at Maxey Hayse are not big believers in design trends.
We feel it is all relative to your concept, clientele
and location. Every space has a unique set of criteria
which acts as the foundation of the entire design.
However we do agree that finishes and materials fall
in and out of favor. The favorability relies upon the
durability, cost and the manufacturers improvements
of a particular product. In our design practice we
like to combine different finishes and materials to
add creativity and interest to a space.
we find favorable are:
- Metals: satin
finish aluminum, raw steel, copper and other unique
- Woods: natural
maple, zebra wood, black walnut, brazilian cherry
fibers: seagrass, sisal, jute
- Glass: sandblasted,
safety, textured, stained, etched, colored
- Fabrics: plush
velvet, natural silks, cotton, other natural fibers,
- Colors: browns,
neutral tones, greens, bold colors
gels, LED, fiber optic, sconces, backlit lighting
- Misc.: faux
finishes, cork, leather floor tiles, granite and
all types of stone
you can see we like a lot of materials. Again, everything
is relative to its use and the concept. Our best advice
is to be open to all ideas and don't be a slave to
trends. Don't try to forecast what will look trendy
in six months. Develop a concept that works for your
clientele, image and location.
designing a residence the clientele is your family
and friends and how they use the space. The image
is your personality and personal style.