Celebrate Self-Expression in 2014

It’s no secret that home interiors are influenced by the risk-taking fashion industry.  In fact, in many cases the trends are a literal translation.  Generally just a simple 1-2 year space can separate the cat walk from your hallway.  If you are looking for an opportunity to jump ahead of the curve, grab the closest Elle magazine and start scoping!

Here are some of the trends that just graced the stage of fashion week a few months back and their appearance is readily being adopted into the home.

Aristic Expression goes from blouse to house in the blink of an eye.

Prada uses oversized portraits  openly crediting the six artists who painted the portraits, a rarity in the apparel industry which exemplifies just how important the artist is to this trend.

Prada uses oversized portraits openly crediting the six artists who painted the portraits, a rarity in the apparel industry which exemplifies just how important the artist is to this trend.

Prada uses oversized portraits  openly crediting the six artists who painted the portraits, a rarity in the apparel industry which exemplifies just how important the artist is to this trend.

Prada uses oversized portraits openly crediting the six artists who painted the portraits, a rarity in the apparel industry which exemplifies just how important the artist is to this trend.

Andy Warhol pop art inspired residence.  Portraits show a new face to this wall.

Andy Warhol pop art inspired residence. Portraits show a new face to this wall.

POP art takes this room to a playful place.

POP art takes this room to a playful place.

 

Chanel's collection showcases "150 tones" which came from "A nineteenth-century sample board by Royal Talens, a company which produces oil paints for artists."

Chanel’s collection showcases “150 tones” which came from “A nineteenth-century sample board by Royal Talens, a company which produces oil paints for artists.”

 

A tasteful combination of color, print and surface finishes give this room an air of fun with a touch of sophistication.

A tasteful combination of color, print and surface finishes give this room an air of fun with a touch of sophistication.

 

Floral patterns spring from spotlight to bold interior statements.

Floral elements brought to life in this 3 dimensional interpretation.

Floral elements brought to life in this 3 dimensional interpretation.

Large floral patterns revived.

Large floral patterns revived.

Bright floral patterns to create drama and femininity.

Bright floral patterns to create drama and femininity.

Floral patterns have had a bit of a bad wrap being seen as outdated and old fashion, but with these combination of bright colors highlights by their crisp background they make for a great conversation starter in any room.

Floral patterns have had a bit of a bad wrap being seen as outdated and old fashion, but with these combination of bright colors highlights by their crisp background they make for a great conversation starter in any room.

A lovely idea, silk flowers illusively taped to the wall create your own in-home green-house (without the need to water)

A lovely idea, silk flowers illusively taped to the wall create your own in-home 3-dimensional green-house (without the need to water)

Floral accents whether through fabrics, wallpapers or other accents are a great way to infuse seasonality into a room.

Floral accents whether through fabrics, wallpapers or other accents are a great way to infuse seasonality into a room.

 

Bold beautiful gem tones go from high fashion to downright delicious interiors.

Color trends by Color Solutions International

Color trends by Color Solutions International

Why pick one color when you can have them all?!

Why pick one color when you can have them all?!

Muted tones grace the stage, and in the home they have a lot to say.

Soft and Subtle, yet Flirty and fabulous!

Soft and Subtle, yet Flirty and fabulous!

A Smooth transition of soft colors blend well together along with  an eclectic collection of personal touches to create this perfectly cozy space.

A Smooth transition of soft colors blend well together along with an eclectic collection of personal touches to create this perfectly cozy space.

As trends are born they are either accepted or vehemently avoided.  The trends that live, mature, become larger, and expand into bigger articles, products, and furnishings.  In 2014 you will see that people are accepting a myriad of new design elements.  It’s no longer the hum drum beige, with it’s safe monochromatic color palette.  The industry has embraced expression, individuality, and personal style!  So pull out your rustic wood treatments, shine up those silver candle holders, and bring out that awesome shag carpet!  Rejoice in your personal expression, marry your textures, and be bold with your colors.

Beautiful application of Oceanside Glasstile Tessera collection in a 1x2 straight set using palladium (now best replaced by Sapphire Iridescent).

Beautiful application of Oceanside Glasstile Tessera collection in a 1×2 straight set using palladium (now best replaced by Sapphire Iridescent) accented with bold oranges, and tied together with rustic elements.

It’s a new year!  Learn it, Live it, Love it, Become it!

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