My 3 favorite home decor trends from Milan Design Week

Friends, friends, friends! 

Today's blog post is an exciting one. I am reporting on my three favorite 2019 home decor trends. I first want to share a link to this amazing Italian trend spotter www.italianbark.com. Owner Elisabetta personally interviewed designers and influencers this year at Milan Design Week, then she compiled a beautiful report loaded with valuable 2019 trend info.

I bought the report myself here: https://www.italianbark.com/milan-design-week-2018-news-trends/

This is an 85-page report, I am not being paid to promote it, and I simply am delighted to have discovered Elisabetta. If you are in the design field in any way at all, then you will enjoy her thorough coverage of all that went on at Milan Design Week.

With that being said, here are my three favorite home decor trends from Elisabetta's report.

TOPOGRAPHY + ROCK FORMATION

Though many custom homes will incorporate onyx and other stones in large scale such as counter tops, flooring and tiles, a simple piece of art can do the trick to refresh your home in 2019. You can use throw pillows, onyx bookends, or even artwork.

 Art by Noriko Ambe www.norikoambe.com

Art by Noriko Ambe www.norikoambe.com

 Art by Ed Fairburn created with maps and such

Art by Ed Fairburn created with maps and such

 Go big or go home with onyx bathroom walls www.pinterest.com

Go big or go home with onyx bathroom walls www.pinterest.com

 www.moreroomstone.com

www.moreroomstone.com

STRIPES

Now here is a trend that I am seeing everywhere in both fashion and home decor. Will stripes ever go out of style, though? My answer to that is 'no' if you are looking to have a classic look and feel to your home. This is where I am actually recommending making some type of investment. Why not buy that striped chair in a lovely material (unless you have small children who destroy everything you ever owned in your life)? For a classic look, opt for stripes in neutral colors. For something fun and trendy, experiment with some accents in multi-colored stripes. I like to see colorful art on the walls in updated stripes, as you see in the Aboriginal art piece below by Sally Clark (Piece is sold through Coolabah Art on ebay | Catalog I.D. # 13571)

 Aboriginal art by Sally Clark (Available for purchase via Coolabah Art on ebay | Catalog I.D. # 13571)

Aboriginal art by Sally Clark (Available for purchase via Coolabah Art on ebay | Catalog I.D. # 13571)

 Design by Carla Aston www.carlaaston.com

Design by Carla Aston www.carlaaston.com

 www.lizmarieblog.com How about an area rug if you aren't quite ready to invest in an expensive striped furniture piece?

www.lizmarieblog.com How about an area rug if you aren't quite ready to invest in an expensive striped furniture piece?

 www.bhg.com Use wallpaper in small areas so that you can change it later if you are bored of it!

www.bhg.com Use wallpaper in small areas so that you can change it later if you are bored of it!

PATINA

This trend is one of my favorites because I recently met a faux finisher who teaches DIY workshops on recreating this patina effect on walls, furniture and virtually any other surface. The faux finisher is Jenny Weaver of www.fauxonline.com

Jenny is one of the world's top faux finishers who has been in the industry for decades. She and I are about to collaborate on some color + faux finish workshops, so stay tuned.

For now, though, let's look at the ways we are seeing patina incorporated into home decor. 

 www.harpersbazaar.com I am seeing lots of patina wall clocks all over Pinterest and other decor sites.

www.harpersbazaar.com I am seeing lots of patina wall clocks all over Pinterest and other decor sites.

 Can you believe that this is wallpaper? www.muralswallpaper.com

Can you believe that this is wallpaper? www.muralswallpaper.com

 This DIY project was completed by The Wood Spa and featured on Modern Masters Pinterest page.

This DIY project was completed by The Wood Spa and featured on Modern Masters Pinterest page.

 Wall art is always a way to add a bit of a trend. This piece is by artist Igor Turovskiy.

Wall art is always a way to add a bit of a trend. This piece is by artist Igor Turovskiy.

I always feel the need to put a disclaimer in my blog posts when discussing home decor. Please understand that I am not an interior designer at all. I am a color consultant who must understand home decor trends, though, and how to incorporate color into the overall decor scheme.

As always, reach out to me by email lauren@lfbcolor.com or phone 281-989-4086 if you need my assistance in specifying colors.

Do post some comments below. I am happy to answer questions here, as well.

Until next time,

your color strategist Lauren