It’s time to talk trends for 2016—based on what we saw at the Dallas Spring Market 2016 this week, it’s going to be a stylish year!
I would describe the overall feel as “organic glam,” with beautiful natural elements and looks paired with chic metallics, geometric shapes, and saturated colors.
The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market is a twice yearly event at the Dallas Market Center, the second major market of the winter season. Thousands of designers flock there to see restyled showrooms with new items and to get new ideas for spring. With more than five million square feet, there’s endless inspiration with products from around the world, ranging from home furnishings and decorative accessories to lighting and textiles.
We spotted some new trends, as well as a few that have changed slightly for this season. For example, gold has been really huge for several years, but what we’re seeing now is a lighter bronze, almost a champagne color. It’s softer with a warm glow.
Organic shapes and textures were everywhere—even the glass pieces had an organic feel. Metallic pieces often had natural elements, like the chandelier pictured below, with hanging natural crystals.
The colors we saw were vibrant and saturated, but soft and easy on the eyes. Quite a few products used watercolors, which have an ethereal feel and lots of movement.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the 2016 color of the year predictions from Pantone, Sherwin-Williams, and PPG Paints. All three trend-makers chose light shades noted for being calm, reassuring, and tranquil. I’m intrigued to see the same feeling evoked at market this year, but in much more saturated hues.
I love the look of natural wood shapes, like in the tables above. It’s been a big trend of the past few years to incorporate this look into interior designs. What I saw at market this winter is a pairing of natural elements like wood with more structured pieces, like metallic-and-acrylic blocks as an art display. Lacquer and high-shine accessories also made a splash at market.
The bedding we saw was luxurious—lots of it made from organic materials and washable. Many of the pillows that accessorized had the same rich colors elsewhere at market, and lots of vibrant patterns.
This organic glam look we saw at the 2016 Dallas Spring Market is a striking, a blend of rich colors, metallics, and sensuous textures. I’m eager to see how the talented designers in Dallas incorporate it into homes this year!