Welcome 2017! 2016 was a great year with several really interesting residential and commercial projects that I have been working on. Look for photos in the upcoming weeks! Here are some of the trends for 2017 I’m looking forward to exploring.
Trending in 2017 for me is color! As an interior designer, I have always loved color and working with color. Lately I have noticed deeper, moodier colors trending; perhaps it’s the instant comfort-factor they provide. Deep colors contribute an enveloping factor to a home, which can make your interior feel safe from the current uncertainty of the world.
Creating personal spaces for clients which reflect their lifestyle and interest is very important to me. When cultivating a personal space I don’t really like that “matching sofa, two matching chairs, two matching end tables, two matching lamps and oh, that dreaded ‘pop’ of color” concept. I feel colors should be fully integrated into a design scheme, whether you are going the all-neutral route or are deciding to make a color statement. Furniture should be organically mixed up and not have a match-y feel.
Trends 2017: Details
Adding artwork you love to an interior makes it your own! Whether it’s a series of paintings or photographs or a piece of sculpture, pieces such as these make your space more personal. When initially meeting with a potential client, I ask how the envision their new space and what they would like it to reflect. Gauging a potential client’s interests and lifestyle aesthetic enables me to craft their ideal space. Factors such as children, pets, interests in downsizing or enlarging spaces play a role in their design. I like to know which color palettes my client is partial to, and how long they intend to live in the space we’re designing as well.
Some of my favorite past interior design projects have involved clients who are willing to take the plunge and explore furniture, colors, lighting and art they would never have thought of.
I want to hear what your design vision is! To refresh, renew or create your home design, call (203) 661-4700 for a consultation or fill out my online contact form here.