The styles that sashay down the runway often sashay their way into our homes, too. Here are a few of the Spring/Summer 2016 fashion trends that are looking just as good on our walls, windows, furniture, and floors as they do on those pesky models on the catwalk.
Sherwin Williams named “Simply White” its Color of the Year, and that means neutrals are still having a moment. Savvy designer Kathleen Matthews created this gorgeous master bedroom for her client, completely dressed in shades of white and beige with accents of chocolate brown in the furniture and accessories. “When using all neutrals in a room,” says Kathleen, “it’s important to incorporate texture and pattern to give the room depth and interest.” Neturals are very calming and peaceful, so they are especially ideal for bedrooms. Metallics are a natural when used as a “pop” in a neutral space. Golds and silvers are sophisticated and rich. Or add a bold color as an accent on a wall or as accessories or pillows. Netural rooms can set the stage for a fun punch of personality.
Here are a few more neutral rooms we like:
IT’S EASY BEING GREEN
“Green” design is not about the color; it’s about protecting the earth. Being eco-conscious is a huge trend in both fashion and interior design these days. Green design encompasses many elements of the home, such as lighting, appliances, flooring, upholstery, fixtures, furniture, wallcoverings or paint, and more.
Fauxgerty, a vegan outerwear brand enlisted Savvy’s Commercial Group to design their new retail flagship in St. Louis’ chic Central West End. Sustainable, reclaimed wood was used exclusively in this space, including the benches and front desk, which is topped with a white, solid surface. Ebony stained cubes provide ideal display space while secretly hiding extra inventory. Special touches, such as clothing racks made from black piping, were a cost-conscious option that also enhanced the industrial feel of the space. A contemporary metal chandelier is the crowning jewel in this hip, “green” boutique, which effortlessly blends the organic with the industrial, creating a natural balance that is both beautiful and functional.
Here are two more examples of green design:
ORANGE YOU GLAD
Is orange the new black? No, we don’t think so. We think orange is orange, and that’s a great thing! Orange is such a fun color. It’s bright. It’s bold. It’s zesty! It’s a sassy showstopper in any decor. Use it in small doses for pops of visual punch, or wrap an entire room in the citrus hue for a warm, energetic vibe.
Here’s how the Savvy team used a vivid orange for a bedroom in a Florida getaway. Perfectly juxtaposed with lime green and deep brown, this fabulous orange room is ideal for a vacation home, especially in Florida! Can’t commit to this much orange? Try it in accessories, pillows, or bedding. The orange patterned window treatments here would look great on a more neutral wall, too.
Here are a few more ways to use orange in your home:
Bold florals, lush fabrics, graphic patterns and mix and match styles were heavy on the runways this past spring, and the same “boho chic” is also a major interior design trend this year. Bohemian style is perfect for those who think outside the box when it comes to fashion or interior design. The key to “boho chic” is to make it look unplanned and effortless. A successfully designed room in this rebel style should feel collected; filled with fabrics, furniture, accessories, and art from around the world, or from wherever your travels take you. There’s a certain messiness to this style; kind of a controlled chaos. Bohemian styled rooms should be a feast for the eyes in color, pattern and texture. Nothing ever matches, but everything always mixes.
The Savvy team created this wonderful bohemian inspired loft for a young couple living in St. Louis’ trendy Central West End. Note the perfect blending of disparate design styles: a rustic, reclaimed wood table with contemporary silver metal chairs, a jute rug, open shelving, eclectic accessories, an antique chest, and a gorgeous crystal triple globe chandelier that has a decidedly Moroccan feel blend beautifully. The graphic, black and white painted wall treatment is the tour de force in this space.
Here are a few more “boho chic” rooms we love:
AIN’T NO CURE FOR THE SUMMERTIME BLUES
Blue is classic. It’s cool. It’s clean. It’s sophisticated. But it can also be sweet, serene, rugged, or quirky. Think Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year “Serenity,” a timeless denim, or a cool, smooth chambray. Blue never fails us in our decorating or in our fashion. So it’s not a surprise that it continues to find its way back into the “trending” colors. We wouldn’t even really call it a trend. It just always “is.”
In this spectacular dining room, designed by our Savvy team, blue is definitely the main event. Soft pearly grey walls and ceiling wrap the room in sophistication, while a bright blue area rug grounds the space. Sumptuous navy blue velvet drapery barely kiss the gleaming hardwood floors. Classically shaped chairs are upholstered in a current take on blue paisley and a more contemporary, yet still timeless Greek key pattern. Blue is repeated in the collectibles displayed in the gorgeous breakfront. A glistening chandelier is the perfect finishing touch in this beautiful space.
Here are a few more images from this project, all of which, are dressed in shades of blue: