Continuing with our Trend Watch 2016 Series, we’d like to introduce you to Totally Transparent. After a long day, nothing feels quite as nice as coming home to a peaceful environment created by sinuous fabrics and glossy hardware. Layered materials help create a curated feel to a space that is both dimensional and free flowing, making it easy for the Totally Transparent style to blend from indoor to outdoor settings.
We can all agree that minimalist design has become the new “normal”, complete with monochrome palettes, see-through furniture, and indoor gardens to boot. With this look, it could be easy to become discouraged if you’re aesthetically inspired by tougher hardware and hearty interior and exterior decorations but don’t worry, transparent materials and furniture don’t have to be flimsy or delicate to work in your home. Our favorite way to incorporate this trend is to mix it with what you already own, whether that’s a Moroccan pattenered rug or distressed apothecary table. Don’t feel pressured to turn your space into a giant glass cubicle, just throw in a few transparent trinkets to glam up the room. If you have darker elements already in your home, create the look with gauzy curtains that have a more romantic hue like blush or tan. Bring the style full-circle with patterned pillows that are in the same schemes as your curtains and other other decorations in the room. Lightly colored chairs and sofas pair well with dark tables and to off-set the darkness, add glossy storage components like wall shelving or side-tables to brighten up the room. Anything glossy or shiny can be instantly toned down with different textures or complementary art.
Easily translate this trend to your outdoor space with a sleek stainless steel grill and cooking accessories (we have a few personal favorites from our pals at Coyote Grill). Complement the shiny appliances with outdoor rugs and matte table settings, like stone coasters and napkin rings, and voila, your cookout just became a class act.
Now, don’t you have some redecorating to do?