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2016 Home Trends We Love

Trends rarely develop in a linear fashion—certain styles and movements are in vogue one second and out the next. But what’s “on trend” for 2016 may not be trends at all, as beloved standards like mid-century modern and traditional styles have resurfaced once again and aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Here’s a list of our favorite themes causing a stir in the design world this year.

Written by Sarah Chappell

Trend: Mid-century, this century

Arguably the most influential and sought after aesthetic for interiors big and small, mid-century modern will always be a permanent fixture in the design world. Not just limited to retro styles, this look plays a big role in creating livable, beautiful spaces that borrow from the era's neatly organized, scaled-down aesthetic that lets well-designed pieces really shine.

SHOP LOOKS WE LOVE: MID-CENTURY MODERN
Mid-Century Modern

Trend: Mid-century, this century

Get the look: Field Lounge Chair by Blu Dot

With a nod to mid-century style, this chair has a slight incline and plush cushions that make for a comfortable and swanky addition to your modern seating arrangement. We love that this trend puts comfort and design at a premium.

SHOP LOOKS WE LOVE: MID-CENTURY MODERN
Field Lounge Chair by Blu Dot

Trend: Mid-century, this century

Get the look with: Arc Shade Floor Lamp by SONNEMAN Lighting

This tasteful interpretation of a mid-century classic has the uncanny ability to be both a statement piece and convenient light source—which is just what the contemporary dweller needs. We love it as a space-saving solution over a reading chair or sofa.

SHOP LOOKS WE LOVE: MID-CENTURY MODERN
Arc Shade Floor Lamp by SONNEMAN Lighting

Trend: Outside is "in"

Now let’s take a step outside. The outdoors are becoming as important as the inside in terms of design. Outdoor designs are more and more stylized, so you can create an alfresco space that’s as thoughtful as your interior design scheme. From mid-century modern (like this patio furnished by Mamagreen) to Scandinavian to playful and whimsical, if there’s a look you love, you can apply it to your outdoor room.

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Outdoors is in

Trend: Outside is "in"

Get the look with: Garota Outdoor Plug-In LED Pendant by Bover

We love a hanging lamp indoors, so why not bring them outside? This a great addition to exterior environments. Not only is the fixture portable, but it gives you the benefits of long-lasting and efficient LED lighting with the familiar and stylish look of woven rattan.

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Garota Outdoor Plug-In LED Pendant by Bover

Trend: Outside is "in"

Get the look: UMA LED Sound Lantern by Pablo Designs

For the nomadic outdoor type, this is a perfect companion for all manner of relaxing and socializing. Its small, portable design means it goes where you go, and it’s been meticulously engineered to provide the most innovative lighting and sound experience.

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UMA LED Sound Lantern by Pablo Designs

Trend: Blended modern

We love the idea of mixing modern styles, and mid-century modern (MCM) and Scandinavian design are two closely related schools of thought. You can see the influence of both in the work of Greta Grossman, a designer who promulgated European ideals of modernism in an American context—like these MCM shapes mixed with a palette and materials that are decidedly Scandinavian.

SHOP LOOKS WE LOVE: SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN
Scandinavian Design

Trend: Blended modern

Get the look with : Grasshopper Table Lamp by Gubi

These two like-minded styles are evident in this design that can comfortably fit in chic and small-scale residences. Inspired by organic forms, the smooth aluminum and brass components come together to create ideal task lighting that is as accessible as it is rich with design.

SHOP LOOKS WE LOVE: SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN
Grasshopper Table Lamp by Gubi

Trend: Blended modern

Get the look with: Conrad Desk by Gus Modern

This compact design has distinctive mid-century leanings. Hardly restricted to the office or workspace, the simple and crisp lines could easily place this desk in a bedroom, living room—or studio space, for that matter! The casual-yet-refined vibe means plenty of design possibilities

SHOP LOOKS WE LOVE: SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN
Conrad Desk by Gus Modern

Trend: The New Traditional

Traditional can be a blanket term for a wide range of styles. It can be ornate, industrial, restoration…the list goes on. But many lighting styles, modern or otherwise, are embracing traditional elements and blending them into designs that are clean and understated. The result is a hint of nostalgia that warms up a stark interior.

SHOP LOOKS WE LOVE: THE NEW TRADITIONAL
The New Traditional

Trend: The New Traditional

Get the look with: Luna Wide Chandelier by Crystorama

The unexpected harmony of classical and industrial elements no longer confines you to choosing just one for your interior design scheme. This reinterpretation of the ornate chandelier perfectly blends old and new.

SHOP LOOKS WE LOVE: THE NEW TRADITIONAL
Luna Wide Chandelier by Crystorama

Trend: The New Traditional

Get the look with: Palisades Chandelier by Artcraft Lighting

Different elements contribute to this trending style: here, the prismatic quality of the glass partially exposes the interior multi-armed chandelier, which are likewise updated with Edison-style bulbs. Don't be afraid to bend the rules on what is normally considered a "traditional" chandelier.

SHOP LOOKS WE LOVE: THE NEW TRADITIONAL
Get the look with: Palisades Chandelier by Artcraft Lighting

Trend: All that glitters is gold

We’ve hit the motherlode of variety with this trend, and it’s clear it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Gold and brassy tones make a rich impression in lighting and home accessories, bridging retro vibes and drama that look right at home in modern or transitional spaces.

SHOP LOOKS WE LOVE: MODERN BRASS
Modern Brass

Trend: All that glitters is gold

Get the look with: Rainboots Umbrella Stand-Gold Limited Edition by Seletti

Who doesn’t need a golden pair of rain boots to store your umbrellas? This playful piece is an easy way to get in on this look without overcommitting.

SHOP LOOKS WE LOVE: MODERN BRASS
Rainboots Umbrella Stand-Gold Limited Edition by Seletti

Trend: All that glitters is gold

Get the look with: Mountain View LED Pendant by AXO Light

A recent winner of the Best Design Product in Lighting by Interior Design Magazine, this pendant is a stunner in gold, with just the right amount of shine that lets the unique design take center stage.

SHOP LOOKS WE LOVE: MODERN BRASS
Mountain View LED Pendant by AXO Light

Trend: The rise of the bath

The bathroom landscape is changing. With the advent of social media, open-floor plans (in homes and work spaces), and just a general lack of privacy—the bathroom might be the one place we still have to relax and disconnect. That being said, bathrooms are becoming a luxurious destination within the home, with grandiose spatial planning and dramatic lighting pieces.

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Rise of the Bath

Trend: The rise of the bath

Get the look with: Topanga I Sconce by Boyd Lighting

A monochromatic color palette seamlessly imparts the feel of ultimate luxury. We love the idea of keeping the lighting simple and tailored, with high-end finishes that turn the bath into a fancy hotel-like experience.

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Topanga I Sconce by Boyd Lighting

Trend: The rise of the bath

Get the look with: Bling Chandelier/Semi-Flushmount by Robert Abbey

One easy way to achieve the same luxury in your master bath, but on a smaller scale, is adding a small chandelier to serve as your overhead light. This is a great addition for bathrooms with lowered ceilings or limited space to feel a little lavish.

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Bling Chandelier/Semi-Flushmount by Robert Abbey
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