GRAPHIC PRINTS & PATTERNS! A very big trend within the textile industry in fashion and interiors is digital prints on fabric and wall covering. Drab, dull and overly neutral rooms are getting their energy shot in the arm with bold graphic patterns and prints in 2013. From accessory pillows to wallcover, draperies to throw blankets, it’s the design that’s the design! Not all have to be in neon bright colors either as there are plenty of metallic or tone on tone options available as well. Layering the prints can be tricky but for instance, bold patterned pillows on a classic line, tailored neutral sofa can define the personality of the entire room!         Darren Nelson


BRASS! For all of you who are just getting around to finally changing out all of your cabinet pulls, door hardware and hinges to brushed nickel, you may want to read this memo….and don’t shoot the messenger! Yes indeed Brass is making a BIG resurgence this year. From Brass furniture, picture frames, accessories, lighting and fixtures, the warm hue of gold is back in fresh ways. When we all lived in the “beige box”, we used warm paint tones and accented in cool metallics…SO…over the past few years the “NEW beige” has been gray, and so it stands to reason (and trending) that as we’ve moved to cooler paint tones, the trend is to balance this with the richer, warmer tone of Brass metallics! With so many designers looking to the ’70s & 80’s as inspiration fit’s inevitable that brass and bronze will show up more—from accessories by Carl Aubock to cocktail tables by Gabriella Crespi to virtually entire rooms by Kelly Wearstler, brass is the metal of the moment.      

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TEXTURED WALL PANELS These types of wall panels have been most commonly seen in commercial enviroments like hotel lobbys, nightclubs and day spas but 2013 shows a big trend toward accenting these in the home! These textured wall panels are made from an entirely green (recycled natural) material, can be painted any color you want and some even have acoustical value (ie. MEDIA ROOMS, HOME THEATERS)! I’m not recommending you cover your walls with this look, but I do think it has high impact for focal walls of importance, such as in the entry hall, powder/guest bath room, fireplace wall, Master Bed Wall. For smaller applications I think this will be on trend for backsplashes, Closet walls (Ie. Closet Doors, camouflaging the doors in a seamless apllication with the wall), or even as a tub surround in the master bath! Left white and grazed with colored lighting, you can change your walls with the color of your mood! Your eyes do not decieve you in that last photo, there is recessed lighting INSIDE the wall to help accent the texture and make a WOW statement!   

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Precious Stone! Stones like, Blue Agate, Agastone, Angel Jasper & Malachite. Of course we’ve been using stone in our interiors since….well, the Stone Age but I’m pretty sure unless you were a King or Pharaoh I doubt they looked like this! We all know that stone makes a beautiful counter surface but with these beauties, they can be lit from within and because they’re translucent they GLOW! Precious Stone is being used for entire wall installations, artwork, and even for furniture! Here’s some examples of how precious stones are being integrated into the interior for 2013!          Darren Nelson

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It’s Clear….Transparency! Lucite Furniture has been growing over the last couple of years, but THIS year there are so many more options available! From Dining Tables to Ceiling Fans, clear or in your hot pick of color, acrylic makes a WOW impact!      Darren Nelson


Things that bling are still in! Accent in metallic, mercury glass, rhinestones, glass or crystal, mixed in to your interior spaces to add a hint of glam. Darren Nelson

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Green in 13! Emerald is your Pantone Color of the year. Darren Nelson