No longer a backdrop to artwork and large-screen televisions, walls have taken center stage themselves, as wallpaper is the new frontier in home furnishings. From established brands and celebrity designer launches to eco-friendly materials, historical references and modern looks, today’s wallpaper patterns provide a plethora of stylish choices.—Andrea Lillo
If products seem to have more curves and crystals lately it’s because a number of home furnishings introductions have focused on incorporating a more feminine feel. Slender and curvy shapes, soft colors, delicate crystal accents and florals all add sophisticated, feminine touches that appeal to women, the target home consumers.
There was no shortage of statement pieces at last month’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. The Italian design fair showed innovation and inspiration from the past—as well as from sailboats—and eye-catching looks.—Andrea Lillo
With the warmer weather just ahead, manufacturers look to help consumers furnish their outdoor patios, decks and yards from the ground on up. Here are only a few of the introductions attendees will see at market.-David Gill and Andrea Lillo
For inspiration, these designs look skyward, as outer space engages our sense of exploration and the urge to visit unknown worlds. Consumers can easily incorporate these notable introductions into their homes for an out-of-this-world look.—Andrea Lillo