2016 Reflections

Soucie Horner

February 2017

Although our feet are firmly entrenched in the New Year, our design team reflects on the abundant year of projects in 2016 that have had both personal and professional significance in our lives. While our design philosophy is not based on trends, we nevertheless see the comings and goings of particular movements. Some of which we would like to see stay and some of those we’d like to bid adieu. We sat down with part of our team as they shared their thoughts on 2016.

FAVORITE PROJECTS:

DreamHome Chicago:

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“This was my first project I was able to really get involved in while working for Soucie Horner! I will always sentimentally hold that room in my heart. It was warm, evocative and romantic. I couldn’t have been happier working on the project.”

Mara / Communications Director

“My favorite project was the DreamHome room for making me realize the earth tones I grew up with are still valid.”

 

Next Apartments:

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“I think the amenities floor perfectly embodies the lux comfortability of our residential aesthetic while meeting the functionality and durability needs of a commercial space. The owner’s own art such as his set of Salvador Dali sketches used on this floor is ridiculously cool.”

 

Client’s Living Room:

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Liz / Studio Leader

“It was the first project that I have worked on where I made all of the furnishing selections. I found the large photograph of “Olympia” on Saatchi art which I’m particularly fond of.”

 

Client’s Sunroom:

Karleen / Senior Designer

“The room was wonderfully cozy and had a great view of the lake.  There is a lot of texture and warmth to it. I could spend all day in that room had I lived there.  Silvery grasscloth wallcovering, slate chenille sofa, the woven ottoman all sitting on the all-wool SHIIR Indo Tess created a cozy, inviting feeling.

 

 

FAVORITE TRENDS:

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2016 Rose Quartz:

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Chelsea / Associate Designer

“I’m looking forward to more clients embracing color, whether dark or bright.”

 

Brass Accents:

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Paris Grande Water by Mosaique Surface

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Lindsey Adelman Lighting

Segal - Highland Park - 009 Powder Room

Soucie Horner Interiors

Liz / Studio Leader

“I like the brass lighting that keeps getting introduced.”

Karleen / Senior Designer

“Since brass is back, I really enjoy seeing the mix of metals in interiors!”

 

80’s Floral:

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Via Architectural Digest

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Via Architectural Digest

Mara / Communications Director

“My favorite 2016 trend was the reinterpretation of 80s florals in big, bold, graphic scale.”

 

 

TRENDS THAT SHOULD STAY IN 2016:

Many of these trends are still relevant and can be beautifully implemented into a home, but perhaps it’s time to lay it to rest for a bit and resurrect them for another time.

Barn Doors:

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Via Pinterest

Jackson / Design Assistant

“Barn doors on everything should go.”

 

Grey on Grey:

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Via Home Designing

Liz / Studio Leader

“Kill the grey on grey on grey patina look.”

 

Chalkboard Paint:

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Via Pinterest

Chelsea / Associate Designer

“Chalkboard paint on everything…”

 

Mason Jars:

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Via Domino Magazine 

Mara / Communications Director

“Though I confess to a sizeable collection of vintage blue examples, I do think Mason jars have probably had their 15 minutes of fame.”

 

Shiplap:

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Via Domino Magazine

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Via Magnolia Journal

Karleen / Senior Designer

“There is an architecture space and style appropriate for shiplap. However, I am seeing it pop up in every suburban home now, even if their cookie-cutter style house has no architectural reference to it.”