Interior Design Trends 2019: Vivian’s Take on Summer

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Published on August 6, 2019

Last week, you heard from Havenly designer Kelsey Fischer about how she’s making the most of summer. To keep the conversation going, we asked Vivian Torres to share how she’s bringing the outdoors in, what she’s packing for outdoor picnics, and more.

One of my favorites is planters, particularly the Pod Planter from CB2 because it looks good with all types of plants.

Pod Planter

By adding at least one plant to each design and using natural elements like jute, cane, and concrete.

Vivian’s recent designs that feature these materials and organic textures:

Traditional / Rustic / Transitional Living Room by Vivian

A trend that I don’t necessarily hate, but I definitely won’t miss if it goes away, is the use of macrame and similar hangings. Also, while I like succulents, I think they are overused.

Sandwiches. I don’t discriminate–I love them all! Also, a nice cold beverage like rosé or maybe beer. And of course, a nice, cozy outdoor blanket to sit on.

For flatware, it depends on the use case. If you’re entertaining, then I would go with something a bit heavier, like CB2’s 20-Piece Silhouette Brushed Black Flatware Set.

But for everyday use, you want something more lightweight. My go-to is CB2’s 20-Piece Kat Silver Flatware Set.

20-Piece Kat Silver Flatware Set.

Words by Erika Torvik