Home Design Trends // Dip-Dye Color

Dip-dye has been popping up everywhere lately from furniture to upholstery to utensils and more. We love the trend; it’s a fun and playful way to add some personality to your home. We’ve got several ideas on ways to decorate with dip-dyed accessories and furniture:


Side Table, West Elm

Cooking Utensils, Etsy

Salad Bowls, Wind & Willow Home

Storage Basket, Target

Home Design Trends // Marbled Patterns

Marble is definitely having a moment. With the rise of kitchens, bathrooms and furniture made of Carrara marble in recent years, it’s patterns are now popping up everywhere from wallpapers to textiles and home accessories. Below are some of our favorite examples of this lovely trend:

Marble Tile Wallpaper, West Elm

Pillows, Ferm Living

Latte Mug, Leif

Mirror, Mr. Brown

Home Design Trends // Open Shelving

Open shelving is a great and inexpensive trend that will give your kitchen a nice and airy feel. It also allows you to put your favorite kitchen items on display which, if done neatly, will give your kitchen a homey, lived-in look. And if you have some items you’d rather hide away, consider a mix of both open shelves and cabinets. This is a great option if you already have cabinets and are not looking to remodel.

Photo: Pinterest

Photo:  Pinterest

Photo: Pinterest

Photo: Pinterest

Photo: Pinterest

Home Design Trends // Nailhead Trim

Not just for furniture, nailhead trim is also appearing on accessories. But it’s an ideal trend to embrace for larger investment pieces, such as upholstered chairs and sofas, because it’s timeless. The studded feature is prominent now, but even after the current obsession wanes, you won’t be stuck with something that looks dated.

Nailhead Dresser, West Elm

Nailhead Door, Pinterest

Nailhead Console, Pinterest

Nailhead Dining Chairs, Elle Decor

Home Design Trends // Rattan

Rattan is the name for nearly 600 species of palms that are native to tropical regions of Africa and Asia. While wildly popular in the 70’s, wicker furniture first became all the rage in England and America during the 17th and 18th centuries, and it’s coming back with a vintage vengeance!

Woven Cane Side Table, Mecox

Decorative Pillow, Horchow

Wegner Circle Chair, Danish Design Store

Home Design Trends // Chain Link

Chains are everywhere—from patterns on pillows to prints on plates, this is the must-have look of the moment. Check out some of our picks for on-trend, yet classic pieces for your home:

Paxton End Table, Arteriors Home

Betty June Mirror, Currey & Company

Chain Link Floor Lamp, Zinc Door

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Chain Link Curtain, William Lyon Design Studio

Home Design Trends // Copper Accents

When people think of copper in their homes, kitchenware and plumbing pipes are what usually come to mind. But that perception is about to change. While copper plumbing and wiring continue to perform in the home, the aesthetic beauty and durability of copper are making it the material and color of choice for home décor and accents inside and out.

Copper Pendant Lamp, Tom Dixon

Copper Chair, Blu Dot Furniture

Copper Cutlery, Sambonet

Copper Plates

Home Design Trends // Matte Finish

Goodbye, lacquer; sheen-free is the finish to lust after. Glossy sheens have been replaced by chic matte finishes as the coating of choice for home decor accents. Matte, as a finish, has been a short-lived trend that’s popped up periodically since the 70’s, but it seems like this time is could be here to stay. Check out our favorite matte-finished looks:

Eames Molded Plastic Armchair, DWR

Knox Mint Sconce, Crate & Barrel

Almoco Matte Finish Flatware, DWR

La Cornue CornuFe 1908 Stove, Williams-Sonoma

Home Design Trends // Concrete

The design world’s latest darling is concrete, and this utilitarian material is now being used in unexpected and unusual ways. Concrete looks great contrasted with soft textures, such as velvet cushions/curtains, or fake-fur throws. Modernists love to mix it with glass, metals and wood. Warm colors and mood lighting will soften the look and highlight the texture. Below are some beautiful pieces we’ve found that could make themselves at home anywhere:

Concrete Bowls, Katharina Eisenkoeck

Concrete & Brass Lamp, Clayton-Gray Home

Concrete Dining Table, Hart Concrete Design

Concrete Fire Pit, Pinterest

Home Design Trends // Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year

Pantone, a global authority on color, recently picked Radiant Orchid, a purple hue with pink and fuchsia undertones, as the 2014 color of the year, replacing the 2013 color, emerald. In the upcoming year, the purply rose will undoubtedly influence the world of fashion and interior design. Rich, deep, and a bit enigmatic, it can give off a glamorous, jewel-toned effect, while also having the ability to create depth and movement. See below for a few items we’d reach for to incorporate this gorgeous hue.

Silk Ikat Pillow, Michele Varian

Ovo Lamp, Lamps Plus

Wool Rug, ABC Home