Just last week, we opened up our spring trends discussion with a peek into the hottest trends to hit the retail market as seen through the eyes of Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing. Kicking off our new year into full swing, this much anticipated announcement was one that primed our closet and pocketbooks for all of the must-have items for the warmer seasons:
In continuance of all things trending, we venture right outside the comfort of our closets to dive right into what’s abuzz in the world of interior décor and design. As home renovations continue to garner more than its fair share of interest, and need we say addictions, we tapped the shoulder of local home design expert and architectural guru, Sandy Tabacinic (pictured below) of Homecorp, LLC to dish on the latest in home trends for 2015. A noted media expert for home remodeling tips and tricks, Tabacinic hints towards more white finishes and a surprising blast from the past that’s sure to shake up all 2015 home designs. Read on for her top 5 list:
Sandy Tabacinic’s Top 2015 Home Trends
1. Blast from the Past, Wallpaper Returns: Before you let out a groan reminiscing of floral wallpaper from the past, this once popular trend phased out in the early 2000’s. Now with more textures and better qualities in the mix, wallpaper is now coming back in full force for 2015. Ditch the thoughts of over-saturated floral wallpaper accents, and think more geometric prints with a flawless finish. As painted accent walls reigned as the focal point in home design years prior, Tabacinic hints that wallpaper accent walls are “the new black” and the new it item for 2015.
2. Wine Down with Built-In Wine Storage and Shelving: Not only do we support a good glass of vino, but we applaud any ways to refine the home and increase its value. Per Tabacinic, glass wine cellars with see-through fixtures are all the rage, with mounted wine racks (pictured above) pulling up the ranks in second. If space is an issue, design experts convert the bottom portion of the kitchen island into a makeshift wine cellar, not only saving on space but creating an overall aesthetic appeal.
3. Stacked Stone Fireplaces: Noted by Tabacinic as the hottest trend to hit Dallas, stacked stone fireplaces are now in high demand to add elegance to the living areas. For 2015, home décor professionals have dropped the heavy stone fireplaces and have shifted towards lighter shades of the spectrum, producing a more monochromatic finish. While mounted televisions once ruled the mantles, they are now being removed to craft the effect of a fuller, more lengthier fireplace.
4. All White Everything for Kitchens & Bathrooms: Say buh-bye to heavy stained brown cabinetry and hello to more white. Mirroring the apparel market for “all white everything,” homes are now opting for lighter whites and greys to fashion a modern contemporary aesthetic. “Keeping it clean and uncluttered” is the name of the game according to Tabacinic, who dishes that lighter and softer white blends give off a sleeker facade. Although marble countertops were once a go-to item for kitchens and bathrooms, 2015 is trending towards more firestone and quartzite to keep in line with the all-white theme.
5. Commercial-Style Kitchens for the Home: It’s all about the stainless steel baby! Stainless steel backsplashes, stainless steel tables, and dare we say stainless steel industrial appliances! Commercial-style kitchens are taking over the market and proving to be the new hot request for home remodels and designs. Known to industry insiders as the “hose it all down” concept, the stainless steel addition makes for a cleaner appearance and can be essentially “hosed down” if necessary.
All images used courtesy of Homecorp