Forest - Outdoorsy graphic influences, filled with tree and tree influences (birch) , birds (owl's) and other woodsy aesthetics such as mushrooms. Look for faux (and real) branch furnishings, lighting, and nature influence in art and accessories, and prints in fabrics, and wallcoverings. Whimsy!
Modern Baby - trend toward sophisticated and functional (thank goodness, finally!) design in all things baby related, as in Kate Spade baby plates, clean lines and great color. (orange is the new pink and baby blue).
Fair Trade - Social responsibility hits our living room, fair trade sourced product or recycled items transformed into design with conscience.
Neo Classical Now - Greek and Roman classic lines are updated with fun colors such as bright yellow and turquoise and unexpected materials. Design elements include egg and dart and the classic Greek fret.
Root Vegetable - We called this early, but House and Home adds beet red and carrot orange to the palette.
The Design Minds at Hearth and Home Blog is geared to support design center staff and the new construction industry in selling options and upgrades to the new home consumer. Subscribe for updates. Contact Krisann Parker-Brown for merchandising or marketing support of your design center. She will be happy to work with you on your assortment and presentation to ensure you are on track for the upcoming decor trends.
Krisann Parker-Brown is the merchandising manager for Hearth and Home Technologies, the leading manufacturer and retailer of fireplaces and hearth systems. Krisann supports design centers and new construction builders in presenting Heat & Glo, Heatilator and Quadra-Fire hearth systems, and consulting on design center merchandising, point of sale and the consumer experience. Contact her at email@example.com or 952-985-6537