Day 2: 2018 Design Predictions

January 3, 2018

By Tab Byrum

It’s Day 2 of our look at what well-known Designers and Interior Decorators recently told Vogue Magazine would be the biggest changes in Interior Design, what’s out and what’s in. Today’s list covers the use of fabrics and pattern, including one of my favorite fabrics that is amazing to both touch and look at. We’ll look at large patterns, lighting and bringing more color into your tile choices. So let’s start looking at these 8 design trends for 2018. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

Velvet

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I love Velvet and it’s making a big comeback in the world of fabric, especially the less expensive versions of Cotton Velvet. My first real memory of Velvet is when I was a little boy and my Aunt Linda got married, I was the ring bearer in the wedding, the flower girl and three bridesmaids all wore red velvet dresses, they were beautiful. Velvet is a beautiful fabric, they way it catches the light and of course the feel is amazing. I’m sure we could all use some beautiful velvet in our lives.

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Handmade Ceramics

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I have a soft spot for ceramics, whether it’s a beautiful pot for a plant, a vase for flowers, a plate or platter for food or figurines, I love them all. Predictions are that in 2018 the popularity of handmade ceramics by artisans and not mass produced will grow in popularity as well as large pieces and ones that are more sculptural.

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Pattern Everywhere, Especially Tropical

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Predictions are that patterns will be everywhere and that Tropical Patterns will be especially popular. I love a good pattern, especially timeless ones like Houndstooth, Plaids, Trellis and some Florals. If you ever want to see the best use of Tropical Pattern than hotels hold some of the best examples. Whether it’s the Beverly Hills Hotel in LA or the Greenbrier in West Virginia, there are lots of beautiful choices in large patterned fabrics. I definitely have to visit Leo’s Oyster Bar in San Francisco, the photo below is from there, Gorgeous!!

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DETAILS!!!!

 

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For me, it’s always the little things. The little things always make me happiest and they always drive me over the edge if they’re not just right. In 2018 the details such as fringe on draperies and pillows as well as patterns in tile will be very popular.

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Less White Tile, More Color & Pattern

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I don’t think White Subway Tile will ever truly go away and I wouldn’t want it to but there are a lot of predictions that tile choices will be more colorful in 2018 and people will lean more towards handmade tiles and ones with a more rustic look to them. Also, tiles that aren’t rectangular but square round and other geometric shapes will be more in vogue.

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Converted Dining Rooms

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Dining Rooms may be going the way of the Dodo bird as people tend to dine more casually they are converting their dining rooms into sitting rooms, libraries and even media rooms, especially in large cities where space is at a premium. I personally want to do a kitchen/dining area combo down the road. Time will tell.

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Lighting & Pendants

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Lighting continues to grow in importance all the time and now we are seeing a trend away from the more formal look of Chandeliers and more towards pendant lighting. We have seen the pendant trend over the last several years grow in kitchens and over islands, now we may see more pendants used in other rooms, especially to light seating and dining areas.

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Classic Design Elements

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As times change so do our tastes but there are certain things that always come back around and we may see some of those elements in 2018. Whether it’s Board and Batten paneling or beautiful leather seating, classic and traditional are timeless and always make a home more beautiful.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at what some are saying will be the trends for 2018, just know that as long as you stick with what you like you’ll be a success. But, it never hurts to step outside your comfort zone and bring a few elemements that are new and exciting. Have a great day and I’ll see you back here tomorrow. Enjoy!!!

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