2014 Trends, DIY and Trade Tips

I recently updated my DIY and Trade Tips Page and want to share some of my 2014 favorites.

A new trend that I have fallen in love with is painting the window panes black. It’s creates a dramatic, stylish, up-to-date home.

Below are a few photos using black paint on the window panes:

Exterior Black Window Panes

design renovation modernizes a classic tudor. http://www.luxsource.com

House Beautiful Published ~ 101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior DesignersThe experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by.

There a many great tips! I chose four to post:

Wall paint and fabric ~ decorating

Here’s an excellent tip from Sallie Giordano! You never want to match your walls to a color in one of your fabrics… too strong. Have you ever looked closely at a textured chenille? The colors are usually much brighter than the overall look; the colors blended together become much more subtle. Step back from your fabric and choose a color that blends nicely for the walls.
Wallpaper Tips
Also, patterned wallpaper strengthens a room while no pattern paper softens the space. Use wallpaper without a pattern to soften strong design furnishings and accents.

2014 Style and Pantone Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid

Eclectic Bedroom by Little Rock Interior Designers & Decorators Tobi Fairley Interior Design
Houzz.com has some great room designs using 2014 Pantone Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid.

Brass is making a comeback!

Winter 2014 Larger Than Light, A Guide to Illuminating Design, has a great selection of brass lighting. Check out the lighting for 2014 as well as the Trend Watch on Page 8: Winter 2014 Larger Than Light.

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