DW Design & Decor LLC
Trends Report for 2014
October 2013
Chatting w Celebs
There were celebrity designers everywhere that were introducing their textile and furnishing lines. So approachable and fun.
Actually started chatting with Thom Filicia in the elevator (Thought a photo in the showroom was less creepy.) 
We also bumped into 
Lars Bolander, a well known designer with his own custom line.
After walking the showrooms for 8 hours, I enjoyed a wonderful party on the deck of the Showplace building for sunset, with some of my designer friends that flew in from around the country, and Canada!
Self Promotion
We were voted 
two years in a row
Please 'LIKE' us on our business FaceBook page.
Coming Soon
Completed a full day photo shoot of an 8,000 square foot home that we finished in Westchester. 
Photos to come.... 
I hope that you found this Trends Forecast as interesting as I did when researching. Use it as a guide when preparing for your own design projects. Always realize that it's most important to create something in your own voice and interpret these trends towards your own style choices. And remember, I am always here to help you! 
Warm regards,
~ Denise
Trending at a Glance

The Fall Market week in High Point, North Carolina (10/19-10/24) was AWESOME! Lots of people, manufacturers and socializing!
It is always an inspiring trip and allows us to bring you specific insights into what you should look out for that is trending next year. 
     For those of you who just want the BUZZ words, here you go:
     *Blues as the basic 'neutral' color
     *Orange used as accent color
     *Animal prints & 'hair on hide' usage 
     *Metals (especially aged golds)
     *Geometric patterns
     *Upholstery tufting 
     *Texture: in natural woods and rug patterns 
     *Industrial elements in lighting 
     *Structured furniture lines 
     *Accessory items that look raw and hand made 
Breath of Fresh Air
Benjamin Moore Paints earlier this month released its highly anticipated 'Color of the Year 2014' as part of its Color Trends 2014 palette. The big winner is #806 Breath of Fresh Air, which is the first color shown below! It can be paired with other colors to create a warmer or cooler expression.
Benjamin Moore's  creative director Ellen O'Neill said "We chose Breath of Fresh Air because we were seeing it across several different environments - it's our new neutral. "  She also added, "We know that color is the ultimate form of personal expression, so we curated this collection to help consumers create beautiful spaces with confidence."
They also noted these other shades of blues as personal options for the home.
The color blue and noted trends were seen all throughout 
High Point Market.
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Homebuildlife Forcast
Homebuildlife is a research and analysis organization that supplies information and data to the industry. I attended their seminar on Trend Forecasting for 2014, which was very interesting. They broke down the influence on the current trends into 3 distinct categories:
      1. Industrial Evolution
      2. Modern Myth
      3. Rendering Reality
Industrial Evolution: We are at the dawn of a new machine age where recycling, up-cycling and transforming waste into beautiful innovative products is our focus. 
Modern Myth: The integration of multi-ethnic art, design & architecture. A strong handcrafted feel in machine made products.












Rendering Reality: Playful perspectives and technology manipulated images to create shape, depth and geometry.



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DW Design & Decor LLC
Denise Wenacur, allied ASID, assoc. IIDA
Interior Design