14 Jan What’s Hot? Our 2015 Interior Design Trend Forecast
So what’s the trick to working with “trends” without redecorating your house every six months?
Invest in timeless pieces that you LOVE for big items—sofas, dining tables, flooring. Then you can update every few years with new accessories, wall coverings, drapes, pillows, hardware. There is no cheaper way to transform a space than a simple coat of paint or a new rug.
But let’s get to the real question…what’s going to be hot next? Here is our 2015 Interior Design Trend Forecast.
This isn’t the all-out, in-your-face glam of the 80s. Think of it more like a J. Crew catalog—modern basics with hints of jewels and pops of color. Juxtapose these pieces with clean, simple furnishings to keep it looking grounded. Nobody needs to live in Liberachi’s bedroom…
Hand blown, intricately cut crystal is set off by an industrial-looking 24-karat gold-plated brass fitting to make a delicate, romantic pendant. Imagine a few of these suspended above your kitchen island or over your vanity. Gorgeous. $398, Lee Broom. www.remodelista.com
Obsession is an understatement. I love the way it works with the mid-century wood and the deep red of the rug. Cool and sophisticated and warm and sparkly all at the same time. www.ladolcevitablog.com
Here’s how to do glamour in a small space. Sleek, lacquered black cabinets provide a dramatic backdrop to a drop dead gorgeous chandelier. Keep the look down to earth with white countertops, big windows, and neutral, bamboo shades. It looks like it should belong in a dining room or foyer, but here it’s unexpected, playful, and totally fabulous. www.housebeautiful.com
These “Rococo Pop” door handles are fabulous. Available in punchy colors and dramatic black or white, they add a fun pop of over-the-top to any boring old door. From $350, The Golden Lion. www.thegoldenlion.com
Trend #2—Bold, Bright, Fabulous Color!
Every year we talk about color, but this year exuberant tones and saturated color are at the top of my list—no more pale grays (please). A small hit of a bold tone or an entire room enveloped in a wash of something deep and rich—either way it is just the thing to bring some energy to your home.
Purple walls… genius. A dark, moody backdrop sets off modern blonde wood, an exotic rug, and graphic artwork. Proof that a coat of paint can transform your space and create some serious drama.
The bold blue loveseat and the hit of yellow from the artwork keep the emerald green wall company, making for a cohesive space. Remember: When you pair bold with bold the end result is nothing short of awesome.
Trend #3—Mix Metals
Absolutely a design rule to break. Mixed metals is going to be hot this year. We love the way the cool tone of chrome can play off of warm, golden brass or how the shine of stainless steel contrasts with flat wrought iron. Mix your metals to highlight certain features and add texture to a space.
Love the simplicity of this powder room. Expertly mixed metals add depth and character like an unexpected jewel in a crown.
A leggy brass faucet is the showstopper here. Glimmering in the sun, the brass stands out against the neutral kitchen and oil rubbed bronze pulls. Brass and red together? This is what kitchen dreams are made of. www.ksarahdesigns.typepad.com
Trend #4—Playful Wallpaper
Wallpaper seems to come and go, but we are having a major love affair with it right now. It adds such dimension, warmth, and personality to a space— something you just can’t get from paint alone. From art-driven to knockout statement paper, these are our favorites. Not comfortable doing an entire room? Start with one wall or a jewel-box powder room.
Whimsical and fairytale inspired, this wallpaper would make for an adorable and imaginative child’s bedroom or playroom. But, it would be equally well suited to a dramatic dining room or powder room, punctuated with strong black accessories. www.chasingpaper.com
Little ostriches bury their head in the sand in this playful paper. The charcoal ostriches, complete with a dusting of gold sand, look sharp against the bone colored background. Funky and pretty with a sense of humor— right up our alley. www.beware-the-moon.com
We love this modern interpretation of mountains. The graphic pattern looks fantastic against the velvety black backdrop. Artwork framed in brass or gold would be a rich accompaniment. www.growhousegrow.com
Trend #5—White is the New Grey
No more grey, please. It’s drab and lifeless. White is timeless and guess what…EVERYTHING goes with white. If there is one trend to embrace for 2015 it’s this. ‘Nuff said.