Can it be that there is a traditional trend in interior design going on? We’ve noticed a harking back to design motifs that give the impression of traditional decor but that are presented in a fresh new, modern way, with mixing, pairing, grouping and accent features.
This was apparent from many bloggers who attended the most recent High Point Market, the famous bi-annual trade show for interior designers and product vendors. Looking at interior designer Linda Holt’s post, it is evident some of the “trends” she mentions are actually timeless. The top three that cross over with others are: 1) Nature-inspired decor, 2) Chinoiserie / Eastern Accents, 3) Practical materials with stain resistance, wipeability for everyday living all in these colors: shades of red/pink/coral, blue, emerald green and metallics.
For example Chinoiserie never goes out of style. It’s just making a resurgence, as mentioned in previous posts.
As witnessed in the latest May issue of House Beautiful, interior designer Summer Thornton, commissioned Chinoiserie mural panels to make a visual statement in her client’s home entry. The theme is further enhanced by beautiful blue and white Chinese ginger jars.
To carry the traditional, yet contemporary-styled theme to other rooms, multiple heron prints are used with another blue and white porcelain vase as an accessory along with a natural coral “specimen.” This interior styling visually harmonizes smooth transitions between rooms.
Other exotic displays of Moroccan tiles are used to make a big impact with a feature wall but gracefully paired with accessory pieces to consolidate a harmonious look. We love it! Blue and white always gives a fresh, crisp and clean impression. This combo is timeless.
These “timeless trends,” although dichotomy in the description, does make us reflect on the appreciation taken for time and detail in products that are not mass-produced and that lend an artistic quality that permeates and personalizes any space. This recalls our last post as well as a few previous ones regarding Casart coverings.
This type of interior design is beyond trend, it just comes back into fashion now and then as tastes are constantly changing. Using traditional concepts can always be the foundation from which new interior design and creations are formed. In this way, tradition becomes new again.