DESIGN TREND | Provincial Polish

This is it, the final of our top five Design Trends for 2016! We’ve taken you through the entire series from Farmhouse Fabulous and Glamily Rooms all the way to Tailored Retreats and Southwest Sophisticate. If you missed any of our trends or just want to revisit them, check out our blog archives. Have you found a favorite yet? Before you declare your fave design style, let us first reveal the rustic country elements and urban brilliance of Provincial Polish.

A soothing color palette of muted neutrals is at the heart of Provincial Polish. It’s a little bit country and a little bit…glam rock! Rustic, weathered and worn elements are in stark contrast to the swirling marble and sparkling details that appear like a jewelry box to dazzle the design.

1| A color palette of simple whites, greige and earth tones create a background where exposed raw beams showcase the glimmer of ornate chandeliers in a traditional style. TIP Touches of glimmer reflect in the light and are created by using metallic elements, like the silver leaf mirrors, chrome fixtures, bronze chandelier and sconces and polished marble vanities.

2| The polish for Provincial Polish is found in the bespoke detailing of extraordinary tiles. Beveled mirror tiles, art deco geometric tiles (featuring channeled mirrors – whaaat?! How stunning!), and the oversized marble tiles in tones of gray and amber provide the pizazz. These surfaces are everything when it comes to this design trend.

3| Many believe the jewelry of the room is found in the glimmering light fixtures, but not so for Provincial Polish. Consider the fixtures to be dazzlers, too, especially when found in a shining chrome finish. See how the light catches the gleam? TIP Look for faucets that have an elongated farmhouse neck that curves with solid levers to get the look for this trend!


4| Little luxuries that move beyond the guest bath, you deserve them, too! TIP Set out a styled tray on the vanity or a small table with candles, room atomizers and baubles that delight. It looks polished and it’s functional for corralling such extravagances.



5| It is hard to pick a favorite design detail in this trend, with so many swoon worthy contenders! But, lighting is after all our favorite. For Provincial Polish, look for French country styling in the fragility of the bronzed filigree and a stated elegance with cut crystal brilliance. TIP When purchasing a chandelier, select one that is slightly oversized for the space. This way it will look like you’re making a statement!

P.S. Ok, we take it back. We love all of the design elements in Provincial Polish exactly the same!

Enjoy all of the sources for these images plus more on our Provincial Polish Pinterest board! While this is the final installment of the 2016 Design Trend series, we have ohhh-so much more in store. Watch for more design nuggets, tips, projects and tricks to come. Until then, design your day fabulous!™