Picture This: 2020 “Ins”
While we have all been holed up at home, the interior design community has moved forward. Never have our homes been more important, so I wanted to share with you some of the 2020 “ins” that are sweeping the design world. I am not highlighting the “outs” so no one feels badly if their last big investment or re-design already has been deemed passé. As with fashion, things move quickly!
*All images below are from Pinterest.
The effect of painting an entire room all in one color (trim, walls and ceiling) has a calming yet dramatic effect. While bamboo or rattan has been back on the scene for some time, there is high demand for antique rattan like these stunning bamboo, brass and velvet dining chairs from 1stDibs. This black-and-white riff on Spanish decorative tile is very popular in entries, baths and covered terraces this year. Bold and geometric black-and-white tile, wallpaper and rugs are very much in vogue. By now most of us have lived the marble-in-your-kitchen experiment. It is no fun to see rings appear even when you try your best to avoid them. Quartzite that mimics the look is your answer, I promise. While I have always loved the look of lacquer, this new iteration of brightly colored lacquered interiors is both brave and refreshing. An old trend of using the same pattern on multiple surfaces is growing in popularity. Jury’s still out on this one, but it is growing on me. Having rooms that can multitask during a pandemic is critical. This design from California Closets takes a spare room from office (or kid’s schoolroom) to guest room (or quarantine room) in a flash. I long for the old wood-paneled library in the house I grew up in, especially during the winter. Luckily, the trend is back, and you will notice more studies being designed in homes. Painting interior doors in a dark color in semi or high gloss creates a stunning effect, especially when combined with brass hardware. Terracotta and earth tones are making a comeback. It’s easy to see why—the warmth they impart on a room is second to none. The waterfall island has been growing in popularity and is now showing up in traditional, transitional and contemporary kitchens alike. It is a great statement piece. While wallpaper has been making a comeback, floral wallpaper specifically is starting to show up in bedrooms, living spaces and baths.