With a butcher-block countertop and subway-tiled walls, the office space we moved into in February staked claim to certain interior design trends that really spoke to us. (Lots of natural light, white waxed wooden floors, and rustic open shelving were some others.) Throughout the year, we picked up a few more good ideas by way of product reviews (when we vet the new home goods that are launching in our Shop), tips from great design minds, and simply by keeping our eyes peeled all the time.
Just as with food, not every trend has a place in our lives. But certain popular opinions are too ingenious to ignore (namely, when a tradition breaks out of its mold and into a new light)—these are our favorite design trends of the year.
True, they require a lot more dusting than traditional cabinets, but we can't get enough of the minimalist idea that your dishes can actually be the main decorating force in your kitchen—and that the same goes for all your other rooms.