The WNWN 2020 Trend Report features the top nine design trends for today as told by the WNWN Ambassadors, a group of 94 designers from across the country. From prioritizing a sense of calm at home to creating mixed period style interiors, these nine trends will reign supreme through 2020 and 2021.
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Tina Ramchandani, photo by Jacob Snavely
In the past year, the home has transformed into a place to not only learn and work – but to play, cook, virtually meet with friends, and relax. Read on to learn why our WNWN Ambassadors predict transforming the home into a place of solitude and calm — creating a retreat for everyday life — will remain among the top trends this year.
“The future of design is about incorporating relaxing colors and textures that mimic the feel of nature. Due to the shelter-in-place orders caused by the pandemic, clients are taking a closer look at how their homes function. Creating a separate space to work and study is more vital than ever before. Clients desire a home that is both comforting and reassuring to be the sanctuary they need in these uncertain times.”
–Tammy Bolden of Bold Interior Designs
“The importance of home is complex and at the forefront of our lives more now than ever. We’ve watched our homes become schools, workplaces, entertainment venues, and perhaps most of all, a sanctuary where we’ve been holding tight to our nearest and dearest. As designers in a post pandemic world, we expect to continue to push boundaries not just aesthetically, but functionally, with an emphasis on creating a sanctuary and designing for the unexpected.”
–Julie Massucco Kleiner and Melissa Warner Rothblum of Massucco Warner
“During the time of this pandemic and deep social unrest, I think we’ve all learned the importance of our home -or where we’ve made one – and the need to find the joy inside of it. Whereas, once upon a time, home was where the heart was; now, home is also where the work is done, where the lessons are learned, where the food is cooked, where the drinks are raised, where our entertainment is had and where the heart is. If we can ask this much of our homes, then we owe it to them to give them the attention they need to do so much for us.” -Alexa Hampton of Mark Hampton LLC
“Now more than ever, we see our homes as places of safety and solace. Overstuffed chairs and ottomans, boucle and chenille fabrics, cashmere throws and other home items that seem to envelop you in a big hug will remain on trend for some time.” -Audrey Margarite of Fete Home
“Our homes are where we begin and end each day, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have come to realize the importance in home as a refuge from the outside world. Having experienced, during the most chaotic of times, the importance of home, we will start to see a shift to designing homes that people don’t want or need a vacation from, with more intention being put into the meaning of home.” -Albie Buabeng of Albie Knows