Do you find yourself scrolling through magazines for design inspiration and are you glued to HGTV waiting to see the next best room design? Whether you are a design aficionado or novice, look no further than the Indiana Design Center (IDC) for the ultimate design inspiration and resources. With 15 design showrooms and more than 20 interior design professionals all under one roof, you can explore and experience the latest design trends firsthand.
The following design themes are found throughout the showrooms and on point with greater global trends.
1. Boho Chic
A boho – short for bohemian – chic space feels effortlessly put together with the right mix of rustic decor paired with clean elements. Signature items to create this look include natural wood materials, a sheepskin throw, a fiddle-leaf fig tree, cozy pillows and an antique rug. Holder Mattress has an array of key items to pull together the perfect boho chic space, especially its oversized knotty throw pillows paired with a locally-crafted wood bench by Vine & Branch.
2. Mixed Metallics
While warm tones have been a popular choice in plumbing fixtures and hardware the past few years, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery has amped it up with the introduction of matte gold, rose gold and copper fixtures to the showroom floor. Brands like Brizo have carefully crafted new finishes that meld beautifully with modern and classic designs. Similar hues are available in lighting fixtures and cabinet pulls.
3. Locally Sourced
There are many benefits to sourcing your home goods locally. Not only does your money stay within our local economy, there are also environmental benefits such as not having to ship furniture items across the country (or world), which significantly reduces your carbon footprint. Most businesses at the IDC are locally owned, which means you receive top-notch service as you often work directly with the owner. Additionally, several of our showrooms represent Indiana artists, or like Outré Furniture, produce their products right here in Indiana.
Ready to fall in love with your home? Visit the Indiana Design Center Monday through Saturday, or call the concierge at 317-569-5975 to set up your personal tour. The IDC also offers complimentary Designer On Call appointments where you can enlist the professional advice from a designer during a 50-minute consultation in the building. The IDC is located at 200 S. Rangeline Road in Carmel (www.indianadesigncenter.com).
Ths article was originally written for Indianapolis’ Active Life Magazine.