Five Summer Style Trends That Are Here to Stay.
1. OVERSIZED ART
It’s wise to remember that sometimes we can say more with less, and singular statements of oversized art are speaking volumes about what it means to have style these days. The sizably scaled pieces have proven to be a breath of fresh air amidst the popularity of gallery walls. Whether hung on the wall or leaned against it for a more casual look, supersized art can make your home appear more expansive than it is (and that’s a bonus).
2. TEXTURAL WHITES
The rise of matte materials in fashion has been mirrored in interiors, especially in the mainstay decorator hue, white. High-gloss hues have given way toward chalky, textural shades of white. From Giacometti-inspired gesso in lighting to pale concrete furniture and sun-bleached, driftwood-inspired finishes, we’re all onboard with this trend.
3. NATURAL WEAVES
This season, the maritime look gets a cool reboot thanks to abaca rope, a natural fiber with rich variation. With a casual but elevated sensibility, it has been crowned it the nouveau material of choice for decorators across the country—and it’s no longer being used sparingly. From beach houses to city residences, this material is being wrapped around graceful chandeliers, clean-lined coffee tables, and handsome bed frames. Balance it with crisp white sheets or leather seating and you’ll give coastal a new perspective.
4. STATEMENT SECTIONALS
The inviting, wide open floor plans of today’s family homes have rung in a new era of statement sofas. Equal parts comfortable and stylish, the modern sectional embraces clean lines without sacrificing style, making it an ideal hero piece in the contemporary great rooms. Extra-deep seated, extra-comfortable sectionals with tactile upholstery options will stand up to all manner of family shenanigans. The only trouble? Once you sit down, you may never get up.
Cane—the mesh webbing of vintage chair seats and backs—is starring in a comeback that’s tugging at the most traditional heartstrings. The timeless, historic lines of classic cane wickerwork have been re-worked into mind-blowingly modern silhouettes and have even made their way to woven leather pillows, ribbon-trim cushions, and delicate embroidered shams, coverlets, and top sheets. Even better than its nostalgic, preppy look is the tactile quality the woven pattern brings to everything it touches.