City Chic: Summer’s Hottest Trends From New York’s Top Designers

Take your home to the next level this Summer with help from New York’s finest interior design experts, who share their favorite trend of the season.

Gem-Like Powder Rooms

“Gem-like powder bathrooms are the quintessential calling card, so they are the perfect room in any home to add exquisite and unique details inspired by the environment,” said Amy Lau, the talent behind Amy Lau designs.  “This spirited powder room reflects the beach nearby; I wanted to create a “memory box” of sea shore curiosities. The very special Lunaris Smoke wallpaper by Calico Wallpaper is reminiscent of the random shapes and bubbles formed when the ocean pulls back after each wave. A custom agate sink in the color and texture of sea shells also echoes the pendant which mimics sand dollars, and Andre Joyau’s organically-shaped custom vanity is the color of sun kissed driftwood. The finishing touch in any space is always thoughtful accessories: provide exotic hand towels, add a burst of color with flowers, and light a candle to enliven the senses and add to the inviting atmosphere.”

Bold Color

“My favorite design trend right now is the liberal use of bold colors,” said interior designer,Wesley Moon. “In this Fire Island Bungalow, there is a mix of bold, saturated colors with a variety of textures and patterns, yet the room is still relaxing, fresh, and breezy.”

Sculptural Seating, Pops of Pink & Art Pieces

“To me summer is such an exciting time to design,” said Sara Story of her eponymous design company. “I think that the warm temperatures, sunshine and more relaxed schedules allow people to really open their minds to new concepts and color palettes. I am loving all the sculptural seating that seems to be emerging – it’s functional and approachable but adds such an unexpected and elegant twist to a room. Another trend I’m honing in on is pops of pink. I think that 2018 is the year that pink really broke the mold and it’s such fun to see it in so many shades and iterations. And lastly, I’m really encouraging my clients to explore art as a significant component in a space. “It’s such a great way to add whimsy and color to a neutral palette, along with a unique point of view.”

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