Design Trends for 2016 as spotted by Down2Earth Interior Design

We are in the swing of 2016 and our designers took a look at what the trends are for the year.  Let’s start with color!  Of course the Color of the Year is Rose Quartz but did you know, Pantone puts together an entire palette. Take a look!



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Rose Quartz:

You can instantly add the Rose Quartz color to your décor with this beautiful knit throw from West Elm in Rosette.

West Elm Rose Quartz Throw




Copper is another color we expect to see a lot, it’s the new metallic. We are currently seeing it in home accessories and Jillian anticipates there will be more copper accent tables and other furnishings in the coming year. Love copper and want to incorporate it now? Here’s a stunning copper bowl from Crate & Barrel – a nice way to get in on the copper trend. This bowl would be beautiful filled with fruit and sitting on a dark wood dining room table.



Paint that’s off the wall:

Where and how should paint be applied to my room?   Most people think of painting the whole wall, but we’re seeing partial wall applications that treat this vertical plane like a giant canvas. Domino Magazine features an array of off the wall trends that you may want to try.  Amy thinks you will see more of these ideas in design this year…

Faux Fur:

Winter is just about behind us but there can still be a chill in the spring air (let’s not forget fall will come back again after the glorious warmth of summer) and Emily suggests using a cozy faux fur throw to keep you warm.  Environmental impact is always a concern here at down2earth interior design, so make sure your fur throw is faux! You can even find faux-fur pillow covers in addition to blankets and really get on trend and stay cozy. Pottery Barn‘s impressive offering of faux-fur comes in a variety of colors.

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Tiny Houses and Fixer Uppers:

Television design shows are never far from our clients’ minds.   This year, Down2Earth Interior Design did a tiny consult on a tiny house, where the homeowner will attach his abode to his truck and take it with him when he hits the road for work.


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We’ve also noticed a lot of talk about HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.”   Lots of talk in social media expressing a deep wish that our area’s economy supported the business model that seems to work well in Waco, TX.   While the economics might not be the same, the style of weathered wood and shiplap on walls seems to be wildly popular, and we’ve actually been asked to create an interior with a similar vibe.

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What do you think will be a bit design hit in 2016? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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