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.
Kathleen Walsh, photo by Michael Partenio, styled by Stacy Kunstel
Janice Parker, photo by Durston Saylor
In New York, space is always at a premium. And this year, the rest of the world experienced a glimpse of this lifestyle too as the home became (and continues to be!) the do-it-all haven. Luckily for most, living spaces can be easily expanded without investing in an expensive addition or remodel by embracing the outdoors. Read on to learn why our WNWN Ambassadors predict indoor/outdoor living will remain among the top trends this year.
“With everyone spending more time at home it has never been more important to maximize living spaces both inside and outside. We are focusing on creating more multi-functional rooms to allow for the multitasking that is needed when so many of us are staying home – office work, schoolwork, play space, sick bay. A big focus is comfort in outdoor living and sourcing heated outdoor furnishings and accessories for outdoor spaces to become living spaces.”
–Cullman & Kravis
“Outdoor living is the current trend that I am most excited about. WFH life has people yearning for an outdoor escape and they are embracing this previously overlooked space. Balconies, roof decks, and backyards are all getting more love. I am seeing more and more outdoor furniture options. Everyone seems to be getting on board – both online retailers and to-the-trade vendors. And with ever-improving outdoor fabric options, there has never been a better time to invest in your outdoor living space!”
–Lindsay MacRae of Lindsay MacRae Interiors
“The future is in year-round outdoor entertaining space. Create safety and comfort for your family and friends as the temperatures drop with heated furniture or cushioned seating, fire features, and luxurious throws. To get the most time you can out of every day be sure you have enough lighting for everyone to comfortably see each other and move about freely in the landscape. Portable led lanterns are the most exquisite option!”
–Janice Parker of Janice Parker Landscape Architects
“The importance of home is at an all-time high. Whether home enthusiasts are looking to hire designers or to source tips and tricks being shared during this time of virtual exchange, the name of the game is flexibility and versatility. Homeowners want spaces to do double and triple duty. They want furnishings to take on non-traditional roles in their home as we look to normalize our current routines. They want beauty and comfort as the home gets solidified as a mainstay.”
–Kiyonda Powell of Kiyonda Powell Design Studio