Pickard Design Studio is a boutique interior design firm in Dallas that offers professional, award-winning interior design services from sketch to completion for hotels, country clubs, urban living, resorts and luxury residential projects.
Sarah Pickard was named a “Top Ten Dallas Interior Designer” by Top Ten Magazine! She shares with us her favorite interior trends of 2014 and demonstrates how to spruce up your own space accordingly. Read the full post to discover more. Enjoy!
Thus far, 2014 has been a year filled with design trends ranging from the dramatic impact of bright colors to the simplicity of neutrals and Lucite. With the help of Sarah Pickard of Pickard Design Studio, a boutique interior design firm in Dallas, Texas, you can implement these trends into your home very easily! Pickard has chosen her favorite trends of 2014 and demonstrates how to update your own space accordingly.
“This year, interior design is following in the footsteps of fashions on the runway. I have noticed that interior design trends used in homes are just adaptations of fashion! These trends are nothing more than art that you live in; similar to the clothes you decide to wear daily. Must haves for the home include natural materials, bold prints, Lucite and mixed metals”, says Sarah Pickard.
Getting in Touch with Your Natural Side
With the hectic lifestyles we live today, make your home a retreat by bringing outside elements indoors. This year, add a natural material or a found object from nature, it inevitably calms the soul. Rocks, specifically geodes and agates, have become more widespread in interior design and can be popular in lamps, wall panels, accent tables and accessories. Geodes naturally come in beautiful fuchsia, purple, black, gold and blue tones, adding an amazing pop of color to any space. Geodes are also being used much more in jewelry, including earrings, necklaces and rings. Make a chunky geode necklace a must-have for summer. The sparkle of this illustrious rock can truly accent your home or wardrobe!
Move Over Chrome and Polished Brass, Here Comes Rose Gold
More recently, rose gold – a hot jewelry trend – has begun to mix into interior design. Rose gold can be found where chrome and polished brass once took center stage in furniture, lamps and hardware. Don’t be afraid to combine rose gold with your current chrome or satin nickel finishes. After all, we love to mix our metals in our jewelry and fashion. The medal will add a chic modern touch to any space and will be your favorite new statement piece in 2014.
Bold is Better
2014 is the year to be BOLD! Just as bold prints are the rage in fashion, interiors are going bold with wall coverings, fabrics and paint. Try an eye-catching statement with high-gloss lacquered walls in a bright color or graphic wall coverings. Bold patterns are not just for the walls, reupholster existing furniture using geometric or floral patterns mixed with contrasting solids or try something new on the floor. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and layer your color in your home, just like you are not afraid to layer your fashion.
Radiant Orchid and Navy Blue
Speaking of colors, radiant orchid and navy blue are the new trend colors for 2014! Pantone declared radiant orchid as the color of the year, and it is starting to pop up everywhere in design – chaise lounges, pillows, tableware, lamps and even in fashion accessories! If you aren’t feeling risky, try the new neutral: navy. In place of black or beige, this color is crisp, cool and forever classic.
For those of us who love to reflect back, Lucite will always be a part of our lives. For a short time, people were afraid to admit the love affair but Lucite is back with a vengeance in both fashion and interiors. No longer reserved for the “no-no” room in your grandmother’s home, every well-dressed room deserves the presence of this interior jewelry. Whether it’s a modern take on a coffee table, desk or simple candlesticks, Lucite can stand on its own with no competition. Just like fashion, pop your room with a modern twist and pay tribute to the 1950’s glam.
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