Trend Guide 2016: Organic Luxe
Ultra-layered, monochromatic spaces play up texture instead of colour.
One of the biggest trends for 2016 is perhaps the subtlest—no contrasting pops of colour, but a look that’s wholly monochromatic. Layers of texture and muted pattern create visual interest in a design that’s tactile and calming, with a light, soothing palette and soft tones. The bespoke, buy-local movement is rooted here, in quality pieces handcrafted from sustainable materials that purport fine craftsmanship and tell a story. And the materials vary: for the Organic Luxe look, it’s a mix of stone, ceramics, naturally dyed fabrics and handwoven knits.
Inspiring Space: Organic Luxe
Calgary designer Amanda Hamilton layers a furry throw and soft pillows on a worn-in leather sofa (think Clooney factor: wrinkles add character) and wood furniture with equally obvious grain.