Style Spotters Spring 2018 Preview
Our design stars pick the emerging trends of the new season
Organic textures and natural colors soften clean-lined contemporary forms. A renaissance of traditional shapes and classic structures is starting to emerge. Sculptural elements add a new and exclusive layer of sophistication. Taken together, the shapes, styles, and textures of Spring 2018 bring a calming, comforting, clutter-free feeling to the home
Curved furniture is a predominant design trend that has recently emerged from Europe and is making its way to the rest of the world. Harkening back to mid-century modern furniture and design history, while also feeling entirely fashion forward, it is also an indicator of a strong economy, as the pieces require greater skill and craftsmanship to execute flawlessly. The rounded silhouettes do a beautiful job of bridging the masculine and feminine through clean minimalism and organic shapes. Expect to see more of this trend in the year ahead; not only in furnishings, but also in art, lighting and accessories.
Comfortable, geometric shapes constructed using organic materials form statement pieces that express a softer, more comfortable side of modern style. Slatted wood, beautifully sculpted crystals, and luxurious leather upholstery can be seen in each of these noteworthy pieces, adding to an overall inviting, lived-in look that each piece embodies. Most notably, the introduction of warm, natural finishes helps elevate a notoriously minimal, and at times sterile or unapproachable, modern style to something a bit more laid-back and welcoming.