New Design Trends for Fall 2014
At my recent trip to the Las Vegas World Market for Furniture and Home Accessories I was able to see some definite new interior design trends for fall 2014. Although the changes in trends are usually subtle from market to market, this time I noticed the distinct emergence of some very strong trends. It was exciting to see such a strong presence of new directions in design at one market.
Wood Tones are Much More Greyed
One of the first things I noticed is that wood tones, which are very prevalent in furniture, have become much more greyed. Mid-tone woods are rarely seen as either dark or very light woods take center stage. Color tones are much more greyed down with shades of taupe and grey being prevalent. I saw almost no honeyed, golden, or red wood tones.
The photo above was taken in one of the showrooms I visited at the World Market Center. Notice the taupey shade of the wood and taupe and grey tones on the chair fabrics and area rug. Also notice the nailheads on the backs of the dining chairs. Nailheads have been popular on traditional furniture for many years, but now we’re seeing them on everything from traditional to contemporary chairs,sofas, wood pieces, and picture frames!
I snapped the photo above in another showroom. Notice the light grey woods with a distressed finish. This light, distressed finish works well with a coastal design style which is also extremely popular right now.
Nailheads are Everywhere!
I’ve always liked nailheads on furniture pieces. They add an intricate styling that creates wonderful detail. But I have to say that I was overwhelmed by the extensive and creative use of nailheads at the recent furniture market. I love the styling of the sectional in the photo above. The scalloped back adds a beautiful touch, especially if the sectional is going to float in the room which is often the case. The use of the double row of large nailheads over a metal strip is such a unique and appealing detail.
I noticed the console chest in the photo above at another showroom. I just love the use of nailheads to create a scroll design in the wood. This creativity in the use of nailheads was fun to see.
More Trends on the Horizon . . .
In my next post I’ll talk about some of the other new interior design trends I saw at the recent Las Vegas World Market. It’s so exciting to see these trends unfold and to get to implement them in new interior designs that I’m creating for my clients. If you need the services of an interior designer in southern California, please drop me a line and tell me about the project you have in mind.
We’ve also just added some fabulous new pieces to our Innovations Designer Home Decor & Accent Furniture online boutique. Please take a look at what’s new. I’ve personally seen and selected each and every piece on our site. In order for a piece to be placed on our shopping site it has to pass my criteria for beautiful design, excellent quality, and great value. I hope you enjoy browsing our beautiful designer home accessories.
Until next time,