Design Trends of 2016

New traditional kitchen by Pencil & Paper Co.

New traditional kitchen by Pencil & Paper Co.

We're thinking about interior design stuff pretty much all the time around here, and we're seriously excited about what we believe is coming at us in 2016. Some trends are holding strong from last year, some are new, and some are so old that they're new again (don't you love how everything always comes full circle?). 

Here's what we're thinkin':


White White White (Again)

White Tulip Dining Table

White Tulip Dining Table

Jessica Sample for Lonny

Jessica Sample for Lonny

White’s been crazy hot for a few years now, and don’t expect it to go anywhere in 2016. We can’t say we’re surprised — nothing highlights the worn edges of a vintage leather chair, the folds of a one-of-a-kind textile, or the waxy finish of the leaves of a fiddle leaf fig better than showing it against a clean, white wall. Simply put, your stuff looks best with a white background.

Want to get this look (in frame)? Go for our Irvine Slim moulding with a float mount.

Mixed Metals

Sarah Sherman Samuels

Sarah Sherman Samuels

Amber Interiors

Amber Interiors

Everyone always says they love mixing metals, but it takes guts to do it in a (relatively) permanent way in your home through major furniture or appliance purchases. But why not give it a whirl in a more palatable way? Think brass sconce lamp, charcoal sketch in a warm silver frame, distressed black metal console table… Pretty dreamy, right? It doesn't always have to be just gold and silver, either — copper, gunmetal, and oiled steel are metals, too! Just like layering different furniture materials and textiles in a room, smartly mixing metals makes your space feel more organic, lived-in, and sophisticated.

Want to get the mixed metal look (in frame)? Go for a gallery wall with our Newport, Bowery, and Georgetown frames. 

Black Hardware

Black is the new gold? Brass was all the rage last year, and gosh do we still love it. But there’s another option we’ve spotted in some of our favorite new spaces lately, and we expect to see more and more of it as the year goes on. Plus, of course, black knobs and drawer pulls will look H O T with those white walls. Oh, and if you’re bold and happen to be embarking on a kitchen reno, consider taking it to a new level with black stainless appliances.

Michelle Solobay

Michelle Solobay

Remodelista

Remodelista

Want to get the black hardware look (in frame)? Go for our Bolton moulding with a white mat and a nice photo print. 

Traditional… In a Non-Traditional Way

We know even the mention of traditional décor makes many of you cringe (us too), but we’ve been kind of obsessed with it lately… And we’re not the only ones. To be fair, we’re not talking about tightly-upholstered and tufted everything, scroll-y corbels, or heavy drapery; we’re into the warm, welcoming, and classic appeal of a piece of modern art hanging above a vintage leather chesterfield sofa, nestled between two built-ins atop a richly-colored antique rug... Okay, and maybe with a little something velvet? Also, why don’t any of our moms have a vintage chesterfield? Guess we'll make do with a ginger jar vase and classic crown moulding for now.

Jessica Helgerson Designs

Jessica Helgerson Designs

Vintage House Daylesford Lounge Room

Vintage House Daylesford Lounge Room

Want to get the (modern) traditional look (in frame)? Go for our Bowery frame (especially with some art by Kai Samuels-Davis)


Feeling empowered? Us too! 2016 is looking like it will be pretty stylish. For more décor ideas be sure to head over to Pinterest for a wealth of interior inspiration.