New Year, New Trends: Projected Design and Home Decor Trends of 2013

My decorative and design energy is fired up for the New Year.  I’ve spent the last few days checking things out fresh and new for 2013 aka the design and home decor trends of 2013.  As we all know, fresh and new is not always fresh and new. You may spot more than one renewed, refreshed, repurposed, and/or reinvented idea from decor trends pasts. That’s the great thing about good trends- they possess the quality, look, and decorative chops  to become even better the second, third or hundredth time around when done very well.  Like, love or hate them- the decor trends and forecasts for 2013 are in.  Color is color once again, a romantic renaissance is coming back around and look what blast from the past is set to lead the way- the big brass band of beauty.

Layering for warmth also applies to inside warmth, comfort, and coziness. Layers of color on color, texture on texture, pattern on pattern- pile it on! What could be easier than spot updates?

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Adding lux linens and throws in seasonal fabrics, patterns and colors will infuse the look, the feel of comfort, and softened impressions to the space. 

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You’ll hit a trending trifecta with this wood, metallic, and gold gilded drift wood sconce from Clayton Gray Home.

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Wood accents, meticulous metals including going for the bold and gold, texture, pattern, and shades of green will make an impact on the interior design and decor radar for 2013.

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Antiques as pieces of art will serve as focal points and conversation pieces.

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I’m thrilled to see the encouraged use of antiques as art coming around.  Last week as I was viewing Million Dollar Decorators I was cheering on Jeffrey Alan Marks. His comments regarding the use of antiques as the final touch of personality in decor made me an instant follower of his train of thought. Unique, one-of-a-kind, unusual, whimsy, conversation pieces- yes, yes and YES! If only one piece brings this to the space then I say bring it! Can you tell I’m a huge fan of antiques as art?

It’s a new year full of new trends. I’m definitely inspired!  Are you?

When You See An Image Of An Iconic Figure From The World Of Fashion, Cinema Or Music, Do You Think Interior Design?

Do you dream in color?  This is a popular question asked on the subject. Color is such an influential and integral part of our decorated lives, and yes, I most definitely dream in color.  No big surprise as I write, source and see enough of it in my daily spin around the interior design world.  I happily refer to Chicago’s “Colour My World” as the theme song of my life.  It’s a colorful world we exist in, and thank goodness it is!

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I often wonder if when others dream or see something of particular interest or beauty if they see it in terms of decor.  When you see an image of an iconic figure from the world of fashion, film or music, do you think interior design?

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Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel

The house of style accessorizes the ultimate house of style, 31 rue Cambon, Mademoiselle Chanel’s famous Paris flat.

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The iconic mirrored staircase of 31 rue Cambon.

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Details are the cornerstone of style.

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sarah-jessica-parker-Chanel-coutureSarah Jessica Parker in Chanel Couture

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Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel

Pale pink paired with two color basics, the classic color combination of black and white and/or the color brown, brings to mind the chocolate, vanilla and strawberry color block of Neapolitan ice cream.

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47 Park Avenue

Pink never misses the opportunity to be the dazzling choice of color in both fashion and decor.

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Ruard Veltman Architecture

A stunning statement is automatically made when a space reflects the personality of the homeowner(s) through collections and personal mementos.

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Diane Bergeron Interiors

Diane Bergeron Interiors

Anna Mouglalis

 Anna Mouglalis in Chanel

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The strength of brown as the lead color of a space influences new traditional through rich lines, patinas and textures.

st-charles-of-new-york-portfolio-interiors-stylesSt. Charles of New York

The essential Johnny Cash

The man in black pairs well with the bath in essential black accents.

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Farrah Fawcett 1976 swimsuit poster.  The best-selling pinup poster of all time.

mr-brown-london-portfolio-interiors-stylesMr. Brown London

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Imagine Living

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The voice – Smokey Robinson

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Smoky hues cast both the image and the feel of warmth, a sexy vibe some would say.  The design floor is wide open for interpretation and color implementation.

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Ann-Margret

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Brian J. McCarthy, Inc.

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Fashion and decor stand together in front of the mirror of good taste, classic color choices and timeless trends.

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James Dean

James Dean

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Dramatic, dark, and defiant to convention.  The common threads of the decor and design beautifully parallel the figure.

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Inspirational and iconic!  Remarkable figures capture our attention in the same way that classic design and decors influence our homes.

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Fine Paints of Europe

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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor’s violet eye color was actually a stunning dark blue.  The eyes have it for sure.

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Eclectic Home

contemporary-dining-roomGlenn Gissler Design

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Dreaming in Color,  Frank Sinatra

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I thought it appropriate to include the gorgeous design of interior designer Roger Thomas, the genius behind the fabulous interior design of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas.

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Frank Sinatra ruled the Vegas strip as one of the most iconic entertainers in the town’s entertainment history.  The swank, swagger and style influence of Ol’ Blue Eyes is woven into the history, character, landscape and design of Las Vegas.

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When you see an image of an iconic figure from the world of fashion, film or music, do you think interior design?

Love your style!

 

I’m Board: Pinterest & Olioboard Boards

I’m “board” on this Monday afternoon. Pinterest and Olioboard boards that is. As I was clocking valuable twitter time Monday afternoon, I came across an interesting tweet inviting interested parties to participate in a design and decorating contest.

 

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Participants are asked to create a Pinterest board featuring products they would use to create a dream foyer in their home.  My interest is piqued to the point of participation and inspiration to create a second Pinterest board of the Foyer Thinking persuasion.  Below is pictorial proof of how I spent my Monday afternoon.

My Dream Foyer PinterestAnother great site is Olioboard.  Olioboard is an easy application for creating digital mood boards. Interior designers, decor enthusiast and creative minds come together to share inspiration and offer feedback.  I use Olioboard to mockup decorating presentations, and once I mastered the tips, tricks and tools I have never looked back.

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Over the holidays I was approached about taking on a living room renovation project.  Both potential client and designer are thinking the project over.  I thought I would get something down on paper, or in this case, on a digital mood board.

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