Color Trends by New Home Design Firm Coming to Sarasota – Sarasota

Grays and whites may still be a soothing whisper, but colors speak volumes, and they’re livening up spaces with daring wallpaper, pillows that pop, fun rugs and punchy paint.

It’s a trend Daniel Lubner, CEO of Clive Daniel Home, is seeing among clients he’s served in Boca Raton, Miami, Sanibel and Naples, and is revving up to serve locally with a new, third location in Sarasota slated to open early next year. Lubner expects to hire more than 20 designers and offer a full service, 65,000-square-foot showroom where “everything between the front and back door to the home can come together,” he says.

As of now, the firm has an 85,000-square-foot flagship in Naples and a 70,000-square-foot showroom in Boca Raton. The new location is also a homecoming for him and his wife, who used to live in a Towles Court apartment in Sarasota in 2000. 

Lubner is a fourth-generation furniture guy. His great-grandfather made furniture in London and immigrated to South Africa to make furniture for diamond barons. In Florida, Lubner’s father Clive helped grow furniture chain Robb & Stucky to 20 locations in the early ’90s. Lubner joined about 10 years later, learned the ropes, fell in love with Sarasota and is thrilled that “Mediterraneo restaurant is still here,” he says, eager to move back and lead the new location.

As for trends, neutral grays and whites still dominate, but colors like deep corals and yellows, greens and blues, among others, are inching in.

“We’re seeing clients