Interior designers work with color, design trends

What’s hot? Gray walls.

What’s not? Formal living rooms. Seriously. .

Those are just two of the 2013 home design ins and outs spotted at the Parade of Homes, which starts Friday, as well as on HGTV, cococozy.com, Pinterest and in decorating magazines.

Some trends work here. Some are snubbed big time.

The Parade of Homes is a perfect time for home-design daydreamers to tour the newest offerings by local builders as they pick up the latest interior design and home layout trends and mentally redecorate their own homes or plan for the future.

Written By Linda Navarro

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A fresh new take on interior design

I’ve been an interior designer for more than 20 years. And, during this long and wonderful career it may surprise some readers to know that I believe there is only one hard-and-fast rule of design. It is this: Surround yourself with the things you love.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it? That’s not always the case.

This is because most of us approach home decorating projects with a history. Have you acquired furniture, art and accessories over time? Has the Mayflower truck followed you to new addresses and maybe even a new state? Welcome to Florida!

Written By Leanne Ritchie Special to news-press.com

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Using social media for home design

This monthly feature focuses on local interior designers and their ideas for choosing color schemes, furniture, art and an overall design style or scheme. Today we focus on San Luis Obispo’s Alli Addison who established Alli Addison Design in 2011. Her services include interior design, exterior design, outdoor living spaces, color consulting, new construction and remodels, e-design services and room refresh services. You may contact her at 714-3086 or through her website, http://www.alliaddison.com. Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/AlliAddison; Houzz: http://www.houzz.com/pro/alliaddison

There was a time when finding home décor ideas involved combing through stacks of shelter magazines with a pad of Post-its.

Written By Rebecca Juretic

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Cabnu new home design showroom opens in Naples

Cabnu, a provider of custom cabinetry, closet systems and interior remodeling services, has announced the opening of a new home design showroom at 3084 U.S. 41 N. in Naples. The 2,000-square-foot showroom features the latest in fine European cabinetry for kitchens and baths and storage systems.

Operated by high-end custom homebuilders Mark and Parker Borelli, this destination is for people who are remodeling or building a new home or condominium. Mark and Parker Borelli are third generation homebuilders joined by partner Vincent Borelli, who brings more than 50 years of general contracting experience to the team.

Written By Cone Communications Company

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High Design and Intrigue in Colorado

The owners, Darrell Weakland, 61, and Mary Weakland, 56, purchased this property in the village of Cherry Hills, a suburb of Denver, for $4.95 million in 2010. Built in 2004, this stone, brick and stucco home is inspired by Italian villas, Mr. Weakland said, and, in some unconventional ways, by author Dan Brown’s novel ‘The Da Vinci Code.’

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Written By The Wall Street Journal

Bright and nonconventional colors bring adventure to home decor

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When it comes to trends in interior design, the forecast through 2014 is looking bolder, brighter and more adventurously colorful than has been seen in a while. Up-and-coming palettes are earning descriptions including “youthful,” “vibrant” and “positive,” heralding the rebounding market’s ready return to color.

Color expert and interior designer Barbara Schirmeister equates new, energized color palettes to growing economic confidence, as well as the influence of the youth market.

Written By Brandpoint

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The Best Home Blogs, Apps, & Hidden Gems, Courtesy Of This Industry Pro

When it comes to decor and digital shopping, no one knows the game better than Tom Delavan, creative director of home at Gilt.com. As the former editor-at-large at Domino mag, former Sotheby’s contemporary-art specialist, and Harvard grad, Delavan is a certifiable interior-design expert. But what makes this industry pro truly special — besides his résumé and, of course, taste — is his knowledge of the world of virtual-shopping and inspiration. Ahead, Tom breaks down his favorite decor and design apps, blogs, and tips on how to curate your home when, literally, the entire market is only a click away.

Written By DIANA NGUYEN, SENIOR EDITOR

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Teen decorating ideas: Cheap and easy teenager bedroom decorating ideas

Make your own window treatments, storage bins, find cheap decorative items, homemade posters, and find cheap wall treatments perfect for everchanging teen rooms.

The teen years are a time of self-discovery, and so of course there is an undeniable need for self-expression. You want your room to represent YOU. Having a cool bedroom that reflects you is easy and it isn’t necessary to go out and spend lots of money. You’ll find a lot of what you need around the house. And not spending much means you can redecorate more often. After all, before long you may want something totally different.

Written By  Tele management

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Your Life Decorating: Add a splash of colour with designer pillows

This week we are with interior decorator Tracey McDonell Reid. Watch as we take a look at decor ideas for the summer and hot new products that have hit the design market.

In this segment, we have indoor and outdoor pillows from Tonic Living.

Written By Leeanna McLean

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HomeStyle: High-tech alarm clocks

Beep … beep … beeeeepppp … beeeeeeepppppp … BEEEEEEEPPPPPP!

Every weekday morning — and sometimes on the weekend, too — men and women are jarred awake by alarm clocks, writes Tracy Rogers in HomeStyle.

Waking up this way — whether it’s to a caustic beep or tunes blaring on the radio — is a way of life. For most, it is an unwelcome necessity, but some new clocks offer features that could make waking up less alarming.

High-tech is in, and that includes high-tech alarm clocks. Today, sleepers can wake up to the soothing sounds of ocean waves, their favorite ’80s hits or just a gentle buzz. There are alarm clocks that will charge your cellphone, others that will shake sleepers out of a sound slumber and even one that simulates daybreak to wake sleepers “naturally.”

Written By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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