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Top Ten Interior Design Trends for 2014
1. Macramé and fiber-art wall hangings:' It's sculpture for your wall that adds texture and replaces wallpaper or fine art you can't afford,' said Ms. Burnham. 'And we haven't seen it since the 1970s. I think it's time.' Early adopters include the Ace Hotel chain and architect Barbara Bestor.
2. Window sheers: The popularity of heavy drapes is drooping. 'Everyone wants greater transparency and more light,' observed New York designer Celerie Kemble. And 'sheers are no longer granny-ish and polyester,' said Los Angeles designer Kim Alexandriuk. 'The new ones in linen and wool look rich.' For her part, Ms. Showers is partial to'limousine cloth, a sheer wool voile,' while Ms. Burnham dresses up sheer panels with inverted box pleats 'for a more tailored, masculine look.'
3. Corduroy upholstery: 'It's the casual alternative to velvet and the preppy version of chenille,' said Ms. Burnham, whose library sofa is olive-green corduroy. Mr. Harte, who used Etro's 'hip and vibrant' purple corduroy on a gold-leafed bergère, is also a fan: 'It looks really cool on formal chairs.' The wider the wale, the gutsier the statement.
4. Venetian marbled-paper prints: Found on the end papers of old books, these intricately swoopy patterns evoke 'the romanticism of a bygone, pre-digital era,' said Mr. Wood. Mr. Bullard noted that the prints are seeing a renaissance on 'everything from the chicest of wallpaper to finely silk-screened linens and gold-leafed porcelain.'
5. Deco hues: Color has been nudging gray and greige out of the picture, but, for many decorators, bright primary shades can still feel uncouth. 'My favorite palette is anything muted and Deco-inspired: rose quartz, amethyst, topaz, olive, whiskey and raisin,' said Los Angeles designer Michael Berman. 'Colors that appear to be filtered through smoke and sunlight.' One exception: Several designers expressed a creeping fondness for hits of acid yellow, especially to jolt an otherwise mellow color scheme."