The start of a new year is a natural time to take stock of your surroundings. If your home could use an update, there's no easier solution than adding a piece or two that reflect the top interior design trends of 2016. Here are five design influences that we expect to be big in the year ahead, along with Cisco Home's sustainable, made-in-LA takes on the trends:
"Old World" Style
Furniture that might look at home in a grand estate a century ago will feel totally current in the coming year. While we’ll always love the clean lines of mid-century modern designs, we've also fallen for sofas, armchairs and ottomans with a romantic old-world element—think tufting, velvet upholstery or intricately carved legs, as seen on the Dromedary Sofa and Mandarin Ottoman, above.
More dramatic than ceiling lights, less attention-grabbing than chandeliers, long, hanging lights are having a big moment. Cisco Home pendant lamps come in a variety of eye-catching colors and shapes and are made of hand-blown glass by a local LA artisan.
Think beyond silver and gold, brass and nickel, in the year ahead, because inky dark metals are poised to be the next big thing. We have long loved dark metals such as iron and blackened stainless steel for their simple beauty and industrial edge. The Chain Side Table and the Pearl Sconce are two examples of this trend done right.
Globally Inspired Textiles
Upholstery and pillows in patterns inspired by cultures from every corner of the globe will continue to feel fresh in 2016. Our one-of-a-kind chairs and benches covered in vintage kilims have been incredibly popular, and next month we are launching Cisco Textiles, a new line of globally-inspired fabrics designed by our very own Maurishka Pinedo.
Unique and Upcycled Accent Pieces
We believe that every space needs an element that is completely unique—there's nothing like a vintage or upcycled piece to bring warmth and personality to a room. 2016 will see the design world passing over mass-produced accents in favor of one-of-a-kind pieces (like our Grape Box Side Table, each made with a unique box from a vineyard, and our framed Vintage Life Preserver) with their own special histories.
Which design trends are you looking forward to seeing more of in 2016? Let us know on the Cisco Home Facebook page.
Cisco Brothers was featured in a recent Boston Globe article! Click on the image below to link to the original article:
The Cisco Brothers Relax Two-Piece Sofa in Denim Indigo was featured in House Beautiful's September 2014 issue!
Thank you to Simple Things Blog for mentioning our Edith sofa in their recent article:
"Stuff rolls through our dock doors every day, really cool stuff. We all stand and ogle it and wish it was ours, and I guess, for a short time at least, it is – until one of you comes in and gives it a home. But this sofa, it was a custom order – which means it comes and goes without giving us time to enjoy it. It caused quite a stir when it rolled into the warehouse.
This is not one you see very often – a leather upholstered chesterfield, in the most amazing leather you’ve ever seen. It’s a Cisco Brothers sofa – they call it Edith (if you want to see the tye-dye version of Edith, take a gander at this previous post – we loved this one too.) It’s a remarkable piece of furniture on its own, but man, when you slap some leather on it, it becomes a work of art. It’s a classic. It’s perfect. It’s Brideshead Revisited meets Downton Abbey meets… well, something else really cool.
We hardly had time to unwrap it before they were coming to pick it up. In fact, these pictures were taken right on our front porch while a team of delivery guys stood behind me, fingers tapping, waiting to put it in their truck. We watched it go with heavy hearts.
Now, don’t worry, this little story has a happy ending. We loved this sofa so much that we may have ordered one just like it for our showroom – one we will get to have for a spell. We have to wait for it though. It will be a while before it appears at our back door – this level of perfection takes time."