Brands are always in hot pursuit of the next design aesthetic movement. We’ve recently shifted from minimalism to maximalism. On the forefront of this shift, we’re seeing that people are craving more intimate and “feel good” items.
When examining the cultural circumstances today, the three leading shifts are technology innovations, emotionally driven consumerism, and the feminist movement. Combining them in the context of consumer wants and needs, we see a strong Sensuality coming to fruition.
This design aesthetic connects the dots from politics to an increased emotional energy that is leading consumers to desire connection, comfort, balance, and the maternal presence in their everyday lifestyle.
To achieve balance – to establish contentment – an environment must consider the comfort of the potential dweller first and foremost. As individuals are negotiating the chaos and complexities of contemporary life, we have a greater appreciation of and belief in the virtue of moderation. Our environments are a literal reflection of our internal, moral barometer.
Among interiors it involves clean, rounded shapes, and furnishings covered with ultra luxurious materials. Spaces are especially welcoming due to the use of warm colors, and while comfortable, they are also made sophisticated through an appropriate balance of form and high-quality tangibles. This seemingly personalized environment represents a melded concept that rests between stylish and honest to goodness usefulness. Each design adoption enhances one’s sensory experience.
For a complete report on the trends that will shape home furnishings in the coming months, be sure to visit Fashion Snoops at the Fall 2017 High Point Market. Date, time, and location to be announced - stay tuned!