Published on May 22, 2019

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Step aside, modern farmhouse. If this year’s ICFF (the New York Fashion Week of furniture) is any indication, decor is about to get a lot bolder and more colorful. This shouldn’t come as news. We’ve known for a while now that furniture is getting chunkier, more nostalgic, and more alien-like. But if our favorite finds from this year’s furniture showcase are any indication, all signs point to curvier, more audacious decor.

Ribbed furniture; bold hues like Yves Klein Blue, jade green, and antique rose; and standout shapes were all prominently displayed at Design Week this year. What’s more, curves were all the rage in all aspects of decor, which is great news for parents looking to childproof their home. Dive into this year’s biggest and best trends with our 10 favorite picks from ICFF and you might just be compelled to redecorate from scratch.

If you’re looking for a Yves Klein Blue moment…

Steven Bukowski has fully embraced the ribbed trend with beautiful corrugated-facade lamps and side tables in hues ranging from Klein Blue to fire-truck red and forest green. Case in point: this Bubble side table that would quite possibly make the best nightstand or reading nook addition.

If you’re so over subway tile…

Pick up Sarah Sherman Samuel’s latest encaustic tile collection in partnership with Concrete Love, which comes in five versatile patterns and 25 beautiful dusty hues. With endless combinations of colors and patterns, your bathroom or backsplash will be anything but boring.

If you want to ride the wave…

Staying ahead of trends is a surefire way to ensure that your apartment will never look dull, even if it’s just by adding a single standout piece to an otherwise timeless space. Bend Goods’s new Wave table does just that. An eye-catching conversation starter, it will make your whole space feel fresh.

If you’d rather live in the Arizona desert…

If you can’t go to the desert, bring the desert to you—but not in an obvious way. After all, succulents are so 2015. Instead, pick up Eny Lee Parker’s new and improved Ooo lamp. This  iteration is bigger and better than ever, and it comes in a beautiful fresh moss green hue we can’t get enough of.

If you dream of owning a Jean Royère coffee table…

Owning an original Royère is most likely an unattainable dream: His iconic pieces are often sold at auction for more than $50,000. But that doesn’t mean that you should resort to reproductions. Instead, this Puddle table by Swedish brand Mass Productions is giving us subtle Royère vibes with a fresh, modern edge.

If you’re tired of your old patio set…

Spanish brand Kettal makes outdoor furniture fun again with vibrant colors and shapes that’ll put any basic patio set to shame. A favorite: This club chair by famed Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, which comes in a variety of bold color combinations like millennial pink and rust, or avocado and sky blue. Whichever seat you choose, it will pair fabulously with a summer spritz.

If Greek revival is your aesthetic…

No need to move into a large white mansion with imposing columns lining the front veranda to live your Greek revival fantasies. This Forum coffee table by Phase will achieve the look at a much lower price. Best of all, the reinforced concrete construction is suitable for indoors or outdoors, so you can truly bring the outside in (and vice versa).

If you’re looking for fringe benefits…

Spanish brand Munna is known for its array of highly colorful and visually arresting seating, and one of the best examples of this is the velvet Fringes stool in antique pink. Also available in other jewel tones ranging from emerald green to steel blue, it’s a small but mighty addition to any space that’s sure to get people talking.

If you’re afraid of commitment…

New-ish brand In Common With released a brand-new collection of handblown glass pendants and shades that are easily interchangeable: Just unscrew and swap the shade. Pendants come in two sizes, and shades come in finishes like sand-blasted amber, opaline, and two-tone sapphire, so you can mix and match as your mood changes.

If you approach trends carefully…

Arches are having a moment in 2019, but before you redo all the doorways in your apartment, consider this vibrant verdigris side table from Crump & Kwash. The piece features concave sides with a beautiful arch motif. Now that’s an easy way to adopt a trend in a totally timeless way.

See more trends we love:
40 Reasons You Need a Modern Chandelier, Stat
24 Reasons You Need to Buy Your Rugs Vintage—Not New
The Decor Trend That Threw Me in a Bout of Childhood Nostalgia

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