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What's Driving Our Interior Design Decisions?

Everyday design inspiration and influence

By Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG


More than ever before, our homes have become safe havens—places to escape from the chaotic world to rejuvenate ourselves. We are gravitating to optimistic, feel-good colors and familiar design styles that lift our spirits. Learn what drives today's design trends and get inspired to incorporate them into your home.

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Design Influence: Reflection & Reinvention

A combination of the economy and the environmental movement has diminished our need for non-essentials, leaving homeowners to reevaluate, reinvent, and decipher what is truly important to us. We have one eye on the past, while the other is looking forward with cautious optimism. 

All this affects our design sensibilities. Minimalism continues to gain in popularity. We are cleaning out our closets and cleansing our design palettes, while gravitating to geometric patterns and minimalistic furniture designs.  

Authenticity is in. In the world of design, nature's imperfections are now considered to be beautiful; they draw attention to a natural material's instinctive appeal, and so eco-conscious interiors are rising in popularity. Organic hues continue to gain favor, as they provide visual appeal and product longevity.

View 9 Lush Interiors, Inspired by Nature.
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by Brad Ford

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