interior design trends
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All of these luxury lighting trends go hand-in-hand, both aesthetically and thematically: The lighting styles of the 1920s and 1960s and 1970s are connected by their shared use of geometric shapes and bold colors. In the 1920s, Art Deco lighting featured geometric shapes and bright colors. In the 1960s and 1970s, there was a revival of Art Deco style, and lighting designs once again featured geometric shapes and bold colors. This time, however, there was more of a focus on function, with lighting designs used to create specific moods or atmospheres. Pendant lights with spherical or cylindrical forms, often in vibrant hues like orange, yellow, and green, became emblematic of the era’s exuberant style. The 60s and 70s designs were also ahead of their time with a deliberate focus on sustainable materials and energy use, which aligns with the values of today’s environmentally conscious consumers.
In Europe, there is a greater prevalence of smaller, independent furniture stores and boutiques, and Europeans are more inclined to prioritize local businesses over big box stores. In the United States, larger chain stores, department stores, and online retailers dominate the market, offering a wide range of furniture options at various price points.
Modern as an aesthetic and as a lifestyle is trending up. Hooker Furniture wanted to get in on that movement. Coinciding with the opening of their new showroom at High Point, they premiered their new, modern, M Furniture collection, under the creative direction of design maven Becky Weber, alongside VP of product development Ansley Brown and principal designer Charlie Zagaroli.
Led by Jaimee Seabury, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.’s Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, the GreenRow team worked in close collaboration with craftspeople in the U.S. and globally to design and develop products for the new brand. “GreenRow is focused on creating modern heirlooms by combining bright colors and thoughtful details into sustainable materials,” Seabury explained. “In addition to designing into a timeless aesthetic, we also committed to utilizing sustainable manufacturing practices and teaching our customers how to care for our products in order to ensure their longevity.”
Multi-line showrooms and design brick and mortar stores are an interesting conduit between the manufacturers whose products they sell and the people who make them look good: interior designers. Showroom and store buyers have a discerning approach to market. So how do manufacturers capture the attention of these very important buyers at market? We caught up with showrooms and stores across the country to understand their priorities when they shop at market.
Like the iconic luggage piece which shares its name, Universal Furniture and Coastal Living’s new Weekender Collection channels relaxation and a sense of retreat. But rather than just the traditional two days of freedom, Weekender brings the spirit of comfortable and unhurried ease into the home the whole week through.
The overarching trend that emerged from High Point Spring Market was casual luxury. It was all about creating spaces that exude a relaxed yet refined ambiance where comfort reigns supreme; where organic materials and shapes elevate the everyday. Casual Luxury embraces a laid-back approach to design without compromising on sophistication. It’s a harmonious blend of high-end elements and comfortable, inviting features. Elegance meets comfort, and opulence blends effortlessly with simplicity.
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