This past weekend Los Angeles welcomed the premier design conference, Dwell On Design, into town. I and made my way through the maze of LA's convention center. I was excited to see a number of vendors and panels at this year's show and take in the latest and greatest in design trends. Wondering what this year's show had to offer? I've got a recap of the show's biggest trends.
This low-key, #liveauthentic-inspired trend was seen in everything from dining room tables and side tables, to housewares like bowls and wine holders. Rustic wood bicycles even made an appearance with Materia Bikes, giving a whole new look to city bcycling.
Mid-Century Modern No More
Mid-century design staple Knoll had a very notable presence at the expo's entry. However, aside from that, there was a very notable turn away from the ubiquitous mid-century modern aesthetic we've seen over the last decade.
Worldly Design Influences
Moroccan and middle eastern-inspired design continues to be a strong trends. Ogee and arabesque shaped tiles were seen in both eye-catching colors and patterns and as well as more subdued, single toned tiles. Influences from Mexico and Texas played a large role in Kim Lewis' Designs' Tiny Home. Lewis showcased a take on her famous "Mid-Century Marfa" home at the show. Highlights included brightly color falsa blankets, Millennial pink accents, traditional vintage-inspired decor and finishings.
The inviting sight of distressed or worn leather was seen throughout the expo in chairs and couches, alike.
The bohemian movement that has taken the Insta-world by storm was seen at Dwell on Design 2017 in full force. This year's show took the usual emphasis on bringing the outdoors in, and turned it on its head - instead making the outdoors feel like home. With vendors like Happier Camper and Autocamp taking over the show, it might be time to start redefining what home really means.