10 Trends We Love

By Kristin Miller

This summer, fall in love with these 10 trends…


Moody Blues

The color blue is topping every trendsetter’s list for 2015. Vibrant indigo, deep navy and bold cobalt are the perfect accent colors for Pantone’s color of the year, Marsala, as well as other warm earth tones. The London sofa and London chair, draped in eye-catching indigo velvet, are gorgeous examples of how lovely this shade works within a neutral palette. Available at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (3000 E. 1st Ave., Denver) 720.214.8060 | mgbwhome.com


Brass is Back

It may give some of us vivid flashbacks to the ‘80s, but brass has made a comeback in a big way! Say goodbye to polished or brushed chrome/nickel; brass is being revisited in everything from lighting, fixtures and hardware to accessories. For example the shiny polished brass of luxury home accessory brand Skultuna’s Via Fondazza vases exudes elegance and striking style. Available at suiteny.com


Reclaimed & Reinvented

The idea of reclaiming materials and repurposing them as furniture or accessories for the home is so prevalent, even major retailers are jumping on board. Restoration Hardware’s reclaimed wood collection features weather-worn, salvaged wood from all over the world for its popular outdoor planters. This is one trend that shows no signs of slowing down. restorationhardware.com


Artful Lighting

Multi-tasking as a key function as well as art for the home, elegantly designed lighting can also become a conversation piece. Featuring vibrant colors, modern design and a cosmic aesthetic, Helio by NicheModern is a collection of artful pendant lights made of hand-blown glass. Prices start at $495. nichemodern.com



Moving Away From Beige 

Homeowners are beginning to venture away from the safety of beige and opting for pops of color wherever possible. Interior designer Michelle Ku of Addison Design shows us how easily this is accomplished with this remodeled living room. “The homeowners wanted to move beyond their neutral brown scheme and embrace some color. They had seen a previous project of mine they really liked that had a lot of blue and wanted to go that direction,” says Ku. Her starting point for the room was the suzani style fabric on the chair backs in addition to the rug, that drove the rest of their decisions. “If you are tentatively dipping your toe into the world of color for your home, don’t just think of greys and browns as your only neutrals. If you look to nature, you will see that blue and green are nature’s neutrals,” says Ku. “When using these colors in your home, use them like nature does: use lighter, softer colors, like sky blue, on the larger design elements; and stronger, darker colors, like cobalt and royal blue, as accents.” Addison Design 303.343.3418 | addisoninteriordesigndenver.com

Photo Credit: Brad Nicol Photography


Streamlined Design 

Away with the clutter and “over designed” spaces. More and more homeowners are opting for a clean, uncluttered, streamlined design. This Castle Pines remodeled home, by Shawna Jaramillo, owner/designer of Design 5 Seventy-One, is a perfect example of this trend. Design 5 Seventy-One 303.908.6356 | design571.com

Photo Credit: Christopher Laplante


Patent Leather—Not Just for Shoes

Typically reserved for apparel, faux patent leather also looks fab on furniture and it’s a hot new style showing up in fashionable living rooms all around Colorado. The Major Chair and Ottoman in “Gloss,” pictured here, is made from 100% nylon fabric and captures patent leather’s sexy shine. Available at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (3000 E. 1st Ave., Denver) 720.214.8060 | mgbwhome.com


Made in the Shade

Window treatments are just as much about functionality as they are style. Block out the glaring sun while dressing up your windows with the clean, refined and finished look of Roman Shades. As one of the most popular styles currently at The Shade Store in Cherry Creek, Roman Shades feature a permanent bottom fold which guarantees a neat stack when raised. Find it at The Shade Store (2960 E. 2nd Ave., Denver) 303.586.1173 | theshadestore.com


Back to Nature

We love these botanical beauties just as much for their look as for their refined fragrance. Denver-based Peacock Parfumerie released their new Botanist Candle collection this spring. Inspired by Victorian botany, these lovely candles are made with hand-poured natural wax and topped with scented botanicals. Bring the sweet scents of nature into your home with six fragrances including Bourbon Rose, Prince Orange Geranium, Royal Fern, Tobacco Flower, Tuberose and Viola Queen Charlotte. peacockparfumerie.com


Menswear-Inspired Furniture

In a nod to the classic style of menswear tweed fabric, this Bennet sofa looks just as smart and polished as a well-suited businessman. A decidedly classy, sophisticated look for the home. Available at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (3000 E. 1st Ave., Denver) 720.214.8060 | mgbwhome.com