Fresh off the Fall 2017 High Point Market, style bloggers and trend spotters are a buzz with the all the exciting changes coming in furniture and interior design this year. Manufacturers are looking to interiors designers more than ever before to help them craft exciting new products and materials for the home. Some of the new trends that have emerged aren’t really new at all but are a renaissance of bold design elements from the 40s and 70s.

We wanted to see the perspective of these trends through the eyes of an experienced designer so we reached out to our friend Lisa Palmer, Founder and Principal Designer of Summerhouse Interior Design, for her view of the trends that will most impact homes in the South. We’ve created a list of the trends she’s seen the most.


Black fixtures will be seen in more kitchens, baths, and hardware throughout the home


Curved seating areas – those curved sofas from the 40s are back in style


Light, textured wood floors using domestic woods and cut into wide planks


Use of fringe on window treatments, accent pillows, and furniture


Statement doors – entryways that stand out or use interesting materials


An emphasis on the use of natural materials in furniture & accents


Statement ceilings using paint patterns, color, texture, moldings, and wallpaper

Terrazzo flooring – the 1970s flooring is back with a greater variety of colors


Sleek, spa-inspired bathrooms continue their upward trend this year


Bold use of patterns in wall coverings, window treatments, fabrics, and accents


Bold colors on walls, trim, doors, and fabrics throughout the home

Quartz use on kitchen and bath countertops and wall surfaces