|2012! Here’s a list of some of the trends we can look forward to for 2012. Keep in mind that you can infuse just a few of the ideas – you don’t have to get rid of all of your treasures and start again.“Live Your Life By Design”|
|Design Trends for 2012
FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES Last Year: DIY ProjectLast year was great for DIY projects. So many design shows and magazines showed off all kinds of DIY projects from wallpapering inside cabinets to painting old furniture.2012: Finer ImprovementsThis year its all about infusing fine pieces of new or reupholstered furniture, art work and colour. We’ll see the classic curvy full upholstered backs and arms making a ‘come back’.
Grey tones will still be seen in 2012, however, bold large splashes of colour will be shown off on wall and full upholstered pieces, not just pillows.
I recently landed on Ingrid Fetell’s Blog/Website. The Aesthetics of Joy. Ingrid talks about JOY inhabiting that ineluctable space between wonder and pleasure, neighboring delight, but somehow more profound, an essential emotion that renews and uplifts the human psyche. Introducing those pops of colours that surprise and entice us is all in this year.
Last Year: Geometrics
Classic designs as well, tartans, polka dots, herringbones and damasks.
Last Year: Low, deep & square
2012: Curvy and rounded
Last Year: Crazy and busy patterns
2012: Soft and subtle
Last Year: Natural linen
2012: Linen leftovers
Last Year: Brash brass
2012: French gold
Now that’s more like it; a mixture of silver and gold makes French gold; a soft, warm tone that allows our eyes to adjust to the change from cool metal tones to warm. So Canadian isn’t it?