11 Outrageous Home Decor Predictions
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New Year, New Trends1 of 12
By Elizabeth Jenkins
We asked some of the nation's top decorators to look into their crystal balls and predict which colors, fabrics, finishes and styles will be big in 2014. Get ready to jumpstart your home decor projects!
Spice Trail2 of 12
Designer: Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, Los Angeles
In his crystal ball: "For 2014, I see a strong influence of bold, saturated color, like saffron, which conjures a real tropical vibe, yet works just as well to brighten a classic interior. The 18th-century craft of mixing inks to create Venetian marble papers is also becoming a design must-have, adding style to boxes, carpets, dinnerware and wall coverings."
A Clean Slate3 of 12
Designer: Kishani Perera, Los Angeles
In her crystal ball: "I see clean lines being combined with decadent materials such as marble, rich woods, colorful textiles and beautiful finishes to add warmth and interest. Although more ornate shapes will always have a place in design, 2014 is all about keeping the silhouettes simple and unadorned!"
New Hues4 of 12
Designer: Erinn Valencich, Los Angeles
In her crystal ball: "Rose gold is going to be a big trend this coming year. And neon colors will be used as fun accents in accessories, as well as matte vibrant blue and red."
In the Mix5 of 12
Designer: Cortney Bishop, Charleston, South Carolina
In her crystal ball: "There will be more emphasis on juxtaposing styles, playful takes on classic silhouettes and a deepening pride in local craftsmen and artists." (This New Breed Furniture piece epitomizes the idea—it was inspired by French 20th-century furniture design and can be custom painted to suit your space.)
Flower Power6 of 12
Designer: Timothy Corrigan, Los Angeles
In his crystal ball: "We will see more organic, floral prints and less geometric patterns. There will be brighter, clearer colors used in the design. Greige is over."
Going Local7 of 12
Designer: Nancy Soriano, New York City
In her crystal ball: "People will to continue to embrace the demand and creation of small-batch, artisanal products. We will see more quality handcrafted products for the home through e-commerce sites, pop-up stores and traditional brick-and-mortar. People want to support local designers and makers. These products have real stories and unique designs. Plus, artisan products are a great way to mix in an unexpected component to your home."
Artistic Appeal8 of 12
Designer: Betsy Burnham, Los Angeles
In her crystal ball: "Macramé wall hangings are a cool alternative to large-scale art or textile wall hangings. Rattan looks fabulous in this mix, as well, since it's textural and organic and a chic alternative to wood or upholstered pieces."
Blue Streak9 of 12
Designer: Trina Turk, Los Angeles
In her crystal ball: "Blue is going to have its much-deserved moment in the spotlight. There are so many beautiful shades—cobalt, cerulean, turquoise, navy, marine—and I'm especially loving Indigo. It looks so fresh paired with white or ivory and has universal appeal."
Raw Deal10 of 12
Designer: Mary McDonald, Los Angeles
In her crystal ball: "I predict the continued 'deconstructionist' Mad Max look will still be forging ahead with every form of raw galvanized metals, bolts, screws and exposed bulbs leading the way. In conjunction with this, I see the angular forms of the '80s, sleek, more contemporary pieces made of glass, Lucite, and various manmade materials with shinier brass hardware."
Raising the Bar11 of 12
Designer: Ron Woodson, Los Angeles
In his crystal ball: "Specialty cocktails are in vogue and people are enjoying their homes and entertaining more. Expect to see more bar carts, barware and actual bars in homes in the coming year." (Woodson's bar favorites? The jazz-inspired Adage line of crystal barware from Hermès and the lacquer-finished bars from Maitland-Smith.)
Back-to-Basics12 of 12
Designer: Ruthie Sommers, Newport, R.I.
In her crystal ball: "I think getting back to the basics, for example making baby's room look like baby's rooms, is super-cool. Super-cool is also not following a trend—but doing what you love in your home regardless of the trend."
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