Trend Alert – Interior Design 2018
I am very excited about the trends in Interior Design for 2018. As you will see many of the exciting looks embrace the timeless beauty of classical design.
Here are some of the trends for 2018 from Elle Decor.
Wall Art is in.
Love that this is a trend for 2018. Bare walls are officially out. Pinterest reports Pins for “wall art” were up 637% this year. I am a proponent of classic wall panels and ornamentation for the most beautiful walls. See my blog Walls With Classical Wall Panels 2017 for a collection of the most beautiful examples of walls with wall panels that are each ‘wall art’. So, my trend alert for 2018 are walls with wall panels. Wall Panels are wall art used by themselves or any of the many variations as represented in my above referenced blog. Love using wall panels to organize wall art collections.
Pinterest varied their Trend for 2018 to Large Wall Art. This is even better.
Several indications that I am on a trending path when I promote Large Ornamentation as wall art. This is a very under-represented category for wall art/wall decor. A big reason for that is a lack of products for us to buy. Would you buy this?
Here is my design done in conjunction with Decorators Supply composition ornament for this inspiring large wall art concept. Large Wall Ornamentation is a beautiful representative of this new trend for large wall art. Large Wall Ornament is my trend which is in its early stage.
Here is our first master for a large C curve.
And, here are some wonderful examples of Large Wall Ornamentation I have been collecting.
This is fabulous!
Art Deco and Art Nouveau are flirting as a trend. This magnificent Art Deco large door header ornamentation is a classic for today as well.
Large Swags are great wall art and currently in the marketplace. Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts London Mansion.
Pinterest also expanded the Large Wall Art trend to specifically address certain applications. Like a nook. “Looking to style an awkward nook in your home? Measure out the space and find a cool piece to fill it up.” A cool piece such as amazing large wall ornamentation.
Beaux-Arts architectural wall panels are a beautiful solution for “bare walls”. They are works of art in themselves. They easily stand alone as wall art or they can be used in conjunction with wall coverings and decorative finishes.
The set design for the Outlander Paris Apartment uses the Louis XIV Corners Only Wall Panel Set with damask within the panels.
Three other styles for Beaux-Arts wall panels.
Statement Ceilings – The Fifth Wall
According to Pinterest, “This is one we’re proud to say, we called back in April. Saves for “statement ceilings” went up by 310 per cent this year.
While not for the faint-hearted, a statement ceiling can transform a room from the top down. Ceilings will be seen. From creative moldings, interesting coffers, to fantastic paint and plaster treatments. The ceiling has become another surface equivalent to the complexity of a Persian Rug on the floor. No room will be completely finished without a ceiling treatment.
I am particularly excited to see this Trend. So, coming soon a Blog just on Statement Ceilings – The Fifth Wall. Until then, my favorite statement ceiling medallion.
Beaux-Arts Classic Products Shell Ceiling is 87″L x 35″ W. The large dimensions of this plaster Shell Ceiling Centerpiece creates an elegant statement just by itself. Add plaster pearls or any of the plaster mouldings from other periods with or without the complimentary shell side ornament and you have a fabulous statement ceiling. It comes in 14 beautiful finishes and can also be custom finished as shown here. Price starts at $1,012.
This may be all you need.
Pins for “mixed metals” were up 423% this year.
Nice read about the Do’s and Don’ts of Mixing Metals by Kathy Kuo Home
“Combining silver, gold, brass, or iron (just to name a few), is a great strategy for adding visual interest and depth to a space. At the Kuotes, we always love textured, layered, eclectic spaces, and mixed metals is an effortless way to make the pieces in your home look like they’ve been collected over the years. Andsilver and gold mixing is perfect for the upcoming holidays as well. When it comes to things that mix, mixing metals is the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of interior design… as long as you do it right.”
Builder – Mixed Materials
Be prepared to see a vast assortment of mixed metals, integrated color combinations, the use of lush textures and continued personalization to transform a house to a completely personalized home.
Check out Beaux-Arts functional works of Art decorative grilles in Black Iron finish. The best part is this decorative grille is actually resin which will not rust, rot or corrode like iron grilles will.
“We’re getting away from the brushed silver and we’re moving into those golden brass tones that are warm and subtle,” says Doug Wilson, a designer on the upcoming Trading Spaces reboot. “It’s a nice substitute for the stainless steel that’s expected and pedestrian at this point.”
“We’re using richer color palettes with different colored metals, such as deeper gem tones, velvet upholstery and sleek black and white marbles,” says Karen Asprea of Whitehall Interiors. “Using lacquered wall panels where you might have seen wood paneling in the past allows for more flexibility in terms of color and finish, and really adds to the environment of any space.”
“I love the resurgence on the feminine side of the big beautiful florals. It’s coming from a boho trend that’s more causal,” says Fire.
Wallpaper is in. “Fashion, design – everything does cycles,” says Georgia, “And we see wallpaper making a comeback.”In particular, botanicals are hot right now and will continue to be favoured into 2018.
But don’t go OTT, “sometimes one wall is just as effective, if not more effective, than four walls,” says Georgia.
Using a feature wall is also a cost-effective way to feature this trend as it can be expensive.
Don’t just think walls, either. If it is right wallpaper you could use it on a ceiling, but it’s important to make sure the decision makes sense.
Juliet Gold, Interior Designer at 50 West and the Residences at Prince and founder of Juliet Gold Design, says she’s partial to light fixtures that are part of the artisan trend. “I’ve seen a shift towards local artisans and small businesses manufacturing high-end lighting fixtures, including those incorporating LEDs.”
Beaux-Arts has created a unique transformation of the industrial recessed light by adding a classical decorative trim options and also adding crystals. These decorative recessed lighting options are available for LED’s. Shown here the Victorian Decorative Recessed Light Trim with a triple strand of clear faceted crystals and 1-1/2″ Clear U-Drop Crystals for $215.
WAS Lighting Artisan Collection Rococo Pendant
“I love that people are starting to use color in the kitchen and on cabinets, especially when they paint lower cabinets a darker color than upper cabinets,” says TV personality and designer on the new season of Trading Spaces, Sabrina Soto.
From searching for great examples of the trend for two-tone cabinets I discovered a lot of questionable results. Plan carefully when designing your two tone cabinet combination.
“I don’t think it will last too long, but the look of velvet is a big trend,” says Soto. While she’s embraced this material completely, purchasing a deep blue velvet couch for her formal living room, she says you can also get the look with a velvet throw pillow or blanket.
Love velvet seating
This very trendy design has a statement ceiling, jewel tone and velvet seating.
Great example of the trend for Black walls with panels and this curvy velvet sofa.
I think this trend works great for outdoor spaces
Bijou Classic Curved Velvet Sofa
First time I have looked at the Casponi furniture collection. I had to post this Throne Chair and of course, it is velvet.
Henderson foresees a return to anything authentic. “There are so many good vintage, antique, and thrift-store pieces that are begging for a new lease on life,” she says. “Rather than grabbing something new, do a bit of digging online, at the flea market, or at your local architectural salvage place to see what they might have.”
Wish I could do this in my kitchen.
Handsome Black Kitchen