Fall Design Trends 2014

Fall is here, the time of year we trade our beach towels for pumpkins and sunshine for grey clouds. Before we cut the turkey and welcome old man winter, lets explore some of the design trends the changing leaves have brought us this year. We might even be able to learn a thing or two from this shift in weather.

Natural Materials

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Using natural materials is definitely in vogue. from wood to stone, flooring to decoring, bringing the out-doors in helps to offset the cabin fever that can set in during the inclement months. This year light ‘honey’ colored woods like walnut, oak or cherry are the preference over darker species.

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Fabric selections can also get the nature treatment. 2014 sees the return of hides and furs and a resurgence of grass mats and other plant based textiles. Besides providing an air of warmth and comfort, these materials also help introduce a variety of texture.

Eclectic Collections

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 If hide and hair aren’t your thing, maybe your thing is, your things. That’s right, designers are suggesting that this year is the year to start displaying your collections. No, not your mothers porcelain doll collection, but your novelty shape tea pots or antique cameras. The idea is to set the tone for the space, and surround yourself with the things you love to look at. Some times reorganizing the collections you already have can breath new life into an old idea.

Jewel Tones

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Jewel tones are trending back into favor. Rich emerald greens, amethyst purples and ruby red are just a few of the brilliant colors meant to resemble the gemstones they are named after. Using these tones can create a decadent look. Layering them with other color trends from this season will elicit a lush designer look. Make sure to have a consistent and high level of saturation to keep them from clashing, that’s not the drama you’re trying to introduce.

Grey With Bold Contrasting Colors

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Say goodbye to tan, and hello to grey. This year’s neutral tone of choice is grey. Grey is called an achromatic color, which literally means ‘color without color.’ This means that its innumerable shades can be, and be used with any color.

Eclectic Selections

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Don’t be afraid to mix and match styles. selecting furniture from across the globe and through time helps to curate a custom look that is unique and personal. The world isn’t quite as large as it used to be and your home can benefit from thousands of years of culture.

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To The Trade | Interiors UK

It’s official!! We are teaming up with local colleagues to take a trip to High Point, North Carolina next month to preview all the hot, hip and happening trends in design and decor for next year! Waaahoooo!

This got us thinking….If we are beyond excited for our favorite “market” here in America, what are other countries doing to keep abreast of the ever changing world of design?! In our search…We found it!!

INTERIORS UK | The UK’s definitive Interiors event for furniture, lifestyle & design.

Their website is HERE. When first visiting the site we were immediately drawn to this image:

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We love the urban feel and vibrancy this vignette creates and the words really speak to us.

Young design talent at its best. Amen.

So, providing as a bridge over the pond, I am giving the floor to Andy Stevens of Cheshire Office Interiors to tell us all about UK’s premier trade show! All are we are asking for is a plane ticket ;;)

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Interiors UK is the UK’s largest interiors event for lifestyle, furniture and design. It will be held from the 19th to the 22nd of January 2014 at the NEC Birmingham from 9am until 6pm, apart from on Wednesday 22nd,  when the event closes early at 5pm.

At the event you can see exhibitors and sections of the event which are segmented off into these categories:

  • Design Elegance
  • Fabric
  • Contemporary Design
  • Flooring
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Living Lifestyle

When at the event you can browse halls one to five at the NEC which are filled with more than 600 exhibitors. In hall one will be the design elegance and fabric part of the event. It includes some of the most beautiful and desirable pieces of design from coveted interior suppliers and manufacturers.

Hall 2 will include the contemporary design and flooring section which showcases some of the best furniture at the forefront of modern design.

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Hall three will include décor and lighting, featuring a huge range of decorative accessories including garden items, glass mirrors, pictures and prints along with curtains, soft furnishings, pillows and linen to name a few features.

As well as all this, hall four and five will host the living lifestyle part of Interiors UK. This includes the lounge, dining and bedroom furniture designs which combine practical function with comfort and style. In this part of the event you will be able to find your practical essentials with playful functionality with stylish comfort for your living room, bedroom, kitchen or study.

The event consists of interior products from big brands, international trendsetters, leading furniture manufacturers and brand new, exciting designers. All of this will be set in the 200,000 square metre indoor space in which the NEC offers in the city of Birmingham.

If you are staying for the full event, you may want to book a hotel. Nearby there are multiple hotels including the Hilton Metropole, Ramada Encore, Crowne Plaza, Arden Hotel & Leisure Club and the Premier Inn NEC.

British Furniture Manufacturers or BFM are the official show partner ahead of 65 other partners which include companies such as FIRA, British Institute of Interior Design, Design Exchange and MD International.

Interiors UK 2014 is set to be one of the best interior design exhibitions and events of the year, due to the fact that it includes more than 600 high calibre exhibitors and some of the best interior products on the market in one of the biggest and best exhibition centres in the UK.

Will we see you there? Tell us in the comments below if you’re going and what you’re most excited about seeing or purchasing.

This post was written by Adam Stevens, an interior design enthusiast and writer for Cheshire Office Interiors, a multi disciplinary interiors company with a wealth of experience in all aspects of office design.

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