (Sherwin Williams); Bath Salts (Benjamin Moore); Sage Mountain (Benjamin Moore); Bancha (Farrow and Ball); Seasalt (Sherwin Williams)
Wallpaper, while popular throughout history, has had a hard time shaking its reputation for being antiquated and stuffy. This is no longer the case however, as wallpaper is having a renaissance! Whether you are trying to make a big impact in a small space, bring texture to an otherwise dull room with a grasscloth or simply just love the look, wallpaper provides home renovation level impact at a fraction of the cost and time. Still not sure wallpaper is right for you?? Try dipping your toe in with temporary wallpaper. The possibilities are endless!
In a nod to the era of speakeasys, jazz and luxurious living, shagreen clad case goods pay homage to the heyday of the 1920s. Today we are seeing shagreen, both real and faux on everything from cocktail tables, to dressers, to desks in a wide array of colors. The elegant finish elevates what can be somewhat mundane pieces of furniture to total showstoppers.
When we say oversized, we mean it! It is not uncommon to see lumbars as long as 48 inches crowning the head of a regal master bed. Statement making, these oversized lumbars come in all fabrics, patterns and colors, and offer a simplified way of finishing a bed or sofa without all the extra fluff.
Full swivel, return swivel, swivel gliders… it seems that no one wants to sit still in their chairs anymore! Although they have been popular for a while, swivel chairs are gaining speed not only for their comfort but also for their versatility. Swivel chairs offer people an efficient way to provide multiple seating options for a room with one chair. Whether you are working in a small space requiring one piece serve multiple functions (i.e. view of the sofa, view of the fireplace, view of the television) or a much larger space that requires seating to give people full access to multiple parts of a room a swivel chair can accommodate. They are in our opinion one of the most versatile pieces of furniture currently on the market.
More and more often our design and retail clients are asking about environmental alternatives for their upholstery, and our vendors are accepting the challenge. Whether its for personal reasons such as allergies, or a broader desire to make sustainable choices, clients want to know what is in their upholstery and where the materials are coming from. Many of our upholstery lines not only offer environmental features in their pieces but have made these practices and features standard. Additionally, more and more of the products that go in to making these pieces are made right here in the United States.
More than simply functional, lighting like art, elevates and enhances the design of a space. We are seeing more and more clients take risks with their lighting choices in all areas of their home including foyers, kitchens, dining rooms and baths. Whether it’s placing a light in an unexpected place, choosing an ultra-modern light for an otherwise traditional design or exploring alternative options with bulb style and finish, lighting is quickly becoming one of the major focal points of a room.
Small children, pets, indoor/outdoor living … red wine, these are some of the fears driving people to ask us how anyone could even consider a piece of upholstery that is light in color. Our answer, performance fabrics!! Each of our upholstery lines carries its own performance fabrics that are pre-treated to resist stains, odor and dirt. Want to learn more??? Stay tuned for a blog post dedicated solely to performance fabrics and check out our “science experiment” on Instagram in which we boldly douse coffee on a piece of white performance fabric.
Stay tuned for more exciting topics and discussions from the DHDG team!