Everyone has a hot trends list for Spring 2016 out right now – Elle Decor says that it’s all about black and white minimalism while other sites herald the return of pastels for Spring (shocker). I thought I would share with you what’s floating my boat in the world of interiors this Spring.
1. Large branches in glass containers and all green bouquets.
One of the florists in town (thank you Bonnie Brae Flowers) gave me the good advice of picking branches from the yard that have fat buds on them and forcing them inside. I did try this but I live with a cat that turns into an absolute maniac when he encounters live tree branches and the experiment ended rather abruptly and unfortunately.
I have been looking at all white interiors for so very long (although Denver never went completely crazy with it, I blame all our sunshine) so that whenever I see anything with some color I stare a little longer. Try painting a bedroom, a powder room or a dining room an unusual color – it will intrigue you and may even make decorating easier! Decorating against all white is tough!
A bold pattern combined with more simple furnishings makes the pattern look chic and unfussy. It feels fresh, yet homey.
4. Mixed metals!
Brass has been back for a while (see my Brass Revival post from 2 years ago) and I think it’s interesting to watch my clients very slowly adapt to the change. I think it must be a slow change for the rest of the country as well which has led to mixed metals becoming perfectly acceptable and encouraged! I have been talking people into doing this my whole career and it can be a tough sell – I’m glad to see it becoming a full blown trend.
What’s brightening your interior this Spring besides yourself and your naturally sunny disposition?