Brooklyn based lifestyle blog by Lauren L Caron

Interiors of Now: A Conceptual Trend

TREND, SPACESLauren CaronComment

Have you noticed recently that certain materials are at the height of trend in interiors? Such finishes like brass, marble, white walls, and natural woods are at the forefront. Many times I read blogs and magazines that comment and write features on how these are so 'of the moment', which is true.  However, stepping back I believe it's something else much larger that's driving the trends. It's conceptual, not material. It's a mood. World of Interiors

All these materials and finishes have in common, a birthplace imbedded with historical and classical references.  Think about how brass resonates with the warmth and look of gold finishes. At this time using gold on furniture and hardware or plumbing is economically inappropriate, but using it's visual close cousin is not. The white walls reference the natural state of plaster. Marble, Greco Roman architecture. And naturally finished woods span across many cultures, as wood is such a huge natural resource.

In this era of super fast evolving technology we're creating living and work spaces that ground us. I personally appreciate these materials and am probably jumping deep into the bandwagon, but I really hope whatever comes next still respects classical references. It's an age old theory that history repeats itself and why wouldn't we repeat historical decorative and architectural elements that work!

Design by Abby Wolf Weiss Interiors, Photography by Jessica Claire

Caitlin Wilson's Kitchen |

Brass & Gold Details |

Marble & Brass Bath | World of Interiors

Marble & Brass Bath | World of Interiors

Marble Bath |

Marble  & notes of Brass |

Marble Surfboard by: Craig Turkankijan

Saint Laurent Boutique |

Alexander McQueen Boutique designed by: David Collins

Marble Bust | Kay O' Toole

Venetian Plaster Walls |

Venetian Plaster Walls | Joseph Dirand

Venetian Plaster Walls | Habitually Chic

Off White Walls, touches of Gold | Susan Salk

Off White Walls | Kitsune

Hotel du Marc | Lonny Mag

Alexander McQueen Boutique |

Alexander McQueen Boutique designed by: David Collins

Alexander McQueen plaster work by Chisel and Vice

Chevron Oack Floors |

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