7 Design Trends We Saw At Sight Unseen OFFSITE

Plus, what we learned about bringing them into our homes.

photography by CHARLIE SCHUCK VIA SIGHT UNSEEN


This past weekend, Sight Unseen hosted their annual Sight Unseen OFFSITE, a curated show highlighting innovative makers and design studios. Each year, we head over to seek the latest in home decor, market finds, and inspired installations, which channel future trends and fresh aesthetics. Here, a few of the exhibits that wowed us and what we learned from them.

Earthy tones are leading the pack.   
Our obsession with desert neutrals continues, fueled by Eny Lee Parker's setup, which featured the most defined shades and textures. Terracotta will be a major color player this year, complemented by sage greens. The best way to bring this retro vibe into a modern space? Opting for streamlined furnishings with sleek lines and modest color blocks. 

photography by CHARLIE SCHUCK VIA SIGHT UNSEEN


It's the year of cool lighting.
Lighting is having a serious moment. Iacoli & McAllister never fails to please with their out-of-the-box thinking, especially when it comes to reinventing the traditional in home design. This year, with a solar system-inspired motif, the brand unveiled a fresh perspective that marries metallics with globe bulbs. 

photography by CHARLIE SCHUCK VIA SIGHT UNSEEN


It's all about the grid.
This design trend comes with a fresh update, as seen within Pieces's booth, masked in a slew of delicate pastels and blush-toned schemes. Think modular coffee tables and side tables, where the "less is more" aesthetic goes the distance in terms of show-stopping decor. Offset the rigidity of the design with a delicate color palette. 

photography by CHARLIE SCHUCK VIA SIGHT UNSEEN


Planters with the abstract in mind.
Show-stopping floral arrangements are making big strides in this year's decor trends. Elyse Graham joined forces with NYC's Meta Flora, to create an installation that emulates an artistic approach towards the standard arrangement. (Pick up the Domino summer issue to see more sculptural work from Meta Flora).

photography by CHARLIE SCHUCK VIA SIGHT UNSEEN


Copper is the metallic of the year. 
Brass and gold may have had their moment but this year, copper is all the rage. Atelier de Troupe's exhibit proved just that, pairing the chic metallic with warm desert tones and contemporary finishes. 

photography by CHARLIE SCHUCK VIA SIGHT UNSEEN


Floral trends call for contemporary in the tropics. 
When it comes to floral arrangements, think along the lines of the exotic and pair with streamlined metallics and concrete-esque structures. Slash Objects did a rather impressive job of bringing together two juxtaposed aesthetics, and melding them into a cohesive scene. 

photography by CHARLIE SCHUCK VIA SIGHT UNSEEN


Blues will forever rule.
Especially when it comes in such a defined hue. Ben & Aja Blanc's installation utilizes the dusty shade to enhance the effect of their James Turrell-esque mirror display.  

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Published on May 26, 2017 - 2:30pm EDT

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