Oceaonna Lamp 2

Why we love the coastal interior design style

You don’t have to live or work on the beach to add elements of the Coastal Design style to your home or office. Characterized by a relaxed, comfortable vibe, it is no wonder people love it so much.

The Coastal Design Style finds it inspiration from the ocean and includes:

  • Natural colors like blues, greens, white and tan
  • Casual mood
  • Light and airy textiles
  • Natural materials like rattan, jute, cotton
  • Nautical imagery (waterfowl, boats, fish, lighthouses, shells)
  • Light or whitewashed woods

If you are designing a coastal beach house or condo or just want to add a touch of the Coastal Design Style to your home or office, we have grouped our designs that will fit this style for your inspiration. Browse the images below of our Coastal Design Style products or get all the details here.

Dallas Market

Dallas Total Home and Gift Market – Jan. 16-22, 2019

One of the most exciting times of the year is the launch of the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market in January.

“Dallas Market center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year.”

Learn more about Dallas Market.

The 2019 Dallas Market is set for Wednesday, Jan. 16 through Tuesday, Jan. 22, with showrooms open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. On Thursday and Friday plan to stay late as the showrooms stay open unitl 8 p.m.

Open to industry professionals, come see our latest designs at the Uttermost Company showroom located at WYC 10051 and 10021.

New designs featured at Dallas Market

2019 design trends

A trio of Interior Design Trends for 2019

Interior design trends for 2019 are everywhere. We picked three of our favorites to highlight.

#1 – Expanded idea of Sustainability

Natural materials like bamboo, jute, rattan and linen continue to grow (pun intended) in popularity and well-deserved respectability. In addition, designers are leaning toward elements that stand the test of time both in quality and style.

Similarly, in line with sustainable living, the idea of investing in key, standout pieces that will last the test of time, be it decoratively or simply for quality, is an approach we can definitely get behind.

For decades, Carolyn Kinder International has focused on timeless, trendless, well-traveled designs. While we introduce new products to our line each season, many of our designs have been in our line for a decade or more and continue to top the list of top sellers each year. View recent post on Interior Designs that Stand the Test of Time.

Introduced to the Carolyn Kinder International line in October 2011, the Sandy Wing Chair continues to be a favorite. A modern take on the classic wing chair, this beautiful chair has tailoring in shimmery sand with Teflon fabric protector and brass nail accents. The exposed frame is solid wood with reinforced joinery and a hand applied, weathered black finish.

#2 – Simple, Matte Black for drama

In a recent article in House Beautiful, trending forecaster WGSN noted that black, and more specifically matte black, will be a hot color choice in 2019.

“We’ve seen matte black across the fashion and beauty world, but for 2019 look to see matte black across interiors and homewares, too,” say the team at WGSN. “From the residential to commercial market, expect to see bold, refined designs that create a sense of drama. It’s quite an about-turn from the ubiquitous millennial pink.”

WGSN, Trending Forecaster
Eldric Bronze and Marble Table Lamp
The Eldric Bronze and Marble Table Lamp showcases clean lines with sophisticated curves. With the perfect contrast of black and white, this transitional design features an iron base finished in plated dark bronze, displayed on a thick ivory marble foot.

Cool jewel tones like teal will also be a hot color this year.

#3 – Use of Metal as art

ElleDecor.com noted that a more interesting use of metals and finishes will trend in 2019.

“Metals will be used in more interesting ways and will be more popular than ever, but no more rose gold. Whether it’s gold, brass or blackened metals, they will be used in a lacy or massed ways. They will definitely be more interesting and designed in a more sculptural-based manner than in the past. There’s a strong push towards art as function.” — Joy Moyler, interior Designer

Joy Moyler, Interior Designer
Karter Industrial Pipe Candle Holders
Our Karter Industrial Pipe Candle holders feature a sleek angular design with three raw steel industrial pipes contrasting with clear glass cylinders.