IS Designs Talks Design Trends for 2014

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What patterns, colors and home design features are trending in 2014?

With patterns, it’s all about adding interest. By using all different patterns, we can make a full space come alive. We especially love ethnic prints – they bring a sense of being somewhere exotic! IKAT is also making a big comeback, and the colors of the Deco era are back (muted hues of all colors that appear filtered through sunlight and smoke like rose quartz, amethyst, topaz, olive, whiskey and raisin). Brass is also back as a decorative metal accent.

What are your favorite ways to implement them in your own design process?

Pattern and color can change the way a space looks and feels. Adding fun pattern pillows or a vase will change and refresh the look of your sofa and that empty-looking console table instantly!

Are you seeing any design trends stem from celebrity homes? If so, which ones, and why do you think they caught on?

A new trend we’re seeing in celebrity homes are oversized chandeliers. Oversized chandeliers in celebrity homes create a dramatic statement in the room and allow the chandelier to become a work of art. If you want something to be memorable, make it big!

What is the best way to get a sense of your client’s vision for their interior?

Knowing your client’s dislikes is a great way to get a vision for their interiors. When you know what they don’t like, it will make it a lot easier for you to create a design that will best fit the client’s vision.

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