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What to Watch for in Interior Design

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Posted: Thursday, July 5, 2012 2:22 pm | Updated: 4:47 pm, Thu Jul 5, 2012.

Bringing the outside in is the new trend in interior design, with natural tones and textures accented by bright pops of color.

CAROLYN PETERSON, CAROLYN PETERSON DESIGNS

  • Add a pop of color. A popular trend is mixing neutral colors—such as white and gray—with a neon shade or other bright pops of color through accent pillows, a throw or wall artwork. Some trendy color combinations are gold with white and orange with gray.
  • Texturize it. High-texture wall treatments are in—from high gloss and wood paneling to tile work and even Swarovski crystals that reflect light into the space.
  • Get patriotic. There is a trend of America supporting America. Many customers are requesting products made in the U.S.A.

KRIS KELLER, DESIGN SOURCE

  • Make a splash. Coastal design is the new buzz: a fusion of spa meets rustic, with touches of nautical—but in a very contemporary, edgy way—similar to the style of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Spice it up. The Moroccan vibe is another upcoming trend—pairing hot color layers and patterning throughout a room.
  • Go green. The green movement also has inspired the repurposing trend in a very literal sense—using materials such as recycled barn wood and twigs for furnishings, including lamps, tables, seats, artwork and mirrors—for a rustic, natural look.
  • Keep it natural. Rift sawn oak will be the next big thing in kitchen cabinetry. In addition, a gray-wash finish is trending over clean white and dark chocolate finishes.

KAREN PEPPER, EDWIN PEPPER INTERIORS

  • Travel through time. Today’s design is a melding of ’50s patterns, ’60s large prints, ’70s punk style, ’80s computer age and a mash-up of ’90s digital trends, all blended together to create an unexpected, eclectic vibe.
  • Bright is back. Use glorious colors with dark shades, mix exotic, traditional and luxurious materials, and combine simple lines and adventurous interior ideas.
  • Less is more. Current style does not jump on the bandwagon of here-today-gone-tomorrow trends. Design for the person, not the trend.

TAMSIN MASCETTI, ELLEN J DESIGN

  • Mix it up. The current design trend is a true blending of styles—an unconventional mix of bold colors, patterns and textures, as well as design eras—from old Hollywood glamour, to Bohemian chic, to technical clean and cool.
  • Go high-tech. Important future design trends will incorporate elements of technology, as well as tools for aging in place.

EMILY CASTLE, CASTLE DESIGN

  • Reuse it. Recycled floor and wall tiles are an upcoming trend. For example, Walker Zanger’s latest AnTeak floor and wall tiles—reclaimed teak in multiple finishes and beautiful shapes such as herringbone and hex—are available for kitchens and baths.

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