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November 5th

Winter Décor Trends

In the midst of day dreaming about cozy nights by the fire, we decided to round up some seasonal observations of winter 2019 décor trends to help guide you through the next few months of holiday entertaining and decor. Hope you enjoy!

What interior trends do you see for winter 2019?

Light fixtures have gone through many transformations, and they are making a come back with unique materials and alternative installation techniques that are making a bold statement. For the winter season, during daylight savings time, it is dark outside by the time many of our clients return home from work. This allows the light fixtures in their homes to be the star of the show! We love to use unique and “unexpected” elements – such as opaque glass beads or frosted glass petals..

Another winter trend is the idea of “hygge” aka creating a sense of cozy comfort and contentment. This can apply to food and decor, as well as lifestyle. Though hygge has Nordic origins, people around the world have adopted the trend especially here in the US. Hygge is all about comfort and relaxation, like your home is giving you a big warm hug. (It’s especially reassuring when the weather turns cold!) To get the look, incorporate natural color tones, chunky blankets, candles, fireplace accessories, hot beverages, plush seating and natural accents like branchesand logs.

How do you recommend styling for holiday parties?

For Thanksgiving, we recommend keeping it simple, light, and bright. Traditionally, this holiday lends itself to darker color tones with deep reds, yellows, and oranges. We love the idea of keeping things fresh and light with a white backdrop and deep burgundy and peach accents. By using natural elements like eucalyptus, baby’s breath, peach roses, ruby Chrysanthemums and white pumpkins, it keeps the holiday feeling bright and filled with holiday spirit. If you keep the predominantly white decor theme throughout the rest of year, it allows you to incorporate pops of color for each holiday occasion.

Christmas is one of those holidays that you can showcase in many different ways with distinct color schemes. Historically, we think of red and green as the official colors of Christmas, but given our coastal San Diego locale, we love to emphasize the environment and colors all around us….and that means blues, whites, greens and golds. This fresh take on Christmas keeps things simple yet festive and we can’t help but swoon over some well-placed buffalo check!

Where are people buying holiday home decor?

Consumers are buying home décor from the usual suspects, including Anthropologie, Serena & Lily, Pottery Barn, Lulu & Georgia, McGee & Co., Crate and Barrel, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, and all the way to Target!

What styles are dominating the holiday landscape?

Joanna Gaines is very on brand with the current trends in seasonal décor this fall.  She has secured collaborations with Target, Loloi Rugs, and even Anthropologie.  The “farmhouse” aesthetic places emphasis on items that are often made to look rustic, vintage and collected over time. This style makes for a welcoming environment and has grown in popularity throughout the US. We anticipate the “farmhouse” style to be especially prevalent this holiday season.