Yipee! Guess what I’ve just ordered for décor updates in my home?
A Roost clock
A framed chalkboard from Ballard Designs
You must be thinking, “Huh, Kim….Updates…Really?….I think you’re behind the times. Those are so last year and year before.”
I know, I know. I’m a little late jumping on the bandwagon.
I really need a large clock and I’ve admired the Roost clock for sometime now. I have searched and searched and I am so tired of all the faux “made- to- look- old- and crackled paper on fiberboard” versions. It also seems a lot of those have Roman numerals. I just think the Roost clock is smart looking and makes a statement without a lot of fuss.
The chalkboard? Yes, they’ve been all over blogland FOR-EVVA now and I think at one point I swore I wasn’t going to give in to the movement and get one. Wrong. And late at that.
I decided that the pear painting was too small and not working in the breakfast nook any more and I wanted something large and in charge. Also, I’m tired of looking at the same old boring art work. So I’m gonna give the chalkboard idea a try. I figure it’s fun and fresh. At least for my house. Ballard also has a new version that’s magnetic and framed in metal with a zinc finish.
See what I mean? It definitely could use some updating.
I’ll let my house speak for itself and decide if they work after I live with them for awhile. I’ll show you the reveal after I receive them and put them up.
Okay, let’s move on….what are the real NEW design trends for 2013?
House Beautiful has two different articles on trending ideas in design for 2013. The first one is Bloggers’ Decorating Obsessions HERE
Interior Designers’ picks for trends HERE.
I’m not real sure why there would be a difference in trends in these two groups. They each give their ideas of the top 10 trends.
All photos below via House Beautiful.
Not surprisingly, brass is making a comeback and made both lists. Not the high polished brass of the 80’s, but a softer natural brass that ages beautifully over time.
And to my absolute delight, French Louis style and antique furniture were each on a list. I can tell you that these styles and pieces will always be in vogue in some form or another.
Glazed ceramic lamps, filtered light, grasscloth, and 20th century furniture made the Blogger’s list along with outdoor rooms and informal gardens.
The couple I’m questioning are camouflage (yes, camouflage) and unusual floral elements. Just not sure about my confidence in these things taking off for most of us.
Rounding out the designer’s list was an emphasis on art, bright paint colors, sophisticated man caves (technology will become more and more important in our future), homey kitchens (think organic modernism), and glossy lacquered furniture.
My hubby would love this!
And finally the questionable ones to me on this list were computer generated fabrics and James Mont furniture. Apparently the fashion industry has been using computer generated fabrics and it’s being forecasted they will make their way into our homes and James Mont pieces are over the top. They’re both a little “out there” for me. Interesting, but “out there”.
My picks for 2013? Bold graphic prints, lucite furniture, and natural brass mixed with Country French antiques.
What do you think? Are you catching up with old trends or taking the plunge with new ones?