The Latest from LA
Los Angeles: The perennial place-to-be on the West Coast for design. We wrote a lot at the beginning of the year about design trends (what was coming in for 2018, and certain trends that were predicted to fade away…) and now that we’re nearing the halfway mark of the year we wanted to see what LA had to say. Predictions are just predictions after all!
The last time we posted about LA (read 5 Trends that Defined our LA Design Tour) we looked at trends such as the return of handcrafted items, the rise of indoor-outdoor living, and bold wallpaper. While some of these elements are still going strong in LA’s most stylish homes, there are also a couple new things to add to the mix…
Take a look at what we found!
We’re talking oversize windows, folding doors, and natural light galore. The barrier between indoor and outdoor spaces is disappearing– the result? Gorgeous views with a heightened sense of place.
With terrible drought plaguing parts of California in recent years, turf is now showing up in a lot of residential areas. A way to keep the green all year round while saving on water and mowing…
Rugs en Masse:
Perisan area rugs are a great match for wood and tile floors. Used one at a time or in multiples, we love how the rugs are used to add colour and personality to a space.
Like our trend report predicted, architectural elements were a huge feature in LA; however, they were not always overly industrial. We also saw a lot of warmer woods creating cozy, intimate spaces.
Frames, fixtures, and features were appearing everywhere in blacks and dark metallics.
Wood (Recycled and Re-purposed):
A great trend these days is re-purposed materials and cutting down on valuable housing material that heads to the landfill. Weather-toughened woods were a great example we saw– the material is extremely durable and has a great texture and colour (and environmentally friendly too!)
Not just plain cottons anymore. Homeowners are embracing the transformative powers of mixed materials— and we love it!
From plants to art and personal collections, unique and thoughtful accents made the personality of the homes come alive.
Until next time LA— you keep us inspired!