• Sat. Apr 17th, 2021

AD100 Designers on the Design Trends That Need to Go

And, lastly, the neutral bedroom and bath. For years, people have been asking for that hotel suite-style bedroom or bath, where everything is cool, white and gray with polished nickel touches everywhere. It was boring, but safe and quaint. But now, folks are ready to awaken to vibrant, lush color to start their days, and I think maximalism will be the big demand next year. After being locked down in our homes for much of 2020’s pandemic, neutral bedrooms and baths are already the number one thing new clients are asking me to rip out.

Jan Showers

I cannot believe people are still karate-chopping pillows! Also, I’m ready for rooms with white walls and pastel colors to go away—that look is tired and uninteresting.

Jan Showers is ready for pastels, and “karate-chopped” pillows, to be left behind this year.

Tony Sheffield

Jake Rodehuth-Harrison

After we all were forced to spend a year in our homes, some better, some worse, I think the trend for 2021 is the “un-trend.” Approaching the design of our homes while putting our needs for comfort and functionality first and worrying about them fitting in second. If you want a hot pink sofa, have a hot pink sofa! Because after all, no one is coming over anytime soon, so to hell what other people think. 

Robert Stilin

I don’t do trends. They don’t last for a reason.