The verdict is in folks! We have your official list of current design trends the pros think are here to stay and others that are on their way out. California Home + Design and Coupar Communications recently co-hosted their very first annual Design Live Summit in San Francisco at the Vogue Theatre. At this 2 day event, over 200 attendees including professional designers at the top of their field, joined together to learn from each other and participate in fun and interesting design forums – one of which was the “Love it or Hate it” segment held by Editorial Director of California Home + Design Lindsey Shook and Chairish President Anna Brockway. A meeting of trendsetter minds, Cassandra LaValle of CocoKelley, Martha Angus of Martha Angus Inc, Jeff Hold of HEWN, Jordan Adair of Adair Design Group, Benjamin Dhong of Benjamin Dhong Interiors, Nancy Evars of Evars + Anderson, Allison Bloom of Dehn Bloom, and Hillary Thomas of Hillary Thomas Designs were asked to weigh in on the latest design trends.
With paddles in hand, here was their consensus…
CURRENT DESIGN TRENDS THE PROS ARE LOVING
Starburst Mirrors (antique/vintage, not new)
Eames Lounge Chairs
White Subway tiles
African JuJu Hats
Eames Lounge Chair
Around since 1956, the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company, is still a sought after chair to this day. Both stylish and comfortable, this lounger is here to stay. Interior Design by Shift Interiors | Photo by Tracey Ayton.
Wallpaper is making a comeback in a major way. While plain white walls are still pretty - we are starting to see wallpaper used more and more in current design. It's a great way to make a statement and show off a bit of personality! Interior Design by Fawn Galli | Photo by Costas Picadas.
Brass Hardware and Subway Tiles
The shiny gold finish that brass hardware provides gives any space a bright pop and instantly adds just a hint of glam. Subway tile comes in all sorts of colors, but we especially love this marble version. Interior Design by Sandie Tsai | Photo by Samantha Goh and provided by Homepolish.
There are so many fun options when layering rugs! For a more boho look try mixing various textures and patterns. Interior Design by Sandie Tsai | Photo by Morgan Blake Beatton.
How could this decor element ever go out of style? Whether your wall includes mostly artwork or pictures of your family, a gallery wall makes a beautiful statement in any room. Interior Design and Photo by Becki Owens.
You don't have to have a green thumb to care for these plants! They come in all sorts of fun shapes and sizes and don't require a lot of attention. Plus adding a touch of greenery to your space always creates good vibes. Interior Design by Shift Interiors | Photo by Tracey Ayton.
These lights make great statement pieces and just like the succulents, they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes as well as colors! Interior Design by Shift Interiors | Photo by Tracey Ayton.
And finally, some recent trends that are on their way out? This panel of design professionals think it’s time to start saying goodbye to banana leaf print, crochet art, televisions in living rooms, and excessive built-ins.
With 2017 right around the corner, we are excited to see what new and innovative designs this new year brings.