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New Design Predictions: On Track or Way Off?

Nicole Swengley of the London Financial Times recently wrote about her design predictions for the coming year. While some of these seem wacky to me (such as open-air bathrooms that encourage their use as public spaces), others seem on-track.


One of her predictions is that '60s and '70s colors, pop art sensibility, and sense of whimsy will play a big role in the upcoming designs this year. She writes:

Interiors are moving on from the Hollywood story of the past year. Glamour will remain the goal but there’ll be more than a hint of nostalgia from the 1960s and 1970s and a fresh injection of fun. Think black-and-white Op-Art with splashes of orange, bold upholstery prints (check out Kenzo’s new sofa and Missoni’s zappy designs), colourful glassware (such as John Rocha’s Red collection for Waterford Crystal), velvets in strong, medieval colours, glossy patent leathers, metallic wallpapers and chain-mail curtains.

What do you think? Are you ready to move on from Hollywood Regency styles to zappy and zippy '60s and '70s-inspired designs? Tell me by commenting below.

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Pop art is strange in a house. I don't like it at all.
Ava-Gardner Ava-Gardner 9 years
I completely disagree with her, the Hollywood Regency look hasn't really hit the UK yet, it has been nothing but pop art, and 60/70's design for the last few years here.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Well I like the room in the picture, that's for sure. :)
robercin robercin 9 years
I like the groovy feel of the "new" look... I dig it!
emalove emalove 9 years
Some '60 and '70s styles are okay, but some are just tacky...
AliCherri1 AliCherri1 9 years
I think I'll stick w/ the Hollywood style.
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