Last look at 2019 trends and 2020 predictions | Lifestyles


I’m sure you have an idea what was and what will remain hot in the antique business, but what about DIY projects and where to get ideas or purchase items made by creative souls?

Jenna Lubinski, The Refinery Co., Winona: “Hot in 2019: Less color and more of a neutral pallet. Joanna Gaines started a revolution with ‘farmhouse,’ but someone can only have so many metal signs and wall sayings. 2020 calls for simple. Less is more. I’m hoping to see white walls with cabinets with dark colors like turquoise, less stuff on the walls, and more statement pieces. Gray is everywhere. I’m hoping to see less gray walls and more gray tones, less warm tones and more cool tones, with touches of grays. Green with grays, blues with touches of grays. Also hoping for more of a masculine influence by incorporating elements of outside earth, wind, water, fire — meaning beautifully toned wood furniture that has been striped and not painted, with a gorgeous gray/blue warm wall, a comfy chair in linen that looks warm and inviting.”

Marsha Hall and Laura Strobush, Marla’s, Wabasha: “We had a great 2019. Handmade benches, all kinds of ladders, fabulous refurbished tables (white being the color of choice), and affordable decorative pieces that we searched high and low for, were all big sellers. We wish we had a crystal ball and could tell you what the…

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