A Conversation with Interior Designer Trish KnightDesigner Profile
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We’ve known Vancouver-based Interior Designer, Trish Knight, for some time. And what a great time it has been!
From waterfront West Vancouver homes and cozy Pender Island cottages to luxurious estates in San Diego, Palm Springs, Singapore, and New York, Trish always amazes us with her incredible style, tasteful home design and ability to balance sophistication and livability.
Trish has a great eye for not only what’s on trend, but what’s coming. She’s always open to sharing her ideas on interior design, and what wholesale furniture partners, like us, need to be providing in the future.
She’s a design superhero (but in a very stylish wardrobe).
We asked Trish 4 questions about her thoughts and the direction of interior design through 2020.
1. What are your top colours for 2019/20? Why are you choosing these colours?
Here in Vancouver, we are still going to need to see all colour “greyed out” and muted to match our typical cloudy white light. Whites will have an undertone of pastels, rather than pure white. This is where the light blush tones and violets will come out.
I’m also seeing a trend towards earthier tones like terracotta and green.
And we can’t forget blues. Blues have been strong for a couple of years, and the trend will continue. My favourites are dark navy, almost black and stormy grey blues.
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2. What is out for 2019 and why?
Out: Red toned woods – ie/ cherry.
This has been the traditional go to finish for a long time, but now we are achieving this warmth with painted finishes on cabinets, and large format tile on floors.
Out: Copper and rose gold.
Instead, we are definitely still seeing lots of brass, but it’s being mixed with black metals. The orange and pink tones in copper and rose gold don’t mix as well and are being used less.
3. Play furniture designer for a day, what would you design for us?
As an interior designer, I do design custom pieces for my clients all the time – this includes millwork built in a home as well as upholstered pieces like the perfect size sectional, bed or toss cushions.
For Style In form, I would start with a small table collection that can be mixed and matched together for larger spaces or used individually for smaller ones. This is always a challenge when shopping for clients, especially when we are trying to meet a specific budget.
4. How important will accessories and furniture with a handmade feel be going through 2020?
Sustainability in design is important. Clients like to know the story behind the items we purchase for them. For example, who is making them? Where are they from? This leads to an interest in the connection to nature, which in turn can lead to a handmade approach.
The look doesn’t have to be rustic, it can be very polished, clean-lined and contemporary. For example, I’m loving natural fibers like wool, silk, and linen, tailored woven baskets and modern ceramics and glass.
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