Thursday, January 6, 2011
Carol Beck, an interior decorator in Boston and the author of the blog, Sofas and Sage, offers this wisdom when it comes to trends and predictions:
"I don't think it's as clear or cut and dry as it used to be. I believe design, like fashion in this country, has evolved to a point where we get familiar with what is on trend and then decide how we might incorporate into our own look, if at all. I believe self-inspired style and design are here to stay, this year and for many years ahead."
Carol Beck's What's In and What's Out for 2011:
Bold color sofas are coming back in
Neutral sofas are out,
The 1940s inspired Luxe sofa by American Leather's John Charles Design.
Graphic rugs are in,
Orientals are out
Circles from West Elm
Salvage shopping is in,
Decorating in all new is out
An old wire egg basket makes a comeback. At Old Crow Farm.
Wallpaper and graphic stenciled walls are in
Plain walls are out
Guest Room and office of Interior Designer Sheila Bridges', as
it appeared in Elle Decor/November 2010.
Smaller beautiful homes are in
Large gorgeous houses are out
In addition to these, Carol made more predictions at her blog. You can read those by going here.
Continuing a week-long series of 2011 predictions . . .
Come by tomorrow for more predictions from a couple of inspiring pros! Michelle Zungia's Ins and Outs can be found below this post.