Trends in Design and Home Furnishings

Recycling textiles is a thrifty endeavor that is older than rag rugs. In April, visitors to the International Furniture Fair in Milan saw shining new examples in Waste No More, an exhibition in the murky vaults of the city’s central train station. Stretched across panels were vivid patchwork fabrics concocted from unsold or worn bits of Eileen Fisher garments.

The exhibition was curated by Lidewij Edelkoort, an educator and fashion trend forecaster, who for years has voiced her dismay at the casual consumption and trashing of clothes.

Others share her concern. The Danish company Really, in partnership with the Danish textile brand Kvadrat, returned to Milan for a second year with a show of furnishings made from discarded denim and white cotton laundry fibers stiffened with a binder. Handed to seven prominent international designers, the material resolved itself into cabinets, shelves and

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Residential Exterior Design Trends in 2019

Designers’ Favorite Exterior Details

Vaccaro, Luce, and Sharff each discussed the importance of translating this modern look for a variety of architectural styles by selecting high-quality exterior materials that offer versatility, variety, and simplicity:

Versatility: “Styles are all influenced by history,” says Luce. “When you use vertical boards, or board and batten, almost any style feels modern.”

Variety: “One of the things we’re trying to explore with clients is using a variety of materials on the facade,” says Sharff. “In addition to roof line and fenestration patterns, we’re also changing materials.” For a recent project, Sharff selected white clapboard for the main home, and a weathered-looking gray siding for the garage.

Simplicity: “When people want very clean, very simple, streamlined design, everything should have a function,” says Vaccaro. “You shouldn’t have shutters unless they work and actually cover the window.”

Customers’ Favorite Exterior Details

Homeowners have been

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Beautiful Exterior Home Design Trends

Over the last few months of traveling to different cities in the U.S. touring parade homes, meeting with builders and walking through new communities/developments, I can’t tell you how excited I am to share with you some of the beautiful exterior home design trends that I have been seeing in new construction.

Exterior Home Design Trends

Whether you have plans to build in the short-term, remodel or enjoy seeing the trends (like me), today’s post is loaded with some absolutely incredible exterior designs that I think you guys are going to love and hopefully be inspired by in some way.

Exterior Home Trends. Stone homes

Reclaimed wood garage doors. Exterior home trends

Let’s jump into the latest exterior trends!

Painted Brick

Painted brick on exterior


Painted brick exterior. Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

I wanted to start off with the biggest (and most surprising trend) that I have been seeing the last few months is the surge of painted brick exteriors.  While painted brick is certainly not a new trend and over the past few years, we have

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The Top Interior Design Trends in 2017

If you were paying attention, 2016 was the year of mid-century cues, indoor plants, distressed timbers and rustic metallics in the home.

Luxe looks were some of the biggest interior trends, along with the revival of marble, mirror splashbacks, rose gold and copper.

Will these design trends survive? Or will they be ushered promptly out the back door?

Three interior designers reveal their predictions about what a stylish home will look like in 2017.

The panel:

  • Vivian Panagos, interior designer and founder of Ish & Chi
  • David Hicks, interior designer and author of Intimate
  • Narelle Cuthbert, head of interior design at Plus Architecture


Pantone named ‘Greenery’ the colour of the year for 2017. The bright and zesty hue might be hard to digest for some people, but it’s been warmly embraced by the world of interior design.

Narelle Cuthbert says we will see a lot more green in 2017

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These Will Be the Top Home Design Trends of 2020

For a refreshing tinted neutral, Riberti cites a soothing, muted version of “neomint,” a refreshing spearmint WGSN predicted as 2020’s It color, which pairs well with pale wood and can be used for accents like statement chairs, feature rugs, and kitchen schemes. Chow adds that slate lavender and dusky peach also work well for their “inherent simplicity” and ability to shift depending on the lighting.

Designers will be increasingly looking to Japan for inspiration next year, forecasters predict. Take this Japanese townhouse designed by architect Kengo Kuma. Here, a bamboo screen provides a translucent partition between the living and dining areas.

Photo by Mcleod Robert

Japanese Influences

Given the trend toward soothing minimalism, it’s no surprise that the Japanese aesthetic will be a strong presence in 2020. “These looks are always present in some way, but periodically, they are energized as a trend,” says Michelle Lamb, editorial director at The

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8 Top Office Design Trends For 2016

You might think that the reams of analysis done on office space would have by now turned every workplace into a humming hive of engagement and productivity. Earlier this year, we even got an advance look at a research paper that outlined alternative design strategies to make workers happier.

The paper, Ethonomics: Designing For The Principles Of The Modern Workplace–authored by Teknion, in collaboration with design expertslike Joan Blumenfeld, principal of Perkins+Will, one of this year’s Most Innovative Companies–revealed that the workplace is ripe for reinvention.

As Blumenfeld told Fast Company:

Workspaces should flex to provide a variety of spaces and destinations for workers to inhabit that promote movement throughout the day. While many companies are doing a good job of incorporating some of these elements into their workplace design, there’s a need for more awareness and implementation of this way of thinking holistically about the workplace.


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New Interior Decoration Trends 2020 – New Decor Trends

In each season we look to give the decoration of our home certain details that will transform it, as well as the seasons, so decorators and designers around the world, show us the trends in decoration that they are imposing in order to beautify our living spaces.

And as it is now close to the end of 2019, now we can already know what are the new trends in decoration for 2020. Ready to meet them?

Main objective in the decoration during 2020:

The proposals that we will see in the interiors during the next year, seek a common goal: to give the house a comfortable look and inspired by nature.

  • This, because in trends to decorate homes reign materials such as wood and lots of vegetation, so it will also be a bright decoration, as metals like silver, gold, come with force.
  • As we mentioned, the common goal to
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Exterior Home Design Trends for 2020

While some trends manage to stay relevant for decades, new yearly trends can help you make the most of your home’s value and curb appeal. If you’ve been considering an exterior makeover, make sure to heed consideration to what the top trends are for 2020.

Whether you are contemplating the selling of your home next year or just updating the look, investing in the outside of your home will deliver a return in both resale value and enjoyment.

The top trends of 2020 are about bringing new approaches to tired spaces.

Exterior Living Spaces

In 2020, expect gazebos, outdoor kitchens, and more outdoor features to become a must. Outside living areas have been growing in demand, and are set to erupt in 2020. It’s not enough to have an open-air patio or yard, today’s homes also have an innovative outdoor living space that enhances the curb appeal of the property.

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2020 Carpet, Runner and Area Rug Trends

What types of carpet are most stylish for 2020?

Carpet trends for 2020 (area rugs and runners)

Over the years, there has been a much stronger (and growing) preference for hardwood flooring over carpet.  Carpet has become much more of a design statement to complement the hardwood floors, especially when it’s used for stair runners and area rugs.


2020 carpet runner trends moroccan trellisFor the bedrooms, customers seem to be split on hardwood vs carpet.  Around 60% prefer hardwood floors with an area rug and 40% prefer wall to wall carpet.  Those that prefer carpet in the bedrooms love the softness and the warmth that carpets provide in the mornings.  There seems to be a stronger preference for this in colder environments (for obvious reasons).


Carpet preferences and needs vary greatly based on room and the role carpet plays.  For example, for bedrooms, most people are looking for softness, vs for family rooms or basements, customers want durability and a way to camouflage

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10 Daring Interior Design Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2019

We’ll be the first to admit that it’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest decor trends. Not only are they constantly changing, but views vary wildly: One designer says something’s in, while another says it’s out. And that’s nothing to say of your opinion on the matter.

But if you’re seeking inspiration—or heck, maybe you just want to look at some beautiful photos and dream—we’ve got you covered.

We consulted with dozens of design experts from coast to coast to unveil the biggest decor trends we’ll see in 2019. Some have been subtly sneaking into our homes for a while, ready to take center stage. Others are taken straight from the runways in Paris and New York—big, bold, and primed to be integrated in small doses into our spaces.

If mashups and remixes are your thing, just you wait. And if you live for drama, get ready—there’ll

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