- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Trends I like-
Grey- It’s been all over my wardrobe for years, and I am so thrilled to see it being used more in interior design.
Open floor plans- They are so much better for entertaining and casual family living.
White kitchens- They feel fresh, clean, bright, and welcoming to me. J’adore.
Kelly green- I am all over this color. Too bad Mr. LK is not a fan. 🙁
Blue- Navy and pale blue are hot colors right now. I think out guestroom is going to get some serious navy blue action.
Wood floors laid in a chevron pattern- Swoon. This one makes me go absolutely weak in the knees.
High end wallpaper- Damask, chinoiserrie, grasscloth, metallic… it’s all so hot right now. I am trying to figure out how to work it into our house without breaking the bank. I really want to do grasscloth on the entire wall behind our bed. I love the texture of it.
Good old fashioned woodwork/trimwork- I’m seeing a lot more high end woodwork going on from crown moldings to window casings to wainscoting. I think it’s fabulous.
Mixing it up- Mismatched dining room chairs, furniture of different styles/periods all in one room, mixing fabric patterns, different metal finishes…. I just love how we are breaking out of the “matchy matchy” mindset.
Gold- It’s back. I’ve seen it done well, and I’ve seen it done poorly.
Spa bathrooms- I want one so bad, but it’s not at all in the budget. Oh what I wouldn’t do for my very own steam shower.
Vintage- It’s trendy right now, just like it is in the wedding world. There’s a nostalgia about old stuff and the way things used to be.
Trends on their way out-
Granite- It’s definitely an early-mid 2000s thing. I’m seeing tons of honed marble now, which is not practical for a lot of people.
Minimalism- It will always be around, but it’s not nearly as “in” now as it once was. I think that when the economy turns south, people want to surround themselves with things that feel warm, relaxed and cozy at home. Minimalism is definitely not warm, relaxed, and cozy feeling for most people.
Accent walls- Thank goodness. They needed to go.
Tuscan colors- It was an early 90s trend. Sorry, OP. But if you really love it, who cares whether it’s “in style” or not.