9 Home Design Trends to Embrace Now

Interior designer Melanie Whittington shares some of her current faves, with a few pro tips.

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3. Tactile Finishes

These are not your grandmother’s case goods. The latest finishes are highly stylized and textured—be they grainy, lacquered, distressed, zebra or inlaid.  Fabric and leather-wrapped pieces are everywhere. This is furniture you want to touch. I like to mix different textures and finishes in my designs for maximum impact. Don’t have the budget for that showstopper of a sideboard? You can also introduce texture with wallpaper, art and pillow fabrics.


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