#AbstractNews – 3 Interior Design Trends to look out for this year! (As told by Yanic Simard)

As promised we are giving you two posts today! This one, however, is somewhat of a reblog that we had to share!

Yanic Simard – Principal Designer at Toronto Interior Design Group, who also bogs with the Huffington Post, yesterday posted about trends to look out for this year in the Interior Design world, after being given the privilege of attending the annual Interior Design Show!

We’ve chosen our favourite 3 from his list! And we’ve added some quotes from his article!

1. Gold & Green Combos

Photo Credit – (Huffington Post)

One of the strongest trends I noticed throughout the show was a combination of gold with green. Warm metals have returned after years of chrome and silver, and cool greens are a classic counterpoint to this regal finish. This was especially well captured in the Cocoon scheme — the boutique is one of my favourite hidden gems.

We absolutely love love love this combination! Makes the room so much brighter without being too much!

2. Elegant Bathroom Fixtures & Appliances

Photo Credit – (Huffington Post)

You know my love of kitchen and bath design, and I found two spectacular new faucets: Axor Starck Organic by Hansgrohe has the appearance of an organic branch or growing plant, while the Luna faucet by Graff (as seen above) uses a very long, elegant form hung from the wall to bring water down to the sink below while creating a statement wall feature.

The creativity is another level when it comes to bathroom fixtures and decor these days. Washing hands just became fun!

3. Antique Meets Modern 

Photo Credit – (Huffington Post)

Their (IKEA) logo was rendered in beautiful gold foil on a soft grey — another key trend colour — and this sense of mixing regal glam with modern sleekness was present throughout. Embracing a love of excess, their kitchen included four dramatic crystal chandeliers (not part of their own collection), while in the living area an antique daybed contrasted with their iconic Swedish styles. Mixing their affordable pieces with your existing treasures is really the key to creating a complete look. Am I discerning a newly emerging trend here of antique meeting Swedish modern design?

We are READY to move into this space!!

It is refreshing to see people getting more and more creative with the design trends these days and we are definitely looking forward to even more great ideas! How nice it would have been to be at that show to see all those amazing designs.

You can check out the full article here! And don’t be afraid to stop by and tell us what you think! Who knows? Maybe you had 3 different faves from the show!


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