Trend Watch 2008-2009 - update

Back in October 2007 I posted trends we should expect to see for 2008-2009. Here's an update on that topic as viewed at the summer Vegas World Market Show.

Warming Trend

This is not to say silver is going away, but the spotlight is on gold, copper and other warm-tone metals. Metallics-rich marketplace. Don't forget ethnic spicy colors too. (West Elm)

Imperfect Finishes
Look for livable furniture that is upscale & distressed with gold undertones or highlights. As well, Eco-looks continue to deliver with natural distressed imperfections such as reclaimed woods. (French Heritage)

Home Media
TV and media needs are quickly changing and retailers need to catch up and offer home electronic solutions. Las Vegas Market exhibitors delivered solutions in a variety of styles, sizes and configurations. (Aspen Home)

Take note: we are in a mode of infatuation with the flat screen TV and no longer NEED big armories to hide them; however, displaying your flat screen TV as a feature is just a trend and we most certainly will move towards units that hide your TV when not in use.

Lodge Living
Plenty of products to support this trend can be found from rustic cabin to luxe lodge. As with any "theme" a little goes a long way. (Charles Forge)

Dark Espresso
Espresso wood tones still going strong. (Laurier Furniture)

1 comment:

Arizona Interior Design said...

The look of the warm tone metallic is more appealing to the eye than the harsh finishes of the past.