Top Interior Design Trends 2014livxmin
Saturated Colors | Move over grey, beige, and greige, it’s time to bring color back. You may have noticed deeply hued tones making their way into depart store windows – particularly, an old classic. That’s right, navy is making a comeback and in more ways than one. Today, navy is considered a new neutral for its ability to blend with other colors and styles. Note the use of navy in the room below. The home’s nod to a traditional New England Country Manor, gets a fresh update as the saturated hue creates interest and drama in this heavily wooded room. With a chic and sophisticated dose of color, this formal dining area is right on trend without over doing it. Located at 680 S. University in Denver, Colorado’s prestigious Polo Club, the estate is currently listed with Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty for $4.8 million. If a darker shade on the wall seems too scary, start with a piece of furniture like a sofa or sectional as your focal point and work from there, as seen in the photo above, top left.
Darker blues not really your thing? Try Pantone’s color of the year – Radiant Orchid. It brings a fresh new twist to any space, described here by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute as, “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.” The Cape Cod Style home shown here is a beautiful example of Radiant Orchid’s use in a main living space. Not the subtle splashes of the color in art, pillows, and throws. Currently under contract, this home is located at 5425 S. University Boulevard in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
Luxe Textures | In order to embrace the rich color trends of 2014, you’ll need to up the ante with textured fabrics that are sophisticated yet durable – think flocked velvet, corduroy, and suede over simple cottons and linens. More complex textiles are able to hold up to this year’s color schemes while also providing a rich look and feel, as in the image below – an active listing located at 3445 E. Belcaro Lane in Denver.
Mix & Match | Today’s top designers are mixing finishes like rustic woods and classic metals, with cowhides and high-gloss lacquers to create “wow” moments. It’s all about pushing the boundaries in 2014 and avoiding anything that is too “matchy-matchy.” This goes for the patterns of your furniture and accessories as well. Don’t be afraid to play with scale and color, like in the room below at 9197 E. 28th Street in Denver’s Stapleton subdivision, currently listed for $1.175 million. The mix of patterns, color and texture make the room stand out and feel more personalized.
Sculptural Artwork | Go beyond traditional framed paintings on your walls this year. Sculptural artwork adds dimension and serves as a great focal point and conversation piece. Horn, ceramics, metalwork – the sky is the limit, just be sure to use an editor’s eye and eliminate clutter so each individual piece, or series can shine. Below, a hallway from a Downtown Denver condo for sale that nails the sculptural trend. Interested in the homes you’ve seen here? Call Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty at 303.893.3200 or search more properties like these at www.fullersothebysrealty.com.