Interior Design Trends 2016

Yes it's the New Year Time to look at the upcoming interior design trends for 2016

Here are some of the collections that I see as strong or continuing trends:

Rose Quartz and Serenity

Global color authority Pantone surprised the design community by naming not one but two colors for the 2016 edition of its Color of the Year forecast. The pastel pink Rose Quartz and powder blue Serenity may seem like a sugary sweet selection but according to Pantone, the pairing is in fact part of a more unilateral approach to color—a commentary on the current societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity.
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Design Detox

"Comfort Zone" by Valspar.

Offering a complete color palette cleanse, some of the major wallpaper and paint brands are moving towards quiet and calming hues for 2016. New York-based hospitality designer and entrepreneur Stacy Garcia tells us ‘the growing emphasis on this need to always be connected has created a movement to find quiet simplicity amongst the noise.’

Signaling a move away from cold greys to warm stone hues in 2016, Sherwin-Williams has announced Alabaster (SW 7008), a hue symbolic of new beginnings, as its 2016 Color of the Year. Also wiping the slate clean is paint brand Benjamin Moore, who has selected Simply White OC-117 shade as its 2016 Color of the Year while Valspar paint says that its restorative 2016 color palette ‘Comfort Zone’ is an antidote to a ‘fast-paced lifestyle’ and will ‘balance the mind, body and spirit.’

Warm Metals

This is a trend that I mentioned last year and it continues into 2016.
Particularly effective in the bathroom and kitchen space, rose gold, brass, copper and gold will continue to dominate in 2016 according to London-based interior designer Gemma Gordon-Duff of Gordon–Duff & Linton who suggests pairing them with raw, natural materials such as marble and wood. "Good quality materials like this are a great investment because they will never go out of style," she advises. Read more

Mid century is still a trend however now it is mixed in with other pieces, the Don Draper look is over. The Danish buffet pictured below hosts antique Turkish candlesticks and resides comfortably under a turn-of-the century birth of Christ painting. 

Do you need inspiration for your holiday table decor?

Just a few days left before Christmas! What are you using for your table decor?
Here are some easy bold statements that are sure to make your guests smile.

Candles wrapped in tree bark nestled in ornament clusters with a few green sprigs.

A bare branch laden with lights and birds, a tiered cookie tower filled with ornaments sitting on a mirrored square …enchanting.

Add brightly colored pillows to your dining chairs. Greens surrounding a hurricane candle holder sprinkled with a few gold ornaments and crackers at each place setting make a festive table. 

Using one element like Christmas trees in varying sizes and lots of candles setting on a gold table runner create a whimsical feast for your guests!

Make your own 'snow globes" craft store carry scatter snow and miniature deer, trees and houses. Children and adults with love this.

Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas…I've gathered some surprises.

ThanksGIVING is right around the corner…How festive will your table be?
Do you need some ideas?

Clever Libby Langdon came up with this "Thankful" stone place cards and centerpiece idea…write the guests name with a black sharpie pen on a river rock for each place setting.

Have pens and stones on a buffet so that when guests arrive that they can  write what they are thankful for on a stone. 

Place thankful stones in the  center of your table and add votive candles. Great conversation starters!

I love anything FRESH…Lemons, pears, mini artichokes, apples,grapes and persimmons make a colorful and easy table decor when dropped into tall glass container. Amazon has a great price on glass containers $29.95 for three!

Continue the fresh theme…a simple gross-grain ribbon tied around each place setting with a sprig of rosemary and sage make an appealing fragrant bundle your guests will surely love.

Pine cones, magnolia leaves and pheasant feathers OH MY! Gorgeous and simple in its elegant nod to Thanksgiving. Gold dipped fall leaves with green plates make the table come alive!

A galvanized container, gourdes, ivy, colored bottles, nuts, persimmons, candles and a fresh rose or two give this table setting a casual feast for the eyes.

Whatever you plan on doing for a table decoration …the most important element is FUN. 
Be playful in your mix of ingredients there are no decor rules and besides you know what I say "Rules are made to be broken."

Images Google and Libby Langdon