We're back at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York to scout out the best new products and see what's happening in the world of furniture and home design. This year is proving to be very innovative, creative, and quirky! We've found some amazing new products from old favorites as well as some fantastic new companies that are just entering the design arena. Click through to see our candid shots of things that caught our eye, and be sure to let us know which ones you've fallen in love with, too!
As Spring gets into full swing, we find ourselves turning again and again to Pantone's color of the year, emerald. Elegant but earthy, this hue could pass as one of Mother Nature's neutrals, but we're imagining it popping against interiors accented with crisp whites and dramatic darks (think ebony, charcoal, or midnight blue). Keep reading to see the pieces we're eying in this year's hottest hue!
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- Designers' favorite paint colors and how to use them — Houzz
- Grab a good book and make your own reading nook — HuffPost Home
- Black! The surprising neutral choice for everything from your bedroom to your office — Country Living
- Surfboard as coffee table? Ten bold decorating moves — House Beautiful
- The best wall-mounted shelving solutions for any look — Remodelista
Confession: we are harboring a crush on Los Angeles-based interior designer Tyler Dawson. Not only do her spaces — which are full of rich fabrics, killer art, and vintage furniture — epitomize laid-back luxury, but her personal style is just as unique and covetable. The quintessential California girl, Tyler is the perfect combination of edgy, refined, and unfussy. A quick glance at her Instagram feed hints at her sources of inspiration — her darling rescue dog named Happy, palm trees on the beach near her house in Venice, and dreamy shots of the horizon. We caught up with Tyler and got her to dish about the 10 things making her tick these days.
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- Sneak a peek into the new Jay Jeffers-designed St. Regis residences at Tahoe
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- Oscar de la Renta launches a personal home collection, just in time for Spring
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- Designers revel their secret decor picks — Real Simple
- Green home accessories that go down easier than a serving of vegetables — Houzz
- HGTV's Lara Spencer divulges her essential flea market shopping tips — HuffPost Home
- The $10 DIY lamp that looks like a million bucks — Remodelista
- 37 pretty projects that channel Spring — Country Living
- The 6 essential decorating books — Architectural Digest
Imagine going shopping with an interior designer, without actually hiring one! That's what WellFurnished, a site specifically created for design enthusiasts, aims to do. This up-and-coming platform seamlessly allows you discover beautiful home decor in one place, rather than having to endlessly search the web. You can then take the pieces or looks you admire and share them with others, like a contractor or clients. Better yet, if you're stuck in a design rut or simply don't know where to start, an established community of designers and enthusiasts is available with opinions and their own curated collections for inspiration.
Unlike Pinterest, which is flooded with a variety of content like food and fashion, WellFurnished sticks to what it knows best: decor. Its simple layout exposes you to products and the option to purchase them. With over 50 dedicated design retailers — more than you could find at any mall — you can discover styles, selections, and brands that are catered to your tastes. Whether you're looking to upgrade your space from your old Craigslist finds or you're an expert seeking to inspire clients online, WellFurnished does all that and more!
According to the PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2013 book, there are nine color palettes predicted to dominate interior design and furniture trends this year. A mix of muted palettes serve as the new classics while rainbow-inspired colors provoke bolder style statements.
The first palette in Pantone's 2013 lineup, Connoisseur, draws from cool neutrals like alyssum white and beechnut green, contrasted with warmer tones of violets and orchids, liquid pink, and deep mahogany, all set against accents of champagne beige and silver. The palette puts a fresh spin on old-world elegance, with decorative pieces that layer texture. It's refined and sophisticated with just the right amount of understated drama.
Keep reading to check out the other eight palettes and the inspiration behind each!