With Christmas 2018 looming ever closer, Jordan Gendelman looks at four hotly anticipated festive design trends for this year.
Christmas is historically a traditional occasion, with decor typically adhering to a set formula of Christmas trees, baubles, and tinsel in shades of red, gold, silver, and green. This year, however, interior designer Jordan Gendelman expects to see a variety of less traditional new styles and trends breaking through.
“Echoing what we’ve seen elsewhere in interior design trends this year, arresting, luxe shades appear likely to be big this Christmas,” says Gendelman, who suggests that bold, dark purples and blue-greens will prevail, with a surge in the popularity of both matte and gloss black festive accessories and accents.
The professional interior designer from Colorado also anticipates a similar, yet more traditionally festive take on the same trend. “Deep, ruby reds, purples, and navy blue will feature here, but with more festive whites and trendy, cool grays,” he suggests. “White porcelain accessories, I predict, will be popular too, combined with polished woods and brushed metals.”
A third distinct style, which echoes another trend which has been popular over the last year or two, is international fusion, according to Gendelman. “Millennials, in particular, are traveling, and have traveled, to more far-flung and unusual destinations than their parents or grandparents did. This continues to inspire bold, new directions in our interior design choices which I expect to be reflected in Christmas decor this year,” explains the designer.
Another trend expected to take off this festive season is the so-called ‘rainbow’ Christmas tree.
Predicted to be a huge hit on social media, particularly Instagram and Pinterest, the rainbow appearance is achieved by using a plethora of colored baubles. “Running from red, orange, and yellow at the top, through green, blue, indigo, and violet toward the bottom, the decorations give the tree a rainbow-like appearance,” Gendelman reveals of the trend.
Taste, however, according to the Colorado native is subjective. “The rainbow tree won’t be for everyone, but that’s half the fun of decorating for Christmas. My only advice would be to pick a style or theme and stick to it. Don’t be tempted to mix ideas, such as luxe and international fusion as it is likely to look fussy, confused, or otherwise unappealing,” he adds, wrapping up.
Jordan Gendelman runs a successful interior design business alongside his brother, Bruce Gendelman. The Gendelmans are based in Pitkin County, Colorado, serving clients in and around Aspen, Basalt, and Snowmass Village, as well as further afield, such as in Palm Beach, Florida, where the court of public opinion might bring their favorite designer to decorate a palm tree for the holidays. Jordan and Bruce Gendelman specialize in the psychology of color, as well as both modern and period interiors delivered with a commitment to quality and service.