TRENDS FOR 2020
By Jennifer Marshall
PHOTOS COURTESY OF DENISE MONTI
rcadia is known for many things, including the incredible homes that grace our neighborhoods. As a reflection and extension of the families that occupy those homes, it's important to stay on top of the latest trends in interior design to keep spaces feeling well-designed, functional and organized. Arcadia News reached out to Scottsdale designer Denise Monti, founder and CEO of D Monti Interior Design, to talk about what design trends are popular for 2020. Monti has over a decade of experience in high-end residential interiors.
What are some unexpected items that people are using to decorate their homes right now?
My clients often bring back items from their travels, like a sculpture or a special painting, and they want to decorate around these treasures. Consequently, we can develop a room's entire theme around a particular piece of art, transforming it into the focal point of the space. And right here in Arizona, we're surrounded by art galleries full of many types and styles of paintings and sculptures. When it comes to furniture, clients mainly search for high-end pieces that are both unique and captivating. For example, I may find my clients a sofa that, while it looks purely for decoration, is also comfortable, functional and well designed. Or perhaps there's a floor lamp that looks like a sculpture, yet it bathes the room in soft, usable light. While traditional looks still exist, clients are heading more toward modern style. However, they're eclectic in their tastes, too, so their style could end up being a variation of the traditional and modern. Remember also that less is more, and decor items and furniture that are unique, compelling and serviceable are what people are seeking right now.
What colors are popular in 2020?
People are still enjoying light-colored floors, so with the exception of flooring, we're definitely leaving the grays and the neutral colors behind this year. Going forward, dark colors, like navy blue, and more warm tones are definitely in right now. Red is a powerful color that's typically used as an accent. Every color is beautiful; it's all in how you use them. Play with color and experiment with different shades. For example, color can be applied in various combinations to highlight and contrast, such as setting off a dark wall with lighter toned ivory or taupe decorative piece.
What's cooking in kitchen design this year?
While people may not cook as much as they once did, they still spend a great deal of time in the kitchen. They really want a nice and welcoming environment for hosting family and friends. We aren't using as much white as we have in the past, but it's still there and it's now being mixed with otherPrevious Page