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ARA — Something old, somethingnew. Something borrowed, something blue.While typically the refrain for most brides,this adage holds equally true for the tophome decorating trends for the comingyear.
What’s old is new again
Whether they’re genuine period piec-es being repurposed or home furnishingsreproduced from popular items from the‘50s, ‘60s or ‘70s, vintage will be hot nextyear, according to Kenneth Ludwig of Kenneth Ludwig Home Furnishings, Ltd.Examples include chair frames redone innew upholstery, traditional lighting fixturesin newer brass or pewter finishes, or prod-ucts imported from Russia, Poland and theCzech Republic such as chairs done in oldgrain sacks, or old carts from factories usedfor end tables or coffee tables.
A spectrum of colors
Color trends will carry over from 2010to 2011 with the soothing aqua and greenhues that draw their inspiration from theverdigris deposits found on weathered cop-per statues, predicts design expert, TV host/spokesperson and best-selling author KathyPeterson. For outdoor furniture and acces-sories, she sees sassy colors like lime green,bold orange and Caribbean blue, along withmore subdued hues such as sage green, barnred and mocha brown.
The mad, mad world of furniture
Taking a nod from the award-winningAMC series “Mad Men,” Linda Fougerousseof Interior Transformation, Inc. also seesfurniture styles returning to the ‘50s and‘60s with round tapered legs on angles,geometric accents and seating with curvedbacks. Jase Frederick of Jase FrederickSustainable Interiors adds that classic woodpieces made from sentimental stock likefallen trees or scrap wood from ancestral orhistoric structureswill become heirlooms to pass from onegeneration to the next.
A trend that will stick around
A small change in a room can makea huge difference — and wall coveringsmake a dramatic, yet cost-effective state-ment. With their innovative new SmartStickrepositionable wall murals, Murals YourWay has made it easy for homeowners,renters and even college students to adda fresh new look to indoor and outdoorwalls, floors, doors and windows. “Easilyreplied and removed, SmartStick muralsboast a high quality, lightly textured finishand can be reused and reinstalled hundredsof times,” says Todd Imholte, president of Murals Your Way. “It’s a perfect temporary— or long-term — decorating solution forconsumers.”
As living green becomes more ingrainedin our lives, LED lighting will continue tolight the way, according to Jeff Dross, seniorproduct manager of Kichler Lighting, whowill introduce several new under-cabinetsystems and landscape products with anultra-efficient technology next year. For acasual, contemporary twist, Dross also sug-gests hanging chandeliers in new areas suchas bathrooms, bedrooms and closets, andembracing today’s art glass applications,which are much more chic and casual thanthe Tiffany lamps of the past.
home decor trends for 2011
Murals allow for versatile decorating.LEDarrangementsprovide
stylish andenvironmentlyfriendly optionsfor your
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