Melissa shares the latest style trends coming to Northeast Florida
Predicting interior design trends can be tough, but it helps to look towards the known industry trendsetters. Melissa Marro, owner of Rave Home Staging, just got back from AmericasMart Atlanta, a wholesale marketplace showcasing the latest trends in home decor and design.
Listen along as Melissa discusses what’s “in” and what’s “out” with our Rave on the Radio show host, Kevin Geddings. If you want hands-on design and style advice for your home, be sure to follow Rave Home Collection, our new retail store and design center, on Facebook and Instagram.
What were the dominant interior design trends at AmericasMart?
Blue and White
Based on what Melissa saw at AmericasMart, the color combo of 2020 will be blue and white. This pair is fresh, bright and cheery; they’re also a refreshing break from all of the greys we’re used to seeing. Blue and white will eventually segue into even brighter color combos.
We’ll start seeing more “Miami Vice” colors as Boho gets more and more popular. Eventually, that will give way to bold jewel tones like emerald and ruby. There will be more pops of color in general as we shift away from the grey, white, and tan farmhouse look. Even Joanna Gaines’ line features more color this year.
Rave’s specialty is a “transitional” style that mixes traditional and contemporary elements with a little bit of farmhouse. Melissa dubs this “low country eclectic,” and it’s not going anywhere soon. It perfectly combines the beachy elements of coastal Jacksonville with more traditional styles.
Grey is out, but “greige” and beige are definitely in. There will be no more grey couches up against grey walls. As styles get more and more colorful, the go-to neutrals will be warmer, earthy tones.
Monochromatic Styles and Urban Interior Design Trends
Some say bold, monochromatic rooms are in. But Melissa expects we’ll only find them in high-end homes in the big city. The monochromatic pieces you will see in Jacksonville are more vintage items with bright colors or chipped enamel. There will also be less imperial gold accents and more brushed brass and copper.
Distressed and “chippy”
“Perfection” is out, and the distressed look is in. “Chippy” pieces are just as popular as ever. In fact, of all the interior design trends Melissa noticed at AmericasMart, the biggest one was texture. With the popularity of distressed pieces and Boho features like macrame, we’ll be seeing all sorts of different materials and textures in homes in 2020.
The Pantone color of the year is “Classic Blue,” and it’s already showing up on people’s doors. Even interior doors are being painted darker colors now. While you can play with color in your trim too, it’s not the right thing for everyone.