Surprise! Brass will also be huge in 2017. Expect to see unlacquered brass metal hardware and lighting that gets better with age paired with deep walnuts and cherry tones.
This look, popularized near the end of the original mid-century movement, is just so, so good, and we think it’s here to stay—why walk away from something that’s genuinely working?
Isn’t it weird how velvet always comes back? It feels like just yesterday that we were wearing crushed velvet leotards (yes, for gymnastics), chokers and babydoll dresses and here we are, 20 years later, a bunch of adults pairing velvet chokers with everything we can. In interiors, we saw a heavy blue velvet trend with the Hollywood Regency movement a few years ago. This year, expect to see it in quieter doses—one or two throw pillows in an avocado velvet; a small round ottoman in a blush. Velvet catches the light beautifully and adds instant texture to a room. Plus, it’s great to photograph, which is always a bonus.