Friday, January 4, 2013

2013 Trend Predictions

I, for one, couldn't be happier to ring in 2013.  New ideas, designs, trends and of course, a fresh start!  Here are some design trends that I wouldn't mind getting behind!

The return of the colored sofa.  Oxblood?  No.  I'd prefer wine, thank you.



The return of wood kitchen cabinets, within reason of course [Mom].



Full steam ahead on large photographic art and wall murals to take the place of the modern abstract movement pioneered by the likes of Sally King Benedict and Michelle Armas (and bandwagoned on since). I believe that large art will then turn in to total mural love. Though it pains me to say, I'm starting to love some murals, which is totally agaisnt my grain. (Quick backstory, I was once pulled over on the way home from the beach in a little tiny ghost-town for over an hour, and left to stare at a horrifying mural of migrant workers on the side of a building. Mmmrpf). Everything goes - from grisaille whole room murals to large kiddie art on the dining room wall.  We may already be there though.  



The stay-putness of neutrals punctuated by saddle-leather accents.  Tally-ho!



The color peach.  More like delicious (in my best Martyn Lawrence Bullard accent) cantelope with black and white accents.  Sign me up!



And, lastly, I personally am hoping beyond hope that chevrons go out with yesterday's trash.  I couldn't care if I saw one ever again.  Oh, and trellis patterns. Sorry to all who still love them.

What's on your trend alert for the New Year??

-Bethany


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17 comments:

  1. Well I do still love white sofas but I can get behind large art, wood cabinets and saddle leather! Nice post..happy new year!

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  2. The great thing about a year's new trends is there are usually several so there is always at least one I like and can see using. I can tell you one I won't be embracing and that is the Pantone 'color of the year', emerald green.
    xo,
    Phyllis

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  3. I'm loving the colored sofa and saddle leather.

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  4. Bra-ha-ha-ha! "DE-lious" Martyn Lawrence Bullard reference made me HOWL! I DO love saddle leather--timeless and elegant. Great post Bethany!

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  5. J'adore that ottoman with the saddle leather chairs.

    THANK YOU on the trellis and chevrons!

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  6. I could totally go for a colored sofa, large art and saddle leather! I am 100% with you on chevron, I'm beyond over it!

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  7. White sofa's, leather is good, white walls, ethnic...tribal, global..it's all good.

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  8. personally I would like to have a Yak...and dang it..I'm so into green at the moment. One good thing about living here? I'll always be way ahead of the curve..so for me...next year? Oxblood!

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  9. Totally agree with you on the chevrons! I like the graphic statement but it's been so over done....when you see it on stuff at Wal-Mart you know it's time to move on!

    Laura
    www.HappyroostBlog.com

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  10. Oh Bethany ... I am still hanging on to chevron ... I know, I must move on ... but it is grabbing me and won't let go!! And I am MORE than thrilled that the colored sofa is back. Figures, just getting my new "neutral" slipcover next week!!! xoxo

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  11. I always like to see what the new trends will be and what they will sell us on! Its kind of fun to see the new stuff!

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  12. So agree on the chevron and trellis patterns. While I do like them, they have been so overdone that to put just a chevron patterned vase in the powder room looks like you have been shopping at Home Goods and hopped on the trend bandwagon. Sorry if that sounds snobby but there must be a better way to enjoy a trend than to be smothered with it. Loving the warmth of that saddle leather but still enjoy a white kitchen (especially since I just redid mine)

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  13. We are enjoying the reintroduction and popularity of brass accents, both high polished and burnished.

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  14. Oh I love your picks!!Couldnt agree more!! I hope murals comeback too and the wonderful raspberry wine color is gorgeous!
    have a great weekend!!
    Karolyn

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  15. Great pictures and trend ideas. I couldn't agree more with chevron and trellis.

    Corbin
    http://decor-eat.blogspot.com

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  16. I love every single one of these!! I love that first image especially....love the large photographic art...I have a couple of great photos I think would look great in large scale format....I need to investigate about printing.

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  17. Loving the brass and glass coffee tables in the first image above ... can you share who makes them?

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