What will your interior look like in 2019? As a preview of the 2019 decor trends from Paris, Kenisa met with couple of the influential Parisian décor houses to ask them about their 2019 trends.
This new year is the comeback of the velvet, especially the corduroy, using cane on furniture, recycling an old piece of furniture, adding a Berber carpet, and most importantly, rounding the corners, all with a green accent color
The velvet decoration
On the seats, pillows accessories and lights (yes! they are adding velvet on lighting!), velvet is trending everywhere this winter, especially corduroy! Warm fabric, the velvet knows how to create this feeling of cocooning, so dear to us.
Very fashionable in the 70s, the corduroy is back in force in our interiors. While the velvet has a retro identity that delighted the people living the freedom revolution in 1968 and fans of the Godard era, this ultra-soft material abandons its old-fashioned attributes to be trendy this season.
Wicker cane definitely has no age
This is a successful comeback for cane furniture. Falling into disuse, this technique of braiding appeared 300 years ago, when it was use in the most exclusive interiors in France. It has again the wind in sails, carried by the return of natural fibers, rattan and wicker in the lead. You will find woven cane on furniture, seat, lighting, headboard and many accessories of all kinds.
The most used material for this technique is the natural rattan treated and cut into thin strips whose width varies. Its specificity consists of showing both the warp and the weft for an ultra-graphic result … and terribly trendy.
Cane went thru lots of up and down in home decor. It was very popular when rattan landed in Europe under the Regency, then disappeared from circulation, before being reborn in the late eighteenth century with the iconic bistro chair from Thonet n ° 14.
That was the first chair produced in series at that time. Other cult design chairs will take on the solid, design character of the wicker cane, such as Marcel Breuer‘s legendary “Cesca B64 Chair” at the end of the 1920s under the avant-garde spirit of the Bauhaus.
The showcase and openwork furniture to expose everything
If you are an aspiring or confirmed collector, why not succumb to the trend of showcases and other furniture with glasses to highlight your favorite objects? This piece of furniture leaves the eye wandering from your favorite object or kitchenware. It can also be transformed into a revisited library.
Scandicraft is the perfect combination of Scandinavian style with strict and clean lines, with natural and soft crafted materials. The goal is to warm up a natural interior in which we take the pleasure to live in.
The Scandicraft style offers a more natural and ethical style. It focuses more on using a more natural furniture: a cane buffet, a rattan headboard, a reclaimed wooden coffee table, a braided suspension …
The shades are warmer and the curves rounder, the Scandicraft style revives the foundations of the Nordic style by adding nature, in a more present way than ever. The colors are warming, the side tables are raw wood and the plaids ultra-cozy.
The Scandicraft trend offers a return to the sources of decoration. Decomposed, shaped of natural materials and sublimated pastel colors, the interior goes to the basics. In short, less is more.
Upcycling or how to do something new with old
Up-recycling or over-recycling would ultimately mean that nothing is thrown away. So, like the Lebanese designer Paola Sakr, it’s better to use imagination to give life to pieces of collections. As proof, these pretty vases are made from concrete collected on construction sites.
Dare to divert furniture from their original use. If you are a Deco Amateur, like me, let yourself be tempted by this trend that is not really new but seems to be on the rise again in 2019. Whether they are found in a flea market, inherited or freshly purchased, some pieces of furniture are just waiting to be transformed into something new and 100% personalized. Below, a washbasin cabinet made using a Singer sewing machine.
All it takes is a little imagination to turn that budget-friendly thrift store into an eye-catching piece that will add loads of personality to your home.
Green, winning color of 2019
Too long shunned for the benefit of the expressive hues that are symptomatic of the Scandinavian style, the green demonstrative is determined to come back in force in our interiors. Mainly composed of yellow and blue, the palette of green is almost infinite and comes in many shades ranging from shades of bluish notes through pastel tones and sometimes black. In addition to its natural and fresh connotation, green can plant a chic and cozy feel in your decor when you choose the right shade. From the walls to the carpets, this hue with a thousand and one virtues is meant to be as soothing as energizing.
Berber carpets to change the atmosphere
To coordinate Scandicraft, upcycling and natural style, the Berber rug is a perfect accessory for your home this year. Berber carpet is hand-woven in the Moroccan Atlas. It offers graphic patterns in soft tones. Adopting such a carpet is also a tradition that we come to look for, a rug that tells us a story from afar.
A Berber carpet is a timeless piece of decoration, which will adapt to all styles, coming to bring character and elegance. It creates a ethnic atmosphere, warms up the floor and even takes the height once it hangs on the wall.
Honoring a curvy decor
To finish the trends of 2019, round the corners in the house from the rounded lights to the curvy sofas and round tables, they relax our decor with their suppleness.
The design in 2019 is to round the corners. The reason for this new perspective? Counteract the rigor of our times, put the human at the center of the priorities and bring a little fantasy in our daily lives. What is better than the generous and enveloping forms to bring a little sweetness and good mood in our interiors, with softer lines, fun shapes and welcoming curves.
In total disruption with a design preaching purity and discretion, the rounded and curvy decor transforms our furniture, tables and lighting. The rounded seats are comfortable, and round tables easily accommodate what they must.