Furniture Finds – Fall 2016
September 23, 2016
With an evolving variety of design approaches and materials to choose from, it can be challenging to make sense of what’s a passing faze versus what’s built to last. Luckily, our Interior Architecture Practice Group is bringing us an insider’s perspective on the of-the-moment pieces with staying power.
Warmer metals like gold and brass had a bad rep for decades, seeming “dated” due to their prominence during the ’70s and ’80s. Now ubiquitous, we’re seeing other warm metallic shades like rose gold and copper make a strong comeback – featured in everything from pendant lights to side tables.
It’s time to embrace your curves. Next year, you can expect to sink into plumper chairs and chaises with an emphasis on ellipses and pill shapes.
As soon as Pantone announced Rose Quartz and Serenity as its Colors of the Year for 2016, pastel colors crept their way into design schemes. We can’t help but think it’s because the pale pink and blue colors complement each other so well. You’ll see us playing with mint green and soft yellows in upcoming projects.
Upscale Outdoor Furniture
Advancements in materials and construction have led to more detailed exterior furnishings that imitate the look and feel of indoor furniture. We’re excited to see more outdoor pieces that branch out from the clean, but limited look – and you just might catch us bringing items meant for terraces and patios indoors.
We’re coining the exodus of sterile, overly clean-lined contemporary furniture as the “new vintage” movement. Today’s contemporary furnishings are more attuned to details that provide both personality and comfort.
Retailers Going Commercial
We love a good piece from Restoration Hardware or West Elm, but furniture originally made for residential purposes isn’t meant to hold up in commercial environments. As designers continue to pull inspiration from home retailers for commercial projects, retailers are launching lines especially for commercial use – and we’re eager to use them in our work!
Created by Craftsmen
Since the industrial revolution made standardized quality and mass production easy and prevalent, today we’re craving handmade and thoughtful pieces by artists, designers, and craftsmen. Bonus points for supporting local businesses!