Design trends

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Sofia Village from Pottery Barn

I am seeing some distinct trends for 2017

The colors are warmer neutrals, used with lots of textures. Mixing periods of furnishings in the  same room. Lots of patterns, checks & plaids with florals.

Leather, fur, and vintage fabrics.   Brass & gold finishes.

Lighter woods with a flat, dry finish.  Rough & smooth finishes in fabric & wood.   Clean Asian mixed in with contemporary as a wonderful contrast.

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Pottery Barn


In this photo from Pottery Barn, you’ll see some indo-chinese furnishings with a shabby slipcovered chair, and  a contemporary leather sofa.

It is all brought together with a calm color scheme of neutrals, with blue & coral,

Notice how the artwork & accessories on the floating shelf in the background are not centered, but are  2 separate yet cohesive vignettes.

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 In this photo from Williams Sonoma, you’ll notice a very cool and calm look.  Larger scale furnishings and accessories.   Again, neutrals, with blue added.    A  subtle pattern in the carpet, as well as in the pillows and tray.

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