5 Design Trends for 2016

Kaleidoscope Designs Inc. |

Interior Decorators Carleton Place

From luminous transparency to cutting-edge appliances, here are some looks, furniture finds and accessories we see as an emerging trend for 2016:

Rich Jewel Tones

Whether it is Cobalt blue, Ruby red or British Racing green, these rich jewel tones have been popping up quite a bit on the radar lately. We are finding these deep, moody hues in paint colours and various textiles.

“Joy” shelves by Zanotta: A modular unit of 5 or 7 shelves with articulated joints, originally designed in 1989 by Castiglioni.

Interior Designers Carleton Place

Lacquered Raffia 5822 cobalt wall covering.

Interior Designers Ottawa

Dirt Pattern Material is 100% cotton pre-stained with wine, grass, bike oil and blood to camouflage any additional stains the wearer is liable to make.

Interior Design Studio Ottawa

Cloud One Seater by Luca Nichettoshown in Volcano Red upholstery by Kravet

Custom Interior Designs Carleton Place

Jason Wu for Brizo matte black kitchen faucet.

Interior Design Carleton Place

Wolfgang coffee table in graphite from Mr. Brown London.

Interior Decor Carleton Place

Swell Wide LED pendant by Pablo Designs available at Design Within Reach.


The light and airy look of glass and translucent pieces takes a playful, yet elegant turn with the various colours being introduced. The layering of colour is very interesting.

Interior Design Carleton Place

Ian lounge chair in polyester and powder-coated metal, available through EQ3.

Custom Interior Designs Ottawa

“Juicer” by Elinor Portnoy are hand-blown, carved, then ground.

Interior Design Carleton Place

The Labirinto side table from Natuzzi Italy is available in two colour ways.

Custom Interior Designs Ottawa

The Serpentine Pavilion in London, designed by Spanish Design Firm SelgasCano wove the tent-like structure from stripes of the fluorine-based polymer ETFE.

Interior Design Carleton Place

Overlap vases by Lissoni in thermoplastic for Kartell exploit the translucency of colours, creating different hues where they overlap.


Space saving, time saving and money saving – these appliances do it all!

Custom Interior Designs Ottawa

French doors require less clearance than a conventional top-down oven. Viking 30” Double Electric French-door oven.

Interior Designers Ottawa

The Styler by LG is a clever device that steams and dewrinkles clothes, delaying visits to the dry cleaner if they just need a quick refresh. It doesn’t need a water hook-up either, so you can install it in the bedroom or a walk-in-closet.

Interior Design Studio Ottawa

Twin Wash by LG has a second wash drawer for smaller loads, which means you can run two loads at once.


Intricate parquet patterns are now making their way onto furniture and accessories. From cabinets to fabrics, it seems to be popping up everywhere.

Interior Designers Ottawa

Trompe l’oeil fabric by Heirloom & Knot through Spoonflower, brings parquet to upholstery and drapes.

Interior Design Studio Carleton Place

Inlaid boxes at Jayson Home.

Custom Interior Designs Carleton Place

The Estilo cabinet has a very clean appearance and the chevron pattern doors add visual interest.

Custom Interior Designs Ottawa

This reclaimed wood top cocktail table brings an old world charm look to any space, and is available in 3 finishes through Restoration Hardware.