Trend Report

A timeless motif, the grand glamour of glossy greens date back to 1942 when American creative Don Loper installed banana leaf wallpaper in the Beverly Hills Hotel.  This pattern, called “Martinique” became one of the most recognized patterns in the world.  Over on the East Coast, Dorothy Draper, 1960’s “Most Influential Tastemaker in the World,” used “Braziliance Palm” wallpaper in her crown jewel 1946 Greenbrier Hotel redecoration. Seventy years later, the banana leaf and palm print are still as iconic as ever, making bold statements in fashion, hospitality, and interior

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

From countertops to bookends, marble is one of those magical materials that never goes out of style. It’s versatile enough to work in both classic and contemporary spaces, and you can always trust that its smooth finish will add instant polish to a room. No longer reserved for luxurious bathrooms and English kitchens, a marble accent adds effortless style to everything it touches. Need a new duvet? Opt for a chic marbled fabric. Does your living room need a pick-me-up? Place a marble-printed pouf in the corner. This classic material

Imagine watching an intricate light fixture materialize before your eyes with the push of a button. This is the reality of 3D printing — a technology that emerged nearly three decades ago but has just started to realize its endless potential in the home décor and design world. The process of 3D printing is simpler than its sci-fi premise may lead you to believe — a designer creates a 3D computer model and sends it to the printer, which layers the designer’s chosen materials to construct an object from the bottom up. It’s relatively

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

Trend Report: Marble Cladding

By: Brittney Reynolds

January 11, 2016

With its ability to seamlessly merge interior and exterior design, Marble is covering floors, ceilings, and everything between in 2016. While the discovery of Marble as a building material is not new — it was one of Michelangelo’s favorite stones to use when carving his masterpieces — it remains a unique and organic way to make any space feel more elevated and stylized. Regardless of square footage, the right amount of marble is a fool-proof way to open up your space and sophisticate the overall aesthetic. Scroll through to see how marble has

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

In the early ‘90s, the luxury handbag industry was changed forever by a simple black purse. Since then, Kate Spade New York has transformed into an all-encompassing lifestyle brand, carrying everything from wallets and bags to bedding and day planners. While Kate Spade began making their way into home décor with vibrant printed pillows and pretty desk accessories, the brand recently unveiled their newest and largest collection of swoon-worthy home items and it is incredible. Kate Spade’s debut home furnishings line mixes the brand’s cheerful style with midcentury design trends, creating a

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