Home furnishing trends are always in flux and evolving. I enjoy scanning magazines like Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Vanity Fair, as well as online sources like Lonny, Houzz and Pinterest. Obviously the view of what’s hot is very subjective and regional. What is totally on in Santa Monica may not be anywhere in Steamboat Springs. A few themes keep appearing, and I’ll share my thoughts with you. One thing I see everywhere at the moment is brass! I love this 1966 cocktail table from Philippe Hiquily!
Updated animal fabrics and velvets are receiving lots of press. Velvet was seen all over January’s “Deco Off” high-end textile show. The animal pattern above is a new Wesco Fabrics’ pattern, “Extinct” in colors Generosity and Prosperity. The velvet is “Tuxedo” in colors Lime and Turquoise.
Decorative sheers in novelty, semi-sheer and plain weave constructions are very important. We are seeing many sheers used by themselves at the window when privacy is not important.
Ikat inpired prints are very important. A new Wesco Fabrics’ pattern “St. Lucia,” color Mineral, is a gorgeous large-scale, ikat-inspired design. This week, the Wesco Fabrics’ custom workroom is fabricating cornices made from our ikat pattern, “Alvarado,” color Maple.
The color BLUE is important in fashion, decorative textiles, tabletop and even in furniture! Blue is seen in dark saturated indigo hues all the way to beautiful turquoise shades. Note the beautiful blue velvet on the upholstery.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard designed the home of Cheryl Tiegs in Bel Air. This interior encapsulates almost all of my “on trend” points, such as true woven ikat pillows, blue velvet on the sofa and amethyst crystal votives.
On a recent luxury home tour in Dallas’ tony Highland Park neighborhood, I spotted fabulous crystal and mineral specimens mounted on acrylic bases. They looked very elegant on console and cocktail tables.
We are seeing wonderful polished slabs of petrified wood mounted on stainless steel and brass bases. They look great as a side table.