While design trends constantly evolve, develop and emerge, some themes remain steadfast. Classic patterns, clean lines, subtle tones inspired by the earth around us and color bursts—especially through delicious new trims—speak to the discerning eye and remain timeless.
Such design aspects celebrate a ground-shaking revitalization with exciting tweaks in 2017.
Top design trend goes to…Trim!
Introducing pops of color into a more neutral or muted design canvas couldn’t be simpler with one of this year’s top design trends—wide braid trims. These are all the rage with styles ranging from 3 ¾” to 6”.
Trim uses vary as much as their styles with applications in draperies, bedding, furniture and accessories. Honestly, the combinations and possibilities defy imagination and get us quite excited!
Our favorite brands for trim for our clients come from Kravet, Scalamandré, Brimar, Stroheim and Cowtan & Tout. How can we incorporate some of these samples into your home design updates?
Color sets a design’s tone
Of course, we can’t mention color in the new year without unveiling the PANTONE Color of the Year—Greenery! With another nod to nature, the industry’s “Coloristas” have chosen a delightful and versatile shade which infuses a revitalizing air into any design, promising the rebirth brought by spring.
Other top PANTONE colors inspire a bit of wanderlust in us with names like Island Paradise and Niagara. And, still others—Kale, Hazelnut and Pale Dogwood—simply make us want to kick back in the hammock with a healthy smoothie.
Inspirations from Dallas abound
Last month Custom Drapery Designs attended one of our favorite events—the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. We may have reached inspiration-overload with all of the amazing fabrics, home goods, trims and hardware we discovered!
Check out a few of our absolute favorites:
Anna French exemplifies a timeless look for a modern life
Who doesn’t love linens and lace?
Linens built to last
The Anna French Collection of fabrics includes English linens boasting 67 combinations of various colors and textures. Made in Great Britain, these fabrics not only look amazing; but they will not fade like many other linens do.
And…wait for it…they’re machine washable!! They look amazing and promise to last, and they’re easy to clean. These make perfect draperies as well as upholstery coverings and slipcovers.
Lace leaves a lasting impression
The only thing that may top the linens is to-die-for lace made in the last cotton lace mill in the world. Morton Young and Borland Ltd resides in the Irvine Valley in Ayrshire, Scotland. This mill, dating back to 1900, still utilizes original Nottingham Lace Looms, some more than 90 years young.
Anna French got her start with textiles thanks to lace production in Scotland. And the Lace Library by Anna French pays a lovely tribute to the beautiful types of lace—the more open traditional style crafted with thicker yarn and Madras lace which comes as fine as mosquito netting.
The patterns and prints on her laces range from classic to whimsical to exotic. They simply beg to kiss the landscape through any window.
Contact the CDD studio today to see these exquisite sheers and linens!
International influences move us
Pom Pom at Home bedding may have stolen our hearts. These gorgeous Belgian linens are made to live life in, for sure. Toss in some ruffles and lace, and we’re on board!
“Pom Pom at Home provides the marketplace with superior Belgian linens that are sustainably sourced and embody a ‘lived in’ elegant look that is relaxed and casual,” reads the company’s philosophy on its website. “Pom Pom at Home linens get softer and softer with every wash. Making each time you climb into bed an experience to be savored.”
Bedding isn’t all Pom Pom at Home offers. One of our favorite items right now is their new collection of hand-blocked pillows. This time-honored method of stamping patterns directly onto fabrics to be used in home decorating comes to us from India.
We are huge fans of this style, as you can see in this blog post featuring Lee Jofa’s Artisan Collection of hand-blocked fabric.
Sweet dreams are made…in this bedding!
CDD now carries the Lili Alessandra bedding line in all its yummy, luxurious layers. Options include Barcelona, Versailles Ice Blue Bedding, Vendome Seafoam (perfect for the mermaid in all of us!) and—one of our favorite displays at the Dallas Market—Christian, pictured above. This bedding may just be as close as you’ll come to sleeping in a fluffy cloud.
Ribbons revitalize designs with color and texture
Like our favorite wide braid trims, European velvet ribbons, lace ribbons and even lovely wool ribbons from d.stevens pack a punch of brightness for both furniture and drapery designs. Solids in every color imaginable, multi-colored ribbons and even plaids offer solutions for every design challenge.
Donna Stevens’ ribbons are no mere afterthought; they are what completes a design and sets it apart. Like the royalty and centuries worth of inspirational people and places influencing this line of luscious ribbons, your home deserves that extra bit of pizzazz to make it shine.
Importance of feel equals color and style
Speaking of that little something extra, velvet may just be the smooth finish your design needs. Make that velvet damask fabric and your home just stepped up to the next level!
Scalamandré, a company with a flair for the fabulous, presents its Modern Luxury Collection which includes several metallic stamped velvet damask and linen damask pieces.
Scalamandré’s fabrics feature in some of the most well-known buildings in the country, including the White House, Radio City Music Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House. No doubt they will feature just as well in your own home.
This photo showcases a recent CDD installation which utilized buttery soft lavender velvet from Robert Allen on the sofa. The silver-gray chairs display a marriage of textured velvets from Fabricut and Lee Jofa; while the pillows add a finishing pop of color and texture to the whole design, and the custom rug ties the entire room together perfectly.
Welcome 2017 trends into your home
Contact Custom Drapery Designs today to discover which of this year’s hottest trends can revitalize your home!