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Harper’s Bazaar Trends 2013

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As seen in Harper’s Bazaar Interiors Design Trends 2013:

Talking to Celebrity Interior Designer Guru Luigi Irauzqui we ask him what Trends are big for 2013 going into 2014. Here are his answers:

 1) A RETURN TO A MORE MASCULINE DESIGN CONCEPT:

 As society has been changing specially In developed countries, men are spending a lot more time at home than in the past either taking care of the children or working from home.

A big trend for the last year has been more a distinct more “masculine” way of designing interiors, with cleaner lines, more solid colors over flashy ones and functionality over “cuteness”.

2) TOUCH:

People are in search for “touchable” textures, which inspire warmth and comfort Suede and wood are two of the materials which will define the interior design world this year. Variety of texture will also be a key factor in arranging spaces.

3) STRIPES, STRIPES, STRIPES:

 This has been a trend for quite a while but one that will stay around for a while longer. Feel whimsical? Daring? How better to do that than with stripes ! Whether horizontal or vertical, stripes is an easy way to make a space dynamic, modern and fresh. Whether in wallpaper, carpets, upholstery, stripes are here to stay.

4)AFRICAN INFLUENCES:

More and more modern homes are starting to use unique design themes and African influences. They are particularly considered dynamic and “exotic”. African influences are going to be a major trend, bringing warm colors and animal skin imitations back into the eclectic interiors of the most celebrated and demanding clients. Exotic woods in wooden furniture elements with African carvings and color…lots of color to emulate the vibrant colors of the wild African nature. A good example of this is the exclusive Mary Mary African Label out of Australia. The full range of their exquisite line of products can be found on :www.marymaryafricanlabel.com.au

5) GREEN LIVING:

Not so much a trend than a way of living nowadays: green living has become  a key factor in design and architecture. An emphasis on air filtering and air cleaning, humidification, solar panels, mobile plant panels , recycling, conservation of water and  energy at home. It’s the only responsible thing to do to save the planet. Amazing how little changes you make in your daily life can help make a big impact on the environment.

6) MONOCHROMATIC COLOR SCHEMES:

Whereas last year big trend was lots of pops of color, this  year it’s all about the solid colors: without compromising in drama or personality. Texture has made a key role in this trend. Texture has made it okay not to have a lot of color, Golds, silvers and other earth colors have replaced the bright colors of 2012. Palettes are more neutral this year.

7) BACK TO NATURAL MATERIALS:

Raw wood, polished wood, clean lines and traditional wood with beautiful wood grain come across as modern and fresh. A definite trend that is here to stay

8) MIX DESIGN STYLES:

A modern approach to interior design is mixing unassuming materials with more luxurious ones. This is going to be a big trend for the future as people are always afraid to mix both. Mix an antique table with a modern lamp. You are allowed. In interior design the rules are that there are NO RULES.

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