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Design Trends in 2021

Doesn't it feel good to be writing 2021!? I know we aren't finished with the pandemic yet, but I'm being optimistic in saying we are just about halfway through. Anyone and everyone who has survived 2020 should pat themselves on the back, myself included! Wishing you all a new year filled with new hope, new joy and new beginnings. With that being said, let's welcome in 2021 with a few design trends I see on the horizon in this new year!



Nostalgic Pieces Finding New Life



I believe nostalgia is going to be a big design element we see in 2021. What I mean by this are things like grandma's buffet or dining room table. Speaking for our own household, my son spent many late nights up studying at our dining room table, and I plan to gift it to him one day with hopes of it holding a special place in his heart and home. What I love about nostalgic pieces is that they can be easily incorporated into a new home. I love finding new uses for older pieces, and bringing new life by painting, staining and reusing them. Nostalgic items don't just need to be large furniture, it can also include lamps and smaller elements that find new homes in new spaces. To achieve the nostalgic design element in your own home, hung around local antique shops to discover a unique find that will bring history and warmth to your home.


If you're in Naples, make sure to swing by Chesterdales Home & Garden




Tranquil Color Palettes



After the last year, it should come as no surprise that I'm predicting 2021 will entice some peaceful and calming color palettes in clients' homes. I've always loved using blue, especially in the coastal decor of Naples, and with it comes soothing emotions that are much needed in our homes this year. Whether you want to incorporate a blue palette through wall color, a backsplash or simply a few throw pillows, I see this trend being welcomed in the new year!








Bringing the Outdoors In


Natural elements like cotton or silk always find a place in my designs, as I consider myself a purist in this part of my process. I predict that the use of natural materials will frequent home designs this year, incorporated in drapery and shades. I often choose something light and airy, like a patterned sheer or a trim in color on a plain white sheer. When it comes to a bedroom design, it will also introduce a splash of color when needed. Working with natural materials is not for the faint of heart, so I always work with the best in business when it comes to selecting natural finishes for my clients.



Locally in Naples, I suggest The Shade Store in the Kravet Showroom or Designer's Workroom for custom designs.



I look forward to a wonderful year ahead incorporating some fun new design trends in clients' spaces. Happy New Year, and here's to a blessed 2021!


Denise Fogarty

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