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Rachel’s 2014 Trend Predictions: Part 2

After my husband lovingly read my most recent blog post, he asked, “Part 1. How many parts are there?”  After I got over the amazing fact that he had taken the time to read my ramblings [isn’t there something so purely wonderful about your main man taking a moment to love on your passions?], I replied, “Oh. 2. Only 2 parts.”

So, first I must apologize to all of you who wondered – How many parts could there possibly be to these predictions? And… here is the second half to my 2014 trend predictions.

1. Taupe

Grey’s have been on a strong climb the last year or so, and I am certain that the color will continue to be popular as a neutral base.  But what about taupe?!  Grey’s warm brother!  I think taupe is the perfect color for all of us who want our rooms to have that “warm” feeling, but still want that touch of an updated neutral tone.

2. Refined Reuse

With the rise of Pinterest, DIY projects and repurposing have come to the forefront of design.  To be honest, I am a huge fan.  I love taking something that seemed ugly & bound for the trash pile, and turning it into something fabulous.  I think 2014 will be the year of “refined reuse”.  I don’t know about you, but I’m suffering from project stimulation overload, with the abundance of projects that are out there.

This is the year of “refined reuse” victories.  We’ve seen enough: gluing rhinestones to a Mason jar & acting like it’s the coolest invention since the wheel.  We’re ready for fresh ideas, and DIY projects that well – maybe don’t look so DIY.  We’re upping the ante, sort of thing.  It’s time to clean up those pin boards, and focus on doing those three DIY projects that are really fabulous – and so totally worth our time.

3. Texture

Confession: texture is not much of a risky “prediction”.  Texture is a design principle that is timeless.  So, why include it in my 2014 trends?  I predict that we will see a variety of textures like never before.  For example: sewing techniques that give fabrics beautiful texture…

West Elm - Felted Geo Pillow Cover - Pebble

Layering textures, like natural, fibrous rope over smooth glass:

Demijohns Ballard Designs

And deeply distressed woods:

Pott Barn Round Carved

4. Polyhedrons

Geometric, hard-edge accessories are showing up everywhere.  And again with this trend, I’m in love.  We’ve had cylindrical vases for years – now’s the time of the hard edge polyhedron.

Decadendron Sculpture

West Elm - Capiz Spheres

Nate Berkus - Table Lamp

There you have it.  All of my 2014 trend predictions.

Animals. White. Geometric Patterns. Beautiful Organization. Taupe. Refined Reuse. Texture. Polyhedrons.

Which one is your favorite?  Which one will you incorporate into your home?




I'm Rachel.

I am a small town girl passionate about creativity, color, and most of all: helping people bring their homes to life in ways they never thought possible. On the Rardon Design blog, I enjoy sharing thoughts, inspirations, and our projects. Thanks for reading.

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