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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – Wrap Up

    Well folks, we have finally reached the end of our Interior Design Trend 2014 series. So with all that has been covered, I thought I would put together a summary of what we have actually been seeing the most of, what has already peaked (and is starting to trend out) and what seems to be sticking around. The biggest trend for 2014 – Glamour, but not exclusively. Interweaving Mixing Metals and Innovative Combinations, we have been seeing a lot of glamorous, elegant and sleek interior spaces. While thinking about glamour and mixing metals, it would be very easy to conjure up images of old fashioned spaces that lack light and vibrance. What we’re…

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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – A Bevy of Blues

    It is not surprising that blue is the world’s (unofficial) favourite colour. Be it clear skies or tranquil waters – blue is a colour that we see a lot of in nature, so it is natural that we are drawn to it in our homes. I chose this trend as the last in this series as I believe it is not just a trend. The colour blue comes and goes in popularity throughout the year (almost every year). However, we are starting to see colour more in homes as people are being courageous with their choices and hence, blue’s popularity is becoming more continuous. Virtually all these rooms below have beautiful neutral…

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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – Softer Black and White

    Over the past couple of years we have been seeing a lot of black & white interiors that are sleek, modern & very sophisticated. While that trend doesn’t look like it will disappearing anytime soon, it is definitely evolving. A softness is being brought into this trend by using blacks that aren’t quite as solid, whites that are a little warmer and textures that bring in a sense of softness. The style is developing a heart and evolving into a style that is now chic, modern and well suited to not just the minimalist home. So what is the trick in creating a softer black and white scheme for your home? Incorporate with blonde…

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    Interior Desing Trends 2014: Goodbye to Beige

    Here is a trend that designers around the world wish for year after year, and I think we are finally seeing it come into fruition. Saying goodbye to beige is all about incorporating more colour and other neutrals into your room. We are seeing this happen in a big way with greys, black and dark blues becoming more and more popular. Typical Beige or off white walls are being replaced with shades of grey, which really allow colours to stand out. Rooms boasting lots of natural light are being treated with deep shades of grey and black, creating mood, drama and contrast when teemed with bright whites. The over all…

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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – Blossoming Prints

    This week’s trend focus is Blossoming Prints, and by that I don’t mean the variety that you might find in your grandma’s lounge. Floral prints have come a long way over the yeas, and with modern technologies, we’re seeing some highly creative and bold ideas being implemented with this pretty trend. From simple prints or canvases to decorative sofas & rugs, the days of simply using a floral cushion or lamp shade have definitely passed! Lets take a look at some of the ways this trend is breaking the mould. Just like pairing a pretty dress with a leather jacket, mixing florals with bold modern stripes gives the look a more modern edge…

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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – Bold Graphics

    Bold graphics have been creeping their way into our homes and hearts for a little while now. On cushions, rugs, walls and even ceilings we’re seeing interiors  transform into bold and striking spaces. This ultra modern look works just as well in colour as it does in black and white or neutral palettes. Be it stripes, chevron, spots or other geometric shapes this look is one that I’m predicting will be staying around for a while. Adding bold elements can be done in a variety of ways to virtually any room in the home. Take a look at the below examples for some inspiration on how you could boost the confidence of your abode.…

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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – Innovative Combinations

    Thanks to the likes of Etsy and Pinterest we have been seeing this trend grow stronger and stronger over the past couple of years. The look is all about mixing styles, shapes, patterns and colour to create a room that is one of a kind. The days of buying a three-piece sofa set with matching TV unit, coffee and lamp tables are making way for rooms filled with pieces that been discovered in unique and wonderful places. While this trend can look quite simple to replicate that does not mean this it is! Simply taking elements you like and throwing them together can easily end up looking hodge-podge. There is…

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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – Mixing Metals

    Once upon a time I was told that gold and silver shouldn’t be seen together. Once upon a time, I was also told that going to a solarium was a safe alternative to the sun. And like sun beds, we should definitely reconsider some of the design advise that was given to us many moons ago. Mixing metals is one trend that can be as subtle or as bold as you like and either way it can work an absolute charm at giving your room that finishing touch. The addition of mixed metals can be added into a variety styles such as industrial, vintage, classic, glamour or even rustic rooms. There are a couple of simple tricks…

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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – Vintage Wonders

    Oh the wonder of vintage items and the magic that lies in their history. More and more we are seeing vintage items grow in popularity, and rooms with a feature vintage piece or eclectic collection. Whether it’s an item thats been handed down from generation-to-generation or a steal from your local op-shop, there is something about vintage items that captures our hearts. They give our rooms stories and character and some how complete a room with a very special sort of je ne sais quoi. As you can imagine, vintage items can be added into a room in a variety of ways. From Funky retro pieces to a fabulous Chesterfield lounge, heres some tips for…

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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – Interchangeable Accents

    Chameleons rejoice, this one is for you! Today’s trend focus is Interchangeable Accents, and it’s one that sits close to my heart. I absolutely love this trend and really believe it’s one that will stick around for a while. Accents are one of the best ways to create big bang for minimum buck, they can completely change the look of a room and give your space a unique personality. The secret here is to start with a versatile, neutral base. This means your flooring, walls and core furniture pieces (think: sofa, dining table, TV unit, etc) are all relatively neutral. You may wish to have a base style such as more modern…