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Geometric Shapes to Jewel Tones: This Year’s Hottest Material Trends

Short on inspiration? Find your muse in the year’s most covetable materials, culled from new and trendy local collections.


Styling by Michele Snow / Photo by Nina Gallant

Border: Black Edition “Kensu” polyester-cotton textile, the Romo Group.

1 Mayflower Wallpaper “Lightning” wallcovering, Ailanthus.

2 Washington Wallcoverings “Orient Express” wallcovering, Ailanthus.

3 “Morocco” wood-leather sample, Paris Ceramics.

4 Holland & Sherry hair-on-hide leather textile, Studio 534.

5 Bronzework Studio “Precision” brass liner tiles, DiscoverTile.

6 Black Edition “Romita” viscose-cotton textile, the Romo Group.

7 1838 Wallcoverings “Faversham” wallcovering, Ailanthus.

8 “Cedar Key” engineered-hickory sample, PID Floors.

9 Rythme “Micro Diamond” mosaic field tile, Ann Sacks.

10 Paire “Strobe” marble field tile, Ann Sacks.

Fabrics

Brace yourself, New England: Color is back in a big way. Look for bold prints (including fresh florals) in a range of jewel tones and statement hues such as red and orange. You’ll find ’em in materials of all kinds—especially velvet, which remains a top seller in local showrooms.

Styling by Michele Snow / Photo by Nina Gallant

1 “Jahanara Carpet” linen textile, Schumacher.

2 Hutton Wilkinson “Malachite” silk-wool rug, Patterson Flynn Martin.

3 John Derian for Designers Guild “The Rose” linen-cotton textile, Osborne & Little.

4 Black Edition “Otaru” viscose-polyester textile, the Romo Group.

5 Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild “Exotisme” viscose-polyester textile, Osborne & Little.

Styling by Michele Snow / Photo by Nina Gallant

1 Sambhav “Nami” wool-silk rug, Patterson Flynn Martin.

2 “Garden Tabriz” silk-wool rug, Patterson Flynn Martin.

3 “Vizier Tape” viscose-cotton trim, Schumacher.

4 Holland & Sherry “Lucido” aniline-leather textile, Studio 534.

5 “Vreeland Tape” cotton-viscose trim, Cowtan & Tout.

6 “Agra Velvet” cotton-polyester textile, Schumacher.

7 “Royal Alpaca” alpaca-wool textile, Holly Hunt.

8 Fortuny “Lucrezia” cotton-velvet textile, Studio 534.

9 Christian Astuguevieille “Utopia” linen textile, Holly Hunt.

10 Black Edition “Romita” viscose-cotton textile, the Romo Group.

11 Mokum “Canvas” cotton-polyester textile, Holly Hunt.

12 Ferrick Mason “Good Fortune” cotton textile, Studio 534.

13 Sahco “Coco” polyacrylic-blend textile, Holly Hunt.

Wood

Although gray planks remain among the most commonly requested flooring models at Boston-based showrooms, expect to see a move toward warmer stains in woods such as oak and hickory.

Styling by Michele Snow / Photo by Nina Gallant

1 “Rustic” oak sample, Jewett Farms + Co.

2 “Polar” oak sample, Paris Ceramics.

3 “Hooper” engineered oak, PID Floors.

4 “Presque Isle” hickory sample, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors.

5 “Cavallino” wood-leather sample, Paris Ceramics.

6 “Picasso Chevron” oak sample, PID Floors.

7 “Willouphby” engineered-oak sample, PID Floors.

8 “Morocco” wood-leather sample, Paris Ceramics.

9 “Calder” hickory sample, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors.

Styling by Michele Snow / Photo by Nina Gallant

1 “Picasso Chevron” oak sample, PID Floors.

2 “Defuniak Springs” engineered-hickory sample, PID Floors.

3 “Brown No. 1” oak sample, Paris Ceramics.

4 “Cedar Key” engineered-hickory sample, PID Floors.

5 “Stone” oak sample, Paris Ceramics.

6 “Cavallino” wood-leather sample, Paris Ceramics.

7 “Coshocton” engineered-oak sample, PID Floors.

8 “Select Rift” oak sample, Jewett Farms + Co.

Wallcoverings

Like textiles, wallcoverings get a healthy dose of color and pattern, not to mention all the shimmer you can handle. Look for geometric shapes, nature-inspired designs, and reinvented classics in colors such as navy, blush pink, and gold.

Styling by Michele Snow / Photo by Nina Gallant

1 Sarah Richardson Wallpaper“Jasmine” wallcovering, Kravet.

2 “Casavola” wallcovering, Schumacher.

3 1838 Wallcoverings “Rosemore” wallcovering, Ailanthus.

4 1838 Wallcoverings “Madama Butterfly” wallcovering, Ailanthus.

5 Nina Campbell “Arles” wallcovering, Osborne & Little.

6 “Metallic Ombre” wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries.

7 “Zanzibar Trellis” wallcovering, Schumacher.

8 “Floored” wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries.

Styling by Michele Snow / Photo by Nina Gallant

1 Designers Guild “Rheinsberg” wallcovering, Osborne & Little.

2 “Yacht Club” wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries.

3 Holland & Sherry “Oneida” wallcovering, Studio 534.

4 Holland & Sherry “Giant’s Causeway” wallcovering, Studio 534.

5 “Equinox” wallcovering, Cowtan & Tout.

6 Holland & Sherry “Silmarillion” wallcovering, Studio 534.

7 Cork wallcovering, Kravet.

8 Philip Gorrivan Design for Holland & Sherry “Fitzrovia” wallcovering, Studio 534.

9 Designers Guild “Kappazuri” wallcovering, Osborne & Little.

10 John Derian for Designers Guild “The Rose” wallcovering, Osborne & Little.

Stone

Geometric shapes and textured finishes take top billing in the stone-and-tile world this year. Keep your eyes peeled for large-format porcelain slabs, waterjet marble, and handmade ceramics, which designers are installing everywhere from accent walls to cabinet fronts to wet bars.

Styling by Michele Snow / Photo by Nina Gallant

1 Walker Zanger “Fez” terra cotta tile, Tile Showcase.

2 “Polished Merlot” marble tile, DiscoverTile.

3 + 5 + 8 Bronzework Studio “Precision” brass, stainless steel, and aluminum liner tiles, respectively, all DiscoverTile.

4 Guison Azul “Corduroy Square” limestone, Paris Ceramics.

6 Michael Aram “Orchid Dimensional” marble tile, DiscoverTile.

7 Lux “Standard” travertine field tile, Ann Sacks.

9 Pratt & Larson “Large Fan” ceramic field tile, Tile Showcase.

10 Cote D’Azure “Corduroy Flat Curve” limestone, Paris Ceramics.

11 Rythme “Micro Diamond” mosaic field tile, Ann Sacks.

12 Barbara Barry “Radius Hourglass” earthenware field tile, Ann Sacks.

Styling by Michele Snow / Photo by Nina Gallant

1 Walker Zanger “Ephesus” marble tile, Tile Showcase.

2 + 7 + 8 Bronzework Studio “Precision” stainless steel, aluminum, and brass liner tiles, respectively, all DiscoverTile.

3 “Spanish Grey” marble, Paris Ceramics.

4 Paire “Strobe” marble field tile, Ann Sacks.

5 Rythme “Cobble” mosaic field tile, Ann Sacks.

6 “Catia” marble mosaic, Ann Sacks.

9 “Mystic White” marble, Paris Ceramics.

10 Nicole Fuller “Ellsworth” terrazzo field tile, Ann Sacks.

11 Recycled-glass mosaic tile, DiscoverTile.