Interior Design trends for 2016 include softer, more pastel colors that impart a sense of serenity and calmness, with Pale Sky blue and Rose Quartz pink leading the way. Traditional furnishings are more weightless and airy in white and off white "antiqued" painted finishes. Gold is gaining in popularity as the accent finish to use on just about anything from accessories to plumbing fixtures. Wallpaper is making a big comeback for use on any wall in the home. And Chinese, Chinoiserie motifs add a touch of the exotic to traditional or contemporary interiors.
Serenity reigns in this transitional style living room. Pale blush pink pillows adorn these baby blue wing chairs and the sunburst mirror and small occasional table in gold provide the perfect accents for this calm white interior. Lilian White for Hickory Chair.
Embroidered lattice fabric in Rose Quartz by Kravet is elegant and "new". Just the thing for curtains or pillows.
What could be more high style than this sky blue leather lounge chair by Baker. Pair it with the brass Chinoiserie table below for a real dynamic duo.
This elegant Chinoiserie end table by Schumacher is done in brass for a true update. Chinoiserie is a style of decoration reflecting Chinese motifs seen in murals, wallpapers, fabrics and as decoration on furniture.
The graceful bamboo trees with gold metallic touches on a pale blue background make this wallpaper a perfect example of the latest in design for 2016. Samsara by Romo.
More fun design elements for 2016 include Feather Bloom wallpaper in fuschia, by Schumacher; Blown glass lamp in soft blue by Currey; Kendrick wool rug by Paterson Flynn & Martin and Prince lantern in gold leaf finish by Currey .
This beautiful 19th century French commode in "antiqued white" reflects the new light and airy side of traditional furniture meant to pair perfectly with the new pastels. by Schumacher.
Letitia Little Allied ASID, CID is an award winning interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. info www.letitialittle.com.