Design Trend: Rock-and-Roll, Reinvented
The Hospitality Design Expo (HD Expo) proved the rock-and-roll lifestyle never gets old, just reinvented. Designers created lavish interiors worthy of the biggest of big hair bands – a fun contrast to the minimally-accessorized, all-white or gray spaces we’ve seen in previous years (and, by the way, that trend is still not going anywhere … light+white and gray continue to be major color stories in 2012).
So how did the rock-and-roll trend play out? Formica Corporation snapped a few images during our HD stop:
Jewel Tones: Rich berries and royal blues brought a new luxury to furnishings, especially those upholstered in plush velvet.
Tufting: Forget clean lines. Ottomans, seating and headboards tapped into the sense of touch by featuring opulent tufting.
Studded Accents: Metal studs added unique texture and detail to all sorts of surfaces, including upholstery and wood furniture, wall coverings and window treatments.
Paint it Black: Black had an edgy sophistication when paired with gold accents, dramatic table settings with chandeliers overhead and bird and skull graphics.
The rock-and-roll trend can easily move from commercial spaces to residential dining rooms, master baths and bedrooms – in fact, we’re already seeing studs make their way to mainstream furnishings. Do you plan to rock out your interiors?