A Sneak Peek at Designers' Top 2019 Home Trends
Designers at this fall's High Point Market shared inside tips for the top trends they expect to see in 2019.
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Tina Nicole, furniture designer and co-founder of Nathan Anthony furniture, has noted that yellow is popping up everywhere. The color is not "knock you down" yellow, but a more subdued version as seen in these Madison leather and wood chairs from Bellini Modern Home.
The Darker Side of Wood
Darker woods are getting more attention and being used in ways that are clean and simple, yet refined according to designer Carla Aston of Carla Aston design. Notably, Carla loved this mid-century modern inspired desk from Alfonso Marina.
Set in Stone
Designer Elizabeth Scruggs of Superior Construction and Design was struck by the number of concrete finishes she saw this year. She saw that many furniture pieces were topped with floating concrete tops and that many manufacturers were offering accessories in concrete, such as these large-scale concrete vases from Seasonal Living.
Somewhere Between Red and Orange
"There is a certain burnt-orange color this year that I have spotted several times", says designer Jana Donohoe of Jana Donohoe Designs. As an example, Jana points to this leather Lilly chair from CR Laine.
Pretty Makes a Comeback
Eric Ross, of Eric Ross Interiors, is thrilled to see the return of more "pretty" designs. Eric sees a trend toward more soft and feminine touches in furniture like this charming rose headboard from Highland House.
Making it Personal
"I've seen lots of personalization options as a trend," says designer Linda Holt, of Linda Holt Creative. Linda notes that personalizing pieces ranges from very simple applications to using mixed materials and personally significant images, as with this credenza in wood and metal finished with an image of Lake Michigan on the front from John Strauss Furniture.
Distressed But Chic
Cheryl Kees Clendenon of In Detail Interiors has spotted a trend in leathers, notably distressed leathers. Cheryl has seen them being used more and more in saturated colors for designs that are bold and refined yet with a "broken in" feel. As an example, Cheryl loves this Leo chair in green from Younger+Co.
On The Fringe
When asked about emerging trends, Michelle Jennings Wiebe of Studio M Interior Design knew immediately what to say. "I've been seeing lots of rough edges and tiny fringe done in a way that is raw yet refined." Michelle offered up this fringed headboard from Highland House as an example.
There is a trend in side tables, according to Claire Jefford of Claire Jefford Design. She points out that many manufacturers at High Point showed small tables in a wide variety of materials with fine details from inlays to carvings and finely detailed legs. One of her favorite finds was this Droplet table in acrylic from Ambella Home.
Designer Michelle Workman of Michelle Workman Interiors says the trend she sees emerging is not a color or material, but rather a sense of escapism. Michelle notes that many furniture manufacturers at High Point showed products in light and airy finishes and dreamy fabrics in soft palettes such as pastels. This tufted chair in mint from Century Home illustrates the idea.
Green Pergola-Covered Porch With Adirondack Chairs
A common issue faced by homeowners with wooden pergolas is maintenance. When pergolas are stained, they require yearly or biyearly re-staining or resealing; however, if you paint a pergola in the same tones as your home's exterior, it creates a more cohesive look and requires much less maintenance.
Aniko Levai of Place of My Taste likes to keep things neat and simple for her inviting cold-weather porch display. "Keep your front porch decor simple with colorful mums, planters and pumpkins. Use a specific color combo that goes well with your front door color," she says. Here, the little details make the difference, from the watering can and aqua planters to the cute pair of rain boots placed just so on the doormat. A burlap bow is a terrific textural element to a radiant wreath of colorful leaves, berries and pinecones.