Trends

Photo via Frederickielemoes.be / L.L. Bean When it’s zero degrees Fahrenheit and snowing outside, there’s one thing we can always count on — the puffer coat. Lately, we’ve seen the puffy coat not only stake its claim on snowy streets but also in chic homes, restaurants and bars in the form of couches, banquettes, pillows and more. Though this plush and bulbous furniture style can easily be compared to the puffy coat, it’s better known as channel tufting in interior design terms. And we’ve seen the style reemerge in more ways than one. Whether it’s

Photos via Contemporist and Navy Interior Design While cork will always hold a special place in our hearts for its close association with wine, its place in home decor has largely been relegated to offices and teen bedrooms (hello Justin Bieber pinups). But the surprisingly versatile material is making a serious comeback. In addition to adding a dose of natural warmth and texture to a room, cork absorbs sound, is fire resistant, waterproof and incredibly durable. Oh, and did we mention, eco-friendly?  Read on for our favorite uses for cork in the home.

Image via Laura Kirar for McGuire Fringe. Love it or hate it, it’s a trend that always reemerges in fashion and decor. Originally used for furniture as a way to keep textile trims from unraveling, fringe has itself to many a decor trend, from Victorian lampshades to hippy 60s curtains. This year, we’re expecting to see the trend dancing from the edges of throw pillows, draping itself over lamps, weaving it’s way into upholstery, and even showing up in some unexpected places. From dainty, bell-like tassels to relaxed, boho leather threads, fringe is back

Image via The Design Files In the words of Bob Dylan, the times they are a-changin’. Which means all the décor and design inspirations we’ve obsessively pinned over the past 12 months are quickly becoming obsolete. Don’t panic – mid-century furniture and marble surfaces will always have their place, but fads like chevron and macrame have had their moment. From celestial symbols to a modern take on tile, these are the new trends that will replace the old this year. Swans are the new flamingos. We’re all about a little bird decor,

Photo via Decorpad Feeling motivated? Us too. After a brisk jog and a green juice this morning, we meditated, signed up to volunteer more and decided that we were finallllllly going to get around to investing more. Oh and budgeting. And no more impulse shopping. Also, meatless Mondays. Ooh and maybe we’ll clean out the closet. But a few weeks into the new year, our Netflix queue is calling, we’re back to hitting the snooze alarm and who left that pint of Ben & Jerry’s in the fridge?!  Staying motivated

Image via Architectural Digest In the wild world of at-home bartending, bar carts have ruled the roost for years. Sure, they’re mobile, perpetually chic and make great accent pieces. But we’re ready for something a bit more permanent. The 1970’s saw the birth of the built-in wet bar, fueling many of our parent’s or grandparent’s craziest cocktail parties. However, these integrated drink stations typically lacked personality. But today, we’re beginning to see a revival. And it’s much more stylish than its dull, dark wood and brown leather predecessors. Tropical Tastes

Image via Architectural Digest by J. Randall Powers ‘Tis the season for turtlenecks, faux fur throws and best of all, plaid. Though we wouldn’t be completely opposed, we’ve never seen someone rock a tartan scarf in the summertime. And even in the home, we think plaid is best left for the cooler months. But the spaces that do wear their checks year round, wear them well. So here’s to our favorite winter print and the homes that do it best! The Checkered Blues Cool blues paired with black and white

Image: Library House, designed by Jessica Helgerson A new year is just around the bend and if we do say so ourselves, it’s about time. Though unfortunately, we can’t predict everything that’s written in the stars for 2017, we can use our design knowledge to deduce which home trends are on the rise. Some you may recognize from the past few months and some might feel brand new. But if anything’s for sure, it’s that we’re looking towards a bold and beautiful new year. The Hot Color: Green Pantone recently announced their

Image via Sight Unseen. Photo by Nicolas Genta for Grande Edition. Comparable to the luminous interior of a seashell or the glossy sheen of an oil slick, iridescent designs are suddenly cropping up everywhere. Contemporary designers have taken to using rainbow-tinged acrylic while decor brands are glowing with pearly pillows and holographic dishware. A little bit alien and out-of-this-world, we predict the iridescent trend will take our homes straight into the future in 2017. Holographic Walls At the nHow Music Hotel in Berlin, brightly tinted acrylics create a dynamic decor experience that

Image via HAY x WRONG FOR HAY The color red is a lot of things. It can mean love and anger, passion and power. The rich, warm tone reminds people of the heat of the summer and the festive spirit of winter holidays. Though in recent years, cooler colors have ruled interiors, bold crimsons are suddenly back on the scene. And as color trends transition from baby pinks and pale pastels to more saturated hues, we think it’s time to bring the famed advice of Bill Blass into our homes — “When

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