Style Forecast: Decor Trends 2021

Excitement greets a new year, and today’s decor trends 2021 show and tell highlights exciting style predictions coming your way.

decor trends 2021

As for my personal formula of predicting interior design and decorating trends, I take into account various predictions from knowledgeable insiders, do a quick retrospect of the previous year’s hit and misses, factor in personal taste, and suggest accordingly.

My personal advice regarding first of the year trends is to tread lightly into the what’s trending pool in order to eliminate decorating regret.

Good taste, judgment, and an impeccable sense of personal style will guide your decor trends 2021 choices.

Face Line Art

Home decor accessories and accents brimming with visual appeal prominently work the room to introduce two key elements in decorating- contrast and character.

Face line art pieces emulate drawings in the style of Picasso and Matisse, representing broadened interpretations and color choices.

Being a fan of the mix and mingle aspect of decor styles, I love introducing a piece of face line art in all its fun and funky glory into a traditional or formal aesthetic.

Entrecôte-Melbourne

Entrecôte Melbourne

Female Line Face Framed Wall Art

Female Line Face Framed Wall Art

Dark Blue Kitchens

Color in the kitchen made the what’s on trend list for 2020, and here it is coming around again.

Timeless color choices stand the test of time and trend.

dark-blue-kitchen-bottom-cabinets

House & Garden – Photo by Nicole Franzen 

Hello, dark blue kitchens.

bespoke-kitchen-project-23-guildford-wine-fridge

The Main Company

If total color immersion, dark blue or any other color, does not appeal to your color scheme and style, consider using the color on a standout feature such as a kitchen island.

dark-blue-kitchens-island

HGTV

Old-World Charm

I’ve long regarded the distinctive details found in old-world charm accents and accessories as conversation pieces.

old-world-charm-Jenna-Peffley-for-MyDomaine

MyDomaine

Pieces rich in unique design features and storied provenance create points of visual interest and conversation.

Mikel Welch-Photographer-John Bessler

House & Home- Designer Mikel Welch-Photographer John Bessler

guest-bedroom-old-world-charm

House Beautiful

Statement Lighting

Statement lighting fixtures become capable components in the overall design focal point equation.

Baguès Art Deco sconces

Homes to Love

Lighting is relevant to the feel you want the space to convey, and statement lighting flips the style switch to focal point fabulous in both the on and off position.

Jane-Hallworth-lighting

Architectural Digest

Kelly Wearstler Precision Pendant

Kelly Wearstler Precision Pendant

Gold Accents

Gold accents will forever be on trend.

Ebanista_Villandry_Day_Bed

Villandry Chic Luxury Day Bed

Gleaming Primrose Mirror

Gleaming Primrose Mirror

gold accents

Gold Hammered Picture Frame, 4×6 
Oro Gold Dining Chair
Kronburgh 20” Table Lamp
Kash 4 – Light 15″ Unique/Statement Geometric Flush Mount
24×32 Linear Portrait Canvas Wall Art
Carly Embroidered 14×26 Throw Pillow by Kosas Home
Kate and Laurel Celia Round Metal Foldable Tray Accent Table

gold-accents-Jay-Wilde

Better Homes & Gardens – Photo Jay Wilde

Houseplants

Bringing the beauty of the outdoors indoors never looked so good.

houseplant

Lonny Magazine

Mudroom designed by Reena Sotropa In House Design Group

Copper Cookware

copper-cookware-on-the-shelf

Flickr

Culinary preparation is performance art at its delicious best.

Suffolk kitchen

Neptune

Copper cookware and decorative accents remain an elegant element and traditional choice of material to complement taste, space, and of course to compliment the chef.

devol-the-leicestershire-forest-kitchen

House Beautiful

Neutrals

Neutral colors are no longer thought of as dull, boring or unimaginative home decor, accents, paint and furnishings options.

Rosen Kelly Conway Architecture & Design

Rosen Kelly Conway Architecture & Design

neutral-colors

Lonny Magazine

Rather a primary color choice to the space or color palette complement, neutral colors deliver on all focal point points.

I really do love how neutrals play so well together with the other colors found on the design and decor playground.

neutral-dining-room-Paul-Massey

House & Garden

beach-style-kitchen-Studio-McGee

Studio McGee

Dark Hues

Moody.

Dramatic.

Dynamite look.

decor trends 2021

Domino

dark hues paint colors

Mushroom Lamps

For some time now I’ve been noticing the popularity of the mushroom in everything from cookies to footstools to mushroom lamps.

contemporary-hall-Yamini-Designs

Yamini Designs

Toadstool trend?

It’s hot at present, and I must admit I owned and wish I still had both the aforementioned mushroom footstool and mushroom lamp that adorned my condo circa 1982.

Everything old is new again at one time or another.

mushroom-lamp-gold

Wallpaper

Timeless designs, on-trend textures and patterns, and colors divine make wallpaper a classic choice of product for a quality result in interior decorating.

green-landscape-wallpaper

House & Garden

fish-wallpaper-Thomas-Loof

Elle Decor – Photo by Thomas Loof

This last decor trend is one that stands the test of time.

Personal Style

The consummate design aesthetic.

Finding normal footing in this very young yet promising new year proves an excellent motivator, and when motivation comes together with inspiring decor trends 2021 it’s a decorista’s dream come true.

love signature

Interior Design Decorating Trends 2019

Now that the holiday season is in the rear view mirror, the decorations are down and packed away, and I finally know what day of the week it is, it’s time to look ahead to interior design decorating trends 2019.

Interior design decorating trends 2019 opinions, predictions, and prognostications differ from one designer-expert-decorator to the next.

Where one asserts a certain interior design trend will be huge in 2019, another deems the trend over and done with.

As for my personal formula of predicting interior design decorating trends 2019, I study various predictions, do a quick retrospect of the previous year’s hit and misses, factor in personal taste, and suggest accordingly.

Interior Design Decorating Trends 2019

In the Kitchen

Butcher block countertops.

butcher-block

Design Sponge

Pecky cypress finishes.

pecky-cypress-kitchen-hood

DecorPad

Out with the square footage hog better known as the kitchen island.  Floor space is the hottest commodity in the kitchen workspace, and the kitchen island can take up quite a lot of it.

Personally, I like the proven functionality of the kitchen island, but have been known to curse its cumbersome existence at times.

In with the on wheels movable stations or serving pieces.

Shaan Kitchen Island with Granite

Shaan Kitchen Island with Granite

Custom and period style hardware.

custom-cabinet-hardware

Westward Foundry

I’m just the messenger here, but according to more than one and less than ten interior design and home decor online magazines, the popularity of the rustic farmhouse look is waning in favor of a more elegant aesthetic. 

black kitchen cabinets

Portuondo Perotti Architects

Black is timeless, elegant, and on trend in kitchen style for 2019.

a touch of black

Rich greens and deep blues will strike a color trend chord, creating a space that is intimate, cozy, and inviting.

deVOL-WestSussex-Kitchen

deVol

Open shelving is the trend that keeps on giving a stylish and curated look.

open-shelving-butcher-block-countertops

Elle Decor

Antiques

The trend towards antique pieces excites me to no end.  Antiques promote a balanced contrast which in turn makes a visually compelling statement.

The mixing of the old with the new ensures a classic, current, fresh and relevant result.

antiques-modern-mix-dining-roomSouthern Home Magazine

Unique, one-of-a-kind, and custom pieces will be on the trend radar for 2019.

Focal point pieces or accents add such character to a space.  Introducing one unique, one-of-a-kind, and/or custom piece will accomplish this.

Acrylic Furniture

Acrylic continues to be a clear choice for use as a foundation piece as well as a contemporary complement to antiques.

traditional-living-room-Lucite-coffee-table

Houzz

 

Savannah Acrylic Coffee Table

Savannah Coffee Table

Lucite-coffee-table

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

In These Modern Times

American modern, mid-century modern, and Art Deco will fabulously fit in with the movement toward elegance.

art-deco-apartment-steven-gambrel

Steven Gambrel – Elle Decor

Let me to reiterate: the mixing of the old with the new ensures a classic, current, fresh, custom, and relevant result.

modern-antiques-accentsMr Brown London

Bold Walls

Pinterest numbers are in, and they show Pinterest searches for ‘mustard yellow’ were up 45 percent from last year.

Two other searches of pinteresting mention find searches for ‘geometric paint’ up 225 percent, and searches for ‘tropical leaf wallpaper’ up by a whopping 401 percent.

Soane BritainSoane Britain 

I do believe an interior design decorating trend is afoot.

Color. Texture. Pattern.

Rita KonigRita Konig

Pink is coming in on trend as well as the jewel tones that complement.

Benjamin Moore Pink Pearl 2005-60 Benjamin Moore Pink Pearl 2005-60 

pink facade

Architectural Digest

Adding texture to the walls, floors, countertops, cabinetry, spaces and places in the home is on the mind and the searches of Pinterest users.

Searches for ‘textile art’ climbed by 1,178 percent.

Marcus Mohon Interiors

Marcus Mohon Interiors

Visual texture takes the decorating lead with woven fabrics and textured wallpapers at pattern play.

textured wallpapers Inside Wallpaper

Warm colors.

Holiday House

One Kings Lane

Metals continue to create a buzz.

Vintage tin, pewter and gunmetal accents top the searches across social sites.

tin-ceiling

Houzz

Comfort in Style

The one commonality found in every article-feature-post consulted emphasize designing and decorating with comfort and mind.

Warm and cozy is the common denominator of the interior design decorating trends 2019 consulted.

A beautifully-designed bed, soft rug, comfortable sofa and chair aka the creature comforts of home, will be in high trend demand.

Who else believes the above more a necessity than trend?

Years ago, I coined the term “too furniture store” to drive my point home with Dave the Builder that contrary to popularity, decade or trend, a contrived design, one devoid of the essential design element we know as comfort, zaps the life, individual style, and oomph right out of a space.

The beginning of a new year is exciting, and the interior design decorating trends 2019 show great and stylish potential.

I look forward to seeing what interior design decorating trends 2019 thrive and what trends fade.

love your style

 

 

 

 

 

Knocking On The Door of 2018

Where did 2017 go?  I swear I blinked on January 1, 2017 and here we are knocking on the door of 2018.  New Year’s resolutions aren’t my thing, but the plan for 2018 is to become brilliant at keeping a promise to self to appreciate more and more the value of time.

knocking on the door of 2018

Like most of the Lower 48, our New Year’s Eve and beyond forecast is for frigid temps and funky conditions.  I whined waited all Louisiana summer long for the arrival of Louisiana winter (basically what most of you call fall). Be careful what you ask for.  You just might get it.

winter

Cold.

Dreary.

Ugly.

Our Canadian snowbird son chuckles at our winter on steroids dilemma.  The newlywed couple is less than thrilled to be arriving back home from a sunny warm week in Mexico to home, sweet home Winnipeg and the blistering Canadian temps of -33°C /-27.4°F.

Ah, Grasshopper.  He, who chuckles first, chuckles coldest.

grill-gifts

Edible provisions for our knocking on the door of 2018-New Year’s Eve-hunker down at home holiday weekend include Southern deviled eggs, pork tenderloin, oven roasted potatoes, the New Year’s Day traditional trifecta of black eyed peas, cabbage and buttermilk cornbread, several pots of strong Louisiana dark roast coffee, and a fresh carrot cake.

deviled-eggsDuke’s mayonnaise is the preferred mayo of many a Southern cook and chef.  Southern Living explains our love of the stuff, and why it is the preferred mayo of test kitchens in the article Why Southerner’s Have an Obsession With Duke’s Mayonnaise.

Great taste, good read.

dry-black-eyed-peas

A glass or two of wine to toast the New Year and chase away the chill will top off our midnight revelry.

champagne-bar

I look forward with great anticipation to the beautiful and stylish things to come in 2018.  In vogue interior design and decor trends for 2018 run the gamut from terrazzo to color in the kitchen to velvet fabrics.  Gorgeous is in the forecast, and the look is hot.

home decor trends 2018

Here’s to celebrating your knocking on the door of 2018 New Year’s Eve in  style.  Happy New Year!

love your style

Pinterest Home Trends: Too Much of A Good Thing?

Bandwagons can get awfully crowded.  I proceed with caution before jumping on most bandwagons, carefully picking and choosing the ones to get on board with.

There are some who would definitely categorize Pinterest as bandwagon central.

Well if Pinterest is a bandwagon, then I say giddy-up!

Pinterest is the ultimate virtual photo album, an all-in-one place where you can find everything from free fonts to fondue recipes to fabulous home trends.

 I use it as a visual catalog, look book and client presentation tool as well as a vehicle for gleaning ideas from other decoristas.  

Beauty is in the pin of the beholder.

pinterest-bandwagon

Kenton Overland Circus Band Wagon

Fascinated by the power of the trend and the role that pinning it plays in the spread of its popularity, Pinterest reminds me of the Fabergé Organics shampoo ad campaign with the and they told two friends, and they told two friends, and so on, and so on line.

Faberge-Organics-Shampoo

The article “8 Home Trends That Pinterest Ruined for All of Us” from House Beautiful is an interesting read.   

I could only guess at what the list of 8 would entail.  

Scrolling through the list of the too much of a good thing offenders, I shook my head in agreement with several of author Lauren Smith’s selections.  

Let me show you what I mean.

Steven-Tyler-quotePurple Clover

1. Chevron Anything

 Pinterest Home Trends

It is hard deny the fact that this is one pattern that has fallen victim to the done to death effect.

ball-jar-estate-sale-finds

2.  Mason Jars

Let the record show I love these jars, but fully understand the too much of a good thing point.

The unpretentious utility and multi-purpose what’s in a jar appeal of the iconic mason jar reaches all the way back to its inception in 1858.

Numbers 3-7 on the list rank as  this trend too shall pass mentions.

It wasn’t until I got to number eight did I realize Ms. Smith may just have a point.

gallery-1453847998-pinterest-ruined-painting-furniture

8. Painted Everything

I believe the time has come for a keyboard confessional.

Painted everything is the please put down the paint brush and step away from the ______________ trend I love to hate.

There, I typed it.

I emphasize the word everything.  

Paint dipped beverage glasses, dipped furniture legs, plastic toy animals, dollar store china, lampshades, countertops, flooring- everything is fair game.

You name it and someone will have the DIY idea to paint it.

Pinterest is peppered with painted everything projects- some gorgeous and some not so gorgeous.  As far as calling out the not so gorgeous, I believe it is best to apply the Thumperian principle to mouth and keyboard.

If you can’t say, type, post or link something nice, don’t say, type post or link anything at all.

I admit a well applied coat of paint on an inexpensive piece of junk mass produced furniture that isn’t all that to begin with in the first place can’t hurt the look.

An even better applied coat of paint in a designer color(s) on a home furnishing with good bone structure can render a piece thoroughly modern magnificent.

Case in point.

Feast your eyes upon this stunning French Provincial dresser finished in a “frenchy” blue color by Cindy at Edith & Evelyn.

painted-dresser

Magnifique!

Do I think the painted everything is on the way out?

The popularity of painted everything pins and boards on Pinterest suggest the answer is no.

I do wonder about the staying power of the painted everything home trend.

Is painted everything a Pinterest home trend that is here to stay, or one with an expiration date marked sooner than later?

Love your style!