Home design trends we're obsessing over this year


Spring is here and it's time to start thinking about new design and decor (along with warmer weather and longer days, of course). To celebrate winter's emerging departure, The Richards Group is presenting home trends and ideas our design team is crushing over so far this year. Some are throwbacks, some are a twist on tradition — and some are just a fun way to freshen up your space.

Want more where this came from? Follow us on Instagram for more ideas and home design inspo and check out our Home Trends 2019 board on Pinterest.


Shannon Balm – Design Services

The things we used to put on your walls and floors are relocating to our ceilings. Shannon has fallen in love with natural woods as the ceiling treatment — a refreshing change from neutral drywall and something many homes can be easily retrofitted with. Go one step further and play with a funky wallpaper on your ceiling!

Check out the fun custom wallpapers at Cry if I Want To.


Samantha Davies — Design & Client Care

Walls are seeing lots of texture this year with our love affair of geometric patterns moving from tiles to raised profiles on walls. A carpenter plus inexpensive trim can create this effect easily and dramatically depending on the detail of the pattern. Patterned walls are great way to freshen up a foyer or home office.

Pat’s Home Hardware can get you started with materials and tools.  


Parris McKenna — Design & Client Care

It’s time for your windows to get a makeover with Parris’ favourite trend for 2019 — statement drapery. Rich textures and colours are the way to go. You can find budget-friendly options at West Elm or splurge at Restoration Hardware if you want to truly commit.

Compliment these statement drapes with gorgeous accessories and finishing touches at Black Rooster Decor.


Selene Richards — Founder: The Richards Group

After black, white and textured neutrals have had their share of the limelight, Selene is looking forward to having fun with colour again — rich jewel tones, luxurious textures and statement lighting figures with shades of soft violet and emerald.

Check out Pro Glo Paints in Leslieville or Nabors Paint in the Beach.

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Looking for more inspo? Check out our Staging Manager, Bianca Zorzi sharing her staging secrets on the Marilyn Dennis Show!

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