The trend to­ward max­i­mal­ism is re­splen­dent with lus­cious laven­der, gor­geous geo­met­rics, big, beau­ti­ful flo­rals, and color-crazy kitchens.

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Max­i­mal­ism: more is more!

Make way for the lux­ury and el­e­gance of vi­o­lets and laven­ders — Pan­tone named “Ul­tra Vi­o­let” as the color of the year. Try it in a sin­gle chair — or paint the town. • Go for broke with color, col­lec­tions, lay­ers of win­dow cov­er­ings, tex­ture, em­bel­lish­ment, com­fort and wildly eclec­tic style. A staunch min­i­mal­ist? Try just one wall, fill it from floor to ceil­ing with art and ob­jects. • New kitchens move from white-on-white to color, with blue and green cab­i­netry tak­ing cen­ter stage. • Botan­i­cals are break­ing big, cov­er­ing walls, fur­ni­ture, and more. • Geo­met­rics are both retro and rein­vig­o­rat­ing, with cir­cles com­ing on es­pe­cially strong.


Why do it your­self when hav­ing the ex­perts do it for you has be­come so af­ford­able? Some projects are great fun to DIY, but when it comes to pre­cise mea­sure­ments and in­stal­la­tion, put a pro on the job. What a re­lief.

Stay flex­i­ble

One big trend is per­fectly prac­ti­cal: over­all in­te­rior flex­i­bil­ity. Stretch the space you have with fur­ni­ture or de­sign el­e­ments that serve two pur­poses, like a cof­fee ta­ble that pops up into a din­ing ta­ble, or a mur­phy bed that turns an of­fice into a guest room.

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