Spring’s Top Home Trends

Interior designer and writer Ayesha Khan curates a selection of the newest home ideas from some of the industry’s key influencers

Joe Cariati Collection.

Joe Cariati Collection. Photo: Courtesy Gracious Home

Splendor in the Glass

Light-channelling glass ornaments make a comeback. California-based glass blower Joe Cariati’s spring glass collection features pinks, corals and vibrant oranges, “inspired by spending some quality time in Palm Springs over the last year,” he told the Observer.  He especially attributes the “insanely gorgeous sunsets” of the California desert to his spring collection color profile. 

Enchanted Garden Table

Enchanted Garden Table Photo: Courtesy Michael Aram

A Nouveau Return

For his latest Enchanted Garden collection, Michael Aram drew from his childhood fascination with gardens and the burst of spring. “There is something truly magical about the first signs of spring,” he told the Observer. “Delicate, yet resilient tendrils emerge from the earth. I enjoy being able to freeze these moments in time through my work, forever capturing a season.”

Annie Modica Tray. Photo: Courtesy Gracious Home

Flower Power

Large, graphic blooms are bursting into home décor.  Gracious Home is all over this trend. We love the graphic floral pop features on this hand-painted Annie Modica tray, exclusive to them.   “Our team was inspired by Park Avenue in the springtime”  China Young, creative director of the iconic NYC home store, told the Observer.

Color Swatches.

Color Swatches. Photo: Couresy Farrow & Ball

The palette

New York interior designer Jamie Drake is regarded as a great colorist with a strong eye. “This year, I’m especially feeling softened pastels with a vintage feel. Farrow & Ball hits it right on trend, with the introduction of Peignoir (#286), delicious with their ever-popular Dorset Cream (#68) and Yearbridge Green (#287), a fresh leafy tone bringing the forest to life after winter.”

Natural agate bookends.

Natural agate bookends. Photo: John Muggenborg

Crystals, stones and agate, oh my!

Semi-precious stones adorn everything from furniture to home accessories now. New York-based designer Anna Rabinowicz, an expert, explained, “Materials from the earth like agate and crystal have a past and a life that makes them look the way they do.” Among Ms. Rabinowicz’s collection are coasters and platters hewn of agate and tables with stunning amorphous crystal tops.

Bacharach Swivel Chairs.

Bacharach Swivel Chairs. Photo: Courtesy Jonathan Adler

Mixed Media

Sleek, shiny metal is no longer just an accent on drawers or insets. Check out the room setting above, note the table legs and chair bases.  Wood and metal are an especially popular pairing, as illustrated above. Find more examples of metal/wood accent pieces at Jonathan Adler or Williams-Sonoma Home.

Illume candles.

Illume candles. Photo: Courtesy Illume

The Smell of Spring

Instead of heady blends of florals perfumeries are going for the “less is more” approach, hanging their hats on simpler, single or double-sourced fragrances.  Illume was inspired by watermint, a fresh and zesty pineapple-cilantro combo and simple Thai lily and cloverleaf for its brightly colored laurel glass candles.

Spring’s Top Home Trends