Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Has Sprung: Let's Talk 2014 Design Trends!

Ack!  It’s already April, and we haven’t blogged about 2014 trends!  We blame it on this year’s endless winter—and the enormous amount of time everyone’s had to spend thawing, shoveling and de-icing.  In any case, Spring has definitely Sprung—making it a great time to think about what’s hot in the design world—and how we can use that hotness as we transform, update and refresh our favorite spaces.

Here are some of our favorite bloggers and magazines are predicting: 
According to House Beautiful magazine, 2014 will be the year many of us go glam, with a move away from white walls and toward a darker, more metallic look.  For more of this, check out Jeanine Hays “Aphrochic” blog. takes the idea of going glam even further, and tells us to watch for designs that feature composite surfaces that mimic exotic semi-precious stones for dramatic countertops and backsplashes. 

Another trend that we love is the move toward interchangeable accents in big, bold colors.  When used against neutral bases, these pieces have a huge-if impact—without requiring a major commitment and/or lots of dollars.   

Other trends include a continued move toward all things ethnic, and bringing the outdoors in.  For more, check out "2014 design trends" on Pinterest, or catch up on the latest in design and architecture on Fresh