St. Louis Designer Favorite Trends

Ellen Kurtz takes a minute to discuss interior design.

Q: What trends or designers are you paying attention to?

A: Right now, I love the designer Candice Olson.  The simplicity and elegance of her lines are appealing to all.  Clients are calling to say they need a cleaner, fresher look and using Candice’s area rugslighting, and wall coverings can assist in achieving that look.

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Q: Where do you see interior design trends moving?

A:  Currently, the “Garbo” look is favorite trend of mine.
1.  Interior design trends indicate the move away from faux finishes, stucco and an all-around heavier look to opulent fabrics and beautiful wall coverings.

2.  Velvets and silks, as well as, polished and pearlized backgrounds are the new rage.

3.  Rhinestone accents in trim, buttons and bandings are used for pillows and window treatments.

4.  Mirrored furniture and beveled on beveled mirrors are adding sparkle to the walls.

websites that feature products to achieve the “Garbo” look:

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