Scout & Nimble: 2019 Design Trends
From the blog of Scout & Nimble …
With the new year come fresh trends. From the re-emergence of classic and cherished staples to striking new ideas, there is something to inspire everyone. We already can tell that 2019 will be a beautiful year for design, and we are so excited to introduce you to just a handful of our favorite trends.
1. cabinets without hardware
These have been gaining popularity for a while now, so it’s about time they enter the limelight with well-deserved praise. What do we love most about the look of sleek, minimalist cabinetry? It can be integrated into such a wide variety of styles! Whether it’s a modern space or more traditional home, the simplicity of this trend speaks volumes to the ‘less is more’ ideal that we’re always trying to master.
>> Not ready to give up knobs and pulls in the kitchen? You can incorporate the same sleek look into other parts of your home with hardware-less sideboards, media consoles and even desks.
2. bold marble
Simply said, bold marble makes a statement. The stone exudes luxury and holds the special ability of single-handedly elevating a space. When you think marble, you should think beyond just a simple white backdrop in a bathroom. Marble holds character and also can serve as the perfect balance to warmer, more saturated pieces in the same space. If your goal is to make a statement in 2019, start here.
>> You don’t have to complete an entire home renovation to bring marble in the door. Top your kitchen island with the stone, or even just add marble side tables or smaller accents on open shelves.
3. butcher blocks
You’re probably seeing tons of stunning kitchens that feature majestic butcher block islands. Needless to say, we’re a fan. Can you blame us? Not only do the warm, natural wood-topped counters make a statement, butcher block also only gets better with time as it develops a gorgeous patina with wear. (Not to mention wood has natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties). It’s also a great way to complement the stain of your floors and beams.
>> Not willing to give up all of your countertops to butcher block? Consider adding a butcher block island. Luckily, wood mixes well with other countertop materials, including marble.
4. bringing color back to kitchens
Don’t worry, we’re still swooning over crisp, white kitchens, too. But we are even more excited to see color making its way back into kitchens in sleek and moody styles. Deep blues, greens and teals especially are showing up, but are doing so in a way that still delivers a clean, collected look.
5. bunk rooms
We’re loving these whimsical rooms, and they’re giving us major nostalgia. Beautiful built-in bunks provide ample space on the floor for children to play, and including shelves above and between beds provides more storage for toys. These fresh spaces are perfect for vacation homes; more beds means more friends. Bunk rooms aren’t just for the kids, either! You can make these rooms perfect for guests of any age with sleek sconces, comfortable, neutral linens, and classic paint colors. Be warned: These rooms may cause joy and sweet dreams.
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