With spring comes fresh new design trends ripe for the picking. We reached out to the design experts at some of the showrooms and shops in the Dallas Design District to tell us their favorite trends for the season.
Kravet Couture's Christina Frasca says that this spring, "pastels are taking over, particularly blush pink hues." Kravet's latest collection, Modern Tailor, brings bespoke tailoring techniques of this into the present day with its modern color palette —specifically its use of blush pink as a neutral.
Serena Zahler at JANUS et Cie tells us to watch for teak materials this season.
"Our clients have a renewed interest in natural materials, and teak tops the list for its strength and history as a favorite for creating beautiful outdoor furniture," Zahler says.
JANUS et Cie has created two new collections in teak: Hatch, designed by Michael Vanderybl, and Konos, designed by Janice Feldman. These designs pair teak with aluminum and mesh to create a robust series of contemporary outdoor dining and lounge furnishings.
Expect to see vintage-style brass detailing this spring, according to Artistic Tile founder & CEO, Nancy Epstein.
“One of the things we are most known for is our mixing of materials in our proprietary patterns," Epstein says. "Using brass as a detail is a trend that we are featuring in many of our new patterns launching this month, including a new Blue Ombre colorway in our popular Fan Club Collection. This mixed material ombre rendition is stunning in our blue glass blend and is accented with brushed brass to give the mosaic pattern a bit of an Art Deco feel."
Yvette Gonzalez from The Bright Group says that this spring we'll be seeing lamps used as accent lighting as well as doing away with traditional shades.
One practical spring trend involves using sliding elements to create hidden hardware storage in workstations and kitchens.
"This can be seen in both a workspace application and in a kitchen application with two different hardware systems," says Chariessa Payne of Hawa Sliding Solutions.
Huong at Pettigrew Luxury Furnishing explains how layering different styles will be big this spring.
"Pettigrew blends period lighting and area rugs with fresh contemporary art, transitional and updated transitional furniture and accessories."
This spring, Evan Soltoff of Eggersmann Kitchens says that seating and storage will be lower to the ground and ergonomic.
"In many of our displays, we showcase kitchens without overhead cabinet storage," Soltoff says. "It is much easier to access things lower than it is to reach way overhead to get your heavy plates, dishes or glasses. We also see functional storage doubling as benches, banquets and seating areas in the kitchen."
Carly Malm of Laura Rathe Fine Art Gallery tells us a statement art piece set against colored or wallpapered walls is a spring trend to watch for.
"We are currently exhibiting new works by Dallas-based artist Lucrecia Waggoner," she says. "We’ve painted a couple of the main walls and have some of her intricate installations."
Sasha Morales of David Sutherland is excited about this spring trend: artistic statements on stairs.
"Let us help customize the beauty of your stairs! You can see this in our showroom with the following designers: Perennials Fabrics, SHIIR Rugs, and Elizabeth Eakins," she says.
Freshen up your home and decor with these and other new trends by making a stop in the DDD.