Trends

Year-End Trend Report

Year-End Report

From left to right: Sylvia Lunski, Design Direction owner; Kari Rasmus, DW2 co-owner; Rebecca Knutson, Floor To Ceiling Carpet One Floor & Home CID; Trever Hill, Trever Hill Design owner; Linda Birmingham, DW2 co-owner

Photos by Hillary Ehlen and Paul Flessland

Everyone knows that trends come and go, but style evolves. What will we remember when looking back on 2017? We reached out to local experts in the field to find out which trends are here to stay and which trends they would like to see disappear. Looking to the future, we’ve also gathered their predictions for 2018.

 

1.What was your favorite trend from 2017?

“I have loved seeing more of the minimal mid-century modern finishes and shapes showing up in product lines and becoming more popular in the midwest! This design style dates back from the 1930s-1960s and includes colors and materials such as brass and navy along with geometric shapes and uncluttered living spaces.” – Rebecca Knutson

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“Dramatic and bold to subtle romantic patterns, fabrics and textures used in wall coverings.” – Sylvia Lunski

“Blush pinks and brassy golds.” – Trever Hill

 

“I love the natural elements that are being brought into home décor. With our long winters stuck indoors, this trend resonates with me and brings back fond memories of warmer days. I also love Mid-Century Modern design. However, as it has been around for 60+ years, it is hardly a trend.” – Kari Rasmus

“Recycling and using what you have.” – Linda Birmingham

2. What trend from 2017 has to go?

“Unfinished reclaimed wood. It needs to have a twist or finish along with it as we are already seeing from various companies. Everything evolves and changes, and raw, reclaimed wood has seen its days.” – Trever Hill

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“Everything neutral.” – Linda Birmingham

“The heavy looking, multicolored reclaimed look in furniture.” – Sylvia Lunski

“Solid grey rooms: grey-toned flooring with grey painted walls and grey cabinets. Too much grey! Used sparingly, this color is not too trendy and can be very timeless.” – Rebecca Knutson

3.What trend do you think is going to be popular in 2018?

“Gold has been making a comeback for a couple years now, and the fact that we’re seeing mixed metals in art and lamps means that no one is restricted to using just one color or sheen. Also, the burnished gold hardware being shown in kitchens is beautiful and timeless!” – Kari Rasmus

Year-End ReportHome of Ben and Melanie Anderson by Benjamin Custom Homes

“Bring on the all-white interiors, dark paint for contrast and not-your-mother’s brass on lighting and cabinetry hardware!” – Rebecca Knutson

Year-End ReportFormer home of Brett and Elisabeth Iepson

“More warmth through color with coordinating browns.” – Trever Hill

“Solid grey rooms: grey-toned flooring with grey painted walls and grey cabinets. Too much grey! Used sparingly, this color is not too trendy and can be very timeless.” – Rebecca Knutson

“Brighter, bolder colors in fabrics and paints.” – Sylvia Lunski

“Designing from the heart. Not looking at trends, but decorating and designing your home in colors and furniture that you truly love.” – Linda Birmingham

 

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