Hope for the Future!
After returning from Atlanta AmericasMart there was a lot of hope for the future. Over the top Easter, Halloween and Christmas. People were buying, items were selling out and most vendors said it was the best market they have had in 7-8 years. I heard lots of opinions from showroom designers on what is coming and what is going. It doesn’t happen immediately. Most slowly decrease or increase in popularity. As always, I love an eclectic mix. This COVID thing really got us thinking about how we live, what we live with and how we can do it better or differently.
Heard quite a bit of I’m so sick of farmhouse, ship lap, open shelving, shaker cabinets, open concept, waterfall countertops, exposed exhaust vents, subway tile, massive kitchen and dining lighting, grey and white kitchens, and no granite.
Continuing to build momentum: Made in the USA, mid-century modern, home office, gathering spaces, outdoor spaces, florals, texture in wood, stone and tile; colorful kitchens, wall paper, spa master baths, nostalgia – repainting and repurposing vintage furniture (since you might wait 30-40 weeks for something new and surcharges), steam ovens (loved mine), induction cooktop (love mine), warm and inviting kitchens, the color green, earth and wood tones, Quartz, limestone, sustainable building and products, smart appliances, touchless appliances, herringbone pattern floors, gold hardware, bringing in nature, open showers (dislike most shower doors), soaking tubs (don’t get it – most are uncomfortable, don’t stay hot and difficult to get in and out of and collect dirt and dust around the base); silent, heated whirlpool tubs; skirted toilets, LVT, storage – hiding the mess, private rooms, science is moving into interior design, think less stress and fractals.
Lots of talk about the aging population moving south, mostly to Texas. Saw quite a bit of south west style too.
Look for my new blog post on designing with cowhides and choosing humanely raised and non-toxic tanning. Coming soon!
Love this herringbone wood floor!
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