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2014 Interior Design Trends - Keep Your Eyes Peeled For What Trends Are On The Horizon

The New Year brings renewed hope, new goals and new ideas! If you're goal is to update your home, build a new home, or remodel, you'll want to include specific trends into your timeless design. As you start to make your home projects start getting into motion, you should start making note of your favorite interior design trends for 2014. Today, I've compiled a few trends that are worth keeping at the forefront of your designs or home projects, because they're not just trends you will incorporate into your home for just one year. Overall, I am seeing an increase in peoples comfort of using color in their homes. That is something that we are so thrilled about at GHID, because we're known for incorporating fun, rich, and bright pops of color in our functional designs. See what other trends you may just want to include in your future home projects!  

Reimagining The Work Triangle

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According to Portland, Oregon-based interior designer Garrison Hullinger, kitchen designs are moving away from the traditional setup, in which the fridge, sink, and stove form an imaginary triangle.

“In the 1950s, when the work triangle was developed, people didn’t have efficient refrigerators or microwaves,” he explains. “They were just trying to get the fridge off the back porch.”

But now kitchen appliances come in a range of sizes and layouts, allowing designers to tailor the kitchen layout to a family’s lifestyle. According to a recent Zillow survey, 29 percent of homeowners are looking to modernize their homes for comfort and functionality.

“Moms tell us the kitchen is command central for all the family’s activities. So I try to create different zones — one for kids, one for cooking, and one for the whole family to gather,” Hullinger says. “I’ve been putting in beverage centers or refrigerator drawers, so kids can grab a drink without getting in the way of the main cooking area. Sometimes I put in another dishwasher near a secondary prep sink.”

Read the entire Zillow article here.

Pantone Color Of The Year - Radiant Orchid

Turquoise Is Another Must-Have Color In Your Home

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According to Elle Decor, it (turquoise) was everywhere at High Point this fall and we expect to see it a great deal in 2014. Perhaps this is the culmination of all the blues and greens we’ve been seeing in the past couple of years. Turquoise showed up in upholstery, wall coverings, and on furniture. And we’re talking deep and saturated, not pale and wimpy.

Harder To See A Dramatic Distinction Between Indoors And Outdoors

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Over the coming weeks, I will continue revealing more trends and design tricks to keep an out for in 2014!