The use of mixed materials in interior design has been trending throughout the last decade spurred by metro areas finding new uses for old buildings and leaving elements of the original use intact. Design elements previously thought to have an unharmonious style and aesthetic, now have gained favor and provides a new level of interest in many home styles. Whether it’s a mix of granite and wood or wallpaper and brick, you can create endless combinations! Check out a few examples of mixed material design that you’ll surely love.
One trend that has everyone excited to use is textures on various surfaces throughout the home. There are a lot of new options for wallcoverings in differing textures and designs. Texture can aid in several sensory experiences in a space – it can create a visual interest, as well as add a tactile element. Zabitat offers a full spectrum of glass textures for our door glass inserts, which also gives another added benefit – privacy! See how different textures can give new dimension to your space.
Melding the Outdoors with the Indoors
What can be more functional and practical than a 2-for-1 space?! Homeowners seeking to expand their home without knocking down walls are now finding ways to extend spaces into the outdoors. One of the most common areas for this trend is kitchens, but it’s now expanding into living and other social spaces throughout the home. Wouldn’t you love to bring the outdoors into your home, especially when you can combine that with additional functionality – that’s just perfection! Find your indoor/outdoor inspiration.
Now we all love the hundreds of ways to re-purpose an old wood pallet, but there’s a larger design movement happening that is focused on the re-use of existing materials instead of disposing of good materials and buying new. While this movement may not be considered “new”, there are many ideas that consumers aren’t aware of. Like, did you know that you can add glass to an existing exterior door? Yup, that can be done (and it’s easier than you think)! See what’s being done today, as well as where this movement is headed.
Seen any polished brass lately? Perhaps, but the trend in metals is heading the direction of softened finishes like; Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, and Gun Metal. These finishes will be more prevalent in accent pieces, lighting and hardware, which will carry through to other home products. Zabitat offers many of these finishes in the Door Hardware and Door Glass Insert product categories. You will also start to see a mix of finishes in other places, as you will see here.
Colors for 2017
Get ready for some real pops of color to hit the streets in Spring 2017! This new color palette is described by its’ Pantone creators as vivid, earthy and bright. From Primrose Yellow to Pink Yarrow, the nature inspired palette is sure to hit it big in fashion and design. Can you envision the potential uses in your home? Get inspired and invigorated with Pantone’s Spring Colors.
No matter if you are following the trends or blazing your own, get ready to make that change to your home in 2017! And don’t forget, Zabitat is here for your door glass, door hardware, retractable screen and storm door projects. In fact, get a jump start on your 2017 to-do list with 17% off everything, right now at zabitat.com!