Design Trends for 2016

Artisan Pieces / Courtesy of David Scott Interior Design
Artisan Pieces / Courtesy of David Scott Interior Design
Minimalism with a Twist / Courtesy of Architectural Digest
Minimalism with a Twist / Courtesy of Architectural Digest
Metallic Wallpaper / Courtesy of Pure Wow
Metallic Wallpaper / Courtesy of Pure Wow
Eclectic Design / Courtesy of Architectural Digest
Eclectic Design / Courtesy of Architectural Digest
Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets / Courtesy of Maletz Design
Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets / Courtesy of Maletz Design
Natural & Neutral Textures / Courtesy of Architectural Digest
Natural & Neutral Textures / Courtesy of Architectural Digest

With 2015 officially behind us, it’s that time of year when design experts look back at recent design trends and predict what’s on the horizon. In 2015, bold blues, pale wood, oversized art and ‘70s décor made their mark. What can we look forward to this year? See how some designers have weighed in:

  • Based on a survey of leading interior design experts and trending photos on Zillow Digs, we can expect to see art deco-inspired patterns and shapes, nubby wool rugs, encaustic tiles, and artisan accent pieces.
  • Editors at House Beautiful predict that statement pendants and pedestals, mixed metals and fabric wall art will be popular.
  • According to Flavorpaper, whose opinions were featured on Pure Wow, we’ll be seeing wallpaper in metallic and matte, natural surfaces, geometric patterns, and sweet pastels.
  • By sifting through discussions and data, Houzz identified 25 materials, strategies and concepts they predict will be hot in 2016, including black stainless steel appliances, two-tone kitchen cabinets, formal dining rooms, workhorse islands and more.
  • Cathy Hobbs, an Emmy Award-winning television host and nationally known interior design and home staging expert, expects to see more metallic and pastels, muted patterns, wood and natural elements, and a general back-to-basics approach to design.
  • Architectural Digest designers embrace minimalism, eclectic combinations, a push toward modern mixed with traditional, and more.

A common theme we’ve been seeing is the push to use locally sourced and elemental materials and forms and create a unique space with one-of-a-kind artisan pieces. Sounds like some fun shopping to us! From everyone at Blairfield Realty, happy new year, and happy decorating!

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