New Year, New Trends: What 2017 Will Look Like

Posted by Dallas Market Center on December 22, 2016

Along with the New Year comes new home and gift style trends that will dominate the market place in 2017: NeoClassical, New Hollywood, Mid-Mod & Beyond, and The New Rad.

Dallas Market Center visual director Amber Williams has adapted key trends reported by forecasting agency Fashion Snoops that will help buyers keep pace with new inspirations and creativity driving the home and gift marketplace. The four 2017 trends conjure up past eras with a contemporary spin:


This mix of antique and modern styles is unafraid to embrace a strong heritage of ornateness and formality, yet remaining clean in presentation. Design elements include rounded edges and bold bases. Surfaces include stone, smoky marble, gilding, and brushed metal. A great example of this candlesticks from EightMood (Portico, WTC 631).



New Hollywood

Think movie star dazzle with sleek lines and elegant curves. Just as movie royalty sashays down the red carpet, retailers can get ready for their close-ups with well-placed sparkle and glitz. Textures include silk, suede, fur and cashmere. Surfaces include chrome, copper, gold, lucite and onyx. A great example of this is the Windsor Smith collection by Arteriors (WTC 500).

The New Rad

This trend embraces the bold, bright, and anything-goes 1980’s. It is not for the timid, but can be explored by more conventional tastes. Optics include color blocks, geometrics, black & white, and tipsy angles. The New Rad style can be found at Goetz (TM 2000).



Mid-Mod & Beyond

The midcentury look remains highly popular but the challenge is to add an element of surprise. Including a new color palette such as muted pastels in orange, pink, and aqua can update the style. The vibe is cinematic and retro cool and includes light woods, open shelves, and hefty textiles such as wool and jacquard. A great example of this mid-century look can be found in lamps from Cyan Designs (WTC 540).

Read more about these four trends bound to make an impact in 2017, in the winter edition of Source magazine communications and in curated product displays at January Total Home & Gift Market, January 18-24, 2017.

Topics: Design