Last evening Elte hosted an event with Lynda Reeves (Publisher Canadian House & Home Magazine, President House & Home Media). It was a people packed event despite the dismal weather. Lynda Reeves can really draw a huge crowd.
Her presentation was entitled “2011 Trends”. Some trends appear for a season and then disappear (think crystal chandeliers overlaid with sheer drum shades), others have more staying power (think stainless steel appliances) and can become the front and centre of design for a decade.
My personal design preference is for rooms to be filled with items that have longevity. I’m a classicist at heart, however even I can get bored looking at the same things year after year – even if I do love them. In the same way I’ll buy a new scarf or two or three to update a winter coat, I will change toss pillows on a fairly regular basis and I’ll also move my art to different rooms. All of this can be achieved in an afternoon and the results can be really satisfying.
Some of Lynda’s trend picks for 2011 are listed below, only time will tell what will last a season and what will become a classic!
Blue Upholstered Sofas
Upholstery with Raw Edges
Black everywhere – kitchen cabinets, walls, furniture. Black is a huge colour trend. Charcoal grey walls are a slightly softer option for those nervous of going completely to the dark side.
Multi-Arm Light Fixtures
Feature Chairs (I want one of these)
Natural Wood – think Restoration Hardware’s new range of furniture.