Southwestern Style Is Trending—Here’s How to Embrace It
It’s Etsy’s top trend prediction for 2019.
Published Dec 11, 2018 4:00 AM
The reports are in: Southwestern style is going to be big in 2019. We saw the desert trend seep into the fashion runways this year (wondering why you’ve been seeing so many cowboy boots in the middle of the city lately?), and most recently, Etsy named it as a top style in its design trend report. Even color is taking note: Both Sherwin-Williams and Pantone named distinctly desert hues as their colors of the year. We’ll be seeing a lot of Cavern Clay and Living Coral, respectively.
Rough textures, earthy hues, and natural fabrics and materials take precedence within the Southwest style mentality. The trend is a great way to support smaller brands and artisans specializing in this style through traditional crafting techniques—look beyond the big box retailers and go for authenticity. If you want to bring desert vibes to your space, here’s where to start.
Julia DeConcini Half Circle Mug, Spartan Shop, $38
Handmade in Tucson, Arizona, these tiny stoneware mugs are the perfect vessel for your morning espresso. The half-moon handle is a unique touch.
Lavanda Napkins (set of 4), Dana Haim, $65
Decorate with the colors of the sunset—burnt oranges, pinks, and warm neutrals make up the desert color palette. These cotton napkins come from artisan masters near the Oaxaca region, and each set is one of a kind.
Peach Wild Geese Rug, Minna, $450
If you aren’t blessed with concrete floors or terra-cotta tiling, bring quintessential Southwest style to your floors via textiles. Bold shapes and warm hues combine for the area rug of our dreams.
Boyd Tan Oak Leather Lounge Chair, Fire on the Mesa, $1,800
Somewhere between modern and traditional, this leather chair is the finishing touch your living room needs.
Engobe Vase, The Citizenry, $85
Wherever possible, bring in hints of terra-cotta. This clay vase, crafted in Jalisco, Mexico, is perfect for minimalists due to its sleek silhouette. Fill with eucalyptus or the dried flowers of your choice for a rustic centerpiece.
Black Clay Large Serving Bowl, St. Frank, $65
Oaxacan black clay is a traditional material dating back to Zapotec times; by using it in your serving ware for your next dinner party, you’re bringing home a bit of craftsman history.
Flecha Pillow, Mercado Collective, $115
The minimalist prints that define pattern in this region lend themselves perfectly to textiles. This handwoven wool pillow will be a cozy addition to your sofa or bed.
Acapulco Lounge Chair, The Citizenry, $825
A classic style reimagined with exquisite attention to detail by young designers in Mexico City.
See more trends to get in on for 2019: Every 2019 Color of the Year, So Far It’s Official: These Are the Top Travel Destinations for 2019 How to Decorate with the 2019 Colors of the Year