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Trend Alert: 8 New Directions for Fall 2018

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Trend Alert: 8 New Directions for Fall 2018

September 29, 2018

Our annual trend report for autumn 2018; here are eight new directions for the season.

Oversized Pendant Lights

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Above: This past summer was the season of the oversized straw hat (see Hats Are Big This Summer. Really Big.); is the giant straw pendant shade the next big thing? Shown above, the King Size Lamp Shade from Calmachica.

Natural Vegetable Dyes

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Above: We’ve dabbled in vegetable and plant dye over the years (see DIY: A Holiday Tablecloth Dyed with Red Cabbage and DIY Hibiscus-Dyed Drop Cloth); now it’s catching on everywhere. Commune Design in LA is on it; the above Noon Design for Commune blankets are dyed with French yellow flowers, U.S. chestnuts, bark, and natural indigo.

Black Kitchen Faucets and Fixtures

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Above: A kitchen collaboration between Copenhagen-based Norm Architects and Reform CPH, maker of custom cabinet fronts for Ikea components. (See more at Ikea Kitchen Upgrade: 9 Custom Cabinet Companies for the Ultimate Kitchen Hack)

Retro Bath Fixtures

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Above: A bathroom in Jonathan Tuckey ‘s Yard House project, via The Modern House. (Also see Retro Bath Fixtures in Retro Colors from the Water Monopoly.)

Minimalist Porcelain Lighting Fixtures

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Above: Is Michael Anastassiades the most imitated lighting designer working today? We think so, so when we spotted his new White Porcelain Series (shown above is the Wall D2), we took notice. See more at New Directions: Porcelain Lighting Fixtures from Michael Anastassiades.

Patterned Lampshades

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Above: Noticed lately, rakish lampshades (see 11 Favorites: The Return of the Artfully Patterned Lampshade).

Wood Framed Sofas

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Above: The Braid Sofa, designed by Japanese firm Ariake in collaboration with Studio MK27.

Piped Linens

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Above: Currently admiring: the Linen Piping Collection from Once Milano.

See more of our design predictions:

Trend Alert: 13 Up-and-Coming Architects/Designers on Our Watch List

18 Design Trends for 2018

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