As a chill hits the air and holiday music hits the speakers, the design community is already looking forward to fresh trends for the new year. For inspiration to lead you into 2019, look no further than these five trends to watch.

1. Going Green


Modern Cantilever Armchairs, Giotto Stoppino, Deda VaseRyan McGuinness and Growing Handplants

Everything from emerald to mossy is popping up green in the interiors world, from Hendredon’s exhibit at High Point Market, to a lacquered office designed by Wendy Labrum shown in Traditional Home, to Hundley Hilton Interiors’ beautiful lounge space at the Antiques at the Gardens in Birmingham exhibit. A timeless classic, this hue is here to stay.

2. Bone Inlay

Antique English Mahogany Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Box, Antique Fine Syrian Levantine Inlaid Armchairs

An ancient practice dating back to the 15th century, bone inlay furniture, marked by its expert craftsmanship and attention to detail, is having its time in the spotlight. The painstakingly crafted pieces are popping up at retailers spanning price points.

3. Keeping It Natural

Bielecky Brothers High Backed Wing ChairBielecky Brothers Round Handwoven Mirror

Natural fiber materials like jute, sisal, wicker, and rattan remain a constant and timeless trend from 2018. Bielecky Brothers furniture, a new addition to Sotheby’s Home, continues to inspire with interesting shapes, and Celerie Kemble’s gorgeous line of rattan lighting for Arteriors remains positively charming.

4. Old World Meets New World

Boyd Lighting Damask CredenzaTraditional Floral Metallic Lumbar Pillows

Chinoiserie and chintz and damask, oh my! Maximalism is back in a big way, with millennials embracing and even championing old-world modalities updated in fresh ways. Annabelle Moehlmann, founder of chic housewares line Land of Belle, is one example of the new guard imbuing history with a fresh set of eyes.

5. Fluid Furniture

Arne Jacobsen Swan Chairs Schumacher Astraire Rug

From Goop’s most recent furniture collection to this year’s space age – Raquel’s Dream House curated by Instagram darling Raquel Cayre (@ettoresottsass), fluid furniture with sexy lines is a major trend that will continue to stick into 2019.

Ariel Okin is the founder of her eponymous firm, Ariel Okin Interiors, where she designs luxury residential and unique commercial properties. Ariel is a contributing writer to, Architectural Digest, and Domino Magazine, among other publications. Ariel has been featured and profiled in Vogue, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, My Domaine, and Domino, among others. She was named one of the top 20 Instagram accounts to follow for interior design by Domino in 2016.


  • Posted January 17, 2019
    by test

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