A mélange of classic and contemporary. Something old with something new. Variations in texture. These are just some of the ways home decorators can expect design to manifest itself in 2011.
For those who find comfort in the details, they’ll find puckers, pleats, tweeds, frayed edges, woven-in ribbons and embossing. Formal pieces will become less stuffy by incorporating texture. See: traditional meets modern.
Style with longevity is the name of the game as we close the door on 2010. Out with the trendy; in with the lack of embellishment. As colors are concerned, earthy, natural tones will be accented with punches of colors, generally in unexpected places, like a lamp with traditional lines in a vivid hue.
Less is more is what’s in-store for 2011. So, when you find that one piece that speaks to you– the mirror, the bench, the hurricane vase– that will insight conversation throughout your house and the year, go ahead and splurge. It’s probably a la mode and certainly all for you.