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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Decorating trends moving toward darker wall colors

When Delores Dalke of Hillsboro began selling real estate in the 1970s, the trend in home decorating was to have colorful walls. But, by the 1990s, conventional wisdom changed to say that walls should be light and neutral in color, at least if you were going to sell the home.

The idea was that if a room’s walls were a neutral color, the owners could decorate it and accent it as they wanted. The truth, though, was that most people decorated with neutral furniture, as well.

In recent years, decorating ideas have changed again. Dark and rusty reds, gold, and dark browns have become popular colors.

Written By ADAM STEWART

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Home design trends that will win over buyers

(MoneyWatch) Just as fashion changes the way we dress, new trends in design captivate builders and buyers and alter the way we live.

But unlike bell bottoms or thick-rimmed glasses, these trends take much longer to develop. Some design elements in a home, such as a captive kitchen, become less popular over decades, while others, such as air conditioning, become necessities.

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its “2012 Characteristics of New Housing” report, which provides annual statistics on the kind of homes buyers are snapping up as well as the kind of homes builders are building.

Written By ILYCE GLINK

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From Sustainability to Durability, Fall 2013 Home Decor Trends Address Style Currents with Long Term Design Thinking

As the shelter industry looks forward to fall 2013, home decor trends are embracing a range of aesthetics while focusing, in principle, on issues of smart, sustainable growth. With a selection of new designs launching specifically for the fall season, EuroStyleLighting.com announces the top four things consumers can expect in modern lighting and home decor.

“This year we’re seeing the general acceptance of principles that leaders in the design community have long embraced—chief among them are a commitment to innovation and beauty,” explains Cori Magee, In-house Design Expert with Euro Style Lighting.

Written By PRWEB

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Top Home Design Trends For 2013 Favor Simplicity

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Organic, natural colors, simple prints, rustic finishes and open spaces are proving to be the top home design trends of 2013, according to newly released information by Pulte Homes, a national brand of homebuilder PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM).

To view a collection of top home design trends, view the Pulte Homes Pinterest Board here.

“In years past, bold colors, ornate designs and expansive floor plans ruled the day. But today’s homeowners are more focused on creating a soft modern feeling with a comfortable, casual and unfussy experience,” said Janice Jones, vice president of merchandising for PulteGroup, Inc.

“Overwhelmingly, our homebuyers prefer spaces that can easily transition from family game nights to dinner parties with friends. To achieve that functionality, our 20-person design team is creating open, interworking spaces with a design and aesthetic that easily transitions from day to night, weekday to weekend.”

Written By Pulte Homes

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Fun Furniture

Among the new products seen at the 2013 NeoCon were lots of upholstered and foam seating, often combined with wood. Though you might not think it, this chair offers both. Manufactured by SixInch, the Louis chair features European beech hand carved in Italy covered with a special foam coating. The proprietary foam coating can be applied to hard surfaces as well as foam that has been cut into specific shapes. Products are available in 20 standard colors, with custom colors available upon request.

Written By Karen Koenig

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Furniture business owner discusses trends in design

“Museo, a store in Kansas City specializing in classic and contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories by leading international designers, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. In 1987, Steve Maturo founded Steve Maturo & Associates, a multi-line manufacturers representative group promoting products for corporate interiors, higher learning and health care, in Kansas City, Mo.

Museo (museousa.com) is his retail showroom, where he sells 25 lines including products from B&B Italia, Kartell and Cassina.

Maturo, just back from meeting with vendors and scouting new manufacturers at the Milan Furniture Fair in Italy, talked about his business and some of his discoveries abroad.”

Written By Alice Thorson

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Interior design colour trends of 2013

“What’s trending in the world of interior design colours? Yes, just as the paint has dried on the expensive redecorating project in the kitchen, the beautiful shade chosen has dropped out of fashion! It seems that just as trends wax and wane in the fickle world of haute couture, art, music and film, the same happens in interior design.

This begs the question, how can we avoid choosing the wrong colours for the planned re-vamp of the house? Read on and discover which colours are on the rise and which have been consigned to the remainder bins in a DIY outlet near you.”

Written by The Editorial Unit at The Upcoming

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