Summer is a great time to let your hair down, both literally and design-wise! We’ve been spotting summer trends and daydreaming about some of these playful, relaxed styles. From fantasy-inspired fun to tech-savvy solutions that are perfect for the current moment, these summer trends are on point for 2020 and beyond. We’ve paired each of them with some of our favorite Rowe custom upholstered furniture and selections from our line of occasional line, all designed to inspire your summer of design!
For those who think globally, this style is almost as good as a first-class ticket around the world. Whether you’re leaving on a jet plane or traveling only in your imagination, surrounding yourself with internationally inspired objects and textures creates a collected feel that will satisfy any inner wanderlust. This upscale boho summer style, seen here in this sitting area by Celadon Home, makes a bold statement with mixed materials, leather upholstery, and eye-catching accessories!
- Eclectic, mixed wood elements
- Decorative surfaces like embroidery, mosaic shell or inlay
- Contemporary artwork
- Globally inspired textiles
Sophisticated leather meets strong, angular contours for a look that’s timeless yet worldly.
Just like its name suggests, our Nomad table can go anywhere and feels at home everywhere. The open shelving makes for a perfect opportunity to display photography books of exotic locales and souvenirs of a globetrotting lifestyle.
Wide arms and generous, deep seating create a sofa that would look perfect accented with globally inspired textiles and piles of eclectic pillows.
Naturally grained oak meets a solid black base for a look that’s a modern spin on the classic end table silhouette.
Once Upon a Time
A little escapism can be a wonderful thing! For those longing to slip away to a magical world, this fairy tale trend offers colorful style with a dash of whimsy. May we suggest boldly layering patterns on patterns, as seen in this vibrant space by Amanda Louise Interiors? Warm bright florals and a technicolor medallion rug give this room the look & feel of a magical garden, possibly one inhabited by fairies or talking animals. This is a perfect theme for entertaining areas and kids’ rooms, creating enchanting spaces for conversation and imaginative play.
- Bright abstract designs
- Fantasy inspired artwork
- Florals and intricate patterns
- Animal themed accessories
- Poufs and ottomans
- Cozy chairs and cushions
Nothing says “tell me a story” like a classic wing chair. Curl up in the Angelica Chair with a good storybook and let your imagination run wild!
Is it just us, or do the graceful arches of this accent table resemble the walls of a castle? Little ones can imagine themselves as lords and ladies of the tiniest palace — while grownups can enjoy the way it regally shows off a lamp or arrangement of fresh flowers.
Relax like a true fairy tale princess with grace and ease on our Brooke Chaise, a look that’s truly timeless.
Drift off to sleep like royalty and relax in comfort all night long — no “princess and the pea” situations here!
More than ever before, we are placing a high value on health and wellbeing, beginning with our living spaces. This summer, we’re seeing a focus on eco-friendly options, natural fibers and soothing design that emphasizes wellness of body and mind. Softness, relaxation and quality sleep are high priorities, so upholstered pieces and luxurious beds are must-haves. Greens, blues and warm neutral hues dominate this style, as seen in this cozy bedroom by Design Shop Interiors.
- Botanical accessories
- Blown glass and handmade objects
- Organic shapes
- Natural wood
- Soft woven textiles
- Technology-free zones
There’s something magical about a great bed — and our Irving Park King Bed effortlessly creates a serene oasis in the center of any bedroom, just like magic!
Perfect for the foot of a bed, a window seat, or a conversation area in a living room, our Robin Bruce Ellice Lounger adds an extra layer of comfort and chic, clean-lined design to any space.
Natural wood meets an abstract design that resembles waves or wood grain, for a look that’s organic and beautiful.
Wouldn’t our Hollins Swivel Chair look perfect dressed in a naturally eco-friendly, high performance upholstery? No matter the fabric choice, these modern contours were designed to show it off…and nothing is more comfortable than a classic swivel!
Whether you’re continuing to work from a home office or headed back out to the workplace, 2020 has created a massive shift in the way we view our living spaces. Technology has shaped our lives in intriguing and exciting ways, turning homes into multifunctional work/play spaces. Our tech tools help us do everything from make a grocery list and check the weather to join a teleconference with 100 colleagues, but who wants to look around and constantly see a collection of cords and screens? Smart furniture that conceals clutter is the rising trend of this summer and beyond. Whether it’s a bedroom that converts by day into an office space or a spacious living room with moveable furniture that encourages family dance parties and virtual yoga classes, this look is all about embracing flexibility!
- Clean, modern design
- Chic, tailored upholstery
- Smart speakers
- Clever storage
- Subtle screens
- Clutter-free workspaces that hide cords
- Easily transformed spaces
Designed as a desk, we like to think of Dune as a style chameleon, effortlessly serving as a desk, console or vanity. Anything placed on its eye-catching curved shelves — whether it’s a decorative stack of books or a wireless router — instantly becomes an objet d’art.
Is it the ultimate power desk chair, or just a stylish place to relax after a long day at the office? Either way, our Geneva Chair’s clean, tailored lines and striking chrome frame get the attention they deserve.
Cleverly concealed storage makes this table the perfect place to stash a smart speaker or your collection of remotes and gadgets.
If you’re going to be stuck video conferencing all morning, you might as well give your colleagues something prettier to look at than just a blank wall. Zoom-worthy couches like Elle are the hottest accessory of summer!
Forget about cool winter whites, this look is all about summertime ivories and eggshells. Like the puffy, sunlight-tinged clouds of a summer sky, this trend layers white on white for a feeling that’s as inspiring as it is comforting. Warm white hues, along with the palest of neutrals, make the most of summer’s rays by pulling sunlight into a space, as seen in this light-drenched space by The Happy Home.
Cozy as a cocoon, the Ava Swivel surrounds sitters with curved contours, delivering comfort in style.
Add a little geometry with the fun facets of this useful little spot table, looking fresh as a cloud in a white finish.
With an old world meets new approach, transitional style is one of our favorite looks because it’s endlessly adaptable. Aberdeen’s classic rolled arms and generous cushions are a perfect example of this style.
There’s something so summery about a fresh white slipcover, and we love our spacious Bradford sectional dressed in this light hue. Get a breath of fresh air with this breezy style!