While trends come and go, there are always those special ones that just stick with you. I always like to look at trends at the start of the year and what others are forecasting, so I thought I’d check in mid-year and see what’s continued to tickle my fancy.
We’re here to talk about a couple of trends we’ve been seeing - some old and some new - and all that are just too dang good. Get ready to feast your eyes on some beautiful, trendy pieces and spaces we can’t get enough of.
We’ve all seen this done before - cabinetry sans hardware - leaving the kitchen feeling more minimal and streamlined. I continue to see this trend and continue to love it whether it be a cut-out or lip in the cabinetry to eliminate the need for hardware, I’m into it!
I think at this point we’ve seen a subway tile pattern done enough - and don’t get me wrong, it will forever be classic (and I’ve done this many times as well) but it’s always nice to switch things up. I LOVE seeing how creative people are getting with these simple tiles we already use constantly. From a horizontally stacked white subway tile with one column of the same tile flipped vertically and framing that horizontal stack (left photo) you get this amazing, almost woven looking pattern.. drooling. The photo on the right shows two rows of vertically stacked white subway tile that meet and transition to horizontally stacked olive-green tile. SO simple, and such a cool way of switching things up with a simple material.
The trend of floating shelves has been around for a hot minute and I don’t see it going anywhere. However, I do see the concept evolving and different versions of this being done. Hence, the single open shelf. This trend is definitely for the more minimal and aesthetic-driven clientele as it eliminates any additional storage above but it is SO DANG BEAUTIFUL. This single open shelf tends to always be in line with any other upper cabinets or a range hood and results in a minimal, streamlined look.
Everything comes back around at some point, right? While you may remember this material from the floors of your school or airport, terrazzo has been comin’ in hot in so many ways lately. From interior spaces, kitchen countertops, backsplashes, bathroom floors - to products such as lamps and coffee table tops I am seeing (and have been seeing) terrazzo everywhere. Terrazzo lamp pictured in the center above from Anthropologie.