PastelsWe begin with pastels, which are anything but washed out, thanks to their recent makeover. What makeover, you might ask? The design redo that’s cast pastels in edgy patterns such as bold geometrics and striking combinations involving deeper hues, as shown below. Say hello to the Spear Cushion from ferm LIVING, printed by hand and crafted of organic cotton:
The tropical look never goes out of style, but there are definitely times when it truly seems to shine. Like the 1980s, when flamingos, parrots, watermelon and other breezy motifs made a big impact. The style is definitely experiencing a current revival, thanks to retailers such as Zara Home. Vibrant colors and exotic designs combine to create a lush vignette in the image below:
We at Decoist love the chevron pattern. And we’ve seen a lot of it in years past, especially the black-and-white/gray-and-white varieties. Which is why this beloved motif was clearly in need of an update. An update it got, thanks to a couple of new takes on the pattern, which push it in a retro direction. This Large Chevron Deco Table Lamp from West Elm showcases one such revamp, which involves the intersection of chevron stripes. The pattern seems to originate at the tops AND the sides, creating a true dimensional, Deco look.
We end with one of our favorite current design trends: a heavy focus on plants! It’s been interesting to see plants play a key role in so many of today’s interiors and outdoor spaces. Sure, they’ve always been essential, but a new range of pots and planters has given us even more reason to enjoy them. These iron plant stands from ferm LIVING will serve as the perfect pedestal for the pots and plants of your choice. There’s no denying that succulents make a strong statement!