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Contemporary Wallpaper Design Trends

Contemporary Wallpaper Sets the Mood

Wallpaper goes way beyond what can be done with paint, says Cadee Wilder of Kreme. Painted finishes, although great in some spaces, don’t equate to the luxury and opulence a few rolls of wallpaper can provide.

She adds, Designers and their clients are looking for ways to impart the ‘wow’ factor without having to add more costly items, such as tiles, stone or expensive textile fabrics, and wallpaper does a great job of it. This pattern, Painted Gate, is an updated take on Moroccan-inspired designs. Play up the theme, Wilder suggests, or take a less literal approach and play up the modernity of its larger-scale pattern. Photo courtesy of Kreme.

Create Coziness

When tackling an oversized room or high-ceilinged foyer, Melissa Gulley of Melissa Gulley Interior Design loves wallpaper to create a more intimate feel. Divide the space in half by using a chair rail and applying wallpaper to the bottom half. A wainscoting-wallpaper combo offers a similar effect. In the master bedroom here, Gulley added crown molding as well, visually altering the space to appear less cavernous and cozier. Photo courtesy of Melissa Gulley.


Digital printing has enabled wallpaper designers to go in directions that have never been available in previous hand-printed versions, says Wilder. Check out the cool, ombre effect of their Acorn Gate wallpaper. It’s a very tricky screen-printing style that is easily achieved with modern techniques, Wilder explains. New advances in design mean new, fresh looks for your walls. Photo courtesy of Kreme.

Instant Interest

Wallpaper has an amazing way of warming up a room and creating rich, layered sophistication, says Gulley. In this dining room, Gulley used unexpected grass-cloth wallpaper below the chair rail, adding texture and interest. Grass cloth did just the trick, completing the elegant and dramatic room with its unique texture and natural color gradation. Even better, the paper was applied horizontally, which saved on paper waste, reduced labor costs and avoided seams, Gulley enthuses. Photo courtesy of Melissa Gulley.

Size Matters

Just as wallpaper can help change the feel of a too-big room, it can rescue a too-small space as well. A clever way to open up a room with low ceilings? Says Gulley, Try a vertical stripe, like the crisp pattern shown here, to create the illusion of height. And if you’ve ever avoided wearing horizontal stripes for fear of appearing wider, then you understand why Gulley suggests just that pattern to make a small space seem roomier. Photo courtesy of Kreme.

Little Gems

A busy, whimsical or interesting print can transform a small room into your home’s jewel box, says Gulley. Powder rooms are one of my favorite places to use wallpaper. You can go big and bold without fear of committing to too much. Here, she coordinated the window treatment to the wallpaper for an ultra luxe, dramatic effect that might overwhelm in a larger room, but suits this space perfectly. Photo courtesy of Melissa Gulley.

Make a Statement

Wallpapers can make almost any type of design statement, says Wilder. Soft, organic lines lend a soothing touch to a room, whereas bold geometrics can really add vibrancy and energy to a dull space. Photo courtesy of Kreme.

Try using damask prints, like our Folk Flower, for a more traditional look, suggests Wilder. Pair with modern accessories or furnishings to keep the room feeling current.

Go Bold

Choose a bold graphic wallpaper, such as these interlocking chains, to instantly create visual energy in a room, says Wilder. Photo courtesy of Kreme.

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Interior Design Trends: Wallpaper Revival

By Kris Carlson

Interior design trends come and go, but few elicit such terror as the mention of wallpaper. Fear not! This is not your mother s or grandmother s style of wallpaper, nor does today s wallpaper removal involve a commitment of endless, picking and pulling to get one square inch removed.

The late 60s through the 80s was a heyday for wallpaper. As with all trends, wallpaper lost favor but has come back with a vengeance of style. I too, am guilty of going through the wallpaper craze of the 80s. By the mid 90s I had made the vow to never again use wallpaper. I had tired of the grueling, arduous and stubborn challenge of removal and was certain paint was the answer until the end of time.

Well people, let us never say never. With the advent of technology breakthroughs in the design of wallpaper, it is no longer to be feared in regards to design, installation and removal. When it comes to design, today s wallpapers are breathtaking and their uses ingenious.

Redefining Wallpaper

Yesteryears wallpaper often covered all walls and every room throughout the house. Today, wallpaper is used more sparingly and in increasingly creative ways. Wallpaper allows you to be as creative with application as what your style dictates.

Three Crafty Ways To Use Wallpaper

1. Use a strip of wallpaper on one accent wall in the room.
2. Use wallpaper on the buildout of a fireplace.
3. Use wallpaper on your ceiling.

Still On The Fence?

Paul Brant, owner of Brant s Paper and Paint in Fargo, confirms the trend, saying, I haven t papered an entire room in a very long time. I have installed some papers that have minerals embedded in the surface, or have the appearance of a metal finish. The variety of textures are very interesting, which I think is one reason people don t feel the need to do entire rooms. A little can go a long way.

Add a touch of glam in a bathroom. With the mirror backdrop and the chandelier adding even more glam, the wallpaper reflects just the right amount of sparkle to make you smile every morning.

Papering one wall compared to papering all walls can make more of a dramatic statement. One of the Pantone colors of 2016 is a soft pink. Although pink surprised many people, we wanted to show how beautiful and soothing it can be. We painted three of the walls and the ceiling with Sherwin Williams Requisite Gray, then finished the room with one wall of paper. The soft tones of gray and pink, balanced with the white bedding and topped off with pops of color make for a great retreat for any age.

Just enough wallpaper to warm up a room and add a touch of style. The wallpaper has the popular gold tones, which help reflect the feeling of warmth and coziness in this reading room. Upon close inspection, one can see the very subtle tones of soft blue/grey intermingled with the gold. Coincidently, soft blue is the other Pantone color of 2016.

Businesses can also stake a claim with a great sense style with wallpaper. We wanted to create the feeling of what we call professional warmth in this credit union. With people spending a large amount of their time at work, creating an environment of warmth makes people just plain happier. We used wallpaper to offset the company culture statement in order to draw attention to their mission. The wallpaper adds a touch of warmth while also reflecting a strong professional atmosphere.

Instead of the usual stone or tile, wallpaper can create as bold of a statement at a fraction of the cost. In this case we used a dark contrast to make the contemporary fireplace really stand out. If your style is more subdued, tone-on-tone paper can give you the subtle look you seek.

Alas, we come to the other fears of wallpaper installation and removal. With today s DIY-ers, Brandt has a few tips should you decide to brave the installation component yourself.

1. Be sure your razor is always sharp. There is nothing worse than not getting a straight edge next to the ceiling or baseboard.
2. You don t book much of today s paper (this is a wallpaper term for wetting the paper and letting it set to soften). Depending on the paper of course, but there are now products where you basically paint the adhesive on the wall and then apply the paper.

3. Measure twice, cut once. It s terribly frustrating if you have cut the wallpaper too short.
4. If you are doing one strip verses an entire wall, be sure to have drawn a light pencil line so you have a guide to even placement.

Conquering The Fear

Removal is easily the biggest fear of those who have been faced with wallpaper from decades ago, and rightly so. If you don t remove wallpaper correctly, you stand the risk of destroying your sheetrock, which opens a whole host of problems. For old wallpaper removal, Brant said, I only use warm water and repeated soaking. The longer it has to soak the easier it is to remove, in most cases (be careful around outlets), a three or four inch putty knife works best for scraping.

Advances In Wallpaper

There is good news for today s wallpaper removal — it s easy. According to Brant, most wallpaper is now installed using strippable adhesive to ease the removal at a later time. Simple removal will give you the freedom to change your mind after time and follow your creative whims as tastes and styles change. Once you ve conquered the fear of removal, contact a designer to discover the gorgeous new colors, patterns and creative textures that are now available.

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These Color Trends Are Dominating 2016

The Look: Pink

“Imagine a sunset on an August evening, with the fading light shading the sky a gorgeous gray-tinged pink — that’s this color. It’s restrained and refined in this Manhattan living room. and it serves as a foil to the black sofa and the patinated-bronze coffee table. This apartment is in a skyscraper that dates back to 1929, so the pink is a nod to luxury and exuberence of the Art Deco period. It also references the views of the faded redbrick buildings outside.” Jamie Drake

Make it yours: Benjamin Moore Salmon Peach 2013-50

The Look: Pink

“Imagine a sunset on an August evening, with the fading light shading the sky a gorgeous gray-tinged pink — that’s this color. It’s restrained and refined in this Manhattan living room. and it serves as a foil to the black sofa and the patinated-bronze coffee table. This apartment is in a skyscraper that dates back to 1929, so the pink is a nod to luxury and exuberence of the Art Deco period. It also references the views of the faded redbrick buildings outside.” Jamie Drake

Make it yours: Benjamin Moore Salmon Peach 2013-50

Color Inspiration: Cameo Pink

“Like the name implies, this subtle pink has the coral and beige undertones you sometimes find in vintage cameos. It doesn’t feel juvenile, and its sophistication worked well in a guest bedroom I designed. The rug and curtains I chose both had fearless patterns, but this soothing pink calmed them down.” — Mara Miller

Make it yours: Ralph Lauren Paint Cameo Pink RL2225

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Color Inspiration: Warm Blush

“I adore pink! It’s the color of romance, of plush bedrooms and posh dressing rooms. For a living room, I did this blush pink in a very monochromatic way, with upholstered pieces in the same hue. Accents of bright white and gold, touches of crystal and a 1940s French bilbliothèque put its mystique in motion. Pairing pink with handsome antiques brings out the color’s quiet strength.” Windsor Smith

Make it yours: Benjamin Moore Warm Blush 892

Color Inspiration: Pink Ballet Slipper

“I really want to do blush — that powdery pink I’m seeing more and more in materials like stone and tile, as well as paint. It’s a romantic color that warms up the essence of a room, and it doesn’t look juvenile at all when you use it with metallic tones, like antique brass or bronze. Bring in some teal or gray-green for even more sophistication.” Jaime Rummerfield

Make it yours: Glidden Pink Ballet Slipper 10YR 67/111

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The Look: Yellow

“Yellows tend to go green or brown, but this shade is clear and bright. I’d take a leap of design faith and pair this hue with a lush upholstered bed and mismatched side tables.” Robert Passal

Make it yours: Valspar Soft Ducking 3001-2A

Color Inspiration: Corn Silk

“I think of the light streaming through a window in the morning, the warmth of it, and how it has a way of enveloping and comforting you. This mellow yellow creates the same feeling. Alive and chameleon-like, it lends itself to a multitude of palettes.” Charlotte Moss

Make it yours: Benjamin Moore Corn Silk CC-218

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Color Inspiration: Funky Yellow

“I want a fresh new start for the year, and this yellow would be very uplifting. It’s a yellow with a green base, a citrusy chartreuse that also has warmth, which makes it easier to live with. I see it in a breakfast room or a garden room, with gray, mushroom or taupe. It also works well with plum, mauve or burgundy. Actually, you could add it to almost anything and get a great combination.” Kim Alexandriuk

Make it yours: Sherwin-Williams Funky Yellow 6913

The Look: Green

“This year, I’m seeing soft and sophisticated neutrals everywhere, but not as much on the walls anymore. I’m loving the idea of layering neutral-color furnishings and accessories in rooms with walls painted in intense, saturated colors, like army green.” Jenny Komenda

Make it yours: Benjamin Moore Seaweed 2035-10

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Color Inspiration: Relentless Olive

“You might not want to live with this spinach green every day, but in a spare room, the deep hue feels enveloping and promotes relaxation. And everything goes with it. I never second-guess a color found in the beauty of nature.” Phoebe Howard

Make it yours: Sherwin-Williams Relentless Olive SW 6425

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Color Inspiration: Deep Green

“I’ve suddenly got this absolute passion for emerald green. It’s such a rich, vibrant, exciting color that seems to transcend all the trends, and it works equally well in modern or traditional environments. Like putting a plant in a room, it brings life to a space. Everything feels fresher and takes on this luxurious vibe.” Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Make it yours: Benjamin Moore Deep Green 2039-10

FYI, We’re All About Rooftop Dining This Summer

This Brooklyn brownstone’s outdoor kitchen allows you to take in. By Carisha Swanson

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Top Interior Design Trends 2015

Top Interior Design Trends 2015: What to expect from the design world in the New Year

Colors. First and foremost on our top interior design trends 2015-color. In 2015 we will see a move toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum. An eclectic mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take center stage. A sort of throw back to retro delights, folkloric and floral art, and the magical worlds of tropical landscapes will restore a sense of well being as we emerge from the cold winter months.

Muted pastels and neutrals will be paired with smoky grays, soft blacks and creamy white tones, reinventing classic decorating ideas or providing beautiful contrasts into contemporary spaces. There will be no lack of rich browns, deep marine blues, and vibrant jewel tones in the near future. They are here to stay in 2015!

Materials. Earthy materials, such as stone, reclaimed and exotic woods, metals and glass will be dominant in the world of material finishes. The use of wood in unconventional ways will be one of the most spectacular trends for 2015. Textures derived from nature will be one of the biggest themes to look for throughout the year. The materials and finishes should look authentic and will be used in more simple ways to enhance their true beauty.

Patterns. Large-scale prints and loose geometric patterns are still on the rise. From fluid water-colored prints, bold florals, black and white graphic patterns, to photographic and blurred images printed on fabrics-the more visual impact the better!

Furnishings. Mixing the old with the new is a huge trend in 2015. These exciting and fresh combinations of rustic and retro styles will be seen everywhere you look. Mid-century modern chairs, tables, sofas, beds and lighting fixtures will be on the “must have” list for sure!

Warm Metallics. While brass is definitely back, people will also be craving a little warmth from their metal. Expect to see some burnished gold, bronze and copper accessories in the coming year. Fortunately, the trend of mixing your metallics is still very much in so this is the perfect time to get a brushed gold bowl or figurine and see how it fits into the rest of your home.

Mix in Some Culture. The influence of cultures has always had a huge impact on the interior design industry. With the new and fresh interpretations on traditional ethnic designs the possibilities are endless. This cultural impact can be seen not only in the use of color, texture and pattern but it is truly aesthetically pleasing when mixed in with both traditional and contemporary décor.

Design tip: If totally tribal is too bold for you, start with something low commitment like a simple area rug or a few throw pillows.

Photographs: 3.West Elm 4.Arch5 7.House Tweaking 8.Emily Henderson 9.Jonathan Adler 10.Copper Mirror Tray from West Elm 11.Copper Shade Pendant Light by Tom Dixon 12.My Craft Work 13.Cloth and Goods

About Sarah Dooley, Associate ASID

Principal Designer at Leedy Interiors

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Hot Interior Design Trends to Watch Out for in Summer 2015

While we are still enjoying the sights and sounds of spring, now is also the time to think about prepping our homes for the hotter months ahead. If you haven’t really revamped your interior since the holiday season, it probably is still stuck firmly in winter mode and needs an urgent makeover. And just like we always do, we bring you some of the hottest decorating trends that will rule the interior design world in the next few months so that you can plan in advance and make the right choices for your seasonal decor and design revamp.

Today it is the turn of four hot trends that promise to shine in homes across the world as the summer of 2015 draws near. From exquisite and exclusive water features that make their way indoors to the classy and classic beach style, it is a blend of the trendy and the timeless. With 30 fascinating inspirations to go along, this is all about getting your home dressed up for some fun summer times!

Indoor Water Features

Gone are the times when waterfalls, ponds and fountains were just relegated to the backyard and the lovely garden. Contemporary designers are pulling out all the stops as they add stunning and soothing water features to elegant interiors. A water feature is much more than just an aesthetic addition, and it brings a balance of elements along with immense tranquility. Even proponents of Feng Shui talk about the balance that water brings to an interior dominated by stone, metal, glass and other solid elements. Instantly becoming a ravishing focal point, water features can also help cut down on artificial cooling needs when used properly.

There are plenty of ways that you can add a water feature to your existing home without opting for something outrageous and extravagant. A small pond in the foyer with a glass walkway above, a cool waterfall below the contemporary staircase and a small indoor koi pond seem to be the most popular options. The classic ‘giant fountain’ in the entrance foyer seems to be fading away, but if you love Mediterranean or Victorian styles, then it still looks absolutely amazing and definitely regal!

Reclaimed Beauty!

We talked about indoor living walls and herb gardens making their presence felt in our previous trends report, and this movement towards more planet-friendly options and sustainable style continues with the newfound love for all things crafted in ‘reclaimed wood ’. Whether it is accent walls in living rooms or bedrooms, a sensational kitchen island design, a cool custom-craft coffee table or even a barn-style door, reclaimed wood is currently a hot property! It also fits in with a relaxed spring/summer style that puts the focus on natural materials and a relaxing, laid-back backdrop.

Apart from its green credentials, feature walls and decor additions in reclaimed wood also provide a wonderful cost-cutting option that reduces wastage both in terms of material and expenses. With ‘adaptive reuse’ becoming a focal point in contemporary architecture, expect the use of reclaimed timber to only go up in the coming months and years.

Inspired by the Beach

There are trends and then there are styles that define and defy changing trends. When it comes to decorating the home with the flair and cheerfulness of summer, nothing matches the tried and tested beach style. It is simple, easy to work with, and the style will work for you all year long with some minor tweaks. If you happen to live in the tropics, it becomes all the more easy to pull off. Combine your favorite colors with touches of blue, turquoise and coral to create a chic, soothing and bright setting.

Pastels and Watercolors

If you are a fashionista, you will already be pretty familiar with the hold that pastels have over the spring/summer 2015 collections. Borrowing from the world of glitz and glamour, it is time to throw some dreamy pastels around your home as well. When used right, pastels work well in the most neutral or even masculine settings, and you need not be bothered about giving the space too much of a feminine vibe. If candy pink seems way too sweet, opt for shades like minty green that work well in rooms with themes ranging from modern to retro and midcentury.

While pastels are far more popular, it is watercolors that truly encapsulate and unleash the breezy charm of summer and the brilliant color of spring. If you have not seen decor and accessories with watercolor prints, check them out this very instant, as you are missing out on a whole lot. The watercolor decorating trend is picking up the pace across the globe, and it is definitely the right time to jump on the bandwagon before it s too late!

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Interior design trends for summer 2014

Some of the most popular cultures that will inspire designers in 2014 are the Spanish and the Mexican ethnics as well as some African cultures. The green concept is getting more widely accepted in the worlds of fashion, architecture and in the interior design. We predict that many designers will be inspired by the green idea and will implement the elements in their projects.

One of the most interesting trends predicted for 2014 is the airy or space concept. We are not speaking Cosmic here. The trend is related to more airy environments with open spaces, less furniture in the rooms and free-feeling concepts. The main idea behind this concept is to clean the clutter. The spaces become a real vast heaven with a lot of air for breathing fulfilling. Among the most extraordinary trends is the applying of materials and fabrics in the designs that stimulate the senses of touch. This includes the using of a rich diversity of materials from silky curtains and covers to sheepskin rugs, velvet seating etc.

Interior design trends 2015

Close your eyes and imagine the most irresistible for touch fabrics in unique heavenly harmony that keeps you closer. Designers will use the touchy-feely concept to create the most unforgettable interior designs that are real delight for all senses.

One of the trends that seem that will stay here forever is the implementing of crafts in the concepts. The crafts are so different and changing so fast that the interest towards them will not decrease in the years, certainly not in 2014. The handmade crafted elements coming from different culture, vintage designs and decorations made of all kinds of materials will fill the superior interior designs of homes, offices and public places. They bring unique charisma and appeal to the place and certainty has a lot to offer to inspire designers in the near future.

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Latest Home Decorating Trends Home Design Photos

Help an older home look more current – Buyers love homes that feel fresh, contemporary and ‘on-trend ’. So if your living room is feeling a little drab or outdated it might be time for the old, worn rug to go and to bring your home more up to date. Beautiful, geometric patterned rugs in fresh colours, like this chevron design, are popular right now and will give your room an instant lift.

Jennifer Brouwer (Jennifer Brouwer Design Inc)

While turquoise may technically have been the color of the year in 2010, it was yellow that kept popping up. Here the color paired with neutrals for a calm and contemporary feel. Ginger jars, shown scattered around the room, also trended high.

Dillard Pierce Design Associates

Tassels in the 18th Century By the late 1800s, members of the wealthy European merchant class were decorating homes with a particular refinement. They followed popular trends of the time that promoted style and elegance. Tassels of silk, cotton and wool were in abundance, trimming everything from furniture and draperies to ladies’ shoes.

Diane Bergeron Interiors

DON’T: Follow trends religiously. Constantly redesigning your space to reflect the latest trends leaves no room to insert your own creativity. It can also be both expensive and exhausting. DO: Design a space that contains the classics you love.

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Victorian Decorating Interior Design

The examination of the interior design of Victorian houses begins first with the style of residence. The situation of a 19th century residence could be reduced to three classes — that of a town or city, suburban, and a country house; each of which had its own style of interior design. A residence in town was best for occupants who enjoyed public and private parties, theatres, concerts, balls, public libraries, and museums.

A suburban residence, or one in the vicinity of a city or town, offered some advantages that could not be obtained by living in town. Because property was not as valuable as in town, many more conveniences could be acquired, such as a garden, and perhaps a field or two, attached to the house; and this additional space could be built upon in the future. Those who settled entirely in the country, at a distance from the city, were naturally deprived of many of those advantages of a town and suburban life. The varied amusements which a residence in town afforded were only enjoyed at long intervals.

Victorian Décor

Let us take a typical Victorian house, the original residence of a family belonging to the upper middle class. What rooms will it contain? There will be an entrance hall, of course, dining room, living room, music room and morning room, master bedroom and two or three other bedrooms, a nursery probably, besides the kitchen and a bathroom. For the main rooms of the 1900 house, there are various alternative decorative methods available. Create beautiful window treatments with designs from the turn-of-the-century, indoor and outdoor wood blinds styles, and free stencil patterns for accents. Explore historic mansions featuring interior images, architectural drawings, landscape designs, floor plans, and history of the historic houses or take a Victorian house tour of the inside of a Victorian treasure.

Interior Design Tools

You probably have made rough sketches of the home you want to own—sketches that outline in general your rooms and design space, but which, due to your lack of experience in interior design, fail to show the detail to make your dream space come true. But with interior design software. every armchair decorator can create anything from a simple floor plan to straightforward blueprint style diagrams to multidimensional computer models—quick and easy.

Victorian Furniture

Victorian furniture was solid and lasting; chairs, chests, cupboards and bedroom furniture served several generations, and as each succeeding young couple took discarded pieces from the old home, and later completed their furnishing in newer style, the household goods became mixed. The larger and wealthier homes were furnished throughout in well-defined styles— some were retained in their entirety for generations and others were fitted up by successive owners. Explore styles of Victorian furniture including a collection of antique oak dressers with bevel mirrors and solid brass handles plus the classic Victorian sofa or settee. Also featuring Regency era furniture and window treatments from the early 19th century.

Victorian Home Décor

Let us take a typical early Victorian house, the original residence of a family belonging to the upper middle class. What rooms will it contain? There will be an entrance hall, of course, dining room, living room, music room and morning room, master bedroom and two or three other bedrooms, a nursery probably, besides the kitchen and a bathroom. For the main rooms of the 1900 house, there are various alternative decorative methods available. Create beautiful window treatments with designs from the turn-of-the-century, indoor and outdoor wood blinds styles, and free stencil patterns for accents. Explore historic mansions featuring interior images, architectural drawings, landscape designs, floor plans, and history of the historic houses or take a Victorian house tour of the inside of a Victorian treasure.

Antique Lighting Styles

Late 19th – early 20th century indoor lighting included four forms — candles, oil lamps, gas, and electricity. Lighting fixture design was in keeping with the general decoration and outfitting of the room. Typically only in the hall, dining room, and living room was there a great concern with decorative Victorian lighting. Elsewhere the question was largely one of practical use, although style and design were not completely ignored. The style of Victorian lighting for the dining room table and library table was some form of drop light, or chandelier. For general lighting, wall sconces, lanterns, or brackets were preferable. Learn how to light a Victorian house. Artistic Victorian lamps and fixtures, such as Rochester Brass Chandeliers, were found in many stately Victorian homes. Recreate a turn-of-the century feel with vintage brass chandeliers that have an old Victorian look to them.

Antique Wallpaper

Restoring a period home? Explore antique wallpaper and Victorian wallpaper designs for an entrance hall, dining room, living room, morning room, bedrooms, nursery, and kitchen. Are you a DIY decorator? Learn how to choose the best wallpaper designs for your home with a few easy steps. Walter Crane and William Morris patterns are available. Crane was an ornamental designer and decorator and is noted for his Arts and Crafts wallpaper designs. Walter Crane designed exquisite patterns of wallpaper, some which are still reproduced today to decorate homes.

Vintage Bathroom Design

Love the vintage look? The vintage bath design of the early 1900s has never been more popular. The 1900s had luxurious bathroom fixtures. Compare the original bathroom fixtures of the 1900s with today’s to recreate an authentic vintage bath or Victorian bathroom design. In the early 1900s, vintage bathroom fixtures became so elaborate in number and quality, that the conveniences home owners had in their bathroom were limited only by one’s purse. Transform your bathroom with a vintage tub. Complete yourbath remodel project with one of the many styles of vintage tubs to choose from — dual, rolltop and slipper models. Free online bath design ideas tips for a do it yourself remake of your bathroom.

Victorian Garden Furniture

Create the perfect garden. Find information on garden accessories, garden decor and garden design. Also, tips for creating and maintaining an outdoor garden and how to create a Victorian indoor garden or terrarium. Plus explore British gardens, Victorian greenhouses, outdoor aviary. and walled gardens. Seating arrangements add coziness of an indoor living-room to the charms of a Victorian style garden. Decorate your outdoor living area with wrought iron patio furniture styles from the past. Enjoy whimsical outdoor Victorian playhouses including outdoor playhouse plans and architectural drawings.

Victorian Décor Accessories

Antique clocks including wall clocks and Howard clocks and fabulous carriage clocks are showcased. Antique decorative carpets and area rugs including an 1841 ingrain woven carpet from Ithaca New York. Most houses were built with a linen closet to show the piles of sheets, pillowcases, and towels, as well as the table linen – learn how to furnish the linen closet. Read about vintage prints and vintage French Posters by Arsene Alexandre, antique golf prints of golfing scenes from the late 19th century, and the history of antique fashion prints from the 18th century and the 19th century. Compare your collection of silverplate serving pieces with authentic antique pieces. Hardwood flooring in oak, maple, cherry, ash, birch, Brazilian cherry, and walnut hardwoods was popular in Victorian homes. How to make pillows for your new design space? We have free Victorian needlepoint pillow designs to get you started. Moreover, decorative throw pillows can be inexpensively crafted from small amounts of materials, including remnants of lavish fabrics, then embellished with an array of trimmings from ribbon and tassels to beading and buttons. An image of Queen Victoria s dog. ceremoniously lying upon a cushion, was a popular needlework subject throughout her reign. You can create royal decorative pillows, piano stool or footstool cover from an authentic design published in an 1861 lady s magazine.

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Top 5 Interior Design Trends for 2016

SCP X Jasper Morrison side table Photo: The Future Perfect

“There is nothing fussy about iron and blackened steel,” said Mr. Butera. No longer sidelined as the metal for overwrought outdoor furniture or bed frames, the decidedly unflashy material is appearing as simple hardware, bathroom fixtures and even flatware, said British interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Contemporary designers, such as Jasper Morrison blend it with wood and glass, or sometimes create entire pieces of matte black metal. “Welders are the new rock stars,” enthused New York designer Julia Haney-Montanez.

Bethan Gray’s table for Lapicida

“It started with the iPhone,” said New York designer Wesley Moon, who’s noting a curvy trickle-down aesthetic in home décor. English designer Rachel Laxer loves the execution of B B Italia’s Oskar table: “It’s a racetrack shape, almost a rectangle, with the sexiness of curves.” Radial and bullnose edges soften hard materials like marble, said Glenn Lawson of Lawson Fenning in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Los Angeles designer Timothy Corrigan asked, “Who doesn’t want to rub their hands along a smooth, rounded piece of marble? Touch is essential to design.”

Pillow from Anthropologie Photo: F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Anne Cardenas

“People want the traditional and dressy, with a shot of nostalgia, to feel like everything is going to be OK,” said Tobi Fairley, based in Little Rock, Ark. In 2016, look for brocades, tapestries and Georgian and Empire antiques. Fringe, cording and tassels “soften the austerity of modern upholstery,” noted Kirill Istomin, who has offices in Moscow and New York. Expect, too, dramatic drapes. “Rooms without curtains are like a man in a suit without shoes,” said British designer Kathryn M. Ireland.

Escudero’s Pyramid armoire Photo: 1stDibs


Mexican designers who practiced in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, such as Arturo Pani, Eugenio Escudero and Pepe Mendoza, “cling to the clean lines of [American and European] midcentury modern,” noted Jonathan Savage, a designer in Nashville, “but many of them also place a high importance on mixing materials—wood, metal and stone.” South American designers, including Jorge Zalszupin, are also coming into vogue for “uniquely shaped pieces in exotic rosewood and jacaranda,” said Perry Walter, a designer based in Decatur, Ga.

A 1962 design by Barbro Nilsson for Märta Måås-Fjetterström Photo: BAC


“With elegantly balanced geometric compositions, these rugs are a sophisticated answer to the omnipresent neutrals and sisals,” said Los Angeles designer Madeline Stuart, who is fond of early-20th-century designs from the company Märta Måås-Fjetterström. The somewhat folksy carpets adapt to a variety of contexts. “The restraint of Scandinavian design works with both contemporary and traditional interiors,” noted San Francisco designer Heather Hilliard.

What’s Out for 2016

A copper lamp Photo: Mark Luscombe-Whyte/The Interior

In 2015, copper and rose-gold metals so dominated, they’ll be identified with the year. “You can pretty much date a home based on the metal finishes used,” New York-based interior designer Timothy Brown said. While high-quality pieces may stand the test of time, Barclay Butera, a designer with offices in Los Angeles and Park City, Utah, warned, “The rosy-gold hues can go garish and look cheap in moderately priced pieces.” Others maintain that such shades have no place in décor. Says Los Angeles decorator Lindsay Pennington, “Copper is for pots and pans. Rose gold is for jewelry.”

A facet table Photo: F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal Design

“We’ve grown tired of items that feel sharp, hard and mechanized,” said Los Angeles designer Leslie Shapiro Joyal, sensing a certain facet fatigue. Newport, R.I. designer Ally Coulter observed of the style, which afflicted everything from objets d’art to armoires this past year, “It’s overproduced, unsophisticated and clunky.” Meanwhile, architect Mark Zeff reserved his appreciation of the oversize-gem look for the real deal: “Unless a faceted table is made of real quartz, what’s the point?” he said.

Gray metal stool Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto


Joe Lucas of Lucas Studio in Los Angeles considers “industrial chic” an oxymoron. “Enough of looking like we are living in the garage,” he declared. The style has become a signifier of millennial-coffeehouse design, said Mr. Brown, who maintains a design practice in New York. “I’m all for reduce and reuse, but I would prefer not to drink out of another Mason jar in a barn in Brooklyn.” New York designer Julia Haney-Montanez takes the oversaturation personally: “I have ended friendships with people asking me for Edison lightbulb resources.”

Midcentury dining room Photo: Corbis


“I love Don Draper as much as the next guy,” said Mr. Butera, referring to the lead character of the 1960s-set AMC series “Mad Men,” “but we have to move on.” Though the occasional womb chair or teak credenza still adds style, said Los Angeles decorator Trip Haenisch, “the quintessential example of not chic is a room done entirely in midcentury or Danish Modern.” And derivations of the classics also threaten to kill a good thing. “Mass-market brands have mimicked the original designs to the point of almost ruining their genius,” New York-based designer Thomas Jayne said.

Sisal samples Photo: Getty Images

Of these two types of fiber rugs, sisals are the tougher but also the rougher. “They don’t feel soft or cushy on bare feet and are not very child- or pet-friendly,” said Mr. Corrigan. And jute lacks durability, said New York designer Philip Gorrivan. “It wears quickly, stains easily and is virtually un-cleanable.” Its worst offense? Ubiquity. “When you can get a rug for $140 at mainstream stores,” said Birmingham, Mich. designer Corey Damen Jenkins, “the trend has overstayed its welcome.”

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Modern Interior Design Trends 2016 to Stay and Go Away

Modern interior design ideas are in a state of constant flux. The demands of new materials and novel forms, along with the rapid pace of technological innovations and human creativity create modern interior design trends that are seldom permanent. What was fresh and inspiring two years back may not necessarily be stylish and interesting today.

Lushome analyzed modern interior design trends and selected those that need to go away. At the same time, there are certain interior design trends that tend to stay remain modern, interesting and inspiring. Here are modern interior design trends for 2016 that have power to stay even longer.

Simple color schemes, black and white decorating ideas with a touch of bright color, impressive centerpieces and oversize furniture and lighting fixtures, subtle and soft color design, interior design and decorating ideas in retro styles from 50s to 70s and even 80s, interior design in minimalist style, sculptural and textured designs which add character and interest to modern interiors are top modern interior design trends 2016 to stay much longer.

Modern interior design trends

Open living spaces connected to the nature, glass wall design, modern interior design trends 2016 to stay

Modern interior design trends come and go, but classic interior design principles remain. Contemporary technology and new materials, advancements in home appliances and innovative interior design trends are just modern reflections of the basic principles of interior design.

Modern interior design trends help express personality in a unique way and create safe, comfortable, functional and appealing living spaces with some interest and originality. The real interior design trends reflect the history with all mistakes and corrections. The more interior design ideas change, the more they stay the same, offering new and just forgotten techniques and solutions.

Modern interior design trends, classic and retro styles

Modern interior design trends to go away

Classy interior design trends stick around because they represent basic principles. Some modern interior design trends go away because they reflect experiments and a current mood in the society. Getting rid of old ideas allows to create free space for new concepts and welcome fresh and surprising interior design trends in 2016.

Taxidermy art, animal skins and fur

Animal prints and faux fur designs, modern interior design trends

1. Taxidermy, s tuffed animals. natural horns and skins of animals.

2. Lacking interest interior design in one single style. Even rooms in classic style can feel dated. Adding a touch of ethnic interior decorating accents or items in industrial style gives new life to classic home interiors, and defines one of modern interior design trends 2016 which has the power to stay.

Classic bedroom design

Modern interior design with ethnic accents, fabric prints and furniture items

3. Furniture sets in one color, material, form and style.

Vintage furniture, classic interior decorating ideas

Creative vintage furniture design ideas, modern interior design trends

4. Using wall mirrors just as functional items of interior design. Modern wall mirrors can be true wall decorations and centerpieces. Groups of creative small mirrors and large mirrors can create fantastic optical illusions and dramatically transform modern living spaces.

Freestanding large wall mirrors, modern interior decorating ideas

Wall mirrors in various shapes in vintage frames

5. Too many flower designs.

Modern bedroom decorating with floral wallpaper

Bedroom decorating with floral bedding, modern interior design trends

6. Neon color hues, cool and striking LED lighting design.

Neon room colors, modern interior decorating ideas

Creatively used rich and bright interior colors, modern interior design trends

7. Spectacular ceiling designs, especially with LED lights.

Creative ceiling design with LED lights

Creative ceiling design with floral wallpaper pattern

8. Stainless steel home appliances and kitchen furniture.

Modern kitchen design with stainless steel appliances and furniture

Contemporary kitchen design trends

9. Modern kitchen design in bright colors and glassy finishes.

Modern kitchen design, red cabinets and glossy surfaces

Black and white kitchen design with dining area

10. Floor and wall tile designs in standard sizes and simple shapes.

Modern wall tiles in monochromatic purple colors and traditional square shapes

Modern wall tiles for bathrooms in bright colors, with floral designs and in creative shapes

11. Using all home furnishings in a functional and traditional way. On the opposite, bringing humor, creativity and joy into decorating, experimenting with surprising techniques and surprising solutions are modern interior design trends 2016 that will stay.

Green ideas for interior decorating with bird cages, modern interior design trends

Creative home decorations recycling bird cages, modern interior decorating ideas