ANNE TRINKLEIN, Anne Michelle Design
Trinklein previously worked as a buyer for a furniture manufacturer in the furniture capital of the U.S., AKA High Point, N.C., before moving to the Midwest and starting her own design firm.
“Gray has been around a while and I don’t think it’s going away, but people are using it a little less since it’s cool. So [I’m seeing things] warm up with creamy or off whites and brown. Blue has been really strong for a while now, and almost become its own neutral. Dark greens are also popular now — like an olive green creates a cozier room and it’s a great way to introduce color without being totally bright.”
FORM AND FUNCTION
“Casual, modern style is also big right now. Because of everything that’s happened with the coronavirus and people spending more time at home, [people] are wanting things to be functional and a bit cozier.”
WEAVE IN TEXTURE
“There’s a concentration on varying textures, like roping or caning … or concrete finishes on tables … and incorporating texture in your textiles and rugs.”