Friday, February 24, 2012

Let's talk trends!

Ashley Whitacker

We all love to see and know the new trends, and designers are especially on the look-out for what's new.

These two photos from House Beautiful magazine show a few of the trends that I have been noticing.

The color orange is huge, and is used with soft greens, creams and yellows.  Or else it can be revved up by pairing it with it's opposite of a cobalt blue.

The other important trend is texture.  It is everywhere. You will see it in wall treatments, fabrics, flooring and draperies.
Michael Smith
In this photo of a room by Michael Smith shown in House Beautiful, look at how it is used in the area rug, draperies, and upholstery.  The room in monochromatic in nature, so it works on all of these textiles.

Did you also notice the use of oak on the cocktail table?  We have not seen this wood species for a very long time, but it is back in a big way, with various finishes from light to dark. I also love the little accent table with the inlays
that you see between the sofa and chair.

If you are not sure about using these trends in your home, start small.  An accent chair, area rug or just a few pillows.  You will be surprised how a small change freshens and updates your room.

Let me know if you would like help with your room..I'm just an email away...

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