These directives are moving the design marketplace to a clean, minimal and contemporary design styling that appeals to a broad market.
We are seeing refinement in furniture lines, art, appliance and finishes everywhere in the industry — design is clean, simple, crisp, fresh. A perfect example of refining is the toilet! Whatever brand you choose, the loo has become a fashion statement and footprint savvy. You can choose to conserve your flush, and you can admire your throne as museum worthy. Cool toilets are in!
Repurposing, reclaiming and conserving is becoming mainstream in the design industry. Green is gold and good for the “footprint” generation. Natural elements evoke a positive move to a healthier decision. This trend is in our organic grocery shopping, our use of plants that require less water, and the choice to recycle antique furniture. Succulents are replacing more delicate, needy foliage inside and out, and live edge tables and rough-finished woods evoke ethical yet beautiful choices.
What’s new and next has become a cultural expectation. Trends change at warp speed. Attention spans are short and demanding. Being innovative and savvy is essential if you want to grab attention and excite every generation today. We indulge in the innovations that live smart and inspire us. Induction stove tops cook faster, cool down instantly and are safer for little fingers. Smaller sinks can be multi-function as surface space when needed, kitchen storage needs to be more efficient and ergonomic, and washer/dryers are now sexy!
Guest blog by Interior Concepts, Inc., which is an award-winning full-service design firm based in Annapolis, MD. Please visit them at www.interiorconceptsinc.com.