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