To close out the year, Curbed asked interior designers, decorators, shelter-magazine editors, design bloggers, and friends of the site to prognosticate about the decor and design trends of 2013. Many interviewed talked about pattern (chintz, tribal, florals), color (gray, lavender, pastels, and, of course, green), and a tactile take on luxury in the form of lacquer, wool-felt upholstery, and hand-finished metals (“brass is the metal of the moment,” according to Elle Decor editor in chief Michael Boodro). Anyway, “shake” the Curbed’s Magic 8 Ball, above, for some crystal gazing; find the full roster of predictions below.
Karen Vidal, interior designer, Design Vidal [link]
Dream kitchens! 2013 is the year of the kitchen. Renovations are on the rise and people are focused on getting the kitchen of their dreams. The center of the home, the place where guests congregate, the new family hang out room, kitchens are the star and people want them to shine.