Mat & Brandon's 2018 Design Vibes

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WE DID IT. 


2017 is over and done. As we dust off what feels like just about everyone's longest year ever, we look toward a lineup of exciting new design projects we are kicking-off this year—blank slates bringing a wave of new ideas and inspiration. As we dive into the wave, we wanted to share our 2018 trend predictions. These ideas will have major influence on our design ethos as we kick off the new year.  MAT X BRANDON




THE COLOR OF THE YEAR FREAKS US OUT


Ultra-violet Issues: Purple makes Mat uncomfortable. 
How to Use: We like it in small doses—accent pieces, artwork, and florals.
Best Suited For: A kid's room or an outdoor garden.




OUR COLOR CRUSHES


Flashy Digital Bursts: Mostly pulling from trends we're seeing in digital media and graphic design. Glossier blue, intense chartreuse, and rich marigolds are gonna get a lot of screen time this year. We'll likely continue seeing a lot of Supreme red, too.




ZEN ROOM TRENDS


Mediation Room: Home offices are out. You will be much more functional in 2018 if you have a gorgeously simple mediation zone for breathing it out.

Crystal Corner: Niches, corners, and other odd areas of the home should be converted into corners for storing and displaying crystals. Think of them as pop-up sanctuaries for at-home healing.

Art Rooms: If it doesn't make sense to dedicate that entire room to guests and visitors who may only visit a few weeks out of the year, rethink its purpose. Why not rethink unused rooms as space for getting creative instead.







SECRET TREND ALERT

80's Office Normcore: There's something really intriguing about basic, 80's commercial office spaces. Think 9-to-5 Karl Spring Normcore. All wrong, but so right.




SICK OF IT

Copper (sorry!): Have you actually tried to coordinate around cooper? It doesn't really play well with others. That said, we still love copper and will invite her over.




CALM DOWN

More Thoughtful in 2018: Really consider everything you bring into a home. Get very wabi-sabi, take a look at all of your kitsch and remove the noise. You will be surprised how much more sense even the most eclectic piece if you just remove everything unnecessary around it.




YOU NEED THIS NOW

A Sexy Sofa: The sofa we would most like to make out with is our very own Emile Sofa. It looks amazing from 360 degrees, so it does well floating in the center of the room. Its rounded silhouette gives it that 80s feel we love, but it still looks refined and sensible.





FINISH STRONG

Patina: We see the year kicking off with a restored appreciation for aged finishing. Don't be afraid of letting your metals patina or integrating these vintage'd pieces into your space–it's the ultimate #tbt.

Plaster: The versatility of the material allows for this really broad dive into different sculptural forms for tabletop moments, vases, and side table decor that you can't always achieve with say, marble or wood.




OH, WE'RE PIN CRAZY


The forecast doesn't stop there. Follow us on Pinterest to stay on top of what we're loving all year long. 



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