Leading with Color: Sarah Reep and the new trends in residential and commercial interior design
Adding Warmth & Personality to the Spaces we Live and Work
After sizing up the trends at this June’s NeoCon, Masco Cabinetry’s Director of Designer Relations and Education, Sarah Reep, confirmed her hunch is true — residential and commercial interior design projects are leading with color, clean lines, and wood textures to add warmth and personality to the spaces we live and work. She says this is a shift from the dominance of wood we’ve typically found in cabinetry in residential settings.
“This use of color and wood throughout residential and commercial interior design works when you think of these entities as opposites,” Reep says. “The combination makes interiors attractive and engaging, and it also nourishes our emotions in contrast to our days of technology, tools, and 24/7 online productivity.”
With over 20 years of direct experience in design, product design, trend forecasting, and consumer insights, Reep is one of the experts best positioned to see the shifts in interior design, particularly within the kitchen and bath industry. In her position at Masco, she’s responsible for keeping tabs on the pulse of design trends for one of North America’s leading cabinet manufacturers. In addition, Reep’s writings appear regularly in Kitchen & Bath Design News, where she writes about retail and showroom strategies in her regular column “Inside Today’s Showroom.”
Reep will be talking about these trends and more in her presentation, “Trading Places: Color + Wood Drives Design Trends” at mDesign Live, a two-day materials and design event happening in Grand Rapids, Michigan October 28 and 29. Patterned after materials events in Europe, mDesign Live brings together fabricators and both architectural and commercial interior design specialists. Manufacturers and distributors of components, panels, hardware, and design software will mix with designers, architects, and fabricators throughout the two-day event.
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