OBJects of Desire | 3 Spring Home Design Trends

This is the fifth post in our series about “Jewelry for the Home.”

If you’re crazy about jewelry, chances are you’re equally obsessed with dazzling décor. So it’s time to think about updating your living spaces for the warm-weather seasons ahead. Here are three spring home design trends from the NY NOW Gift Show, as seen through the lens of Accessories Magazine. We’ve paired their picks with affordable accessories you can find in-store and online right now. Happy decorating!

Texture reigned at the NY Now Gift Show in February 2017. Basketweave China and Flatware Patterns.
Clockwise: Texture reigned at the NY Now Gift Show in February, 2017. Photo Courtesy of accessoriesmagazine.com. Step up your texture game with basketweave china and flatware patterns. Photos Courtesy of replacements.com.

It’s All About Texture

Starting with a color palette of pale grays and watery blues, interior designers are adding visual interest with texture this season. Popular finishes include grass cloth-backed bookcases, barn board wainscoting, wallpapered coffered ceilings, and exposed wooden beams.

Rope and hemp accessories work with nubby tweeds, shaggy mohair, and sisal rugs to maximize texture.

Basketweave tableware, studded silver-plate chargers, and hammered copper pots look like they’ve been collected over time.

Round Is the New Black

Spectrum Circle Shapes (tm) Fruit Bowl
Spectrum Circle Shapesᵀᴹ Fruit Bowl, $12.99 at bedbathandbeyond.com.

Bold accessories and lighting fixtures round out every good home design; this season disks and circle shapes abound.

Drum-style chandeliers range from rusted metal to weathered driftwood. Starburst mirrors reflect decorative silver pitchers and round sterling trays.

In the bedroom, round throw pillows, hassocks and bolsters add a cozy, comfy vibe. Circular marble sinks provide a custom touch in the master bath.

A Prickly Situation

According to Accessories Magazine, succulents and cacti will replace the ubiquitous palm motif this season.

Cactus decorative items on display at NY NOW, Succulents in Vintage Silverplate Sugar Bowls, Succulent Cactus.
Clockwise: Cactus decorative items on display at NY NOW, Photo Courtesy of accessoriesmagazine.com. Succulents in Vintage Silverplate Sugar Bowls…a brilliant DIY wedding favor from m.weddbook.com. Succulent Cactus. Photo Courtesy of GreatBigCanvas.com.

Tropical palm leaves have taken a back seat to a desert plant — the succulent. With their soft green hue, succulents and cacti fit into the faded hue trend. Not only that, they are durable and edgy (literally),” reports A.M.

The cactus has emerged in springtime fabrics and prints, and as a popular home décor item (move over butterflies and pineapples).

Look for whimsical ceramic or metal cactus sculptures, or plant some succulents in a silver bowl and enjoy them for seasons to come.

 

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