Tell us about this season's home and design trends.
TY PENNINGTON: This season you’re going to see a lot more subtle neutrals and pops of color—bright oranges, greens and reds. Home design tends to follow fashion. You’re going to see a lot of detailing in stitching, bedding.
What inspires your design style?
TP: I travel so much and read lots of magazines. It’s really about what captures my eye. I design a lot for other people and I think [that], in the process, I dive into areas that really open my eyes to different things. I’m drawn to organics and wood tones. I’m inspired by architecture. I spent some time living in Japan and I learned a lot about subtlety from my travels there.
Any insider tips for our readers?
TP: People are frightened to death of bold color. Use color as a volume nob. Try throwing in some color in your throw pillows, or the edge of a picture frame. You don’t have to marry it.
Ty Pennington will headline the Washington Home & Garden Show this weekend, March 9-11th. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW; washingtonhomeandgardenshow.com