Last week I wrote an ideabook summarizing 10 big design trends for 2010. Commenter stacystyle mentioned that she'd like to see more images and commentary about each trend. I had so much fun with that ideabook that I definitely agreed.
This book starts in the middle of the list, with more about trend #6: texture. I've been on a texture kick ever since I read an article in Food & Wine about the importance of texture in wine and food pairings. I'm always fascinated by how trends in food, fashion, and interior design influence one another (see also: artisanal) - so I thought I'd start here.
I got the insiration for the trend from the San Francisco Chronicle, which says, "If West Elm's spring collection, which launches this week, is any indication, texture will be big in 2010. 'We are spending a lot of time researching new natural materials and unusual techniques with a lot of rich, textural interest,' said Alex Bates, creative director for the retailer."
It's definitely not just West Elm, either. Interesting textures are popping up in pictures all over Houzz and I love it. Here are some great examples:
Ah, Miles Redd. He's a master of so many things, texture included. This entire kitchen is high-gloss, from the black walls to the mirrored countertops. A perfect reflection (sorry about the pun) of the owner.
I know - and I agree - that the whole raised sink thing is a little overdone. But I really like these teak sinks for their natural look. I imagine they'd have that rough-smooth combination you'd find on a sailboat.