TOP 5 DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2020

Design is a cyclical process… what is new and trendy now is a reinvention of the past. And while there are many trends we hope never return and would love to forget ever happened (think shag carpets in bathrooms), we love seeing the past reemerge in ways that suit how we live today. On the blog we’re sharing our favourite trends that are here to stay!

1. BLACK

You name it… black cabinetry, hardware, plumbing fixtures, lighting, paint. We joke all the time that we love black so much that it’s become the colour of our hearts lol! Regardless of how you feel about black decor, it’s a great way to add depth. Try it out in your space with a piece of furniture or some simple accents like black and white photos, black stacked coffee table books or black pillows!

BLACK AND WHITE LIVING ROOM WITH ACCESSORIES ON COFFEE TABLE

2. NATURAL MATERIALS

Nothing beats the real thing and when it comes to the master of design, Mother Nature does it best. Whenever we can, we try to incorporate natural materials such as granite, stone, marble, wood, concrete and glass. Our aim is to create spaces that are timeless and able to adapt with ongoing trends. By using quality materials for the bones of any space, you can more easily trade out decor and furnishings throughout the years to evolve with your changing style without major renovations.

NATURAL WOOD CABINETS WITH LIGHT STONE COUNTERTOPS

3. WARM GREY TONES

If you’re in your mid 20s or older you will know exactly what we mean when we say “Builders Beige”. About 15 years ago, the world was obsessed with brown. Brown walls, cabinets, metals… you couldn’t escape it. It seemed to last forever and when the obsession finally ended, people revolted! The answer was to leave brown behind completely and everything switched overnight to cool Greys. In the last few years we’ve noticed the pendulum settle into a middle ground and we couldn’t be happier.

WARM GREY KITCHEN WITH WHITE MARBLE COUNTERS

4. BRICK

We love brick for so many reasons. Traditionally, brick was used for exteriors and fireplaces… think driveways, hardscaping, or exterior cladding. And while exposing brick in older buildings has been done for decades, we’ve noticed a huge increase in brick’s use in other areas from kitchen backslashes, mudrooms to entry floors. Brick brings in natural texture, colour and character into a space and we don’t see this trend leaving anytime soon.

Brick Herringbone floors
Kitchen with brick and marble backsplash
Mudroom with brick herringbone floor

5. Grey stone counters

For years, the number one request in a kitchen has been white marble look counters. Now don’t get us wrong, we LOVE this classic look and will never tire of it. But over the last year, we’ve been getting requests for grey stone counters and love the change. Check out our recently completed Modern Lake House Project for inspiration!

Detail of hammered copper sink

We hope this inspires you! Please share this post if you found it helpful and think it might help someone else out as well!

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