Time to update your interior design mood board—bold patterns, vibrant hues and natural elements are all the rage.
Curvy furniture makes any house feel more homey—who doesn’t want a hug from their living room?
After staying home for the last two years, everyone can agree on one thing: A happy home equates to a happy life. And that means beautiful surroundings. To give your home a new, post-pandemic life, take notes from RODE Architects’ (rodearchitects.com) head of interiors, Jessica Haley. Her team is not only responsible for Southie’s industrial-chic Fox & the Knife but also Bar Volpe’s sleek, multipatterned home on West Broadway, so needless to say, she’s an expert. Here, explore Haley’s current design inspirations that are bringing life, color and nature back into view.
It’s All About the Curves
“There is something about a curvy, soft form that is welcoming and safe—maybe we are all just looking for a big hug. Soft curves aren’t only saved for upholstery: Arched doorways and armoires, curved interior walls and tables are all ways to apply this trend.”
Create a serene paradise in your bathroom by using moody jewel tones in your tile
Bold, Risk-Taking Palettes
“If drama is your jam, you might consider pushing the boundaries with some edgy and bold jewel tones used in unexpected places like cabinetry or bathroom tile. We are all a little bit tired of staying safe these days, so why not live a little?”
Blending the Boundary Between Indoors and Outdoors
“Bringing the outdoors in with biophilia, nature-inspired materials like jute, terra cotta and other raw and imperfect materials is an aftereffect of the extra time we all spent outdoors. Conversely, our outdoor spaces have really become another room to a lot of us. Floor lamps, rugs, throw pillows and a variety of seating options all have a place in our outdoor havens.”
Bold, eye-catching wallpapers are all the rage, bringing life and character to even the smallest of powder rooms.
Subtle Textures and Soft Palettes
“Subtle textures and soft palettes are particularly popular right now because they provide soothing comfort and a sense of calm in a chaotic time. Muted, soft palettes are synonymous with vacations and warmth too, and when you add a subtle texture to that, you elicit depth and richness that a flat surface texture cannot achieve. The organic imperfection of it comes across as humble and nonthreatening.”
Bold Wall Patterns and Textures
“Since this trend is here to stay, it has inspired the production of so many great wallpaper designs to choose from and work into any design palette. If pattern isn’t your thing, then try a wall treatment that adds texture like Venetian plasters or limewash. Gone are boring, flat walls—bring on the pattern!”
Photography by: Liljencrantz Design; Herbst Architects; Studio McGee