What s hot in interior design trends this fall? From the rustic charms of farmhouse fresh to the ornate elegance of luxurious velvet, Oskar Huber s veteran Accessory Buyer, Melanie Cavanagh, divulges the chicest d cor trends she has been tracking all season long. She and Bobby Huber are the talents behind the brand s impeccably stylish portfolio of products; together they oversee the showroom s weekly new collection debuts with bold, colorful visual displays and imaginative merchandising. Below she details the easiest ways to upgrade your home fashionably for the upcoming fall season:
According to Cavanagh, pops of bright colors amid neutral backdrops continue to prevail. For example, blue has been the big color story of 2018 and works well with so many design styles that its use throughout fall underscores the desire for a color that transcends seasons. Popular tones of blue, such as navy, transition easily from summer to fall with the simple addition of deep teal, cappuccino, butterum, and claret red. For a fresh perspective this autumn, her top picks are blush, berry, dark forest green, olive, and russet orange, whose autumnal hues reveal a modern palette of rich tones that add depth to the Fall/Winter 2018 color story. She recommends accentuating these hues with warm gold, antique brass and bronze finishes.
Trend: CASUAL LUXURY
The desire for a sense of luxury without the maintenance is widespread. This season, incorporate luxurious and comfortable furnishings with design driven high-performance textiles that do not sacrifice design and aesthetic. The current market has incredible, resilient upholstery fabrics that have come a long way in terms of texture and material quality. With Sunbrella and other performance fabrics offering options that mimic velvet, chenille even silk it s easier than ever to create and realistically maintain that lived-in, luxury look. There is no need to compromise on style when your room can be both inviting and family-friendly.
The modern farmhouse design trend blends contemporary and classic furnishings with the seamless addition of a few signature farmhouse details. The aesthetic is fresh, bright and clean, while still retaining that simple All-American, rustic, quintessential farmhouse charm. The best way to achieve this approachable and timeless look is with reclaimed and hand-distressed wood finishes. Complementing fabrics and textiles should include white, gray, beige, brown and other cozy neutrals but keep the palette simple. Finally, accenting with industrial elements in black, burnished brass and antique nickel hardware will add the perfect finishing touches.
Trend: VELVET CRUSH
Designers are so enamored with velvet s luxurious texture that velvet is flying high as a must-have for a third fall in a row. As velvet is technically always a classic decorating choice, this season in particular we are seeing it everywhere velvet sofas, chairs, upholstered beds, benches, ottomans, quilts and pillows. The most directional colorways this season feature richly saturated hues. Turn to plush velvet in sophisticated hues like charcoal, indigo, mocha, and wine to add elegant warmth during cold weather months.
Gallery walls will always have a place in our hearts, but a statement piece of art can have major impact. A bold abstract canvas with energizing hues can be an instant showstopper and set the tone of an entire room. Large scale photography and scenic landscapes are attention-grabbing and work well in a variety of room designs. They not only look posh, but in hindsight, are actually much easier to curate as well. This fall, oversized art pieces prove that bigger can sometimes actually be better.