Though we don’t think of ourselves as overly trendy—we identify as timeless and classic, thank you very much—there are certain interior products, concepts, and themes that come and go depending on what tastemakers are gravitating toward at the moment. Instead of trying to predict the interior themes and trends we’ll be seeing the rest of this year, we turned to the source and polled designers to see what they are loving right now. Get these products and ideas on your radar now, before they become mainstream!
Rafael de Cárdenas Tri Bench, 2011 (price upon request)
“The use of plywood is definitely a current style/design obsession. It is a non-precious, inexpensive material that can be made to look cool and artful. We are specifying plywood for new Cuffhome products, as well as built-ins on some current projects.” — Wendy Schwartz and Kristi Bender, Cuffhome
Reagan Hayes Louis Table (price upon request)
"My style obsession right now is mixed metals. Mixing metals with more vulnerable materials is at the heart of so much that you see in fashion. The same concept is expressed through a lot of my furniture design, like with my new Louis table. The table has a round top with a reverse diamond grain direction that is paired with a mixed-metal pyramid base that really grounds the piece. I love the way the materials work together to bring the piece to life!" — Reagan Hayes, Reagan Hayes, Inc.
John Lyle Turtle Table (price upon request)
"John Lyle's Turtle Table is a modern take on the cigarette table, versatile and convenient. The polished stainless finish serves as a neutral foundation that allows the table to easily blend into any living area." — Karen Williams, St. Charles of New York