When great design, clever functionality and high utility converge in the kitchen, the result can turn heads. Get ready for some real head-turning. Kitch’ T Concept, from Dsignedby, packs seating, cooking, refrigerating and storage into a compact unit that is made to be moved from one living space to another. Combining the Table T and Kitch’…

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Millennials are having a huge impact on every aspect of home décor. In The Trend Curve Colors™ 2017, we provided the details for a Millennial favorite called Analog. This trend focused on mixing retro-tech—typewriters, record players, film cameras and more—with today’s contemporary styles, creating a new look for interiors. Recently, Millennials have been gravitating toward…

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I was just asked to contribute three trends for 2017 to a consumer-facing guide that wants to offer expert advice on what to buy this Holiday season. As they say in the vernacular, that’s easier said than done! Because The Trend Curve forecasts color-and-design trends 18 – 24 months into the future, I’ve been focused on the recent release…

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Paper is today’s on-trend material, and The Trend Curve forecasts that it will remain so for at least the next two years. Products ranging from book-paper birds and papier maché rabbits to tissue-paper blossoms and cardboard signs have been cropping up at trade shows for more than a year. Andbros, showing at the September Maison &…

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It all started with the wildly successful television series Mad Men. It got everyone talking about the lifestyle of the 1960s-70s, the drinking culture of corporate executives and how consumers entertained at home. More importantly, it energized an interest in mid-century modern style that had already begun. Today, mid-century forms and surface designs have become…

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Real books are making a comeback. Why? Because it turns out that people like the experience of holding a book in their hands. And lots of people perceive that there is less stress on their eyes when they read ink on paper, vs. on a screen. Now the preference for books is beginning to impact…

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Have you noticed that books keep popping up as décor devices? Just as news outlets like the New York Times confirm that print is far from dead, and GeekWire reports that sales of printed books rose 2.4% in 2014, “real” books are making a comeback. Now décor is starting to look a bit bookish, too. At AmericasMart‘s January…

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