Four Gorgeous Design Trends for 2016

2016 is going to be a good year for design, and a bad year for my budget ūüôā From metallic to marble, vintage rugs to Scandinavian-style design, here are some of my favorite design trends that will make a big splash in homes this year.

Rose gold: A close friend of copper, but slightly different, this metallic trend is looking great in any form- side tables, lamps, seating, flatware and even shelving. 
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Marble: A classic for many years, but marble seems to be going mainstream now. Retailers like Target are producing affordable and chic pieces that include real marble. I can’t get enough.

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Vintage inspired decor: Vintage rugs from across the globe are making their way into every living room, bedroom, hallway and kitchen lately. The unique colors and patterns make each seem one of a kind and they can add great texture and interest to any space. Wall hangings are also coming back as statement pieces and it’s a great addition to hang over a bed, sofa or even incorporated into a gallery wall.¬†03cb39f3f18c4e3a90ddc830d7372794 424dfb7c57f2f988216dff7b341bee1d 1222958ac18d23173d24ce9bc6a3f69d 8aff585026a7f1608e17439903dd5f0b

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Scandinavian Interiors: These images almost make me want to throw out everything I own, paint all the walls¬†white and start with a clean slate. Of course, I won’t be doing that… but the look is so striking and beautiful.

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Design Trend: Beaded Chandeliers

I’ve noticed a bunch of variations of beaded chandeliers in the design world lately and I thought I’d share a few of my favorites. They mix well with a variety of different styles, from bohemian to nautical and even a classic traditional style¬†can incorporate one of these chandeliers. ¬†A few different styles and colors are below:

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Design Trend: Black and White Striped Showers

I’m a sucker for black and white and this new shower trend caught my eye. I love all of the different variations on stripes in the images below, from horizontal to vertical and thin lines as well as wide lines. It’s such a simple way to make a big statement and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Many of these are more upscale, but each pattern can be done with any reasonably priced tile. Check out a few of my favorites below:

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Design Trend: Exposed Lighting

I’ve seen different variations of this look popping up everywhere lately, so I thought I would share a couple table lamps at different price points and designs. Exposed lighting has been a trend for awhile in pendant style lamps, but table lamps with exposed bulbs are a new take on the trend. They are all a bit different, but I love the look!

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Design Trend: Leopard Print

Disclaimer: I never thought I’d say it… but it looks like leopard print is back and I actually love it.

Not the tacky leopard-print walls, floors, furniture from the 80s and 90s look- a very understated and elegant alternative. The new trend is showing up in small accent pieces around the home. Subtle enough to blend well with other colors and neutrals but this pattern packs a punch- so even one small throw pillow can make a big statement. A few of my favorite leopard accents are below. With this trend, keep in mind that less is more.

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