From weird color combinations to grandmother chic: our predictions for the interiors trends that will define 2016.
1. Grandmother Chic
Above: We’re obsessed with the needlepoint headboard at the Durslade Farmhouse in Somerset, England.
2. Shield Shapes
Above: Shield shapes are making a splash, from mirrors to cutting boards.
3. Artisanal Architectural Hardware
Above: Beyond the plastic switchplate: One-off architectural hardware is a trend we’re rooting for; see more at Architectural Hardware from a Japanese Artisan.
4. Caned Furniture
Above: Alexa, our resident trend spotter, says caned furniture is the next big thing, as in this caned headboard at the soon-to-open boutique Hotel Panache in Paris.
5. Showroom as Apartment
6. Pegboard Storage
Above: Did Julia Child start it all? Pegboard storage systems are cropping up in kitchens everywhere, including this one by Position Collective in Budapest. We’re on board. Photograph by Balázs Glódi.
7. Online Upstarts
8. The Second Coming of Donald Judd
9. Low-Profile Appliances
Above: A recessed ceiling-mounted vent, like this one from German company Bulthaup, is almost undetectable in the kitchen. (See more at Remodeling 101: Ceiling-Mounted Recessed Kitchen Vents).
10. Patterned Tile in the Kitchen
11. Textile Art
Above: Beyond macramé: A felted wool piece by Ashley Helvey at Lord Stanley in SF.
12. Cabin Fever
13. The Daybed
Above: When London-based arts phenom Max Lamb designs a daybed, it’s time to take notice.
14. Weird Color Combinations
Above: Mustard yellow and pink? Somehow it works at the Fritz Hansen showroom in Milan.
15. Pastel Sanitary Ware
Above: Spotted recently: pastel bath and kitchen sinks; shown above, a bath by UDA Architetti in Milan.
16. Curved Stairways
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