Style Spotters Winter / Spring 2021 Style Report
A focus on comfort and organic materials as home becomes sanctuary and workplace
Our 2020 Style Spotters have proven to be extremely innovative and adaptable in navigating this year’s unique challenges. We could not be prouder of their dedication and hard work. Their expert selections reveal an explosion in products designed to meet the current surge in home renovations and interior projects, including a growing focus on home offices and family lounging areas.
Home has truly become the sanctuary for all Americans, and this trend is reflected in an abundance of gracious comforting forms emphasizing curvaceous upholstery and cozy sectionals. Organic materials, ranging from stones and wood to weaves in natural fibers and caning, as well as materials such as shells, husks, and grasses, are used in unexpected ways. This fascination with the natural world also extends to seating, art, and rugs that celebrate nature motifs including several examples of the gingko leaf.
The Style Spotters agreed that mixed media was an important trend, and noted many pieces that incorporate multiple materials. This trend dovetails with the rise of Art Deco inspired designs that were prevalent in all the major showrooms. Mid-century, which has dominated recent markets, was less influential.
Several Style Spotters remarked that sustainability and social responsibility were of high importance when sourcing manufacturers. The maker culture and artisan furnishings were amongst the trends that stood out as well.
The color story was diverse but Autumn colors such as cognac, cinnamon, amber, and burnt orange were featured in most showrooms. Blue is still the most prevalent and enduring color family, but black and white schemes were also very strong. Patterns revealed a growing interest in diverse cultures ranging from Native American and South American in textiles, lamps, and rugs.
There was also a refreshing abundance of traditional patterns and pretty rooms with creamy finishes and classic detailing. The Art Deco collections were, not surprisingly, bold and vibrant, offering consumers a tremendous range of options.
We applaud our 2020 team of Style Spotters for their selections and for supporting our industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are honored to lead this talented group and share their fabulous finds with you once again!