You’re not alone if you’re craving a refresh on the home front — and we’re here to help you make it happen. Our design team put together a list of looks that will turn your home into a design-worthy destination. From the minimalist, nature-inspired Japandi aesthetic to the English Eclectic look, there’s something for everyone. Scroll down to discover five design styles that will define 2021!
1. Contemporary Cali
California designers like
Amber Lewis and Joyce Downing Pickens are masters of this style, but it isn’t determined by geography. The passport to this look requires a mix of stamps: beautiful woods, craftsman detailing and carefully curated furniture for rooms that are modern yet warm. See how five designers decorate with the Cali-cool aesthetic here.
Photographer: Amy Bartlam
Designer: Joyce Downing Pickens
A hybrid born of the refinement of Japanese design and the airiness of Scandi decorating, this trend lends itself particularly well to new-builds and modern condos with blond floors. There’s an abundance of black to contrast a neutral palette, raw woods, organic materials and plant life.
Photographer: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
Designer: Norm Architects & Keiji Ashizawa Design
3. Modern Artisan
It’s no surprise that Christiane Lemieux dubbed her new line of furniture (a calming wash of tonal hues, chubby low chairs and mid-century shapes in medium-tone wood)
Artisanal Modernism. Raw plaster, pottery and matchstick ceramic tiles convey a legacy of craftsmanship, for a reassuring touch of humanity.
Photographer: Adrian Gaut
Lemieux et Cie Meudon Chandelier, approx. $4,162,
Designer: Christiane Lemieux
4. English Eclectic
A fresh crop of Brit designers such as
Ben Pentreath, Luke Edward Hall and Flora Soames infuse new life into this enduringly popular look. A mix of remastered William Morris prints, raw-edge linens and global-inspired rugs topped with antiques shed any stuffiness and shout: Rule Britannia! Discover 20 ways to bring this look home here.
Photographer: Catherine Gratwicke
Designer: Ben Pentreath
5. Get Happy
This bubbly look can require some discipline to rein things in, but it comes down to personal choice. Joyful and eclectic, it’s an opportunity to let your creativity off-leash. Design your happy place with vibrant fabrics, painted floors, quilts, a punchy palette and quirky art. Learn how to decorate with this feel-good style
Designer: Tina Seidenfaden Busck
Author: Wendy Jacob
House & Home January/February 2021
Produced by Emma Reddington