Trend #1: Ikat Patterns

Move over chevron and damask, because ikat patterns are taking over on the runway and in home decor! Ikat is an ancient weaving technique, used for centuries in South America and Southeast Asia to create rugs and textiles. Today, designers are using these traditional patterns by creatively infusing them into modern interiors on both a small and large scale.

Trend: Ikat

1. New Ravenna Loom in Jewel Glass Mosaic Tile  2. Ode Gray Ikat Dress  3. Moyna Black and Silver Ikat Foldover Clutch  4. Ikat Necklace on Etsy  5. Joe’s Jeans Ikat Pants on SongofStyle  6. Dear Stella Lanikai Ikat Yellow Fabric  7. TOMS Ikat-Print Peep-Toe Wedge  8. Urban Outfitters Indigo Ikat Slipper Chair  9. Trina Turk Ikat Bed Linens  10. New Ravenna Pamir in Jewel Glass Mosaic Tile


Trend #2: Brass and Copper

Metallics have been popular in the fashion and design industries the last few years, but it was silver and steel dominating the scene. Now, copper and brass are making a comeback, with many designers embracing the warm metals that were popular in the 70’s. Accessories and living spaces will be adorned with brighter brass metals, while the darker copper is popular for sinks in the bathroom and kitchen. And if you have an entire home filled with silver metals, don’t worry. Mixed metals look great (despite what old fashion and design rules might say), so don’t get rid of the silver and steel just yet.


Trend: Copper

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1. Fred Flare White Star Compass Necklace  2. Rocky Mountain Hardware Charlie Pendant  3. Metallic Fashion by Haider Ackermann  4. Emtek Melon Brass Doorknob  5. Stone Forest Copper Bathroom Sink  6. Design Within Reach Night Clock by George Nelson  7. Anthropologie Southbound Plume Earrings  8. Design Within Reach Foldable Star Sculptures by John Kostick  9. Pierre Hardy Ankle Boots  10. Dvontz Juliana Freestanding Copper Tub  11. Anthropologie Hammer-Split Brass Cuff  12. Modcloth Golden Garden Dress  13. Essie Penny Talk Nail Polish  14. Dieppa Restrepo Cali Oxfords  15. Brass Bottle Opener


Trend #3: Leather

Nothing is more timeless than a leather jacket or sleek leather sofa. Leather is an old favorite, but now it has a new face. In fashion, leather in all colors has taken on a larger role. Let’s face it, you can’t even walk into a store these days without seeing a leather-trimmed t-shirt. And we’re also noticing more creative applications of leather in interiors. Leather door handles and cabinet pulls are growing in popularity and are used to add unique accents in kitchens, closets and bathrooms.

Trend: Leather

1. Barney’s New York Co-op Boots  2. Ypsilon Cameo Tufted Leather Vanity  3. Turnstyle Designs Leather Cabinet Pull  4. C&C California Dress  5. Nettie Kent Leather Fringe Earrings  6. Baggu Gold Leather Bag  7. Serena & Lily Turquoise Moroccan Pouf  8. Robern Leather-frame Medicine Cabinet  9. Kangaroo Desk Organizer  10. Turnstyle Designs Leather Door Levers  11. Turnstyle Designs Leather Cabinet Pull  12. Freshly Picked Leather Mouse Pads  13. House of Harlow Station Leather Necklace  14. Serena & Lily Dinosaur Menagerie Bookend  15. Tory Burch T-Perforated Leather Cuff