When it comes to trends, you can pick and choose the ones that feel right. Or you can go all out and embrace the maximalism of it all.
If you’ve been paring everything down to its bare minimum in recent years, you may be ready to embrace the current trend toward unbridled excess, especially what interior design personality Tali Roth calls “vintage maximalism” with lots of color, warmth, antiques and eclectic touches: “We are all craving our own unique stamp on our spaces—pieces to make our personal spaces stand out from the crowd.”
“There are no rules with maximalism, only freedom. You bring in what inspires you—each piece is an intentional choice. This opens the door for total originality.”
– April Rose
Classic Blue is Pantone’s color of the year and our friends at Koontz Furniture and Design think using it as an accent adds both fun and a level of sophistication to interiors. Ride the color wave with Koontz’s Rustic Tribute Pot (top of page), Zara’s Knit Midi Dress and A&B Home’s “Valora” blue and white vases.
Mixed metals have been having a moment where jewelry and accessories are concerned for several seasons. According to Shannon Roth of Shannon Roth Collection, the trend has made its way home with mixed metals becoming an alternative to having everything so matchy-matchy. Billy Martter of JH Design + Build further explains that “living finishes” are a hot home fixtures trend at the moment and that nickel and copper (which develops a natural patina over time) are great choices. Bracelet by John Medeiros at Agapanthus, Mixed Metal Lamp available at La-Z-Boy.
Of the trend toward repurposed and upcycled homewares and furnishings, Paula King of Agapanthus offers that, “As people are becoming more environmentally conscious, we seem them acting on it by purchasing recycled products. Mariposa is a great example of a durable yet beautiful line of home goods made completely from recycled aluminum.” Using reclaimed wood and vintage materials in furniture is great way to add some distinctiveness to your home, as witnessed by Casa Rustica’s one-of-a-kind line exclusively for Blocker’s Furniture. Play it again with Mariposa’s ‘Pearled Collection’ and Silver Box by J. Alexander at Shannon Roth Collection.