Boston in the Springtime
Twice a year, spring and fall, our design staff enjoys a day out of the office and goes on a field trip at an area metropolitan design center. This spring we chose to go to the Boston Design Center, a 350,000 square foot repository of everything design. We had a great day taking in the latest trends of tile, lighting, appliances and even textiles. We came back from Boston exhausted, but with revived enthusiasm and inspiration. Some spring trends of note were colors and textures from nature; sage, coral, grey, blue. We found a move toward simplicity, with many manufacturers using clean lines and less fuss. Warm stone tones of gray slate or soapstone colored many of the displays we saw coupled with the introduction of warm metals like brass and copper in both kitchen and bath design. Large format tiles continue to be popular and are in fact getting even larger in size, and textured tile had a prominent showing. Wall papers in bold patterns and textures caught our eye some even mimic textures from nature such as tortoise shell. Niche, or specialty appliances, were also on display. We are looking forward to putting some of these trends to work in our up coming projects. Stay tuned to see the results.