FAUX FINISHES & TACTILE DELIGHTS
MATERIALS: Engineered and natureidentical versions of the already-popular finishes, like stone and Carrara marble, will be prominent this year. Natural may not always be the best in some cases where practicality is needed. 2017 will also be the year of texture-rich materials. According to the DCP, the Worth Global Style Network reports that “a key trend is the use of stone with a play of texture in terms of surfaces, where rough transitions to polished, refined metals.”
Update an existing couch using pillows with pronounced pleats, tucks, and flounces. In the same way, go for tabletop items with faux finishes if purchasing a table in marble, real wood, or leather is out of the question.
Juxtaposing marble with wood is a timeless tale of warm-meets-cool. Throw in a small, shiny item for a fun accent. TIP Martini Shot Copper, P499; Acacia Salt Cellar, P829; Caesna Mustard Spoon, P199; 11-Bottle Copper Wine Rack, P3,249; Slate Cheese Board, P529; Moscow Mule Copper Mug, P1,199, all from Crate & Barrel • Soap Blocks, Bluerimmed Bowl, Spicy Salt, Grit and Bevel Cheese Board, Wooden Bird Sculpture, prices available upon request, all from a11 STYLE IT According to Promostyl, focus is on ethical practices, and the acoustic and tactile properties of materials are highlighted, instead.