Architectural Digest was founded in 1920 in California and is a “vibrant monthly celebration of international design talents, innovative homes and products, inspiring decorating ideas, culture, and travel.” Since its founding the magazine and brand has turned into a major influence in the world of interior design. This magazine provides us with access to interior design and architecture everywhere. Architectural Digest is more than just a design magazine but a lifestyle magazine that focuses on every aspect of design from different shops to products, real estate, art, travel and way more. There is no running out of content or getting bored with a magazine like this. Learn more at archdigest.com and follow them on instagram at @archdigest.
Interior Marketing Group, also known as IMG is an interior design firm based out of New York. The marketing aspect of the company is very important, the website states, “we’ve invented a unique hybrid of interior design, public relations, marketing and event planning that defies market trends.” This firm is the largest luxury real estate design and marketing firm in the united states and their services include, interior design, staging, interior marketing. The company was founded in 2007 by real estate agent Cheryl Eisen and has been a powerhouse company ever since. As a marketing major with an extreme interest in Interior Design I am obsessed with this firm. Not only has the company found a way to connect my two passions but also produce state of the art designs all over the United States. The firm has won countless awards and I don’t see them slowing down any time soon. Learn more about the company at imgnyc.com and follow their instagram @img_nyc for stunning interior marketing work.
Kyle Bunting is a creator of original hide rugs. He can create anything from understated to extremely bold and colorful rugs. He is truly an expert at what he does. Learn more at kylebunting.com.
Lets talk about something I have been seeing a lot of recently…. checkered patterned bed frames. Over the past couple of months I have seen these everywhere and I think I like it. It took a while to get used to but when used correctly it can look great. Additionally, it is extremely versatile and can be made masculine, feminine, and neutral. It is the perfect way to spice up a room but not do too much at the same time and a patterned bed frame is already unique in and of itself. Checkers is such a subtle pattern that it leaves room to layer other patterns on top depending on the space you are working with and it also goes well with any color. Keep an eye out for this funky 2019 trend and lets see how long it lasts.
Coral? you may be thinking, “that is so 2015,” but nope, coral is back and it is taking over the fashion and interior design world this 2019. What’s so good about coral? why does it keep going in and out of style? Lets talk about it.
Instead of the new black, people are calling coral, “the new pink,” due to the fact that it is pink in nature with orange and golden undertones. Pantone describes coral as, ” a symbolization of our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits.” For most, colors are intended to enhance our experiences, that is why color is so important in marketing strategies and influencing emotions. At a time where people may be feeling low, coral is a color that can almost always brighten your mood. They don’t call coral the “living color” for no reason, this nickname is possibly alluding to the idea that it is bright an energetic or the fact that coral an actuality is a living under the water plant, that brightens the ocean and any room that is is present in. Its no wonder we cant get enough coral in our lives. 2015, 2019, will coral be our 2023 color of the year?
2019 has been an amazing year filled with so many new, fun and unique design trends. Let’s take a look at my top 3 favorite interior design trends of this year.
Clear is in! Acrylic is one of my favorite design trends of this year and I am seeing it everywhere, from my dining room chairs to the clear part of my perspex heels. Not only is it super modern and unique but it goes with EVERYTHING. I have acrylic pieces scattered all throughout my house and it completely enhances the spaces aesthetically and functionally. This trend is especially perfect for someone who likes to switch up their design style and color scheme a lot. If you suddenly wake up one day and decide you want your living room to be purple instead of orange, you won’t have to worry about changing furniture, just accent pieces. Having acrylic furniture pieces enables you to play around a lot more with the rest of the furniture in that same room. Due to the fact that acrylic furniture is extremely easy and lightweight on the eyes, it rarely feels overwhelming or like too much in a room. This allows us to be extremely bold with shapes, colors, and sizes of other objects in the same room. Acrylic is a perfect way to modernize any traditional setting or add to minimalist themed decor. All in all, it is safe to say I hope this trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
I absolutely adore bouclé upholstered furniture pieces. It is the perfect way to make any room feel warm and cozy and matches with any design style. Bouclé adds the perfect amount of dimension and depth to any room due to its unique looped texture. This hand woven looped texture can come in many different ways from large curls to tight coils, both of which add a rare and pleasing aesthetic wherever they go. I have most often seen this upholstery fabric done in white or other light colors, however, black bouclé adds a funky twist and I hope i start to see a little more black as the year progresses. One thing to watch out for with bouclé is the fact that since it is woven yarn, it could potentially snag pretty easy so it should be kept away from areas that may frequent pets or kids.
Green has always been my favorite color so it was no surprise that when it came time to decorate my first apartment last September (2018), I chose emerald green as my accent color. However, to my disappointment, I couldn’t find emerald green accent furniture anywhere. So I am even more ecstatic that emerald green is finally getting its 15 minutes of interior design fame. Now I can finally finish decorating my apartment. I love the fact that is adds bold color to any room while not being too overbearing. Green tends to match really well with other bold colors as well as neutral color schemes that include a lot of white, grey and taupe. Additionally, this green looks great on any furniture piece, whether it be a sofa, flower vase, rug or more, you can’t go wrong. Green symbolizes balance and harmony so it brings a sense of tranquility, calmness, and clarity to any room. Emerald also symbolizes royalty and is an extremely rare gem as well as my favorite cut of diamond. There are so many reasons to love about emerald green.
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