2015 decorating and design trends
All that glitters is still gold
Gold and warm metallics have graced the homes of Canadians and the runways of the world for the past several seasons and they’re not going anywhere in 2015. “Investing in warm metal has surpassed fashion accessories,” says Meredith. “Brass, gold and the endless variations of warm metal are everywhere from furniture, hardware, bathroom fixtures and lighting.” As for Meredith’s favourite part of this look? “Your finishes don’t all have to match – mix in some gold or brass with your nickel or iron. Invest in what you love and trust that the rest will work.”
Saturated jewel tones
Deep rich, saturated colour is making a much-anticipated return in sumptuous olive and hunter green, gorgeous garnet and ruby red, and bold sapphire and cobalt. “These rich colours are popular for 2015 in luxurious velvet, silk and linen textiles, but are also finding their way to walls in both matte and high gloss lacquer finishes for dramatic and moody interiors,” says Meredith.
Pattern on pattern
If you’ve hesitated to decorate with patterns in the past, 2015 is the year to take the plunge. “The more pattern the better has been my motto for some time now, and thanks to fashion pairings and runway trends, its popularity in home decor is on the rise as well,” says Meredith. “Mixing scale and proportion and layering patterns together in unexpected ways is a great way to inject whimsy into a room and achieve a more lived-in feel.”