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Home Furnishings: Insider Fashion Trends

A look at the home furnishings industry’s 2013 introductions points to a generous use of bright colors, bold patterns, interesting textures, and natural materials.

Statement Pieces Are in Demand

The economy is still soft, but that doesn’t mean customers won’t spend on something they love. Do homeowners really want a new coffee table, sofa, chair, chandelier, or lamp?  If you surveyed them on the street, they would probably say no. However, inside your store when they’ve just laid eyes on a unique piece, it could suddenly become a different story.

 

Modern Heritage Collection HGTV Home Laurel House:Maple Chest
 The mirrored silver credenza gives a nod to the immensely popular look of Old Hollywood glamour.  This piece is from the Modern Heritage Collection from HGTV Home®.  Delicate floral decoupage adds refined elegance to this distressed maple chest from LaurelHouse Designs featuring double doors and interior shelves.

 

 Van Collier Ginkie Martini table John Thomas Bon Appetit table
 The Ginkie Martini table, from vanCollier, stands 24 inches high and is comprised of handcrafted steel.  What legs! The Bon Appetit table is traditionally inspired, but ideal for transitional settings. It is made in the USA by John Thomas Furniture and features solid wood.

 

Joseph Thompson Perch seat   Rhino: Space Storage Units
 The sculptural Perch seat is made from Ebonized Poplar by the craftsmen at Joseph Thompson Woodworks. The company can also create custom commissioned pieces for clients in addition to its retail lines.  This compact, mobile, and lockable space-saving storage units are made in the USA using seven-ply Baltic birch plywood frames and nickel-plated steel hardware. The dovetail drawer boxes have full-extension, self-closing drawer slides. It is made by Rhino Trunk & Case.

 

Oomph Quadrille Pillow  Wesley Hall Criss-Cross bench
 Transform a room with the power of a vibrant, hand-stitched Quadrille pillow, from Oomph. The Bali II in Fireworks is an Ikat-patterned pillow in red that will liven up classic, neutral furnishings or complement rich-hued rooms Inject a bit of color into a room with the Criss-Cross bench, from Wesley Hall. It can be ordered in fabric or leather and with welting or nails.

 

1940s Dorothy Draper print Norwalk Furniture Ottoman
 Even before Pantone announced its color of the year is Emerald, the hue has been popping up all over home furnishings. It is shown here in a 1940s Dorothy Draper print on the Copley arm chair by CR Laine.  Animal prints are still incredibly popular and the impressively scaled octagonal Octavia ottoman, from Norwalk Furniture, is available in more than 800 fabrics and leathers.

 

 Kas Rugs  Company C Boxwood Pillow
 The Bali rug in Plum-Black Mosaic, from Kazs Rugs, doesn’t shy away from drawing attention underfoot.  The Boxwood pillow, from Company C, features a can’t-miss-it pattern in Dijon that will perk up any neutral sofa or chair.

 

 





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