Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sping trends

The periphery of spring is coming more to the forefront (especially here in NC where I'm already seeing daffodils blooming!)  And for those who might still be buried under mounds of snow, you can at least bring some of these spring trends inside to add a little cheer and color .

Pantone named Emerald Green as its 2013 color of the year.  We've already seen this color popping up in clothing and apparel, and it's going to be big in home decor as well.  Used in small doses or totally saturating the room, emerald green is lively, lush and luxurious!

Another trend for spring is bright, bold graphics and florals for fabrics.  Big bursts of blooms and multicolor stripes and geometrics will be wrapping their way around furnishings and finding their way into our living spaces.  

And just as we have peeled down old wallpaper and decreed to banish wallpaper forever, these beautiful prints will steal our hearts and our wall spaces.

Much like wallpaper's triumphant return after being banished into exile, brass is making a comeback too.  We'll see brass in metal finishes like lamps and mirrors and knickknacks, but we're also going to see it in hardware such as door knobs, drawer pulls and handles.  

Art will also make its way into homes like never before.  Not just for museums and galleries and homes of nobility, art has become much more accessible.  Etsy lead the way with its 7,000,000 users who helped to bring Etsy's revenue to over 314 million dollars in 2010!  Shoppers can buy originals or prints for $50.00 or less and they can even commission their own pieces. Stores like Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and even Target are featuring artists who got their start on Etsy.  Here are a few of my favorite pieces.  

Former Greensboro, NC resident, Jordan Grace Owens

So, there you have it-- my top 5 predictions for Spring 2013 trends.  Do you have any favorites, and what other trends are you projecting will be hot for this coming Spring?

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