On Trend


Homeowners looking to redecorate have more options than ever: eclectic styles, eco-friendly materials, bold colors. Cookie-cutter sectionals and humdrum dining room sets are a thing of the past.

“Sustainability is top-of-mind for consumers these days,” said Kevin Gadson, general manager of FWDG. “For this reason, we love carrying CR Plastics, which crafts Adirondack chairs, stools, and tables from recycled plastic. The bright, fun colors are fade-resistant even in the Southern sun. We love keeping plastic out of the landfill and oceans.”


New innovations even extend to the bedroom, where new mattress materials can help guarantee a good night’s sleep.

“One of the best investments you can make is a mattress with cooling technology,” Gadson said. “Brands like Tempur-Pedic, Sealy and Serta use fibers and gels that draw body heat away from the surface of your mattress.”

These days, many shoppers are looking for solid, sturdy furniture designed to last — but they don’t want to sacrifice style.

“When it comes to building the perfect home, everyone knows that furniture can make or break your perfect space. Choosing the right pieces can elevate your entire home,” said Floyd Patterson, owner of Lowcountry Furniture. “Trends change and evolve .... Modern trends are all about welcoming soft curves for a warmer feel.”

As far as color, Patterson recommends soft, natural hues paired with blush tones, which “go particularly well paired with grays, whites and not-so-basic neutrals, so they’ll match well with your current color scheme and modern furniture ideas.” He also said soft blue-grays and pastel pinks, lilacs and greens are dominating modern furniture trends.

Of course, if you can’t find the perfect piece for your home, you can always have it made to order. Old Town Bluffton’s Al & Harry’s Home Fashions is ready to create statement pieces that make your space come alive, said head designer Alison Fargione.

“We have seen a high demand for incorporating salvaged materials within our designs, such as vintage tin or iron,” Fargione said. “When it comes down to it, though, our clients want something different. Our clients value the hand-built craftsmanship of buying local and supporting their local businesses.”

745 Robert Smalls Pkwy.
Beaufort, SC 29906

Lowcountry Furniture
Moss Creek Shopping Center
1541 Fording Island, #6
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Al & Harry’s Home Fashions
20 Calhoun Street
Bluffton, SC 29910