Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Interior Design Trends

Can you say build, build, build??

Our new year at Connell Interiors is filled with two new custom
build jobs, two huge renovations and a few remodels...
not to mention our favorites...
full room furnishings!

While our heads will be in tile, hardware and carpet-
you might want to think about 

Trends of 2012! 

What should we expect for the upcoming year? 
How can YOU stay ahead of the trends? 
See what top designers and blogs are saying 
about the new upcoming design.

Celebrity Interior Designer Kelli Ellis says this about the New Year ...
"Even better, that most of next year’s trends are cost-conscious and
 budget-friendly with a focus on the basics as well as a few 
emerging products that can create the “wow” factor." 

Design Decor Staging says  "This year we will see shiny fabrics, sleek and 
glossy surfaces and vibrant colors, combined with elegant and classy gray, 
white, golden and silver tones.

The "new year bedroom" will become very luxurious with silk and wool, wood and glass
and wooden ceiling designs.


Interior design trends are moving towards modern decorating ideas in eco style with
gray-white-pink color design.


Wood and glass, natural stone and flowers, linen upholstery and silk cushions, and wood 
wall paneling are all new elements to incorporate in your new year design!


Design Shuffle says this about the new trends:

Natural, weathered and worn wood furnishings are going to continue to become huge! 
Aidan Gray and Restoration Hardware are a few manufacturers that have picked up this trend.

Greys! This is such a beautiful, soft color to mix the bold, bright colors into.

Industrial mixed with traditional. This provides versatility and unity for 
two completely different styles.

Natural Linen and Soft Cottons. While rustic has been a big trend, using these materials 
for the upholsteries in the room will offset it nicely.

Oversized Art!
Modern works are showcased in traditional settings for an unexpected focal point.

Celebrity Interior Designer Kelli Ellis also says:
1. The basics get bolder: “Over the last year, we’ve seen wood finishes 
getting lighter, rougher and unfinished. As a result, upholstered 
furniture is fighting back from beige! We are seeing a slow trend 
towards bright, colorful and bold patterned sofas and chairs.”

2. Let there be light: Aside from paint update your lighting for a 
simple way to update a room.  Almost always increase the size – 
think bigger for a big impact. The trend is to blend styles. 
Iron and crystal combinations, drum pendants and blown-glass, and 
colored crystal and organic shapes will instantly add some "wow."

I will definitely keep this tips in mind when designing 
these new homes!

Until Next Time,


  1. The color gray does look stunning when painted on walls. You can blend furniture and decors of any color with it. Come to think of it, it is uncommon to find homes with interior walls painted gray, but it does serve as the perfect background color.

  2. I love how in all these rooms there is an eclectic collection of art and decor that always blends together and welcomes you into the room. Bold wall art is always such a great addition especially set against a wall color like grey or blue.

  3. I'm glad you two are on board with the gray as well! I'm working on a custom home and we are painting the kitchen cabinets gray... should be stunning! Thanks for visiting-

  4. These ideas are just incredible. Grey is just a wonderful choice for walls because almost anything will blend with it perfectly. Bright tones as well as dark shades will certainly match with grey which makes interior designing easier. Thank you for sharing all these ideas. Homeowners will certainly learn so much from these. Please keep on posting!


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