And now for the trends of 2019

Much like the trends that are going away, the trends making their way into your living rooms this year are all just opinions in the end. Yes, many of the designers “in the know” are in agreement on a few things (curvier sofas for one), but these are trends and should be taken with a grain of salt.

If you love MCM and have collected pieces over the years you DO NOT have to start over because someone said it is being replaced by “Frasian?” Is that even a word? No, of course not; someone coined that to give a client their own style nom and now it’s a new trend.

This article is from Sothebys and besides being a bit stuffy and over the top for my taste; it does give you a sense of what is going on in the interior design world, if you’re into that sort of thing, which I am.

A couple take-aways on this article: curvier sofa styles may be coming around again but they do not work in most homes because they require a large room. Fret not! You can incorporate curves in other ways; round tables, softer lines in accessories, etc.

Is minimalism really being replaced by maximalism???? Who cares. Most of us do not subscribe to one or the other but fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum.

Even if you do like a minimalistic room you should layer in pieces to give it interest and presence. If you like maximalism (again, not even sure this is a word), then make sure you do not stray into the cluttered end of the scale as you may tip right into hoarder status.

But, seriously, knowing what is going on and what trends are out there is great, but making your home comfortable and uniquely suited to you should always be the primary goal.

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Nancy bradley

I consult, design, and remodel spaces that reflect the homeowner’s lifestyle and budget by getting the cost question out of the way and really listening to what my client wants and how much they have set aside for their project.