It is unbelievable how fast 2016 came and went. But it is amazing how many new design trends have either been reinvented or recycled for the coming year.
First is the use of the color palette of grey and white, not any grey mind you but a granite, flannel, charcoal kind of grey in a flat finish and a white with just the slightest tinge of pink. This is a 70's revival palette. It is retro and it is at the same time fresh.
Second, is the revival of mid-century designed furniture. Now you are probably saying this is not new. Oh but yes it is. In the past 30 years. a "dabble" of mid-century made its way into most homes. Now it is whole rooms decked out in classic Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, Baughman, Probber, Wegner and more. Most of which can be bought new through high end furniture showrooms or through such online outlets such as Istdibs. Needless to say, it is a true revival to the minimalist of the 50's and 60's Mad Men era.
Third is the return of vinyl flooring.In the past 30-40 years we scoffed at vinyl flooring and opted for ceramic or stone or wood flooring choices. But today designers are finding the scale, cost and design of vinyl flooring is desirable and chic. Big expanses of black and white huge square tiles make any room look cool and the space appear larger. It is a revival of the 70's.
Fourth is the turning our backs on a preponderance of antiques. Antiques do not appeal to the Millenials or Gen-X-ers. They lived with antiques and collectibles in their parents homes and now they choose not to live with them and instead choose toys, electronics, and colorful objects that scream the 1980's.
All in all, whether any of the above is appealing it can drive your choices when buying a home, furniture or decor. Let 2017 be your year to shine and mix it up.