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 | Contempo-Mod Mashup

Like that of the fashion world, the interior design realm is a constantly evolving gear house; as designers, we are always taking inspiration from all facets of design. Be it graphics, fashion, architecture, or even custom hot rods – great design comes from a place of vision, creativity and most of all, inspiration. Being able take a new (or old) concept, apply it to a real life situation and produce an overall aesthetic space is a talent!!

Most great designs start from a small thought inside the designers head, and from there its onto the paper. We are problem solvers, we write it out, we sketch, we ponder, we erase, we go somewhere else, we collaborate, we decide. The sketch may not be perfect, but the concept is there. The vehicle has arrived, free reign to dream!!

In this blog series, Design&Fashion[sister,sister], we are going to show you a fashion sketch along with some interiors that could have been a inspiration to the designer. It is a fun way to reverse the process and show how inspiration can come from anyone, anywhere at any time!!

Contempo-Mod Mashup 

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This sketch inspired us in so many ways! First off, we love the mixture of soft and hard design elements. This can be represented in an interior by the use of different fabrics and textures. The miss matched shoes in the sketch represent a fabulous way to bring a funky-ness to the space, like “hmmmm…something is not quite right here.” Red, Black and White are a timeless combination of colors – bold and modern.

Here are a few designs that we think capture the essence of the sketch:

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A little trippppy, but a lot FUN! Love the playfulness of this room, and did you notice that there is a “hidden” door on the wall to the right?! So neat!

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Holy chandelier. That’s it. No, but seriously…its HUGE for the space, but for some reason I don’t hate it!

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Always wanted to do black wallpaper, maybe one day we’ll have the client ;;) The tone on tone is quite yummy.

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This one doesn’t quite do it for me, in regards to being inspired by the sketch. Oh well, what do you think?

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However, his is pretty much exactly what one would expect their room to look like if the sketch was the only thing you had to go on. Don’t you agree?

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Nice use of space! Love the Marrakech tile – serves art and purpose!

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Pop of….RED.

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Same, but BAM with that chandelier…side note, cute stripe armchair. Yes, please!

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Sucker for wallpaper…this was our fave. Texture, tone on tone, pops of red and by looking at the time on those clocks..somethings a little bit off!! 😉

This contempo-mod mashup was so much fun!! We have lots more inspired sketches to show you, so make sure to check back!!

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What do you think, did this sketch inspire you? Leave a comment below!

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

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