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Furniture and Interior Design Trends for 2015

| March 1, 2015

Baker Furniture’s Lola Chaise from the Laura Kirar Collection represents the ultimate in modern elegance, with its angular and multi-faceted design. Its form speaks to the elegance of the Deco Era, while its geometric and complex lines allude to contemporary design. The chaise is an ideal complement for a boudoir or living room.

Baker Furniture’s Lola Chaise from the Laura Kirar Collection represents the ultimate in modern elegance, with its angular and multi-faceted design. Its form speaks to the elegance of the Deco Era, while its geometric and complex lines allude to contemporary design. The chaise is an ideal complement for a boudoir or living room.

Inspiring Ideas To Create Interesting Living Spaces

By Melanie Saxton

Each year, we are treated to a host of trends, many based on offerings from elite brands and top design experts. Here are some defining furniture and interior accents that can be incorporated into our living spaces.

Trending, Then and Now

As for specific furniture and interior design trends, you’ll find a variety of opinions and a fusion of styles, materials and décor. According to Zillow Digs design expert Kerrie Kelly, “Unexpected textures and an eclectic, modern vibe are about to find their way in 2015. Expect to see a more sophisticated look that incorporates gold hardware, natural textures, and a subtle mid-century modern undertone.”

The latter part of her statement refers to the mid-20th century design movement ranging from the 1930s through the 1960s that influenced architecture, furniture and home interiors for generations. The popularity of mid-century modern experienced a renaissance after the publication of Cara Greenberg’s 1983 book Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s (Random House). Now it has resurfaced again, thanks in part to the television show Mad Men. Since airing in 2007, weekly broadcasts have romanticized the simplicity of that nostalgic era. Check your local showroom floor for the clean lines and classic tapered legs of mid-century modern.

We can count on additional trends, as well — including the use of Pantone’s Color of the Year, Marsala. According to Marie Wood, Director of Design, Meridien, “Due to the underlying brown tones in the color, it works very well with neutrals, animal prints, golds and warm tones.” We see this rich, pleasing tone in established furniture collections that have been on showroom floors for years – and are still available. We also find it in exciting new collections available in 2015, including the neutral hues, animal influences, gold tones and overall warmth mentioned by Wood.

The following details may help homeowners incorporate these trending ideas into upholstery selections, accents and furniture style options.

A Nod to Neutrals

Neutrals provide the blank canvases on which interior designers create living spaces. Beige, in fact, is confirmed as an ongoing favorite according Michael Boodro, editor-in-chief of Elle Décor. He tweeted in January all the way from France, “With all the color in Paris this week, beige isn’t going away as #Farrow&Ball make clear.”

Wallpaper continues to trend in 2015 and can provide a neutral backdrop for an entire room. Many sofas on today’s showroom floors are available in neutrals and look splendid against a solid or patterned rug. Accent pillows and decorative throws can infuse a contrasting pop of color.

Animal Inspirations

Animal influences continue to trend. Exciting splashes of zebra, leopard and cheetah can be found in pillows, throws, rugs and upholstery, often adding an exotic component to a room. Rustic nature elements are also popular – you might be tempted to hang an artful rack of antlers on a wall!

Leather sofas and chairs are a perennial favorite, now available from many manufacturers in a variety of colors and textures. In 2015, cow prints in classic black and white are also finding more interior use, along with brown and white, and even dappled real hides. More commonly utilized as rugs, “hair on hide” is also an upholstery choice found on sofas, chairs and ottomans.

Mixed Metals

Last year saw a resurgence of gold touches throughout homes, and this year is no exception. Gold-inspired sheens have appeared in everything from upholstered panel beds to lamps.

Expect to see a luxurious ambiance of mixed metals in 2015. Iron, steel and even gunmetal are trending, as well as the more common brass. Michael Boodro announced via Twitter: “Copper continues its strong presence.”

Warm, Saturated Tones

Homeowners seldom go wrong when utilizing upholstery options in warm tones, but careful balance creates a pleasing aesthetic. Interior designers often intersperse warm hues with neutral, pastel and cool tones to avoid overwhelming a room. In fact, Benjamin Moore’s 2015 color trends features four color families that encompass this principle – green, blue, blush and berry paints.

As always, fireplace accents on decorated mantels and hearths can provide a focal point. Mirrors, especially oversized, capture and reflect warmth. Candles, window treatments, chandeliers, artwork and flooring are also effective accents that help wrap a living space in a warm embrace.

Elegance & Whimsy

Luxurious textures and sophisticated accents add to the beauty of home interiors, especially when combined with “just the right” furniture. Showrooms offer options that are not only functional, but also invite homeowners to discover their own personal aesthetic. But there is also an element of fun and caprice on showroom floors today, and 2015 is an opportunity to see alluring design potential through a new lens. A kaleidoscope of wood tones, a virtually unlimited amount of upholstery choices and striking decorative pieces allow homeowners to experiment with style.

It never hurts to consult with an expert who can help separate fads from truly sustainable design. These interior design specialists take into account your personal tastes and blend exquisite – and sometimes surprising – décor into your home environment.

“Paula’s Table” is from the Paula Deen Home collection, shown in Tobacco. Also shown is the Upholstered Side Chair and four of “Mike’s Side Chair.” This furniture has been inspired by Paula's life in the South and her home in Savannah. It's all about feeling good, safe and comfortable in one's home.

“Paula’s Table” is from the Paula Deen Home collection, shown in Tobacco. Also shown is the Upholstered Side Chair and four of “Mike’s Side Chair.” This furniture has been inspired by Paula’s life in the South and her home in Savannah. It’s all about feeling good, safe and comfortable in one’s home.

The Wrigley occasional chair from Klaussner Home Furnishings reinvents the notion of style with a look that is urbane and sophisticated. The sleek profile, tight seat and back cushions, roll arms plus tall tapered fluted legs create a welcoming feel.

The Wrigley occasional chair from Klaussner Home Furnishings reinvents the notion of style with a look that is urbane and sophisticated. The sleek profile, tight seat and back cushions, roll arms plus tall tapered fluted legs create a welcoming feel.

The Salon Upholstered Panel Bed by Bernhardt has beautifully upholstered button-tufted headboard, footboard and side rails, with an alabaster finish on feet and a three slat support system with adjustable center support. Also available in standard ivory leather.

The Salon Upholstered Panel Bed by Bernhardt has beautifully upholstered button-tufted headboard, footboard and side rails, with an alabaster finish on feet and a three slat support system with adjustable center support. Also available in standard ivory leather.

Vanguard’s Brendle Bench in Ripley Crimson makes a statement at the foot of a bed. Finished in Langdon with a Valentino Graphite contrast welt and optional brushed nickel ferrules, it complements the antler accent on the wall.

Vanguard’s Brendle Bench in Ripley Crimson makes a statement at the foot of a bed. Finished in Langdon with a Valentino Graphite contrast welt and optional brushed nickel ferrules, it complements the antler accent on the wall.

Three distinctive chairs from Jessica Charles: (left) The Mamie Chair has a classic silhouette. The sophisticated details, including Geo print and ivory wood legs, make this a favorite accent for living spaces. (center) The Hollans Chair features a muted floral print which lends a romantic touch. A deep diamond tufted back adds depth while the soft Bisque wood finish complements the dusted mauve fabric. Its narrow width is ideal for fitting in apartments or small houses. (right) The Estate Chair lends understated elegance with its button tufted back and slim tapered legs. An eye-catching graphic print in a muted color complements the medium oak wood finish on the legs.

Three distinctive chairs from Jessica Charles: (left) The Mamie Chair has a classic silhouette. The sophisticated details, including Geo print and ivory wood legs, make this a favorite accent for living spaces. (center) The Hollans Chair features a muted floral print which lends a romantic touch. A deep diamond tufted back adds depth while the soft Bisque wood finish complements the dusted mauve fabric. Its narrow width is ideal for fitting in apartments or small houses. (right) The Estate Chair lends understated elegance with its button tufted back and slim tapered legs. An eye-catching graphic print in a muted color complements the medium oak wood finish on the legs.

Hooker Furniture’s Dining Room Sanctuary Rectangle Dining Table, shown in Dune finish on the base and Amber Sands finish on top , offers a neutral creamy, cottage feel. Create your own personal sanctuary where you can experience comfort.

Hooker Furniture’s Dining Room Sanctuary Rectangle Dining Table, shown in Dune finish on the base and Amber Sands finish on top , offers a neutral creamy, cottage feel. Create your own personal sanctuary where you can experience comfort.

The Woodbury Console Table from Bernhardt Furniture features a fancy face diamond pattern top with metal center inset, metal corner brackets and carved leg posts.

The Woodbury Console Table from Bernhardt Furniture features a fancy face diamond pattern top with metal center inset, metal corner brackets and carved leg posts.

The Curved Back Sofa from the Barbara Barry Collection at Baker is a contemporized crescent sofa. The back has three loose cushions, a shaped bench seat and a slope arm. The arm actually holds the seat in a crisp, contemporary way. The square tapered legs flare in the back. This sofa was designed to float in a rotunda - or anywhere a room divider might be necessary. Shown in Java.

The Curved Back Sofa from the Barbara Barry Collection at Baker is a contemporized crescent sofa. The back has three loose cushions, a shaped bench seat and a slope arm. The arm actually holds the seat in a crisp, contemporary way. The square tapered legs flare in the back. This sofa was designed to float in a rotunda – or anywhere a room divider might be necessary. Shown in Java.

Furniture and Interior Design Trends for 2015


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