Wallpaper has made a huge comeback, quartz is the new countertop, and 3-D wall art is playing into the design mix,” says Susan Minard, a designer with San Francisco Design (1890 Bonanza Dr, 866.687.2133). She’s also noticing a wave of blues. “Blue is being brought into many mediums, including fabrics, glass, and metals,” she says. And Park City’s popular warm-minimalism interior-design style features a creative mix of textures. “For example,” Minard explains, “we like to incorporate reclaimed wood, concrete, Mongolian lamb fur, and stainless steel.”
Designer Kristin Rocke, at K. Rocke Design (3910 S. Highland Drive Millcreek, 801.274.2720), is seeing a resurgence of natural brass finishes, along with blonde flooring, shades of green, and what she describes as “biomorphic lighting with mobility dynamics.” She says electric pops of color are enlivening neutral backdrops. “Upholstered furniture is moving toward Euro modern influences with cleaner lines, leggy feet, and some curve. Sectionals are opening up with two-sided seating and walk-through openings that expand spaces.” Charwood is also having its moment, Rocke adds. “This ancient Japanese finishing process, called shou sugi ban, adds amazing character and depth to wood.”
At Poison Creek Furniture and Design (1255 Iron Horse Dr, 435.655.4339), Chris Quinones softens modern by adding warm, natural elements. She says neutrals are turning from grays to creams, and a new shade of deep red is trending. “We are seeing lots of engineered materials for surfaces that are great looking, durable, and sustainable. More pendant lighting will hang over bedside tables and bathroom counters,” she says, “and swivel chairs are huge now.” She also likes to use shiny objects, like bold-colored glass accessories and glazed, glass coat art. “Don’t be afraid to add a little bling,” Quinones smiles.