This year we are slated to release more than ten new communities for sale. This means we at Polygon Interior Design will be very busy designing sales offices, display suites, common areas and the interior suite specifications. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the trends you may see us incorporating in 2012.

Graphic Area Rugs

Area rugs are not only a great way to ground a seating area; they also make it feel comfortable and chic. Try adding a bright coloured solid or a bold Herringbone pattern as a way to add colour and punch to a space.

Dramatic Chandeliers

This is the best way to add drama and conversation to your dining space. Try being bold with your choice, and just ensure it’s in keeping with your furnishing style and in proportion to your table. Some of my current favorites are: “Copper Shade” by Tom Dixon, “Agnes Chandelier” by Roll & Hill, Serge Mouille Chandelier.

Bold Backsplash in Kitchen

The backsplash can be what makes the kitchen shine. If you’re afraid of colour, try something with a different shape or pattern. For something unique, check out Carrera marble mosaic in a scallop shape. Another hot trend that will continue in 2012 is the chevron pattern; by changing the layout of plain tiles you will add drama to your backsplash.


Pantone recently declared their colour of the year to be “Tangerine Tango” #17-1463. I believe anything jewel toned, including Navy blue, will also be hot this year. If putting these colours on an accent wall is too daunting (for most it is), I suggest using them in toss cushions, the odd vase, or even fresh cut flowers.

Do I dare say it…Gold!

Yes GOLD! This is popping up everywhere from cabinet hardware to faucet lines. Use wisely though - the odd accent is very stunning, but is easy to go overboard; this is a nice twist on the now standard brushed/polished chrome.

For a close-up look at some of these trends, visit a Polygon community this weekend and tour a few of the dozen display homes we currently have open across the Lower Mainland.

Sofié Dmytriw
Polygon Interior Design