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2017 Design Trends for the Home

February 21, 2017

A Post-Holiday Design Refresh

By Amy Gill

Each year, I get a little depressed after the holidays. Winter decorations come down, and with them so does some of the warmth of the season. The time between New Year’s and spring feels long, so this year I endeavored to restyle my house for mid-winter. That way it doesn’t feel like a let-down, but a “what’s next.”

According to Armina Kasprowicz, designer and owner of Armina Interiors, 2017 home design trends are “focused on making bold statements by using color and texture to create drama and warmth. Textiles like velvet and brocade, rich materials and indoor plants are creating more depth.”

She identified three great 2017 design trends  I plan to incorporate into my mid-winter refresh for my living and bedroom.

Jewel Tones

Armonk 5, New York traditional-living-room

Emerald green, sapphire blue, ruby reds and deep purples are a welcome respite from my home of neutrals. The intense color story adds richness, warmth and energy that I crave in winter when I look outside and see shades of brown and gray.

I chose to go with shades of ruby and garnet to add pops of color in my living room. I am swapping out my ivory drapes for deep red ones and adding a few luxe velvet pillow covers.

Ruby Grommet Blackout Vintage Textured Faux Silk Dupioni Curtain Single Panel contemporary-curtains
Coral Velvet Pillow Cover, Decorative Pillow, Legacy Tulip, Pindler Velvet, Cora contemporary-decorative-pillows


Art Deco

Sunset contemporary-home-bar

I love the glamour and luxury of Art Deco. Originating in post WWI Europe, Armina indicates using geometric prints, metallics, fancy chandeliers and tribal/animal prints will help you achieve the opulence and sophistication of Art Deco.

To finish off my mid-winter update in the living room, I will add a vintage looking bar cart, an animal print pillow and maybe a few luxe objet d’art. A few great local places to look for Art Deco antiques are Judy Frankel Antiques in Troy. I also find great pieces at Town Hall Antiques in Romeo, and Eastern Market Antiques.

Gerard Gold Bar Cart contemporary-bar-carts
Beige Leopard Design 20"x20" Velvet Pillows Cover, Wild Leopard Spots tropical-decorative-pillows
2017 Home Design Trends

Round Bohemian Malachite Glass Bowl with Vines from Judy Frankel Antiques.


Emperors Gate, South Kensington, London transitional-bedroom

On to the last trend, pastels. Most of us think of Easter eggs, but Armina says that pastels easily complement neutral colors. Adding these “could be the perfect color additions for those who tend toward gray and white … Using pastels allows you to employ a sophisticated, light and airy look without always using white.”

My bedroom is the perfect example. It is a nice shade of gray, and instead of keeping everything white, I plan to add blue pillows and mauve accents to brighten it up.

Abbey Lane 1-Light Table Lamp, Pastel Pink With White Linen Hardback Shade transitional-table-lamps


Surya Cotton Velvet 22"x22" Large Square Pillow Cover contemporary-decorative-pillows


What design trends do you love for 2017? Comment below to share your favorite trends or how you decorate your home after the winter holidays.


To read Armina’s full post on 2017 Design Trends, head over to her blog www.arminainteriors.com.


1 Comment

  • Dan
    September 26, 2017 at 9:07 AM

    Looks great! Mixing classic and modern decor creates a timeless and edgy look to a home. I’ve been very picky about what things to go with in my new flat and your blog has given me a good idea. I like the idea of using pastels like different shades of gray for the bedroom walls and earthy tones for the furnishing.

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