Design Trends

Pineapples are our favorite summer mascot. The sweet, sculptural fruit makes us dream of tropical getaways, piña coladas, and hot days spent at the beach. In colonial times, the fruit was picked up by sailors traveling the Caribbean and displayed outside their homes as an invitation for friends and neighbors to come on in. The welcoming reputation stuck and since, pineapples have been a symbol of hospitality. With their wild tops and tangy flavor, the yellow-tinted treat is definitely the most fun pick in the fruit basket, and the interior design

Unless you’ve sworn off social media, you’ve probably noticed that the reign of plant life in art and décor has reached new heights. Instagram pics of palms against pastel walls bear the popular hashtag #plantsonpink while every well-designed space seems to have at least one fiddle leaf fig plant on display. With summer right around the corner, we’re looking forward to spending our days hanging around in the warm sun, and that’s exactly what we want our plants to do, too. Perfect for small spaces, balconies, walls, or corners that

Let’s be honest—the 1980s are not the most stylish decade in history. From big, bad hair to neon parachute pants, it’s no wonder that many people want to forget the period ever happened. But in the quick world of design, nearly all trends end up recycled at some point. And when you give those salvaged styles a contemporary twist, even the most dated designs can be cool again. We’re looking at you, 1983. So give your puffy hair a pat down, rev up the DeLorean and set the flux capacitor

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican victory at the 1862 Battle of Puebla, but you’d never know that from the mess of sombreros, guac and body shots that mark the holiday in the USA. While we’re always game for some margaritas, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. So, we’re going to pay tribute in our own way, by celebrating the artisanal traditions that are the hallmarks of Mexican design. From talavera tiles to otomi fabrics, read through to see how Mexico’s vibrant culture translates

When spring rolls around, you can always count on floral prints and pastels making their inexhaustible comeback. But if you’re looking for a more creative way to breathe spring life into your home, we’d opt for raffia, a natural material that’s been weaving its way into interiors everywhere. Produced from the fibers of palm trees, raffia has been used throughout history for everything from baskets to rugs, textiles to roofs of homes. Its durability and flexibility has since caught the eyes of fashion and home décor designers alike. Raffia’s tropical origins means that its often used to lend a coastal vibe

Coachella kicks off the summer music festival season this weekend with Radiohead, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, and many more exciting artists. But let’s be real—what you wear is almost as important as who’s on stage these days. And it’s not just flower crowns, fringe and caftans. From California’s Coachella to England’s Glastonbury, each crowd dons outfits inspired by the festival’s location and music style. So how can you bring those festival vibes home? We picked six global music events and highlighted the best ways to translate their style into your

There’s something special about the color indigo. Just as your favorite piece of denim pairs well with any outfit, the vibrant shade of blue can blend flawlessly into an interior or function as a stand-alone accent in a neutral space. From table cloths to bedding and upholstery, indigo-hued textiles are incredibly versatile and in recent years, have grown in popularity with the reemergence of an age-old textile dyeing technique called “shibori”. Read on to discover how the ancient folk art of shibori dyeing has been reclaimed by contemporary designers and become one

Florals, furs, and colors abound at New York Fashion Week and we are already envisioning so many of next season’s clothing trends making an appearance past our closets, and straight into our interiors. From punchy patterns and hues to sleek silhouettes, these looks provide all the inspiration necessary to add some serious personality to your place. Naeem Khan Although most of Naeem Kahn’s collection consists of dazzling metallic gowns reminiscent of Art Deco design, the laser-cut appliqué dresses stand out through their mixture of geometric patterns and luxe-boho colors. The

Picture this setting: A flat-roof house with an intriguing door, a few large windows, and a surrounding garden made up of cacti and succulents. Inside, the walls are white stucco, much of the furniture is wood-based, and the overall palette is neutral, but accented by printed textiles, southwest motifs, macrame accessories, and an abundance of botanicals. This is modern desert style in a nutshell. Born from mid-century modern design, modern desert style is a contemporary spin on the same features and ideals that make the mid-century trend such a staple

Geared towards design industry professionals, the bi-annual trade show, Maison et Objet Paris is committed to the “art of living.” Exhibiting the brightest and most promising interior talents, the show gives everyone from furniture to home accessories designers the opportunity to showcase their work, increase trade, grow brand awareness, and network with like-minded design professionals.  Read on for the design highlights of the 2016 Maison & Objet Paris fair and discover which trends to look out for! SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Inspirations Space: WILD Each season, Maison & Objet features a theme that connects design to a contemporary social topic, which

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