The Top Design Trends

 

a talk at AISD inspired me to think about design trends - what's in, what's out and what's coming. these are the rules i'm designing by in 2018! what are your favorite trends?

 

PINK IS STILL IN

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to be honest, pink will always be "in" for me. i am not so secretly obsessed with it. but i love the way it's being used in bold ways that break the "ultra-feminine" expectation. even if it's just an accent - like the elvis record cover and Pink Floyd tour flyer - i always find a way to incorporate it when I can. 

 

NEUTRALS RULE

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some people think white is boring. sometimes i am one of those people. but i can't say enough about the practicality of white and other neutrals. when picking large-ticket items, like sofas, i love a good neutral. it transcends trends and lends itself to growing with you. that said, if you're going to go with a white or light-colored sofa, get a slipcover.  

 

GREENERY IS THE NEW FLORAL

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florals are out. filler is in. think monstera leaves, eucalyptus and belles of ireland. i love a good succulent, too. harder for me to kill. and this is where i ask for advice on keeping plants alive. 

 

UNMADE BEDS ARE COOL

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finally I have an legitimate excuse not to make my bed. i love that design is loosening up, that the lived-in look is being embraced - and, dare i say, championed. but in all seriousness, it's a trend that i think expresses a lot about the personality of the home and the client. it's also practical. because who really wants to assemble hundreds of pillows in the morning. 

LEANING ART IS IN

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Very excited about this trend, as well. it really lends itself to my lifestyle and design philosophy as i'm constantly buying art and rearranging it in my homes. i also love the look of massive pieces leaned against a wall. it says casual but sophisticated. 

Designmakenzi hogan