Battle of the Sexes—romantic femininity vs. dashing masculinity. The overarching trend in home furnishings and design is to personify comfortable elegance. Luxurious textiles, detailed furnishings, exotic accessories and artful lighting converge in complex colors and metals to create inviting yet sophisticated interiors.
1. Barely There
Just a drop of color will do to nudge interiors from neutral to nuanced.
2. Bling it On
At risk of appearing too demure, finish with jewels of crystal, anything of acrylic and trims of metal.
3. Art Appreciation
Art is in the details, as in beautifully shaped legs, sculptural chandeliers, the graceful curves of a chair and the intricate design of a rug.
4. Mirror Image
Mirrors of extraordinary artistry return in a featured design role as coordinates with furnishings or as statement pieces.
5. Velvet Touch
There is simply nothing more decadent than luxurious velvet, now appearing in furnishings across the design spectrum.
6. Brass Ensemble
From accessories and mirror frames to intricate inlays and ferrules, brass is a solid hit, however, more pianissimo, hand-rubbed silver leaf and gold leaf are also trending.
7. Well Suited
Menswear inspired fabrics trend forward and upholstered furnishings stay guest-ready in sophisticated new indoor/outdoor fabric collaborations.
8. Mod Squad
Mid-century modern influences permeate, elevate and refine contemporary design aesthetics. Look for acrylic, exotic woods, tapered legs and angular silhouettes.
9. Divide and Conquer
Interesting curios, étagères and cabinets re-emerge to subtly define spaces in open plan homes and draw interest to cozy nooks.