This spring market had an air of excitement and optimism that was indeed contagious.  As a matter of fact, my associates and I are in the process of planning ways to redesign the showroom and design center to reflect some of the exciting trends we observed. 

Traditional furniture continues to make a tremendous comeback with 18th century lines being touted as “brightest and best.”  It seems as though the consumer has realized that disposable furniture just doesn’t work as well as heirloom pieces.  High quality is in, as people want to get the most value for their purchases.  The resurgence of traditional furniture doesn’t mean the showrooms looked dated; exciting prints, lots of color and natural accessories made even the most jaded designers take note. 

I was inspired by lots of textured, stippled finishes on furniture and accessories.  Monochromatic and light neutral color palettes are still en vogue and will always look sophisticated. But for those of you who must have color, never fear; blues, oranges, bold yellows, and jewel tones are more in than ever.  Gray with teal, turquoise, raspberry, and salmon are just a few of the many bold color trends being offered.  Metallics are still very popular and reflect glamour in textiles and accessories.

Rug options have expanded with indoor/outdoor rugs made from exciting new materials that not only look fabulous, but are moderately priced and available in a virtual rainbow of colors one can’t resist. 

Ottomans are the new “perfect little black dress” of this year’s market; they come in a variety of styles and color, and offer the consumer many new ways to utilize space and provide additional seating when needed.   If you are looking for a way to get out of the eighties, visit my website and blog at www.junedelugasinteriors.com for more photos and inspiration, or call to book an appointment and renew your home!