Spring 2018 trend forecast

Sébastien Fauteux, Creative Director at Urban Barn, gives us the lowdown on this season’s hottest design trends (All products found at urbanbarn.com)

MID-CENTURY MODERN DETAILS Mid-century modern elements are always a good choice when space is at a premium and you don’t want to sacrifice on style. Whether your taste is traditional or modern, mid-century modern clean lines and design elements are sure to complement your look. Sawyer round dining table in Thompson pine. $699

IN FULL BLOOM After a trip to the botanical gardens in Singapore, I wanted to recreate a lush, colourful vibe. Floral textiles are a perfect way to add foliage – with the added bonus that they never wilt! O’Keefe toss cushion. $39

ALL-WEATHER FURNITURE Canadian summers are short – so maximizing your enjoyment of the outdoors is key! Whether it’s a garden or a condo balcony, your outdoor space should be an extension of your inside living space. That’s also why having furniture that looks just as good indoors as it does outside helps – you can use it inside in the winter as an occasional chair! Fresno chair in natural. $249

GET KNOTTY Adding textures is one of the best ways to add a luxe feel to your home, and the naturally warm tones of macrame can add luxury and comfort to any space. Carly macrame pouf and toss cushion, from $59


INTO THE BLUE Blue is colourful but neutral, so if adding colour scares you, blue will help ease the transition. It’s a way to be adventure-ish with your decor. Ari accent rug, from $29. Corde basket, from $36.

STATEMENT PIECE Choose pieces with unexpected angles and shapes to give extra dimension and interest to your room. Just like adding texture, adding sculptural details boosts the design quotient of a space instantly. Orion coffee table in antique brass. $799




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