April 2018 / My Home is My Castle

Located throughout the world, the Trendease Team continues to deliver our subscribers around the globe must-know market information and inspiration straight to their computer screens.

You are the ruler of your own home. In this domain the design decisions and tastes are personal. Privacy and security are big themes in 2018 and beyond. How does this change the way we design? There are furnishings that shield us and color palettes that make us feel more cozy and secure; other color palettes are vibrant and festive. In this issue find three new Pantone color stories for 2019, supporting product images, growing design categories, and silhouettes that frame the creations of today and tomorrow. Get inspired with the April edition!

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Features and Articles

Jennifer's April Antics

Multiple European Cities — New 2019 color palettes, pattern and motif directions, furniture styles, and the latest design happenings are here in the current issue of Trendease. Our reports from events around the globe can keep you on the bleeding-edge of style. In this gallery explore how a popular sofa design and lifestyle shifts have led to the growth of a new product category.

Chiaroscuro in Tomorrow's Design

Worldwide — This famed style from the Renaissance is making a comeback. The Tate, defines it as “an Italian term which translates as light-dark, and refers to the balance and pattern of light and shade in a painting or drawing”. Our research at Trendease leads us to believe that this technique is growing in popularity when it comes to certain designs meant for interior application such as rugs, towels, bedding, upholstery, and window coverings. Learn more within.

Bespoke designs

Divided in Style

Multiple European Cities — The classic room divider is making a comeback with an enlivened style and fresh look. During the recent scouting trips and trade show visits, Trendease has uncovered a selection of new designs making this a product category to watch, and potentially integrate into your merchandise mix or interiors. Flemish masters, the palazzos of Florence, Basque heritage, and delft designs all play their part here.

The Perfect Setting for a Pillow Fight

Multiple European Cities — At Trendease, we keep an eye out on the shape, size, and silhouette of upholstered sofas, chairs, headboards, and other fabric covered items for interiors. Here is one of the big design directions for upholstery presented from what we have gathered from our extensive travels and research. Have a look at here and you will see companies are showcasing their latest collections, all with a similar detail...


Quilting in a Modern World

Pasadena — According to the Modern Quilt Guild, it wasn’t until the 2000s that quilts with a modern aesthetic began to appear in greater numbers and quilters began to describe themselves as modern. Trendease attended this year’s QuiltCon West. The designs were fresh, modern, hip, and truly works of art in their own way. See over 40 new styles here.

How Cozy is Your Cave for 2019?

Worldwide — Why limit your design options to just textiles when there is such a vast assortment of other materials from which to choose? Trendease has been on the hunt. At Heimtextil Elitis showed us how shells can make an amazing wallcovering. From France, Nobilis, Luce Couillet, and ForWeavers have demonstrated that wood works well with textiles. Subscribers can also find a 2019 color story with Pantone references inside.

A Vivid Circus for 2019

Worldwide — The Trendease Team has pulled together a gallery of product images that is “inspired, vivid, warm, and daring” to reflect the buzzwords of the Lenzing 2019 Interior Color Trends. Within this selection marbled velvet cushions trimmed with vibrant spotted feathers, vivacious ethnic patterns, and brightly colored paisleys play the part.

Time for Tranquility in 2019

Worldwide — This color palette with Pantone references is neutral and laid back. On the luxurious side we have bespoke LED wallpaper with crystal accents plus handcrafted leather and suede floral designs. White gloss drawers with sleek straight silver handles or a curved grey handle-free duet are ready to be filled with comfy clothes for cocooning. Bedding is simple and quality made while the shape of upholstered chairs hugs you when you sit. Time for tranquility.

NEWSLETTER #605 - Complex Crisscrosses

Worldwide — This week’s gallery is all about surface designs we have observed covering walls, floors, upholstery, bedding, tabletops, and accessories. These patterns with intersecting straight lines have become more interesting and complex. Subscribers can see how fresh crisscross designs can get Kris Kross’ ‘Jump’ song stuck in your heads

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NEWSLETTER #606 - Layering the Table

Worldwide — Ah, Italy. One word: food. In honor of local yumminess, this week’s gallery is overflowing with images from trendy tabletops stacked high with panache. Plates, bowls, decorative items are all piled high and ready to fly off of the shelves into homes around the globe. Subscribers can feast their eyes on these beauties here within.

Sloop in collaboration with Studio Irvine

NEWSLETTER #607 - Rad Rattan

Worldwide — While sorting through all of the Milan Design Week inspiration there were a few notable rattan pieces we uncovered within lighting, baby furniture, and coffee/end tables. It was only when research began on the individual pieces we learned that, despite being from Spain, Australia, Beirut, and Italy, they all have a connection to Japan…