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5 Emerging Trends in Restaurant Design

In 2020, the pandemic through a massive wrench into the hospitality industry. Many restaurants had to pivot quickly just to keep their doors open and their staff employed. Restauranteurs adapted to the demands of outdoor dining, social distancing, and increased take-out. For many, the changes they made as a way to survive have become permanent and popular features. As a result, interior designers who specialize in restaurant design are designing with these trends in mind.   Restauranteurs know a space's...

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Healthcare Design Trends

One of the challenges, and opportunities, in healthcare design, is that more and more people are using healthcare facilities. The population is aging, people’s health is improving and they are living longer, and our healthcare system has become more accessible to traditionally underserved populations. More people put more demands on our healthcare workers and facilities. As communities renovate and modernize existing facilities and build new ones, the interior designers working on these projects are looking to improve the experience and...

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Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear Color Trends

Twice a year, we spend time poring over the latest runway shots of designers' collections. Why? Because fashion plays a huge role in setting trends for industries way beyond the runways. Trending colors may not always make their way directly into residential or commercial interiors. Yet, being aware of what is happening in fashion gives insight into what is happening in the culture more broadly. This month we were looking at the Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear collections. Fashion is a fast-paced...

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What is Japandi?

When discussing the hottest trends in outdoor living, Japandi kept popping up. Japandi isn't brand new. It's a trend that has been gaining popularity inside for the last couple of years. Recently, it's starting to migrate outside into our outdoor spaces. So, what exactly is it?   Japandi is a cross between Scandinavian and Japanese design.   Japandi is a blend between the Scandinavian concept of hygge and the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi.   Hygge is a Danish word that describes a...

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Outdoor Living, Summer’s Hottest Trend

During the summer of 2020, people invested heavily in their outdoor spaces. With nowhere else to go, people nested and made their outdoor spaces feel comfortable, functional, and fun. Two summers later, people are enjoying their rejuvenated outdoor spaces and are continuing to make improvements. Our outdoor spaces have become about more than just spending a little time outside. They’ve become about outdoor living. The lines between indoor and outdoor activities have blurred. When the weather cooperates, people spend...

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The Life Cycle of a Trend

Trends impact every aspect of our lives. At Design Pool, we are endlessly fascinated by them and their impact on the culture at large. Yet, as the speed of our daily lives has gotten faster, trends seem to be cycling faster too. It got us thinking, how much energy do we need to put into staying up on trends if they move that quickly? Does it still matter? We think that no matter the speed, understanding what is trending...

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2022 NeoCon Color Trends

Walking the floors of theMART at NeoCon, we are keeping our eyes peeled for overarching trends in the industry. This year we saw four major trends: Acoustics, Biophilia, Transparency in Manufacturing, and the Experiential Office. In addition, we also pay attention to what colors are trending. For NeoCon color trends this year, we saw a lot of rich, earthy neutrals. Also, a lot of super saturated pastels and earth tones. In many showrooms, we saw entire spaces created with...

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Trendspotting at NeoCon 2022

NeoCon 2022 was a vibrant and fun show. After the quiet halls of 2021, it was a welcome and energizing change of pace. Though we spent a lot of time in Booth 7­–3050, we did manage to escape to the other floors of theMART to do some trendspotting at NeoCon. What did we see trendspotting at NeoCon 2022? Acoustics Acoustic solutions were everywhere. We think two things inspire this trend. First the shift in years past toward open offices. Second, many...

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Spring 2022 Runway Color Trends

Every year, spring marks a time of awakening. Flowers bloom, birds sing, trees grow leaves. Humans and animals emerge from the dark days of winter. It’s a season of rebirth, renewal, and hope. As we pored through photos from the Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear collections, there was a noticeable feeling of hope and optimism. Two years after the beginning of the COVID pandemic, people are feeling a sense of (sometimes cautious) optimism. People are starting to travel again, go to theaters,...

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Trendspotting: Carpets and Flooring

Each month we send a trend letter out to our subscribers highlighting a trend we're spotting. Have you subscribed yet? Some months we talk about a major trend, like all the colors we're seeing on the runways and sometimes we highlight a fun trend we're spotting going about our lives. Whatever we talk about, it's always a fun shot of inspiration. This month the trend we're featuring is all about carpets and flooring in residential interiors. We look at...

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