Nature is the inspiration for this season’s interior design trends as furniture designers and interior decorators pay homage to the tones of the earth. Palettes of subdued browns, bright oranges and pale yellows are seen throughout forecast and reviews as well as rough textures and undone finishes of ugly marble, driftwood and hammered metals are conquering the rooms of the chic and trending. But with summer just starting it’s great that you plan ahead and lead the pack because the stylish never sleeps. Here are some trends you can easy replicate this coming fall.
From burnished to sea soaked, to polished to raw, name it and it’s probably on the books this fall. A return to roots as well as paying tribute to the material’s many unsung permutations; log furniture has been a central focus as seen with the many trends it is interpreted this fall. A push for geometric hexagonal tables with logs as the base was featured in blogs and magazines such as GQ, Details and Elle. World Street Journal prefers it pale and raw and heralded it as a ceiling accent matched with greige, blush or lilac walls for a tinge of the unexpected. Log tables were also seen matched with avant-garde yet artisanal chairs as the mix match of the new and old offered a new spin on luxurious juxtaposition.
No need to call PETA because no actual cows were harmed in the resurgence of this trend. This texture du jour is causing everything made from this material to fly off stocks of furniture stores, with a strong, masculine finish yet feels plush and comfy, either when you sit or lay on it, no wonder everyone is crazy for the deluxe juxtaposition it brings. Strengthen up your A-game by buying a cowhide sofa, or a rug or even a coffee table. It’s also an easy way for urban spaces to have that right kind of rustic kick.
Yes, the gold rush is now in session. The gold accent pieces are trending and rocking the design world, but with a rough edge this time. Taking it away from its smooth, polished, sophisticated and refined roots, gold pieces with a rough treatment is now where were heading. Hammered, freely molten, or just in cleaned still nugget form it gives us a different perspective of the metal, that unconventional aesthetics can be truly applied to it. The great thing about this trend is that it’s mixable with the other trends in metal finishes like copper and silver although the former is highly suggested that the latter. Mixing metals will be a strong trend for 2015 but couple this with another trend of mixing time periods. So go ahead and mix that golden Victorian chintz couch with that Bauhaus inspired copper lamp. It also jives seamlessly with the trend of mixing metals. Opt for warm metals like brass, copper, gold and rose gold; although lighter metals such as white gold, silver, platinum can be mixed with the warm metals as well.