As Interior & Event Designers, one the most important aspects of staying ahead of developing trends is to stay current with what’s going on in both worlds, and also the world of fashion. Most people know, or at least won’t find it hard to believe that the leap from interior design trends to event trends isn’t very far. The relationship between the world of Interiors and Events has never been more intertwined for the years to come. Whether you’re a trend setter or prefer to go along with your own vibe, this blog post will fill you in on six Interior Design trends that are worthwhile exploring in the Event world, specifically in weddings and elopements.
Vertical gardening is by far not a new alternative to soil gardening, but we will see more of these next year. Interesting fact – people searching for floor-to-ceiling green décor has increased to 287%. Not only do they add beauty and sophistication to any space, but they help reduce the waste footprint; specifically at weddings where pounds of flowers and greenery are discarded after a one time use. Rather, plants could be re-used and planted at the couple’s home for a beautiful burst of vegetation.
Natural Wall Surfaces
Along with ecological and environmental awareness, a shift towards natural design elements manufactured from reclaimed materials is resulting in more sustainable and authentic projects. Coco Tiles is an example of a reclaimed surface material made out of reclaimed coconut shells. For couples going for a tropical or rather rustic vibe, try incorporating a striking coconut wall into the big-day design. From an escort card backdrop to a textured bar station, these coconut tiles will prove that reclaimed materials have a place in your type of celebration.
Less noise, more technology
With today’s busy generation, the demand for hi-tech allows individuals to create a flexible work-life balance that’s useful for all ages. When we translate technology into the Events industry, we can think of limitless options, yet temporary installations. For example, projection mapping can provide an element of interactivity and tell the story at a much more personal level. Not only this technological advancement is a fantastic way to communicate, but also a great alternative to contribute to an environmentally friendly wedding since surfaces can be adorned with zero waste. A new company called WeMapping, is hoping to make the concept more notorious by merging gastronomy, entertainment, and space for unique events.
Integrated entertainment spaces: cooking and dining
Trends in interior design for 2020 give prominence to the kitchen, increasing its’ dimensions and connecting it with the dining room and living room as the main entertainment space. Much can be adopted from this concept for weddings and intimate soirées, although it may not appear to be easily translatable. However, can see this hybrid would add unique value and an experiential component to an intimate wedding experience. Innovator & Chef David Bouley is the perfect example of how he created a culinary laboratory with an open performance kitchen utilized to host intimate soirées. His space is described as “more than the experience of a restaurant- an immersive and educational community of health and nutrition, ‘Living Pantry’, and ‘Building Blocks’ that define taste and happiness.” Why wouldn’t we bring this interactive component for a more casual and engaging dining experience?
Elements inspired by topographical sources
The earth’s surface with its shapes and details seen from the bird’s eye view has been a prominent source of inspiration in the world of design. It influences textile design in fashion & interiors. Our desire to continue exploring the earth from thousands of feet above the earth, continues to impact trends. Sediments, rocks, marshes, fossils, are topographical sources we continue to see in prints & patterns, and textures in home décor. How can we bring this into the Wedding world? Let’s get inspired by Fernando Mastrangelo, who has an interesting technique of dyeing sand to create 3-D illusion of the landscape. Similarly, we could get inspired by the threaded ceiling installation by London and Mumbai- based firm Serie Architects.
Oversized art is the new exciting trend on Pinterest and is the perfect solution for those interested in making a huge impact with just a single piece. A bold fashionable piece from Fin Dac, who makes large murals of masked women with fashionable style, would make a gorgeous mural for the escort card display and kissing booth backdrop. (p.s. You don’t have to fly in Fin Dac to your event location, just show some love to a local artist you admire!)
Jul 8, 2019
Six 2020 Interior Design Trends to Explore in Events