Spring 2016 brings us landscapes from the urban center, a mix of matte and metals, and casual colors for the athleisure lifestyle. This season classic- meets-casual color for an upbeat approach to repurposed and redefined stylings just right for upmarket. The key is a balance of opposites in a fast paced world.
Clean: Stripes organize the eye and sooth the cacophony of noise which surrounds us in the modern age. Now delivery is bold and dynamic as stripes come to the forefront in unconventional colors and at unexpected angles. It appears that stripes have changed their stripes!
Color: from the artist’s palette in a mixed media format incorporating glimmering metallic, with an eye on warm gold. This spring color is a veritable candy store delight composed of vibrant hues in re-imagined classics, anchored by all things blue.
Custom: Uncompromising in personal character, and readily accessible through innovative technologies, custom is coming home to the consumer. D.I.Y. drivers have created a culture demanding personal style; so determine your own color, choose your own texture and create art for your wall.
Cultural: The mythologies of our space are defined by the values we carry; inspirational cues taken from our deep rooted heritage juxtaposed with contemporary lifestyle. Trends from urban organic to athletic tribal create a blending of contradiction which forms exciting new energy from a new generation.
Wallcovering is the largest canvas on which a designer will paint the story of any home. Here is where it all begins, a portrait of the people who live there and their vision for identity. Perception becomes reality, and it all starts with the walls!
The Architectural Digest Design Show at the Pier in NYC, March 17-20, was bigger and better than ever before with an amazing array of talented artists and designers present in abundance. Here are five favorites to desire and inspire!
“Hide” and Seek: “Avo” creates custom design on leather for a natural textural look combined with contemporary geometrics. www.avoavo.com
The Golden Child: Fine artist Christina Lei Rodriguez creates beautiful photographic installations translated to fabric, art and more….for “EDGE collections”. www.edge-collections.com