We’ve asked some of the industry’s leading design professionals to look into their crystal balls to predict which design trends are gaining momentum for 2023 and those that are losing steam. Talent and taste never fall out of favor, so we invite you to read on to find out what these designers had to say and marvel at their extraordinary designs.
“Channeled detail on upholstered furniture adds depth and texture, in addition to giving the piece a tailored look. It’s also a terrific way to disguise seams.” Amy Miller Weinstein, AMW Design Studio
Available at MDC: (Left) Custom bed upholstered with Pindler fabric and created by Designer Furniture Services; (Right) Custom banquette upholstered with Larsen fabric from Tennant & Associates
OVERSIZED SECTIONAL SOFAS
“Large sectional sofas are my go-to choice when I want the result to feel uncluttered and modern. I prefer the simplicity of less furniture, but larger pieces. Rooms with large-scale sectionals feel more spacious, while providing tons of comfortable seating.” Amy Miller Weinstein, AMW Design Studio
Available at MDC: (Left) Nathan Anthony sectional from Designer Group Collection; (Right) Hickory Chair sofa from CAI Designs upholstered with velvet fabric from Pindler
“It's essential to have designated areas when working from home these days. Clients are looking for a room or a nook that can be set up for laptop work or spreading out paperwork. I’m particularly fond of an old school ‘library style’ large table, and if possible, a window or view to the outdoors! Counter-height surfaces are also a favorite, as they provide options for standing comfortably.” Amy Miller Weinstein, AMW Design Studio
Available at MDC: (Left) Wallcoverings from Tennant & Associates and Rozmallin, drapery fabric from Pindler; (Right) Desk from CAI Designs
CUSTOM METAL STAIR RAILINGS
“Traditionally, stairways are located front and center in a home. Therefore, they deserve thoughtful embellishment with a custom-designed and fabricated handrail. Metal is a great material that provides a sculptural element which is both beautiful and functionally appropriate.” Amy Miller Weinstein, AMW Design Studio
Available at MDC: Table and upholstery fabric from Tennant & Associates
Amy says these are on their way OUT:
- Over accessorizing
- Formal and uninviting rooms
- Painted or papered accent walls
- Open shelving and upper cabinets in kitchens
- Saturated harvest colors
- Greek style columns as an interior detail
- Edison bulbs or anything faux industrial
- Heavy and fussy window treatments
- Exposed kitchen hoods, especially stainless ones
POWDER ROOMS THAT WOW!
“The powder room is a space where you can design outside of the box and go beyond the décor of the rest of the home. These spaces become delightful little discoveries!” Barbi Stalburg Kasoff, Stalburg Design
Available at MDC: Phillip Jeffries wallpaper from Tennant & Associates
“Bright, fresh takes on wood cabinets makes any working space more inviting.” Barbi Stalburg Kasoff, Stalburg Design
Available at MDC: Counter stools from CAI Designs
Barbi says these are on their way OUT:
- All-white monochromatic kitchens
- Synthetic quartz products
- Overall, following an Instagram trend is “out.” Creating a space that is authentic and unique is always “in.”
ANTIQUE & HERITAGE ITEMS
“Vintage pieces add a certain patina and character to a home which sometimes can’t be achieved with brand new items. Additionally, using antiques and upcycling helps us practice and encourage sustainable design.” Rachel Keena, Jones-Keena & Co.
Available at MDC: Phillip Jeffries wallcovering from Tennant & Associates and Nourison stair runner from The Ghiordes Knot
“Dark colors add depth, character, and richness to a space. I’m seeing this trend of darker colors also in cabinetry, wallpaper, and furnishings.” Rachel Keena, Jones-Keena & Co.
Available at MDC: Hickory Chair blue velvet chair from CAI Designs, Phillip Jeffries ceiling wall covering from Tennant & Associates, Visual Comfort lighting from City Lights Detroit, Century sofa from CAI Designs, pillows from Schumacher, Thayer Coggin chairs from CAI Designs upholstered with Schumacher fabric, and drapery from Kravet.
“Practical and utilitarian home spaces will continue to be incorporated in whole-home design and renovations in 2023. Every inch matters. Laundry rooms, mudrooms, and closets deserve designer treatment.” Rachel Keena, Jones-Keena & Co.
Available at MDC: (Left) Thibaut wallpaper from Rozmallin, Visual Comfort lighting, City Lights Detroit; (Right) Surya bench from CAI Designs and Decoroom, window treatment from Kravet, Visual Comfort chandelier from City Lights Detroit
Rachel says these are on their way OUT:
- All-gray monochromatic interiors
“Mudrooms are so popular! We prefer a bit of closed storage to keep messes contained and help keep a household organized. These mudrooms double as a traditional butler’s pantry including a sink for floral arranging and even a catering kitchen for parties.” Michelle Mio & Jill Schumacher, Rariden Schumacher Mio & Co.
Available at MDC: (Left) Visual Comfort light fixture from City Lights Detroit; (Right) Hartman & Forbes window treatment fabric from Tennant & Associates
DURABLE POWDER ROOM
“Durability is key for today’s busy families. We like vinyl or protective coating added to wallpapers in high traffic places like main powder rooms.” Michelle Mio & Jill Schumacher, Rariden Schumacher Mio & Co.
SUBWAY TILE IN ALL SIZES
“We continue to see subway tile being utilized in all rooms of the home. The difference today is that the size, finish, and texture are much more open to interpretation in each new space.” Christine Ramaekers, MainStreet Design Build
Available at MDC: Subway tile from Beaver Tile & Stone
“Including a bult-in soaking tub into the shower room is the newest trend for a luxurious bathroom remodel as well as adding a tiled-in linear drain and electronic heated floor from Schluter systems.” Christine Ramaekers, MainStreet Design Build
Available at MDC: Large format tile from Beaver Tile & Stone
Christine says these are on their way OUT:
- Cold gray is being replaced by taupe gray
- All-white interiors