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Top 5 Home Design Trends 2015


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Mixing primitive elements such as horns, hides and petrified rock is in.

Interior Designer and HGTV star Abby Vasek

Interior Designer and HGTV star Abby Vasek

HOUSTON DESIGN SCENE MAKING A SPLASH!

By Abby Vasek

Houston’s design style is as diverse as its population but there are several identifiable design trends that have emerged onto the scene and will definitely be making a splash!

  • Glamour: The biggest trend in design for 2015 is an infusion of glamour into every design genre. The ‘Restoration Hardware look’ (vintage, faded, distressed, monotone materials) that has dominated the marketplace for almost a decade is finally making way for a new look called Rustic-Luxe. This is the pairing of distressed materials with metallic and Lucite to achieve another degree of contrast and sophistication. From the most classic and pristine design styles to the more vintage and industrial, you can expect to see more shimmer and shine in the New Year.
  • Hello Rose: Every showroom at this season’s High Point Market (the world’s largest furniture market) had a new introduction item made of rose gold. While Brass and chrome are still design industry favorites you can expect to see more rose gold in furniture, lighting, hardware and fashion.
  • Go Geometrics: Take one look around and you will see that bold geometric shapes and patterns are continuing to grow in popularity. This is not just a regional trend but a global trend and one that is dominating the furniture and design industry. Angular embellishments are on everything. And the classic bee-hive shape (first made popular in the 1960’s by designer, David Hicks) has made a reemergence with a vengeance! You can find it in fabric, wall paper, rugs, and in the shapes of lighting fixtures, furniture and accessories. Move over Chevron we have a new pattern in town.
  • Positively Primitive: This is a style trend that we plan to see more of in 2015. It involves mixing primitive elements into your home with horns, hides, fur, taxidermy, petrified rock, crystals and other natural stones. Go shopping at the Houston Design Center and you’ll find geode crystals on book ends, box tops, lamp bases, made into chandeliers, encased in tables, printed on fabric….you name it. And keep your eye out for the hottest new primitive material in town; petrified rock! You can count on seeing this material used in all kinds of new design applications. One use that we are already seeing in stores is petrified rock table tops anchored on polished chrome legs. This table is exemplary of the balancing act between primitive vs luxury that is happening in design, and these primitive elements offer us incredible visual contrast and comfort to our inevitable modern movement.
  • Color Envy: The color story for 2015 continues to perpetuate white and grey neutrals while embracing pops of saturated color. The Pantone color of the year is Marsala. Leatrice Eisman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute says, “The rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors. It’s an earthy shade with a bit of sophistication. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.” Imagine this kissable wine color on a tufted velvet chair with contemporary rose gold framework sitting atop a geometric hide rug and you can imagine this year’s style trend forecast…it’s going to be a modern, textured and luxurious 2015
Natural Stone accent pieces

Natural Stone accent pieces

Cosmetics continue to grow in popularity

Cosmetics continue to grow in popularity

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Top 5 Home Design Trends 2015


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