With today being the last day of 2010, we’re going out with the old, and in with the new. To thank you all so much for your support this year, and in the spirit of the new year, we’ve decided to do things a little differently here today. We’ve decided to give you a glimpse of our trend preview for 2011! Please sit back, enjoy the ride, and then leave us a ton of feedback below! Go ahead, ruminate on some interior design ideas for next year below.
The fall furniture market has closed in High Point, leaving us with a delectable plate of new trends and colors that will be showing up next year. The theme seemed to be reinvention, notably a robust return to classic design with some modern twists.
Go Get The Greek
The allure of Ancient Greece begins the trend odyssey that lends itself to many styles. Using architectural elements from Ionic and Doric orders, busts of ancient heros, as well as classical geometric shapes, this trend adds fresh simplicity to interiors.
Made Goods introduced their version of the classic Klismos style Ines chair by adding Rajasthan bone inlay in today’s soft colors. Classical urns showed up in vibrant shades of turquoise, orange and reds in collections from Tozai Home and.
Christopher Guy used elements such as the Greek key for his inspired bench with side tables. We adored this modern use of such an iconic shape. Their designers incorporated Greco-Roman designed x-legs and fluted aprons with the egg and dart shape into other pieces.
The softly elegant yet slightly rustic appeal of a good European antique ramps up its timeless image for the 2011 trends. This look gained steam this past year, and will continue to take a stronger hold. Slightly distressed painted finishes, luxury materials, and prints taken from pastoral scenes or heraldry crests will dominate this trend.
French Heritage’s Bizet chest of drawers has a sexy French curve in its modern shape. Their painted finish and hardware gives the piece an up to the minute effect.
Look for delicate shapes featuring caning, gilded accents, and lush cushioning. Aiden Gray’s Giovanna Day Sofa invites lazy lounging with its relaxed elegance. This line has embraced the feel of France with rustic outdoor wire finials and Cherub sculptures as accents.
Post Modern Madness
Television’s Mad Men series had brought back serious attention to the post-Modern movement in design. Simple, clean lines give off a retro cool vibe sure to make you shake your martini maker. Upholstery will have straight arms and backs, with detail given to the legs and lower frame.
Crisp geometric shapes will pepper the accents in rugs, lighting, and textiles to offset the linear feel of furniture. Global Views’ Tambour cabinet and Widget mirror have just the right concentration of lines to offset the juicy tangerine graphics of their arabesque rug.
The glamorous Hollywood appeal of this Mid Century Modern trend blends seamlessly with today’s eclectic styles. Mix in shiny nickel finishes on lighting and hardware for a truly Atomic effect.
Each of these trends embrace styles of the past and bring them up to date with sharper colors, softer textures, and modern elements. Like with any trend, add the pieces that speak to you without becoming too themed. Mix in to freshen up your current look.
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