2020 is less than two weeks, so the House Whisperer put together a list of trends you should expect to see in the new year. Which ones do you want to try?
Wallpapers, walls, and furniture with stunning color and worthy of attention. show stopping French antiques are at the top of the list.
Eclectic materials:rugs, fabrics, and other mediums. The “boucle” texture (a yarn with three stands, one of them looped or curly) might be the most prized one of them all.
Earthy & Organic
Many made the cut at Milan Design Week: rattan, jute, wood, stone, terracotta, and other earthy/organic textures. These are really easy to emulate in most interior designs. In fact, you can use them to accent certain spaces.
Indoor plants, greenhouses and conservatories! Environmental awareness is becoming more and more globalized these days, which is why plants are becoming a major part of green interior designs.
The last few years have seen the comeback of the freestanding tub. Now it’s time for showers to get their due!
Even more Mid-Century Retro Eclectic
More and more folks are coming to terms with and embracing the best of their mid-century Cali Ranch homes.
Rough quarried stones and live edge slab woods
In keeping with earthy and organic trends wood is moving past veneers and stone is going beyond counter-tops and tiles
Ecclectic, laid back with a touch of sophistication.
1. Respect the history
3. Embrace imperfection - never look too curated
4. Reuse and recycle
5. Deviate from neutral colors
6. Design to lifestyle
7. Design beyond trends
Light and pretty
Heavy thick brutalism (especially in furniture) is on its way out. Slender elegance. Shears instead of thick tapestry drapes. Light rooms instead of dark. Thick four poster beds are replaced with whisky metal canopies.
Rattan and Wicker
Rattan is not wicker and wicker is not rattan. The defining difference between the two is that rattan is a material whereas wicker is a style of weave. Synthetic rattan!!!
Large framed Mirrors
Decor motifs utilizing basic geometric shapes. as opposed to Classical Greek Revival Exploration and archeology was so hugely popular at the turn of the century that Art Deco drew its inspiration from more ancient civilizations—Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Asian, Babylonian, Assyrian (old Uniroyal Tire Factory in Commerce off the 5, now the Citadel), Aztec.
The most iconic buildings in Manhattan - Empire State, 30 Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Chrysler.
In LA - Wiltern Theater, Griffith Observatory, Eastern Columbia building, all the great Movie spaces of the 20’s and 30’s.
Dedicated rooms if you have the space, or hidden tech.
Designed for aging in place as alternatives to nursing homes
Coffee stations (bars)
American obsession with coffee finally manifests in dedicated design elements
Pools as water features
Beyond baja shelves and vanishing edge horizons … now … disguised as ponds or zero-edge glass features, or no coping.
Especially Infrared saunas
Painting, pottery wheels & kilns, potting sheds, workshops