4 Interior Trends I Can Stand Behind in 2016

4 Interior Trends I Can Stand Behind in 2016

4 Interior Trends I Can Stand Behind in 2016

Last November House Beautiful published an article outlining trends we would be sure to see in 2016.  This included everything from green matcha tea to Guatemalan fabrics.  While some of the trends I could certainly do without, here are four I can really stand behind.

1. The Glamily Room

 

Gone are the days of the boring living room, and in its place is the “glamily” room, or the glamorous living room.  This is a trend I have been abiding by since before it was a trend.  Who says comfortable, frequently lived in rooms have to play it safe?  Certainly not me.

Here are a few of the “glamily” rooms I have designed in recent years:

 

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(Designer: Minhnuyet Hardy, Photographer: Mali Azima, Stylist: Eleanor Roper)

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(Designer: Minhnuyet Hardy, Photographer: Mali Azima, Stylist: Eleanor Roper)

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(Designer: Minhnuyet Hardy, Photographer: Mali Azima, Stylist: Brandon Bransford)

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(Designer: Minhnuyet Hardy, Photographer: Mali Azima, Stylist: Brandon Bransford)

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(Designer: Minhnuyet Hardy, Photographer: Mali Azima, Stylist: Brandon Bransford)

2. Perky Pedestals

 

There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it, side tables are a necessity for a functional living space.  There is no reason, however, for your side table to be boring.  Add to the idea of a “glamily” room with a perky pedestal!  It will incorporate detail, visual interest, AND the always coveted element of functionality to your space.

This is also a trend I have been been gravitating toward since before it was a trend.

Here are a couple examples of that in action (zoomed in from the photos above):

 

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3. The Return of the Desk

 

I am an advocate for a space in your home allotted for work.  This helps keep you organized and prevents you from the brain clutter that inevitably follows when you work in a place like your bedroom.  Better to keep work in an area designated for work, and sleep and rest in an area designated for sleep and rest.  However, I am not advocating that this area chosen for work be sallow, rather I argue for the opposite – since you spend a lot of time working over the course of your life, your work space should be one that you love to be in.  That doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune, but it does mean that you should give the space some thought and consideration.  This will make your time spent working all the more enjoyable.

And the process of making your work space one you love, starts with a desk.

Here is an example of an office I designed recently:

 

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(Designer: Minhnuyet Hardy, Photographer: Mali Azima, Stylist: Eleanor Roper)

Here are a couple more lust worthy desks:

 

www.westelm.com Parsons Desk - White

www.westelm.com Parsons Desk – White

 

www.horchow.com Bernhardt Anjali Office Furniture

www.horchow.com Bernhardt
Anjali Office Furniture

 

www.horchow.com Gilda Writing Desk

www.horchow.com Gilda Writing Desk

4. Mixed Metals

 

I have been a long time advocate for mixing metals.  This creates a dimension in your space that is hard to replicate using other materials.  Silver and copper, gold and steel – mixing these materials adds so much character.

Here a few examples of what I’m talking about:

 

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(Designer: Minhnuyet Hardy, Photographer: Mali Azima, Stylist: Brandon Bransford)

Notice the silver perky pedestal and the gold circular accessory on the coffee table.

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(Designer: Minhnuyet Hardy, Photographer: Mali Azima, Stylist: Brandon Bransford)

Notice the dark charcoal colored metal in the lighting versus the silver cabinet knobs and pulls.

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(Designer: Minhnuyet Hardy, Photographer: Mali Azima, Stylist: Brandon Bransford)

Notice the iron colored metal on the chandelier versus the gold accented lamps and coppery accessories on the buffet table.

It comes as no surprise that I am passionate about interior design.  I love transforming spaces and watching my clients light up as they see their dream for a functional, beautiful space come to life.  2016 brings excitement along with it when it comes to interior design and I’m looking forward to seeing what else it brings for my business.

What do you think of these trends?  Are there any you want to try out in your space?

We are at your service at Minhnuyet Hardy Interiors.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us at minhnuyet@minhnuyethardy.com.

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