Top Design Trends for 2011

There is no denying that traditional shapes and textiles are coming back: Nailheads, curves, and tufting. Perfect for mixing with tailored contemporary pieces. Sustainable products are still on the rise – I’m hoping that more manufacturers will hop on the green design train this year. Read on for more of my favorite trends for 2011.

Ethnic prints and textiles…with a modern spin. Brighter colors and graphic takes on original motifs.

Aphrochic The Beat pillow in Coral

Lighter woods! While I love the ubiquitous walnut, I am so ready to say goodbye to the ebony wood craze. Bring on the lighter wood tones — from beech to white oak.

West Elm Grace dining table

Industrial accents are in full swing. I predict this trend sticking around for awhile — which suits me just fine.

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