Design Trends

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

During the 20th century, the housing industry was shaken up when the ability to design and build our own dream homes became a practical reality. Enter the prefabricated home: a mail-order home kit that was shipped in parts and could be built on any plot of land. Prefabricated homes or ‘prefab’ homes were a concept that had existed for centuries but did not attract homeowners in the United States until Sears introduced its “Catalog Homes” in the early 1900s. Sears Catalog Homes allowed buyers to assemble or transport affordable, modern houses

Though the new year has just begun, 2016 has already made history in the interior design world. For the first time ever, Pantone has introduced not one, but two Pantone Colors of the Year. When paired together, delicate Rose Quartz and soothing Blue Serenity create a sense of tranquility and strike a harmonious chord between warm and cool tones. The color choices also follow the lead of recent societal and cultural movements towards gender equality. By blurring the two hues, Pantone explores a different approach to color usage — one that does not

As we wrap up another year of great design, we can’t help but wonder — what’s in store for 2016? This year we saw a mid-century resurgence, brass, crushed velvet, pastel, and neutral tones, but our curious, design-loving minds can’t wait to find out what’s next. To answer our buzzing questions, we asked Laurel & Wolf designers to look into their crystal accessories and offer their predictions for 2016’s hottest interior trends. Keep scrolling to find out what trends our designers expect to see in the new year! COLOR – Lots

As the year comes to an end, now is the perfect time to set goals for the upcoming year, and the home is the best place to start. To ensure that your next 12 months will be even more successful than the last, start personalizing and creating an ambiance that is sure to help you flourish. If you feel like your place is not tailored to your style, or isn’t a reflection of yourself, don’t fret! These Winter-inspired interior trends will provide you with a fresh, new look that is befitting for any

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