It’s been awhile since I blogged and I’ve decided to blog less this year focusing on once a month instead of once a week because design projects are keeping me busy and kicking my butt! Today, we’ll be talking about 2019 interior design trends. Some interior design trends tend to carry over from the previous year with a few new additions. Navy and metals have been popular for quite a few years now and will continue to be in style. Trends from last year such as all black kitchens, curved furniture, natural elements (wood & plants), blush, velvet, and metals continue on into 2019. What’s different this year is that we’ll see large scale bold patterned backsplashes, artisanal pieces, a focus on sustainability, art deco influences, and floral wallpaper & fabric. Check out a few 2019 design trends we’ll see interior designers incorporate in their projects that have already been showcased at the Las Vegas Market this year! As for me, I’d like to incorporate bold kitchen backsplashes and Art Deco pieces into my design projects this year. First, I have to convince my clients to take that risk as the trend for most people is sticking to neutral colors, furnishings, and materials!
1. Art Deco
Art deco is all about embracing geometric patterns in symmetrical arrangements, vibrant bold colors, and use of materials such as stainless steel, lacquer, and glass. Though art deco reached its peak in the 1920’s and 30’s with a focus on glamour and opulence, the new art deco is a big trend this year with a more modern, playful, yet minimalist take on the style. It is the perfect way to add more textures and visual interest to your space. We’ll see art deco influences with detailing on tables, chairs, lighting, and accessories.
2. Artisanal & Sustainable pieces
This year it will be all about craftsmanship and sustainable pieces from local artisans and small businesses. We’ll see handmade, sustainable, intentional and unique pieces that feel timeless. Like how we source our food, more and more people want to know where materials in our home are sourced from and this is important for our environments because statistically, we spend more than 90% of our life indoors. Therefore, we’ll see more sustainable furniture made from materials that are recycled or repurposed with finishes that do not off-gas or have low VOC. We’ll also see sustainable manufacturing processes in the production of sustainable furniture.
3. Bold Backsplashes
Bold backsplashes in a fun large scale geometric pattern with vibrant colors are a great way to liven up your kitchen, bathroom, or fireplace creating a focal point in your space. If you decide to incorporate bold backsplashes to your home, make sure the rest of the elements from the cabinets to your countertop to your floors are simple and don’t compete with the backsplash since a bold pattern will tend to be “busy” and you don’t want your space to look cluttered and overly busy. Also, it’s important to lay out your design ahead of time so that it ends up looking balanced and symmetrical. Instead of sticking with neutral 3 x 6 white subway tiles for example, bold patterned tiles add personality and character to your home.
4. Black Kitchens
I first saw a gorgeous all black kitchen designed by Steven Miller Design Studio at the 2014 SF Decorator’s showcase and since 2018, all black kitchens have been a trend that’s on the rise. Black is classic, elegant, and timeless especially contrasted with white. However, black goes with any color scheme. We’ll see black matte kitchen appliances which is becoming quite popular, black countertops, black metal, black painted wood, and black cabinetry. Most people may not be ready to remodel their entire kitchen in black, but starting with black cabinets is a simple and easy change that will help you embrace this trend.
Steven Miller Design Studio
Millennial pink also known as blush has been a popular trend for awhile now and was everywhere at the Las Vegas Market. It’s not going anywhere anytime soon and is here to stay. We’ll see blush used in tandem with velvet fabric on sofas to bedframes, rugs, tables, and artwork. Add a touch of glam by pairing blush with metal accessories. You can go large scale by painting your walls in your bedroom or start on a smaller scale with splashes of accessories (vases & artwork) in blush to instantly give your space a colorful refresh.
6. Floral Patterns
Floral wallpapers and fabrics will be making a comeback this year. We’ll be seeing floral patterns in a new light with large scale proportions and contrasting colors. You can incorporate floral wallpaper in you powder room as an accent wall or use floral fabrics on chairs, accent pillows, or benches. Not ready to incorporate floral prints to your space? Start out small with a bouquet of mixed flowers.
Terrazzo is a durable material that has been around for centuries used mainly in architectural structures such as flooring or cladding. It is a composite material consisting of chips of marble, quartz, granite, and glass. Terrazzo is making a comeback this year but in a mix of different marbles with bigger chips, less density, and a more bold graphical look. We’ll see terrazzo used from kitchen backsplashes to bathroom shower walls, sinks, coffee tables, flooring, lamps, and even shower curtains as a print. It looks like terrazzo is here to stay adding visual interest to your home through a variety of colors, textures, and applications.