Design Trends of Fall 2018

As summer fades, fall comes in with a breathe of fresh air. This fall season, we’re seeing lots of old styles brought back in modern ways. Time to renovate those vintage pieces of furniture you have and let them fulfill their purpose again!

Mid-Century Mod

We love a good blast from the past! In today’s designs, we’re seeing the simple, color block patterns that once raved during the 1950s- 1970s. This integrated design is now referred to as “mid-century mod” and catching on with a lot of millennials. Characteristics of it include clean, smooth lines, often shown through furniture and art. The furniture is also made out of wood, in a warm, almost orange tone. Fabric materials such as leather and velvet are mixed together. Primary colors are making an appearance through this trend too, and other bright hues like orange and green.

Notice mid-century style popular colors, lines, and wood tones of these furniture pieces.

Mixed Wood Tones

Mixing wood can make a home feel more comforting and add interest in a subtle or impactful way. You now see furniture with darker bases and lighter tops, rather than one hue all around. This technique is popular in country-chic designs, or warm nautical designs.

You can easily see these tones enhancing each other in the same space.

Gold Accents

If home buyers were to walk into a home 5 years ago, the brass hardware would immediately need to be “updated”. Now, it’s commonly used to accent white and add a luxurious feel to any space. From cabinet pulls, to lighting casing, to furniture legs, little touches of gold have become glamorized again! This came from the rose-gold trend, and is seen as very feminine.

Take note of the brass accents, from the vases to the fireplace pokes.

Updated Traditional

We rarely see the worn-down, dark rugs with a very symmetrical trellis design on them. But, we’re still seeing the same design, just in a new light! Rugs are used to ties colors together, or more modernly, stick out as the piece of art. The traditional pattern has been revamped with bright colors, or cool grey, with purposefully faded spots. You may see a patchwork pattern thrown in there too. Chandeliers with a new modern take are also being installed every day!

From rugs, to throws, to the chandelier!

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Folk Art Meets Design

A.Clore Interiors was so excited to be asked to participate in the “Folk Art Meets Design” exhibit at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art. Each designer was given the opportunity to select an original Folk Art piece to design a room setting. The overall space uses key design elements like color, scale, and proportion to create a well functioning space. With the mix of quirkiness, eclectic pieces, and neutral hues, our team decided to showcase an “Updated Traditional” scheme.

Guinea Fowl Artwork

The showcase features the work of John “Cornbread” Anderson. He is widely known for his representation of animals, especially guinea fowl. This particular painting was fittingly picked  with its vibrant, energetic, and bold palette to represent our firm. This art is repeated for emphasis throughout the entire design, from the napkins to accent pillows on chair.

Plate Settings

When looking at the plate settings, you can immediately see the proportionality of it all. Each plate seamlessly transitions to the next, for a layered effect. Take special notice in the feathered placemats, matching the emphasized art of Cornbread. The gold utensils are a traditional color, but updated with unique handles and a bubbled glass effect in the cups. The intertwined nest napkin holders with delicate bird eggs in them give a special touch of focus to the painting’s background.

Materials

From wood to ceramic to feathers to burlap, you’ll find many materials used in the vignette. They all work together to tie in traditional touches with modern finishes. The decor was locally sourced and even custom made to make this dining set truly one of a kind. The quirkiness of the pea pod base floor lamps.

Seating

There are large host and hostess chairs on each side of the table with pillows of the painting printed on them. Their large presence add depth to the design and balance out all the smaller pieces on the table. They are paired with simpler, wooden chairs that match the dining table to add some unity and have a solid base to the design.

Want to see for your self?? Head to Downtown Sanford this weekend and visit Jeanine Taylor Folk Art on 1st Street!! Exhibit is open until 5pm on Sunday the 9th!

 

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