Trend Wagon | Fall 2013

In lieu of the upcoming design topic at #IntDesignerChat, Fall Trends 2013, we have decided to put together some of the design trends we are seeing emerge for this fall season! As designers, we typically shy away from the word “trend” – therefore, in this feature…we “trend” lightly!!

First up….

Quilted Furniture

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We are seeing more and more furniture designers paying homage to this 1970’s trend. | Q u i l t e d | patchwork or “sweater” upholstering is becoming a popular treatment being used to | u p d a t e| mid-century chair and sofa frames. We could probably |c r e a t e | a whole space from the inspiration of this one chair we found on Pinterest.

Feathers

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| F e a t h e r s | have been making their way upfront and center in the fashion scene for the past couple seasons. However, we are starting to see this untamed | t e x t u r e | creep into furniture design and we are saying YES, PLEASE!! Check out our blog post |d e v o t e d | to our love for feathers HERE!

Animal Print

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Like feathers, | a n i m a l | p r i n t | has been a reoccurring designer-go-to way to add interest and | i n t r i g u e | into any space. We like to add one element of animal print into any space, even it is as subtle as a tone on tone alligator print or even a touch ostrich leather. When it comes to animal print, did you know the difference between |c h e e t a h|, leopard and jaguar? If so, then you should be able to recognize that the print above is actually that of an ocelot!! Take a look at our post about differentiating the various | f e l i n e | prints HERE!

BOLD, STAND-OUT, COLOR

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Bold hues have taken 2013 by storm!!!! And we couldn’t be | m o r e | pleased! Years ago we used to tell our clients, “Life is too short to live in a beige room!!” Well, we are happy to have our clients coming to us with a | y e a r n i n g | for color, pattern and a little FUNK!!

Calligraphy and Handsketching

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This will be | b i g | this season!

Farm meets City

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Objects will be displayed in clear boxes for the outside world to view!! | T h i n k | g r e e n | walls and rooftops with livestock!! This is truly a trend with some |s t a y i  n g|  power!! Hopefully it will be a snowball effect for a global movement!!! Have a read about our love of living walls HERE.

And lastly…

Everything About This Room

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Literally, we love everything about this space. The wallpaper, the | c e i l i n g p a p e r | , the rug, the quilted sofa, all of it. We are loving this new adventurous take on mixing patterns. By taking a simple variegated stripe and pairing it with a chevron ceiling treatment, | i n s t a n t | visual interest is achieved. Now, we understand that this | m i g h t | not be everyone’s cup of tea, but what we can agree on is how the mixture of textures and finishes can take a room from Safe Sally | t o | Designer Debbie in a snap!

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Livable Living | 6 Decorating Tips for Newlyweds

These days when it comes to planning a wedding, interior design typically takes a supporting role. Pinterest boards are no longer sporting fun around the house DIY projects, but instead those of hairstyles and decor for the big day. And rightly so!!

So, what happens after the honeymoon? Back to reality, you have to live together?! Combine two styles into one?! Just because you love each other, doesn’t mean you have the same taste in interior design. The designers at A.Clore Interiors have gathered some helpful hints on how to help ease the tension and stress that comes along with the marriage move in:

1| Plan Ahead – There is nothing wrong with a little prior planning! As designers, we know it takes time to gather furnishings, colors, accessories, etc. You don’t have to run out and buy your whole new living room tomorrow, but it helps to have an understanding (if you don’t already) of what each other will tolerate on the decor front.

2| Create a Virtual Mood Board – This will help organize your design thoughts. There are several websites and applications that will allow you to pin your ideas to an “imagebook” or “board”. Some of our favorites are Pinterest, Houzz, and Olioboard. Warning: It is addictive. There are thousands of inspiration photos at your fingertips (literally). You will start to see what the other likes, this should be the fun stage!

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3|  Make an FF&E List – This is Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment; some couples may have more than others so this varies. It will help to make a list of all the items you both have to create an inventory of furniture and appliances. This is a great way to have an organized list to sort out what will be kept and what will be sold or donated. You may make some friends and family happy on this step. You’re welcome!

4| Give and Take – You will most likely have to do some level of compromising. But is’t this true of  marriage in general? Why should interior design be any different? There are multiple ways to combine design styles into one space. We believe that not everyone fits into one particular box. Our job as designers is to find which box both clients share!! If you take that approach, you will be able to understand each other better and come out with a design you are both proud of!

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5| Start All Over – Theres nothing like a blank canvas!! By getting rid of all your pre-existing furnishings, you can build the space with a fresh eye and really get the chance to combine both your styles. Over time, your home will represent your couples signature and personality.

6 | Give and Take – Huh, this one again? Yes. This step will be repeated through out the entire process!

We have only scraped the surface with advise on combining his and her styles. It has become a rare art form that the designers here at A.Clore Interiors seem to have perfected.  Far beyond the “mixture of masculine and feminine”….Here are some inspiration rooms we feel show how a mixture of styles can make a space cohesive:

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Wishing you a happy home and a happily after ever marriage!

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If you need us to help you with combining you and your partners style like we have done with clients in: Sanford, Lake Mary, Heathrow, Longwood, Oviedo, Altamonte Springs, Orlando, Lake Nona, Windermere, and other surrounding Central Florida communities.

Visit our studio at 1301 S. Park Avenue Sanford, FL 32771

Please contact us at 407-328-0730 or amber@acloreinteriors.com.