Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Trendspotting | Interior Design Show Vancouver 2016

This past week was design week in my city, and I always enjoy being able to attend IDSvancouver and hone in on what's to come next in the design and décor world. I saw several common threads in the exhibits this year, and I'm happy to give you a peek into some of the upcoming trends, as well as those continuing from recent years. Above you can see a snapshot of my favorite installation of the week, a stunning Dinner by Design tablescape created by Stephanie Brown. I just was captivated by the oversized trio of pendants from Once A Tree Furniture, and the mixture of textured moss, warm brass and cool stone.

I included the shot above from Stephanie's IG account, as it shows off the Kelly Wearstler Halcyon round sconce with natural quartz stone. The brass in the stools, lighting, and flatware perfectly compliments the sconce quartz and marble place settings. Wouldn't you love to attend a dinner party here?

I quickly came to realize that living walls, preserved moss, and plant installations were utilized in at least half a dozen of the exhibits. Take note, natural green is in!

What does this mean for those of us that don't have the room for a giant living plant wall in our home? Well, I took from it that the textures are incredible - I now know I NEED a set of preserved moss rocks to display in my entry way vignette! Translating big ideas like this into workable ones for your own home is just like taking the artistic fashions off the runway and tweaking their design into something that will work for daily living.

Another example of brass & marble in a heavenly combo - the Arteriors lamp below as displayed by Ocean Pacific Lighting:

Loved everything about their display! You can never go wrong using classic fixtures, and finishes like this convex mirror:

Brass vintage-style bath fixtures are still going strong, I don't think you have to shy away from this finish any time soon:

And matte black kitchen and bath fixtures are the newer player in the game, we've seen them begin to crop up in the past couple of years:

I loved the gold decals at Urban Walls! Just imagine these palm leaves on a black wall in a powder room - yum! And the pink oversized florals were so eye catching:

Speaking of pink and florals, this was another very refreshing Dinner by Design installation, the hanging sculpture casted the most amazing shadows on the space:

Patricia Gray's artwork was incredible, it's really hard to capture on camera but if you can just imagine these pieces utilize silver leaf and a shiny resin coat, they glittered!

image via Patricia Gray

Oversized abstract art is an amazing addition to any home, here is another piece by Heather Ross, whose open studio also celebrated the release of her book, The Natural Eclectic. She shared with me that she already has plans to transform the massive hand painted drop-cloths from her space into tote bags!

And finally, Once A Tree never disappoints. It was all classic here, and I couldn't get enough of those herringbone floors. Their furnishings are solid pieces you know will never go out of style, and when we are making investments in our furniture pieces, I think 'trendy' definitely isn't the way to go!

image via Catharine Grasty

I'm listing moss, marble, and brass mixed with classic furnishings and original art as my favorite finds in this year's show. That's what I'd personally love to fill my home with. Oh, and throw in those herringbone floors while we're at it! Foliage is in this year, perhaps we can say green is the new black! Any recent trends you have been noticing at trade shows in your area?


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