Ten Designers, Ten Predictions for 2014!

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1)      Brass

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“I’m crushing on brass! I love how it revs up any space. It’s timeless and affordable. What’s not to like?” — Melissa Rufty

2)      Elegant, Graceful Design

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“Enough with the plain. I think people want pretty, and I predict a surge in demand for classic fabrics like Colefax and Fowler’s Bowood.” — Leta Austin Foster

3)      Homey Kitchens

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“We’re moving toward a more organic modernism with warm, modern materials that look vintage: slate, irregular floors, weathered concrete, natural crackle-glazed tiles that look handmade. Less slick kitchens!” — Peter Dunham

4)      Computer-Generated Fabrics

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“On runways, fashion designers have been showing computer-generated photorealist fabrics. Believe me, we’llGloss soon be seeing those kinds of fabrics in living rooms.” Tom Scheerer

5)      Gloss

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“Gloss! High gloss! Shine! Polish! Lacquer!” — Jeffrey Bilhuber

6)      James Mont Furniture

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I’m wild for everything James Mont. Designers know about him, but this may be the year that everyone else gets to know his over-the-top, theatrical furniture.” — Meg Braff

7)      Emphasis on Art

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“Everyone will be focusing on art — it’s so much more approachable these days, with art fairs popping up everywhere.” — Sara Story

8)      Bright Paint Colors

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“Photoshop, HDTV, and hi-res computer screens have dialed up our sense of vision. Our rooms will be full of brighter, more saturated hues. I just used Life Savers candy colors on a project and plan on using them more.” — Stephen Shubel


 9)      Sophisticated Man Caves

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“Husbands who work at home are getting more involved in the decor, so we’re going to see more upscale man caves, media rooms full of gadgets, outrageous wine rooms, wood-burning pizza ovens, and islands dedicated to teriyaki grills. Right now I’m working on an indoor golf simulator.” — Paul Sherrill

10)  Antique Furniture

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“I hope people start looking at period furniture again — beautiful old pieces to mix with modern ones. Why pay $12,000 for a new chest of drawers when you can buy a gorgeous handmade faded mahogany thing at auction for $1,200?” — Bunny Williams

Madiha HassanWritten By Madiha Hassan (95 Posts)

Madiha Hassan is Chief Consultant at IdeasGuild. She is an interior designer, an artist and a blogger.

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