Discover House & Home’s Top 10 Design Trends For 2019
Judging by these trends, our homes will look a lot more lively in 2019. Bold motifs, trendy new tile treatments and fresh color pairings are just the thing to shake up spaces that may be in dire need of newness. Exuberant and colorful, the influences nod to the 1930s and borrow heavily from ’80s excesses. Click through for House & Home’s top 10 design and home decorating trends for 2019 — it’s your guide to the hottest must-haves.
The pairing of pink or mauve and saturated seafoam shed any geriatric associations once Beyoncé and Jay-Z donned pastel suits and outshone the Mona Lisa in a video for their first joint album. In this living room by Heidi Pribell, a seafoam sofa is a fresher alternative to navy upholstery, while the mauvey rug is a more grown-up version of millennial pink.
Care to practice a little alchemy? Verdigris — the blue-green patina that forms when copper oxidizes — transforms everyday objects into artifacts. Ben Barber’s Bullet Bowl (shown) resembles a treasure salvaged from a deep-water dive.
No need to recoil: snakes are totems of wisdom and power. Cox London’s Large Gilt Serpent Table is case in point, with snakes standing in for legs. But if the whole face and fang thing gets a little too real, try an abstract snakeskin print on a runner or an upholstered headboard, instead.
Inspired by the new Noma restaurant (above) in Copenhagen, blond brick flooring offers more warmth than concrete in hardworking areas such as kitchens, mudrooms and hallways. Real bricks will adopt a distinct (and welcome) wear over time, while aged porcelain tiles have the burnish built in.
Triggered by touch, the subtle sway of fringe plays peekaboo on light fixtures and furnishings. In this nursery by Collective Studio, an ombré pendant is just the kind of playful touch to bring a real kick to a room.
If piping is still hot, thank the house of Chanel and its iconic contrasting jackets and cap toe pumps. When a dark outline is applied to furnishings, for example this oiled oak Emil Dresser by Pinch, it underscores the beauty of the object’s shape and brings details into sharp focus.
Sofas aren’t content to fade into the background: sculptural shapes, shaken-up proportions and layered seat cushions make them this season’s breakout stars. This high-backed sofa with tailored button-tufting is what we’re craving right now. Placed in the context of a room with traditional bones, Arne Jacobsen’s Mayor sofa (shown) feels new all over again.
The most-wanted metal looks so luscious, it practically melts in your mouth. After the strong revival of warm metals in recent years, we’ve seen everything from yellowy unlacquered brass to attention-getting rose-gold copper. Buttery brass lustre walks the line between polished and matte, and a dollop goes a long way (this kitchen’s decadent range hood and island is a particularly rich example).
Comfort is built right into channelled upholstered pieces, but this texture is also spilling over into case goods, lighting and ceramics for a luxurious look that invites the eye to appreciate the details. The Edith sideboard boasts brass legs and a textured marble top, but try keeping your hands off the pink velvet upholstery.