How CB2 tapped internal experts and interior designers to predict 2021 home trends

CB2 is kicking off 2021 by releasing its first ever “Next in Design” report, a comprehensive projection of the interior design trends that will shape the home over the next year. The brand surveyed more than 900 interior designers from its Design Trade program to gather insight into what products and materials are most in demand from their clients.

The report found four major design trends based on internal expertise and designer responses: bold, maximalist statement pieces; a desire for stylish outdoor furniture; mineral-inspired color palettes; and a demand for more organic, sustainable materials. “We’re always looking ahead to what’s next, which is why the trends surfacing this year are things that have been informing not only our current collection but what’s to come throughout the year,” says Samie Barr, vice president of marketing at CB2. “The materials, colors, silhouettes and influences are reflected in the products we have available to shop right now, and this trend report serves as our exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at our ever-evolving inspiration.”

CB2 predicts that outdoor furniture will continue to be important to consumers.

CB2 predicts that outdoor furniture will continue to be important to consumers.Courtesy of CB2

There’s a fine line between chasing trends and valuable market research—and CB2 president Ryan Turf

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Bobby Flay Taps Designers to Add Outdoor Kitchen to Home He Bought From Them

Bobby Flay’s got a lot cooking: On top of running his many restaurants across the country and growing his onscreen portfolio, the celebrity chef is also expanding his real estate holdings with the purchase of a new home located in the Hollywood Hills above the Sunset Strip, not far from the $6.5 million home he purchased in 2019. His new midcentury-style residence was originally built by Michael and Arya Martin, the married couple behind design firm OSKLO, as a home for themselves, but recently sold to Flay for $7.6 million. (Branden and Rayni Williams of Williams & Williams at The Beverly Hills Estates and Tomer Fridman of Hilton & Hyland held the listing.)



a living room: The indoor kitchen is a stylish black affair.


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The indoor kitchen is a stylish black affair.

The 5,700-square-foot single-level home includes four bedrooms and five bathrooms, with each bedroom opening onto a private terrace. The free-flowing, open-plan house also features a sleek kitchen and a cozy media room, a living room outfitted with floating shelves and custom stonework, and a high-ceilinged great hall that looks onto an interior atrium containing an olive tree more than a century old. Much of the hillside home’s living spaces include glass walls looking

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MullenLowe Group retains top architects and interior designers

Sri Lanka’s multinational advertising company, The MullenLowe Group has entered into a partnership with Nela De Zoysa Design Corporation (Pvt) Ltd, a-design studio and Westgate, to design its new premises in Colombo 5 under the theme “Luxury Play”.

The unique office space is set to break all traditional boundaries and formality to inspire teams to work collaboratively and productively. Key aspects of the design are to encourage working mothers to have a better work-life-balance, promote healthier living in a relaxed atmosphere and spaces to encourage staff to discover and build their talent.

Over 40 interested interior design companies responded to the RFP, of which 5 companies were selected to make an initial submission. After a competitive process which lasted, 3 weeks a-design studio in collaboration with Nela De Zoysa Design Corporation (Pvt) Ltd and Westgate were appointed to design and execute the project.

Sanjula Amaraseka- Architectural Designer of a-design studio said, “Nela De Zoysa Design Corporation (Pvt) Ltd, in collaboration with a-design studio are thrilled to present a fresh new design outlook for the interior space of MullenLowe Group. We are honoured to have been commissioned with the interior designer’s scope for this project and will strive to create multifunctional

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Artsper Empowers Designers Experts to Source Unique Pieces via Virtual Marketplace

Vibrant artworks create a statement in the otherwise muted living room of the interior designer Camille Fernez. Photography courtesy of Sloft Magazine Fabienne Delafraye. 

Adding to the growing list of project collaborators, from furniture makers to electrical engineers, designers are increasingly tasked with venturing into the art world in hopes of finding special pieces for a given space. With a rising interest among clients in building a considered and personal art portfolio, knowing how and where to source art can be a time-consuming part of the design process. On a mission to simplify and make the art-buying process more accessible by combining human art expertise with specialized AI algorithms, one online marketplace is streamlining the search.

Artsper offers designers a seamless, easy-to-use interface— look through the Abstract Painting category here. Image courtesy of Artsper. 

Named after American painter Jasper Johns, Paris-based company Artsper boasts a virtual marketplace with more than 130,000 works from 15,000+ artists. Partnering exclusively with professional boutique and renowned galleries across the world, Artsper’s team ensures all art is ethically sourced and that participating artists are aptly supported. Using the site, designers are able to digitally consult with trend experts and narrow their search with

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6 Timeless Trends That Interior Designers Are Reconsidering in 2021

There’s a certain irony in calling a trend “timeless.” Trends, by nature, come and go, which makes it tough to know which ones cross over into being long-standing and dependable and which ones will disappear. All-over carpeting, for instance, once had its moment, as did mirrored walls. Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find a fan of those. Framed-in bathtubs have been overruled by free-standing ones, and popcorn ceilings have been replaced by smooth surfaces. And yet, there are a handful of designs that have remained popular in recent years, making them appear as timeless as trends can get.

Until the pandemic hit and quarantine put our homes under a microscope.

After months of staring at the same rooms day in and day out, even design choices with the most staying power are starting to feel stale. If certain aspects of your home need a refresh—whether they’re somewhat current upgrades or perpetual leftovers from the ‘70s—we don’t blame you for wanting to make a change.

You’re not alone. Designers Katie Gebhardt, Julia Marcum, and Emily Henderson are also reconsidering long-standing trends as they peer into 2021, and their solutions don’t necessarily involve an entirely new perspective. Here’s how they

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Lifestyle Remodeling Designers Predict the 5 Hot Kitchen Remodeling Trends of 2021

Dark colors are starting to rise in the ranks, with black, red, brown, blue, and deep green expected to be the primary palette for everything from cabinets and flooring to kitchen backsplashes. To coordinate with the seamless look, design experts suggest a pop of color in various places to add a touch of personality to the space. With over 20 years of experience as home renovation contractors, the Lifestyle Remodeling experts in Overland Park have seen how quickly kitchen design trends have changed over the years. This is the cleanest, most elegant look that’s come around to date.

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Interior designers share 7 trends that are in, and 5 that are out this season



a kitchen that has a sign on a window: Subway tiling is out, but teal is in.


Subway tiling is out, but teal is in.

In the world of interior design, trends come and go, and what was hot last season may be passé now.

Insider spoke with four professional interior designers to learn which home fads are going out of style and which ones are going to be everywhere.

Read on to see which trends are in and out this winter.

The era of “millennial pink” is over.



a person sitting on a bed: The light shade was the 'it' colour for a long time.


The light shade was the ‘it’ colour for a long time.

Interior designer David Guth, head of design at Studio DLG, told Insider that the popularity of “millennial pink” is officially on the decline.

“It’s sad to see this fun colour go, but it’s definitely on its way out,” he said. “Millennial pink has been well-loved, but we’re ready for some new colours.”

The pale, rosy hue may be replaced by cooler tones like teal or deep green.

Open kitchen shelving could be replaced by more traditional storage designs.



a person sitting at a table: Open shelving can look a little cluttery.


Open shelving can look a little cluttery.

Though open shelving makes it easy to access kitchen essentials, this trendy storage solution also comes with drawbacks.

“Open shelving allows your dishes and glasses to become covered in cooking

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MullenLowe Group retains top architects and interior designers to inspire a new work culture post COVID

Sri Lanka’s leading multinational advertising company, The MullenLowe Group has entered into a partnership with Nela De Zoysa Design Corporation (Pvt) Ltd, a-designstudio and Westgate, to design its new premises in Colombo 5 under the theme “Luxury Play”. The unique office space is set to break all traditional boundaries and formality to inspire teams to work collaboratively and productively. Key aspects of the design are to encourage working mothers to have a better work-life-balance, promote healthier living in a relaxed atmosphere and spaces to encourage staff to discover and build their talent. Over 40 interested interior design companies responded to the RFP, of which 5 companies were selected to make an initial submission. After a competitive process which lasted, 3 weeks a-designstudio in collaboration with Nela De Zoysa Design Corporation (Pvt) Ltd and Westgate were appointed to design and execute the project.

Sanjula Amaraseka – Architectural Designer of a-designstudio said, “Nela De Zoysa Design Corporation (Pvt) Ltd, in collaboration with a-designstudio are thrilled to present a fresh new design outlook for the interior space of MullenLowe Group. We are honoured to have been commissioned with the interior designer’s scope for this project and will strive to create multifunctional workspaces with

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Interior Design Masters 2021 contestants: Meet the line up of designers on series 2 | Reality TV

Interior Design Masters is back for 2021 – meet the line up of contestants here.

Series 2 of Interior Design Masters will be hosted by Alan Carr as ten talented new designers look for their big break in the fast-paced world of commercial interior design.


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They will be competing to win a career-defining contract with one of the UK’s top boutique hotels.

In each episode, the contestants will be set a new commercial design challenge, to take on the interiors of show homes, offices, hotels, shops, beach huts, salons, restaurants and luxury holiday villas. Their skill and expertise will hopefully create design magic to impress the discerning judges.

Design expert and former editor of Elle Decoration Michelle Ogundehin returns as the series judge, joined each week by a different guest expert including Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Linda Boronkay, Kit Kemp, Ross Bailey, Sophie Robinson, Abigail Ahern and Matthew Williamson.

Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr begins Tuesday, 2 February at 8PM on BBC Two.

Interior Design Masters 2021 contestants

Amy

Amy

Amy

Age: 43
From: Leeds
Job: Mother of three

Says Amy: “I was so inspired by series one, it looked like such a fantastic opportunity to immerse myself into the biggest

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Volunteer interior designers turn girls’ shelter from drab to dreamy for teens escaping sex trafficking



a person holding a wine glass: Designer Lisa Ball put up a new painting in a former office space, assisted by Bridget Zak. The volunteers turned institutional decor into colorful and fun spaces to welcome the girls.


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Designer Lisa Ball put up a new painting in a former office space, assisted by Bridget Zak. The volunteers turned institutional decor into colorful and fun spaces to welcome the girls.

Could big comfy pillows, colorful bedding and rugs, freshly painted walls and decorative art help protect girls from abuse and exploitation?

Maybe.

In fact, it’s the hope of the staff of Brittany’s Place, a shelter for child victims of sex trafficking. The shelter got a free makeover this month when a volunteer group of professional interior designers turned stark bedrooms and lounges into bright, cheerful, teen-friendly places where girls can enjoy hanging out — and maybe stick around a while longer.



a person holding a wine glass: Designer Lisa Ball put up a new painting in a former office space, assisted by Bridget Zak. The volunteers turned institutional decor into colorful and fun spaces to welcome the girls.


© Star Tribune/Star Tribune/Photos by RICHARD TSONG-TAATARII • richard.tsong-taatarii@startribune.com/…
Designer Lisa Ball put up a new painting in a former office space, assisted by Bridget Zak. The volunteers turned institutional decor into colorful and fun spaces to welcome the girls.

The girls at Brittany’s Place can move in or out as they wish. Temptations to leave, perhaps to reconnect with the very people who exploited them, can be dismayingly strong. Late one night last year, a sex trafficker stood

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