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.
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.
Craftsman Living Room by Salt Lake City Photographers Lucy Call
Craftsman Entry by Salt Lake City Photographers Lucy Call
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.
Contemporary Living Room by San Francisco Media & Bloggers Monica Ewing
Eclectic Home Office by San Francisco Media & Bloggers SFGIRLBYBAY
Bedroom by Los Angeles Interior Designers & Decorators Natalie Myers
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…
Industrial Bedroom by Houston Interior Designers & Decorators Contour Interior Design, LLC
[Felted Geo Pillow Cover in Pebble by West Elm]
Layering textures, like natural, fibrous rope over smooth glass:
[Demijohns by Ballard Designs]
And deeply distressed woods:
[Round Carved Wood Medallions Stand by Pottery Barn]
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 by Pottery Barn]
[Capiz Spheres by West Elm]
[Table Lamp by Nate Berkus for Target]
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?
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