Orange County Celebrity Interior Designer Predicts Top 2012 Interior DesignTrends
Celebrity interior designer Kelli Ellis (HGTV, TLC, BRAVO) offers her predictions for the topinterior design trends of 2012. The trends include greater use of color, changes in lighting schemes,use of texture and more for the new year.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, January 01, 2012 --(PR.com)-- According to celebrity interior designerKelli Ellis, it's going to be a very happy new year for many people who are redesigning their homes orupdating rooms and spaces. In her predictions for the top interior design trends for 2012, Ellis focuses onboth fun and function.Even better, she says that most of next year's trends are cost-conscious and budget-friendly with a focuson the basics as well as a few emerging products that can create the “wow” factor.In particular, Ellis predicts:The basics get bolder: “Over the last year, we've seen wood finishes getting lighter, rougher andunfinished. As a result, upholstered furniture is fighting back from beige!” she said. “We are seeing aslow trend towards bright, colorful and bold patterned sofas and chairs.” Ellis adds that it's not“grandma's floral,” but rather rich velvets, silks and chintz with bold patterns and contrast. For clients ona budget, she suggests reupholstering a favorite accent chair or changing one or two pieces of furniture tokeep rooms fresh.Let there be light: Aside from paint, Ellis encourages clients to update their lighting for a simple way toupdate a room. “What I change my clients' lighting, I almost always increase the size - think bigger for abig impact,” she added. “The trend is to blend styles. Iron and crystal combinations, drum pendants andblown-glass, and colored crystal and organic shapes will instantly add some 'wow.'”Fun function and form: A huge fan of texture, Ellis suggests the use of dimension to freshen a room'slook and feel: “I L-O-V-E texture. I cannot get enough of tile and seemingly solid glass tiles add a subtleshine and shimmer to any room.” In addition, Ellis recommends dimensional wallpaper and wall vaseswith fresh flowers as fun focal points.Based in Orange County, Ellis' 2012 makeovers can include an entire house or just one portion of oneroom. With a variety of budget-conscious options for clients, her interior design business, Kelli EllisInteriors, Inc., includes space planning, color schemes, interior architectural detailing, holiday décor,flooring, fabrics, kitchen and bath design, lighting, outdoor space, accessorizing, staging and more.About Kelli Ellis InteriorsAward-winning celebrity interior designer and design psychology expert Kelli Ellis is owner and leaddesigner of Kelli Ellis Interiors, Inc. Ellis has a bachelor's degree in Communications from Cal StateFullerton, a law school background and a certification from the Interior Design Institute. She hasappeared on TLC's “Clean Sweep,” HGTV's “Takeover My Makeover” and Bravo's “Real Housewives of