Style Spotters Spring 2018 Preview

Our design stars pick the emerging trends of the new season

Organic textures and natural colors soften clean-lined contemporary forms. A renaissance of traditional shapes and classic structures is starting to emerge. Sculptural elements add a new and exclusive layer of sophistication. Taken together, the shapes, styles, and textures of Spring 2018 bring a calming, comforting, clutter-free feeling to the home.

Michelle Jennings Wiebe

Coastal Whimsy

Shades of blue with sun-drenched whites and grays (as seen in the Soho Rug by Libby Langdon, Long Constant Credenza, and Havana ’58 Coffee Table), along with naturally inspired fabrics, textures, and finishes, are juxtaposed against modern shapes (these multi-faceted Linea Chairside Tables are stunningly gorgeous examples) and edgy accents (the artistic ‘Best Picture of the Year’ is both captivating and unexpected) to create a playful oceanside vibe that’s stylish and relaxed without taking itself too seriously. This look would be totally appropriate for a beautiful beachside condo or perfectly styled pool house!

Bernhardt Furniture

Kas Rugs and Home



RFA Decor

Justine Macfee

Modern Naturalist

Modern Naturalist expresses a love for texture, natural materials, and a feeling of health and wellness. There is a clean line that keeps the look fresh and contemporary by using modern elements and mixing that with the comfort of natural textures and colors. Each and every object has an intentional purpose and helps to add to a space’s joyful, clutter-free aesthetic. The Prismatic rug’s watercolor look and high/low pile variation creates a dynamic look, while the clean lines and rattan texture used in the Patrick Cabinet take things back to nature in an updated, streamlined, and stylish way.

Carroll by Design


Nourison Industries

Worlds Away

Jeffrey Johnson

Classic Symmetry

The classic form of symmetry is quite pleasing to the eye that appreciates design. The basic structure is an absolute must, as it forms the construction on which the decorative elements are layered to perfect the composition. In the Chablis Swivel Chair, the rounded back of a barrel chair is complemented by large teardrop quilting, while the Trephine Chandelier surrounds its understated column and candelabra arms with a beautiful swirl of wrought iron in a satin black and gold leaf finish. Both express a classically-inspired style that is sure to be appreciated for years to come.

Dovetail Furniture

Nathan Anthony

Currey & Company

Harp & Finial

Natural Traditionalist

In a visible shift away from industrial and mid-century modern pieces, and a reemergence of traditional style that’s updated in a fresh, reimagined way, Natural Traditionalist is all about organic textured materials on fresh traditional frames. The Elena Chest is a perfect example, where a reeded drawer front adds a fresh twist to a traditional, classically styled piece. Other takes on classic looks are seen in the Sidney Counter Chair and Hadley Collection, both of which are covered in texture to create a casual, livable style. The statement-making Lidor Chandelier and Hung Vase add to the organic appeal of this trend through simple silhouettes, natural textures, and fresh colors.

The Import Collection


Kingsley Bate

Made Goods

Tritter Feefer Home Collection

Sarah Walker

Contemporary Curves

Curved furniture is a predominant design trend that has recently emerged from Europe and is making its way to the rest of the world. Harkening back to mid-century modern furniture and design history, while also feeling entirely fashion forward, it is also an indicator of a strong economy, as the pieces require greater skill and craftsmanship to execute flawlessly. The rounded silhouettes do a beautiful job of bridging the masculine and feminine through clean minimalism and organic shapes. Expect to see more of this trend in the year ahead; not only in furnishings, but also in art, lighting and accessories.

Robert James Collection

Thayer Coggin

The Howard Elliott Collection

TOV Furniture

Zoe Bios Creative

Stacy Garcia

Edited Appeal

Driven by the need to escape overstimulation, we look to simplicity in design, and an appreciation of material and form. An understated silhouette matched with exceptional materials provides subtle hints of luxury without being overtly flashy or ostentatiously attention-seeking. The Stella Coffee Table and Rumba Crescent Sofa both provide an elegant, under-the-radar style that exudes timelessness and comfort, while the Moana Coffee Table and Gavaughn Rug add some pizzazz without being over the top. The result is an edited aesthetic with a sophistication that speaks for itself.

Adriana Hoyos

Indo Puri

Jaipur Living

Tritter Feefer Home Collection

Holly Hollingsworth Phillips

Global Glamour

An eclectic collection of modern items, each skillfully crafted piece exhibits a worldly aura that’s sure to not go unnoticed this Market season. The plush, comfort-invoking Hygge rug, beautiful bone inlay Thea chest, seductively sculpted Serpentine sconce, and gleaming base of the Eden Rock sofa all contribute to an overall global vibe that’s timelessly glamorous. Be prepared to fall in love with this muted color palette with glam finishes and accents that are sure to inspire luxurious interiors this spring at Market.


Worlds Away

Loloi Rugs


Michel Smith Boyd

Sculptural Sophistication

Each of these carefully crafted pieces embodies a sculptural, sophisticated design that’s both special and specific enough to inspire an entire space. Nods to previous design eras such as art deco and mid-century modern can be noticed without appearing dated or pretentious. The Weston Modular Cabinets and Deco Mirror invoke an emotional response through their sculptural nature and thoughtful details, while the Rumba Upholstered Chair and Crescent Sofa inspire timeless sophistication that’ll endure for eras to come.

1429 Furniture

Adriana Hoyos

Chelsea House

Adriana Hoyos

Mary Douglas Drysdale

Modern Comfort

Comfortable, geometric shapes constructed using organic materials form statement pieces that express a softer, more comfortable side of modern style. Slatted wood, beautifully sculpted crystals, and luxurious leather upholstery can be seen in each of these noteworthy pieces, adding to an overall inviting, lived-in look that each piece embodies. Most notably, the introduction of warm, natural finishes helps elevate a notoriously minimal, and at times sterile or unapproachable, modern style to something a bit more laid-back and welcoming.

Hammerton Studio

Euro Style

Badgley Mischka Home

Hooker Furniture