House Beautiful recently named several influences that will shape interior design in 2011. I have seen an emergence of three of these trends in my design business—one of them being the ‘Accessorator,’ as named by House Beautiful.
House Beautiful’s Accessorator influence (which I have renamed, ‘Tradition with a Twist’) is where flirty colorful colors come to life with a keen eye toward what is going on in the fashion industry. This style is always looking backward for inspiration, but adding a more modern twist.
This is where the PANTONE color of the year, Honeysuckle, will really shine as Lilly Pulitzer and others like her, who are famous for preppy clothing and brightly colored attire, start to finalize their crossover into the home interiors market. To the left is one of Lilly Pulitzer’s bedding lines by Garnet Hill that are taking off as we head into a new year and adopt a new attitude of renewal and hope.