Take Note: You'll See This Cool-Girl Trend in Every Stylish Home This Year

Sophie Miura

Trends come and go, but every now and then, we see a collection and instantly know that it's going to appear in every stylish home for years to come. Forget what you think will be popular in 2017, and commit this one trend to memory: the "new modern."

"The first thing I did was speak to the young people in our team and ask them What excites you right now in design? What pieces do you actually want to live with?" says West Elm Creative Director Johanna Uurasjarvi. The result? An achingly cool collection that signals the next evolution of midcentury modern design, a shift toward organic shapes, sculptural silhouettes, and easy-to-style blush tones.

"We are entering a new era in design," Uurasjarvi tells MyDomaine Australia. "There is an exciting movement toward new, original forms, architectural and clean shapes with refined and thoughtful details."

West Elm isn't the only authority embracing this trend. New York–based interior designer Kiki Dennis adopted a similar aesthetic in a stunning Brooklyn brownstone project that's garnered attention. "I think a sculptural chair or light fixture can really have a huge impact on a space," she says. This carefully curated look—a blend of rounded sofas and chairs, accents in muted jewel tones, and orb-like lighting—is about to be big.

Follow these five simple steps to be one of the first to adopt the coolest trend.

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