Among the brilliant speakers and interior designers was the gorgeous and down to earth Bill Indursky (linkedin.com/pub/bill-indursky/9/a48/621). Here's part one of a two part series!
Bill is known for his outrageous clothing choices; when he's speaking he always dresses to show a trend. When I met him, he was rocking a kilt with these crazy, large, forearm metal cuffs - indicative of the Egyptian trend that is soon arriving.
Raw: a lot of raw materials have been making their rounds last year. Expect to see more raw woods, raw metals, rusted metals, weathered looking tables and chairs. With the chaos of the recent years financial decline, we're looking for more reality. Something stable.
Lettering is hot! Look for it in pillows, artwork, decor and wall murals.
We're digging the all over letter pattern such as shown on this dramatic ceiling. Now which client can I use that for???
Or hung on the wall?
Over the top design, heavy on the contrast. Big, powerful statement pieces. Oversized and dramatic is key!
What do you think? Are you seeing a large purple chair in your living room?
Classic looks, Neo Greek key. Egyptian columns and room dividers, Grecian urns, patterned wallpaper showing old ruins, Parthenon looking furniture...
At the Design Centre in Seattle, all we saw were various versions of beige, dark brown and cream. I even took
him aside twice and asked him to clarify this (I'm just not a brown fan!), but no, gray has had it's day and we're back to beige and brown again.
Linda Holt (www.lindaholtinteriors.com) covers this topic more in depth in her post
"It's baaaack, shocking color trends"
So tell me what do you think, is Bill spot on, or do you see something different coming down the design pipeline?
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