here’s what’s hot – episode 5

June 13th, 2014

Last but not least, metal is also trending strongly these days.   Another classic element to design, metal is great for adding variety, sophistication, and a touch of sparkle to a space.  Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, but be mindful that different finishes may support or conflict with the character or vibe of a room.

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Sources:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

here’s what’s hot – episode 4

May 23rd, 2014

Another hot trend for 2014 focuses on the beauty of natural wood.  Not only can this trend transition easily between styles, but it has the potential to be truly timeless.  Personally, I’m in love.

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Sources:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

here’s what’s hot – episode 3

May 6th, 2014

Apparently “Vintage” is in… but was it ever out?  Regardless of whether you consider it vintage or retro, I call it classic.

The wildly popular TV series Mad Men may have increased visibility for vintage fashion and décor in recent years, but many contemporary retailers have delivered this aesthetic all along.  For example,  Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, West Elm, and Mod Cloth all exemplify a vintage vibe.

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Sources:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

here’s what’s hot – episode 2, part 2

April 23rd, 2014

So… I realized my last post on geometric trends was very…  well, pointy.  Here are some other images to help illustrate this trend in greater detail.