The Trends Driving 2013 ~ part 1


The upcoming trends for the new year are exciting ones.  Embellishments are STILL big!  We are seeing them not only on clothing,  they have taken the home front by storm.  Trim, pillows, bedding, and anything else you can think of can be embellished or "glittified."

Donna Karen Home

Aimee Wertepny

Wallpaper has been coming on strong, and the newer materials we are seeing are really exciting. Grasscloths have stood the test of time.  Now they are emblazoned with geometric patterns and overpainted with other designs.  Micas, metals, glass beads, wood veneers, and mother of pearl all make spectacular statements.

A subtle Art Deco influence is being seen on the runways and in the home; double points if it's in the color of the year, emerald.

Jean Louis Denoit

Gucci via

The juxtaposition of contemporary and traditional elements happily co existing is really more than a trend, it's here to stay.  An infusion of well curated objects from a myriad of periods bring warmth and sophistication to any space.

Thomas Jayne

Ken Levinson AIA

Richard Mishaan

Mirrored furniture and metallics ~ maybe we are being told it is a time for reflection?

via David Jensen Photography

Artisan, hand-made looking, or Americana type interiors.  With an uncertain economy, we want assurances that our home is our sanctuary, and are comforted in a way that best expresses us.

Daryl Carter

Anthony-Orlanow  Design

Next time ~ part 2

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