You know the saying: what goes around comes around. In the interior design world, trends come and go, but every time it comes back around, the look is a little different.
I think we can all agree that the ever so popular chevron pattern has come, STAYED, and is finally on its way out!! That doesn’t mean geometric patterns are out all together though. More and more designers, including myself, are using fun patterns to frame a window with draperies or update a fun chair with fresh upholstery.
Natural geometry is all around us and can be found in furniture design, architecture and materials too, in fact you don’t need to completely redesign your home to add a touch of this season’s trend to your interior. Bold geometry can fit your interior scheme, whatever your design style is.
Check out this recent ottoman I recovered with JF Fabrics Garfield black and white diamond pattern, it was just the pop this family of 6 needed for their busy family room.
A traditional home filled with antiques, soft colors and curved lines can have a pop of geometric style with a large rug or fun pillows. The possibilities are endless and can be used in so many different ways.
Bringing nature into the home will also be a strong trend in 2016 (see my next blog post for more on natural trends)– from the use of plants and living walls, to horticulture inspired fabrics and wallpapers. Another major trend will be combining natural materials such as wood, stone, cork, metals (in particular brass and copper). Combinations will vary from classic ones such as wood and marble to more unconventional ones such as raw concrete and gold. Simplistic forms are key when mixing these varied and contrasting materials. Trends and styles may come and go but there are easy ways to blend new elements in with your own natural style!