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Home Design Trends 2017... taupe is the new gray
When I looked at this year's design trends and saw that taupe is the color of the year I was immediately brought back to the early 1980s. We owned a framing store and art gallery at that time and I remember how mauve was the big design color back then... mauve matting was big, in a color I am not sure was ever used much before or since.
This year's color is a softer gray, creating sanctuary from the stresses of the world. What reminded me of the 1980s is the strong pink undertones also prevalent in 1980s mauve. Then I thought of parallels in political climate... both now and then saw foreign policy turmoil, rising violence, and a strong conservative political shift with a new president taking office. And then I remembered the taupe draperies my mother so careful stitched in the early 1960s. Cycles tend to repeat themselves, with a new twist.
Other 2017 design trends to watch for are:
Gathering spaces both in homes and communities, as people crave more face-to-face time in response to the prevalence of social media Play spaces to unwind, such as indoor golf simulators and backyard putting greens Natural and warm materials, such as ... more

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