10 Design Trends on Our Radar
Say goodbye to midcentury everything and gray walls galore. The new year isn’t just a time to rethink your eating habits and wellness routine; it’s time to give your home a little refresh, too. Throughout the year, our editors attend a variety of furniture and craft shows and scan countless home makeovers to scout the next big thing. Here are the trends they’re calling for 2018.
Not your grandma's florals. Flower prints and patterns take a statement-making turn in 2018 as designers play with scale and unexpected colors. Just check out Kohler’s Dutchmaster floral sink, which features striking arrangement in moody hues.
After years of white oak and walnut dominating the market, consumers are ready for some unique grains to mix things up. Enter: spalted wood. The cool black lines and swirls that appear in this wood are actually caused by fungus in decaying trees. But don’t worry, woodworkers treat the wood before it’s too far gone in order to create sturdy items with interesting designs.
“Wood in general is less clear, and more salvaged logs are being milled, so why not highlight the funkiness?” says Megan Offner of New York Heartwoods about the trend.
Simard Side Tables, $1,250, newyorkheartwoods.com
Who needs a boring lamp when you can have a design object in your house? Lights—from modern chandeliers to architectural sconces—are no longer lost in the background of homes, they now star as focal points. The most striking pieces we’ve seen so far are from New York-based design studio Apparatus.
Apparatus Trapeze $850-$7250, apparatusstudio.com
Plain white and neutral rooms are over. To balance some of the ubiquitous Scandi trend we’ve been seeing designers are accenting rooms with rich, earthy colors such as ochre, green, and even red—and we’re here for it.
Interior Define Caitlin by the Everygirl sofa, $1500; petite chair, $850, interiordefine.com
Black Stainless is The New Black
Say bye to smudgy fingerprints. One major kitchen trend on our radar is the slew of black stainless appliances, like Bosch's new kitchen suite including a double wall oven and the oh-so-chic hood. We feel this finish looks especially fresh and modern in an all-white kitchen.
Black-and-White Checkered Floors
This classic floor pattern is once again in demand, showing up everywhere from kitchens floors to patios.
Class is in session. Whether it’s through funky patterned bathroom tiles or cool triangle shelves, expect to see even more geometric shapes in the home.
RHTeen triangle wood curio shelf, $139, hexagon shelf, $139, www.rhteen.com
Shaker Peg Rails for The Win
The Organized Home
," and for good reason. The versatile Shaker peg rail is a simple and genius way to streamline every nook in the house from the entryway to even the bathroom. And since everyone is striving for order and sanity in our fast-moving world, expect to see this handy tool everywhere.Credit: © Remodelista: The Organized Home by Julie Carlson and Margot Guralnick, Artisan, 2017. Photos by Matthew Williams.