The fourth style trend is about accepting and embracing the changing definition of “good design.”
Consumers are searching for natural environments in urban settings. The uncertainty of life has manifested itself in a renewed appreciation of colors and textures reflecting nature.
At the same time, sleek industrial surfaces are a welcome relief to the visual of our chaotic world. An eclectic combination of design details will be a winning combination in 2011+.
The definition of luxury is also changing – and this impacts our surface selections. Consumers today want to identify a “treasure,” rather than splashing a space with overall “bling.” For an item or a room to be considered a “treasure,” it must reflect the more considered spending pattern – in other words, is must be purposeful as well as beautiful; affordable as well as eco-friendly; appropriate for its intended use as well as changeable in the future.