NEW YORK - What colors, styles, shapes, and finishes will define 2015? The Architectural Digest Home Design Show (March 19 – 22, Piers 92 & 94, New York City), which has built a reputation for delivering design ideas and insight from industry experts and tastemakers, asked ten influential designers to weigh in on the next big trend s for interiors.
The show, one of the first major U.S. design events of the year, brings together more than 400 luxury brands and offers attendees a first-hand look at what’s trending this year. DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN, which is co-located with the show, will also bring these ideas to life through inspiring and elaborate dining installations. Here is a closer look at the trends and a preview of the products at the show that will be making their way into homes across the country:
1. AMERICAN - CRAFTED PRODUCTS “Our studio is deeply interested in using handcrafted products as part of our storytelling. It’s exciting to see the reemergence of America’s design and manufacturing legacy. What makes American-made products so special is the presence of the hand in the objects and how these products imbue a feeling of authenticity and wonder. ” — David Rockwell, Rockwell Group
A commitment to American craftsmanship is one of the pillars of the Architectural Digest Home Design Show . This year’s U.S. exhibitors — from a new crop of talented furniture makers out of Detroit to a 150-year-old woolen mill in Faribault, Minnesota — cover the domestic map, and they each have a unique story to tell.
Made in America brands include:
Christophe Pourny (New York); Madonna Phillips (North Carolina); Aaron Poritz (Massachusetts, Vermont and New York), Coil + Drift (New York), Studio 24b (Maine), Pendleton Designs ( New Jersey ), Maresca Textiles (Georgia) , Tritter Feefer Home Collection (Georgia), Faribault Woolen Mill (Minnesota), Kalamazoo (Michigan); Archetypal Imaginary Corporation (New York); She Hit Pause (New York) ; Stine Woodworking (Missouri), Alex Drew & No One (Michigan); The Shade Store (New York); Nico Yektai (New York); Sean Woolsey (California); Shinola (Michigan); Fort Standard (New York); Erin Sullivan Objects (New York); Renee Phillips (Florida); dbO Home (Connecticut); Woodsport (Minnesota); Dylan Design Company (Maryland); MFGR Designs (Montana); Nine Stories Furniture (New York); Irina Gorbman (Massachusetts); Bevolo (Louisiana); Brooklyn SLaB LLC (New York); Viking (Mississippi); Kohler (Wisconsin); Eldorado Stone (California); HBF Textiles (North Carolina). Pinterest preview: http://www.pinterest.com/ADHomeDesign/2015-adhds-trendspotting‐american‐crafted-products/
2. WARM FINISHES “I think we’ll see lighter, warmer finishes this year, including blond wood, copper, and bronze. Tone-on-tone finishes in different textures are always elegant and can make an environment seem more airy and light. For several projects, we’re playing with the contr ast of light and dark, using a neutral color palette with pops of dark accents. ” — David Rockwell, Rockwell Group
This trend covers it all, from floors to walls to furnishings. Keep an eye out for warm, inviting products throughout the aisles of the show from: Atocha Design - The DJ Stand ; Vidi Vixi - Cloud 9 Bed ; Asher Israelow - Anamorphic Console ; Alex Drew & No One – XO; McNally Jackson Store - Yield GEO stand and Another Country Brass Pen and Note Holder ; 100xbtr - rt_stool and Engel Shelving ; Wonderwall Studios / wooden wall coverings – Mercury ; Bellboy - Academy Chairs ; Coil + Drift - Six - Bottle Sling Wine R ack and Dome Table Lamp ; Pup & Kit - Joey Low Back Bed, Cinder Bed, and Chinook Bed; Studio 24b - Crop Circles Collection; Material Lust - Alchemy Table ; Maderas Collective – Bonanza Tigerwo od Lounge Chair; Erin Sullivan Objects - Table ; Fortmakers – Small Apple Mobile; Michael Yates – Giacomo Bench; Brendan Ravenhill – Black Counter Stool; Interlude Home – Ashlyn Coffee Table. Pinterest preview: http://www.pinterest.com/ADHomeDesign/2015 - adhds - trendspotting - warm - finishes/
3. UPSCALING THE OUTDOORS “ We’re continuing to see more and more attention paid to outdoor living areas and making them an extension of the indoor space. We call it upscaling the outdoors. You want to use elements of an interior design, such as area rugs for defining space, pillows and throws to pop color, and comfortable lounging furniture as anchor pieces. It's a fun, simple way to add usable square footage to your home without blowing out any walls . . . and in a climate like we have at home in Las Vegas, you can use it year-round. ” — Jonathan and Drew Scott, hosts of Property Brothers
The HGTV stars will delve deeper into this topic as part of the show’s conference program. The timing couldn’t be better, as the show coincides with the first day of spring. From elegant outdoor vignettes at the entrance to a myriad of brands focused on dining, entertaining and living alfresco including: Pennoyer Newman, Karkula, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, Amalfi Living, Walpole Outdoors, Compass Ironworks, Bison Innovative Product s, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, Brian Boggs Chairmakers, AGS Stainless, Stone Farm, Artistic Tile, Tru-State Flexi-Pave, Caliber Range Corporation, Royal Botania and D’Apostrophe; it is the perfect moment to start upscaling. Pinterest preview: https://www.pinterest.com/ADHomeDesign/2015 - adhds - trendspotting - upscaling - the - outdoors/
4. GRAY “ Gray has always been the color — or more correctly, noncolor — that I’m most passionate about and have used the most. But even an unfailing classic goes in and out of fashion, so I’m delighted that gray, in all its guises, is definitely having an interior design moment right now. Recently sighted examples include a New York City apartment painted Trianon gray, the iconic shade of Christian Dior’s Paris salon; raw-concrete floors that bring 19 70s industrial chic to a Hamptons beach house; and the exposed -brick walls of a Brooklyn loft slathered in who’s - the - boss battleship - g ray. ” — Laura Bohn, Laura Bohn Design Associates This neutral tone works well in any decor, be it sophisticated or casual. You’ll find shades of charcoal, slate , and light gray throughout the floor of the show, as exhibitors have embraced this subtle yet dynamic hue in all forms : The Door Expo – Elena and Agro ; Michael Sanzone: Wood Constructions - Earl Grey II; Mark MacKinnon – Ferris Wheel Photograph; Tritter Feefer Home Coll ection – Teddy Four Poster Bed and Newport Bookcase; Parachute Home – Slate Bedd ing ; Kal Mansur - Valkyries; Nasiri - The Mid - Modern Century Collection; dbO Home – Willow Standing Lamp and Live Edge Bench, Burl Dinnerware and Battuto Collection; Nuala – Lizo Sectional; Renee Phillips - Kinetic Energy ; Vetro Vero – Smoke Goblets ; Shino la – Dog Leash; Technogel – Lifestyle; McNally Jackson Store – Winter Session Garrison Bag; MAC Metalworks Inc. - Slate Grey Patina'd Zinc Fireplace Surround and Hearth ; Interlude Home – Declan Gray Bone Tray and Capri Swivel Lounge Chair. Pinterest preview: http://www.pinterest.com/ADHomeDesign/2015 - adhds - trendspotting - gray/
5. METALLICS “ Metallics have been a trend for a while — warmer metallics like gold and copper even more so . T he mixing of metallics is super hot, but I think beyond that it ’ s all about shimmer . Whether in delicate beading or L urex yarn running through the weave of a fabric or carpet, the subtle glints of sparkle will be all the rage .” — T yler Wisler, Tyler Wisler Home If all that glitters is gold, the s how hit s the jackpot with a wealth of exhibitors that showcase this trend including: Ben Blanc – Swell; Calico Wallpaper – Wabi Bone; Asher Israelow - Serenade Series Tables; Jamie Harris -Dimpled Mirrored Block Installation and Dimpled Mirrored Disc Installation ; Otis & Otis - Arm Light and Copper Studies ; Great.LY - O - Type Chair, 24K G o ld Wrapped Smithsonite Pyramid R ing by Jacq Jones Jewelry, L eathe r + Copper A ir Plant H older by Scout + Lilly; DAMM Design - Artemis P endant; AVO - Pearl Crosshatch Leather Pillow ; BellocQ Tea Atelier – Candles ; Zephyr Ventilation - Limited Edition Okeanito in Rose Gold and Black Mirror Stainless; Satori Contemporary Interior Wall Finishes; D avid D'Imperio - Linear Suspension Beeline; Ferguson - Per Se Goldflake Crystal Knob Handles by Kallista, Percy Mini Chandelier by Currey & Company and Brass Jacobean Single Handle Kitchen Faucet by Newport; Fort Standard – Counterweight Sconce; Shiplights – H2 Large Wall Mount with Hood; Almo – Sharp Microwave Drawer Oven ; Coil + Drift - Atlas Wall Lamp - Single Arm ; Hubbardton Forge – Oceanus Collection and Cirrus Pendant; Interlude Home – Infinity Rings; Baldwin Hardware – Pocket Door Locks. Pinterest preview: http://www.pinterest.com/ADHomeDesign/2015 - adhds - trendspotting - metallics/
6. UNEXPECTED COLOR COMBINATIONS “ After attending Dutch Design Week in the Netherlands, I noticed very interesting and unexpected color combinations based on unusual and less obvious European historic colors. I think this may influence color direction here in the U . S . , and I am looking forward to seeing more outside - the - box explorations in color. ” — Ghislaine Viñas, Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design Exhibitors are diving into unchartered waters with designs featuring daring new arrangements of color. Conversation - provoking and b rave , these products will add a fascinating element to any space : DuBois Collection – CLRZ Series ; Contemporary Posters – “Monkey on Bike” by Wiktor Gorka, “Mona Lisa” by Mciej Urbaniec , “Lion with Legs in Air” by Hubert Hischer ; Maresca Textiles - Lattice Block Fabric; Ria Leigh - Variant Quilt No. 5; Cal ico Wallpaper - Night Aubergine; NY Ceilings - BurrRidge Theater; The Citizenry - Piramide Humana Hand - Finished Print ; Vetro Vero – Bright Flat Pitchers; Fortmakers – Painted Circle Pillow; Elyse Graham – Drip Mirrors and R eflected Cake Plate; Amy Genser – Woodside Circles; Chesterfield Glass Art – Moonstruck by Chris Windsor; Noble Goods – Monster Island Tables and Drip N’ Fold Side Table; Renee Phillips – Biogenesis; Chase Edwards Contemporary Fine Art - Clark Derbes ; Chas e Edwards Contemporary Fine Art - Nils Bruun ; HBF Textiles. Pinterest preview: http://www.pinterest.com/ADHomeDesign/2015 - adhds - trendspotting - unexpe cted - color - combinat/
7. CURVES “ The trend I ’ m seeing is curves . They’re s ensuous and inviting. Curved sofas that bring people closer together, rounded dining tables that are easier for conversation, round cocktail tables that are cozy and forgiving to shins. Arcs, circles, boat shapes — all kinds of curves. ” — Barry Goralnick, Barry Goralnick Architecture and Design
The show is ahead of the curve this year with many exhibitors boasting rounded, circular , and arc - shaped objects : Ben Blanc – Curve; Ceramik B. – Limited Edition Collection ; Palo Samko – Oscar Lamp; Dylan Design Company - American Black Pinterest preview: http://www.pinterest.com/ADHomeDesign/2015 - adhds - trendspotting - rich - colors - in - the - kitche/
8. DECORATIVE WALL FINISHES “ Decorative wall finishes and specialty paint finishes have been taken to another level . Look for m ore layered and fuller interiors. ” — Gideon Mendelson, Mendelson Group Exhibitors are s howing vibrant colors, patterns , and textures t hat give personality and depth to walls. Look out for: Stacy Garcia – Paper Muse Collection; Wolfum – Deco Wallpaper; Wonderwall Studios – Wheels, Jagger and Phoenix Collections; Satori Japanese Wall Finishes – Harmony Collection; NY Ceilings; Benjamin Moore – Guildford Green, Blu e Danube, Universal Black; Farrow & Ball -‐ Pink Ground, Light Blue, Breakfast Room Green and Tanner’s Brown Paint . Pinterest preview: https://www.pinterest.com/ADHomeDesign/2015 -‐ adhds -‐ trendspotting -‐ decorative -‐ wall -‐ finishes/
9. RICH COLORS IN THE KITCHEN “I am confident that we’ll be seeing a much greater use of dark, rich colors — eggplant, navy -‐ blue, bottle -‐ green, chocolate -‐ brown, charcoal -‐ gray — on walls and cabinetry, including in kitchens. ” — Glenn Gissler, Glenn Gissler Design This year the show will have attendees cooking in color as kitchen appliance
10. PAINTERLY RUGS “ When entering the room , the eye automatically goes to the floor, and it is really important that the area rug is well - thought - out . Painterly rugs will be the soul of interiors , serving as the artwork of designed areas. From bold to monochromatic, these rugs will be the focal poi nt of 2015. ” — Vanessa DeLeon, Vanessa DeLeon Associates The time - honored tradition of handmade rugs continues to find its way into contemporary design. Exhibitors will have visitors floored by the latest array of graphic patterns , fresh colors , and luxurious textures including: AVO - Painted Plains Rug Collection ; Woven Concept – Rumi Silk; Nasiri Carpets – Mid Century Modern Collection; Creative Touch – Patchwork Tessello; T he Citizenry - Cielo Azul Rug ; Marc Phillips Rugs – Tibetan Contemporar y Collection and Orpheus, The Artistry Edition and the RETNA Collaboration. Pinterest preview: http://www.pinterest.com/ADHomeDesign/2015 - adhds - trendspotting - pa interly - rugs/
11. LESS IS MORE “ Our younger clients are seeking ‘ less ’ and ‘ better quality ’ — s maller, energy - efficient homes, leaner furniture, greener products. ” — Joan and Jayne Michaels, 2Michaels Design Exhibitors are prioritizing sustainability in both materials and the manufacturing process, providing customers with superior, eco - friendly products . The “ less - is - more” trend extends into the kitchen , and many companies will be showcasing chef - worthy appliances in small sizes. These have proven especi ally popular in Europe and in n ortheastern U.S. cities. Highlights include: Technogel – VIVE Pillow; Maderas Collective – Bonanza Slab Table and Tapestry Rosette; Wonderwall Studios – Mercury Collection ; SYMBOL – S300 Collection; Tucker Robbins – Tripod Table; Pendleton Designs – Black Walnut Dining Table; NYCeiling Inc. – Suspended Panels Installation; Satori Japanese Wall Finishes – Harmony Color Palette; Sharp – Microwave Oven Drawer; Bieber Architect ural Doors and Windows – Lift and Slide Door and Futura Passive Series; Hubbardton Forge – Lighting and Accessories; Blu Homes – The Breeze House; dbO Home – Matriarch Lamps Collection; Hull Forest Floors; Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet; Nasiri Carpets – Mid Ce ntury Modern Collection; Stone Farm Living – Reclaimed Stones and Interior Brick Veneer; Velux – Solar Powered Automatic Skylight; Viking Energy Star - certified fridge with LED lighting & plasmacluster filtration. Pinterest preview: http://www.pinterest.com/ADHomeDesign/2015 - adhds - trendspotting - energy - efficient - homes - le/
For more information, m edia ca n visit the show’s online press room at ADHomeDesignS how.com to download press releases and announcements. The site features a comprehensive list of exhibitor profiles, complete with images and product details .
The Architectural Digest Home Design Show is produced by Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI), a division of Vornado, in partnership with Architectural Digest , and co - sponsored by The New York Times.
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