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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Design&Fashion | Safari-Sleek Mashup

Over the past few weeks we have been featuring a new blog series called Design&Fashion [sister,sister]. What started as a quick “picframe” project to pass the time, has now become a fun series of interior design and fashion sketch mashups! Check out our past Contempo-Mod and Glam-Rock mashups!!

For our third installment, we introduce:

Safari-Sleek Mashup
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This sketch inspired us to take a walk on the wild side!!! There is a simple edginess to this look that creates intrigue and excitement! Like in Interior Design, we love the mixture of masculine and feminine used in this style; perhaps a little Tarzan meets Jane action – with a strong sense of individuality!

Here are some Safari-Sleek interiors that inspired us for this mashup:

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We couldn’t call this a safari-sleek design with out the use of ANIMAL PRINT!! We love the | m i x t u r e | of pattern in this space; the stripe armchairs are a great compliment to the zebra print ottoman.

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The element of | c r e a t i v i t y | was not overlooked in this bedroom! Although a sophisticated take on a children’s room; the patterns, colors and textures are a prefect combination! They cut the animals out of scrapbook or wallpaper; GENIUS!!

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Yummy | b l a c k | walls. Enough said. (…in steps animal print)

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Designer Tip | DON’T BE AFRAID OF COLOR AND PATTERN.

Use them | t o g e t h e r | and often!!

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The elements in this room, while very | s i m p l e | they make a major statement. First off, THAT WALL!! Its hard to tell if it is a wallpaper or a tile feature, but either way, we LOVE!!

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Yes, please. Love everything about this. Outdoors | l o u n g e y | platform bed, chevron/stripe curtains (looks like they are reversible, LOVE).

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Owl on Leopard on Zebra | t e x t u r e | Unconventional, yet we still dig it!

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Mixing metal with wood, | e c l e c t i c | with brick, and lace with burlap.

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Natural light for | d a y s |

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Simple elements of nature and safari were added to this | c o z y | bedroom. Loving the canopy drapes, jute rug and subtle animal prints strung throughout!

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The birch forest feature wall is an awesome way to bring the | o u t s i d e | in! The mixture of colors in this bedroom are a perfect combination and a great example of this safari-sleek mashup!

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This bright, vibrant space is not lacking | g r e e n |. Instead, boasts a tonal dance for the visual sences!

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Again, TEXTURE | a n d | ANIMAL PRINT!!

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Better yet….what | d o n t | we love about this room?? The nailhead design alone makes us smile!

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This is our favorite!! The space that we think encompasses where the fashion sketch could have been | i n s p i r e d | from!! From the deep navy sofa to the understated dining chandelier – this does it for us!!

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What do you think, did this sketch inspire you? Do you like these mashups? Want more? Leave your comments below!!

Check Back for our next Design&Fashion [sister,sister] fashion inspired post!

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