Decoration and Interior Design: 2020 Trends – Part II

In the first part of this special dedicated to decoration and interior design, architect Guillermo Soto Vásquez, CEO of Lifeint Design, shared the basic concepts and key elements involved in each of these disciplines. During our interview, Vallarta Real Estate Guide took the opportunity to ask about the trends ahead for 2020, as well as the elements that define them.

What’s Coming

“The architectural and/or interior design trends are flowing in the proposals exhibited in important specialized fairs, both nationally and internationally. However, the changes are never overwhelming. New trends always have a period of maturation and appropriation by professionals, suppliers, manufacturers and customers. That said, in 2020 we will continue to see the incorporation of the following styles: Nordic, minimalist, industrial and ethnic-chic.”

Nordic Style

“Surely, this style of decoration is the one that has gained the most followers in recent years. Emerging in the Scandinavian countries, the Nordic style is strongly influenced by the climatic conditions of those latitudes. Due to the cold and the need to spend so much time inside the home, this type of decoration seeks, above all, to maximize the available natural light.”

To achieve this goal, the Nordic style uses the following elements to decorate interiors:
· White and neutral colors
· Warm textiles for decoration
· Wood in the interiors
· Functionality of furniture
· Amplitude of spaces

decoration nordic style

Minimalist Style

“Strongly paired with the Nordic, the minimalist style is another winner in interior design and decoration. We can summarize the underlying philosophy behind minimalist interiors in one word: simplify.”

The minimalist style must take into account the following characteristics to be achieved:
· Less is more (set aside all those elements that are not essential)
· Evoking a sense of spaciousness
· Maintaining order based on balance
· Peaceful colors
· Simple geometric lines
· Spaces full of natural light

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Industrial Style

“Predominantly masculine, the industrial style emerged in New York during the 1950s, when young artists began to settle in large and spacious abandoned factories, but in valuable locations within the areas most desired by all! They were large rooms full of space and light. Over time, this style evolved and matured into what we know today as lofts.”

If we generalize its main characteristics, this type of decoration has two main components:
· Structural elements in sight
· Vintage furniture in interiors

decoration industrial style

Ethnic-Chic Style

“The combination of natural elements, ethnic details and bohemian accents is winning many fans, mainly in beach destinations and natural mountain and desert landscapes, among others. The ethnic-chic style has crossed the border of ‘the pleasant experience of tourists in boutique hotels,’ which are dedicated to care of the environment and use each place’s handmade and native elements to expose their own style through a mixture of each region’s natural and ethnic materials. The images of this style that we see on Instagram or in decoration magazines make us sigh not only due to their originality, but also because they don’t abandon the sophisticated style that makes us feel like a ‘special guest.’ In the interiors, natural elements such as wood and wicker merge with earth and clay tones. In fact, in what we could consider a new eclectic application, Mediterranean style also flows with Moroccan accents, resulting in a new elegant, simple and, above all, very authentic vision. It also combines the bohemian spirit of each destination or city’s traditional architecture with the minimalism of modern design.”

decoration ethnic chic

To achieve this, the ethnic-chic style must consider the following characteristics:
· Natural materials for decoration
· Wicker baskets
· Decoration with wood logs and dry branches
· Natural textures
· Simplicity and authenticity
· Ethnic details in the decoration
· Handira blankets
· Ethnic cushions
· Wooden furniture with carvings as detail

Before concluding our interview, the Lifeint Design CEO took the opportunity to comment that “all the styles mentioned and explained above are realizable in Vallarta · Nayarit, as long as the interior designer manages the concept that matches the desired style with the spaces addressed and, in the same way, manages to ‘tropicalize’ the materials and characteristics representative of the environment, obviously with the aim of making it something unique, possible and accessible.”

Foto Perfil Arq. Guillermo Soto Vásquez