Wednesday, November 22, 2023

The Experts Weigh In: What’s Hot (and What’s Not)

Palecek Green Oaks Oversized Pendant

The design business is an ever-changing industry where staying on top of the latest tastes, trends, and technologies can help ensure your projects always look fresh and current. We asked the experts to share what’s hot... and what’s not… for the new year!

Palecek Everly Pendant

Palecek Everly Pendant, available at CAI Designs.

Joe Caminiti, Owner, CAI Designs
“Furniture and lighting that has a more boutique, specialty feeling is a trend I love. Anything with a big-box look is out. Soft, natural fabrics with lots of texture are in, and gray is OUT!”

Arto concrete tiles

Left, Arto Signature Blend concrete tiles in Normandy Cream. Right, Winslet handmade concrete tile by Arto. Available at Beaver Tile and Stone.

Jan Grudzen, Showroom Manager, Beaver Tile and Stone
“Handmade concrete tiles in warmer tones with lots of character and patina are definitely hot! Tile shapes are also shifting – squares instead of rectangles are in, and if you want to use terrazzo, choose smaller terrazzo tiles in geometric shapes and install it with a contrasting grout color. Subway tiles installed vertically stacked also look fresh. On the way out are cool gray tones and clear colored glass tiles.”

Omexco Silence wallcovering

Silence is an eco-friendly acoustic wall covering by Omexco. Available at Tennant & Associates.

Dawn Tennant, Owner, and her team at Tennant & Associates
“There are some really interesting new things coming in 2024! What’s really hot is acoustic wall covering that helps absorb sound. It can be installed in panels or on an entire wall, and it is great for home theaters, and in open floor plan situations to help minimize sound travel. Luxurious natural fibers like mohair, cotton, and linen are also very popular in warm, earthy colors and lots of texture. Gray and cool tones are out!”

Toledo cowhide rug, Monarch Plank Lago Devero herringbone flooring

Left, Ebanista Toledo Ombre Taupe Blue cowhide rug. Right, Monarch Plank Lago Devero Herringbone oak flooring. Available at The Ghiordes Knot.

Edmond Hagopian, President and Owner, The Ghiordes Knot
“On their way out are cool neutrals, gray, and trellis designs in carpet and rugs. What’s hot are abstract patchwork cowhides, warm neutrals, light and natural oak flooring, traditional rugs, high performance fibers in carpet, and the Detroit Lions!”