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  • Style experts and writers pinpoint spring’s hot looks

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  • Bloggers have their fingers on the pulse of home design. They live it, breathe it and want to share their thoughts. So whatís in store for spring 2014? What will we see in furniture showrooms and buy for our homes?
    Letís ask the bloggers and design experts:
    Hot color for spring: navy. Itís the new, bold neutral that adds personality at the same time. Paint a feature wall, get a large piece of art for your wall or buy a new rug, accent pillow or throw ó just make sure itís navy! ó Maxwell Ryan, founder of Apartment Therapy
    We are seeing a resurgence of feminine pastels into the home marketplace for spring 2014. These more tonal hues are calming and add a freshness to any space. To punch it up, try mixing pastels with richer colors like a poppy red or charcoal gray. The Madame Farfalla Pillow from Studio Four NYC is our favorite! ó Jennifer Beek of J+G Design
    This spring will be the season of pastels and pattern. Light pinks, dusty blues and lavenders will provide a respite from the ubiquitous gray weíve been seeing, and bold patterns will continue to gain popularity. Naturally, spring is all about florals, and chintz is having a huge comeback. What comes around, goes around! ó Lindsay Souza, The Pursuit of Style
    Cheerful yet subtle colors will be huge in spring 2014. Choose subdued yellows and darker reds to add a dash of sophistication to your living space. Another major spring 2014 interior design trend is ethnic-inspired palettes. Teal blue and khaki, which draw from Mexican and Spanish interiors, with judicious touches of earth tones will be very popular in the spring. Choose these hues to give your home a trendy facelift. ó Eli Mechlovitz, interior design expert and GlassTileStore.com owner
    Two trends in wallpaper are geographic prints and metallics. Geometric prints run from large scale to more subtle. The big scaled prints are usually in neutral colors and form a backdrop for contemporary furnishings. Smaller prints are used in more traditional spaces. Some are considered retro í60s style and add an element of fun to a space. Metallics have the ability to make a small room seem larger and brighter due to the reflective surface. Some consider the use of metallic wallpaper glamorous and a great balance for mirrored furniture, stainless steel or bronze finishes. ó Rona Spiegel, Lifestyle Interior Designs, New Jersey
    Metallic has been a popular trend in fashion for a while now, and copper is the recommended metallic for the home in 2014. You really canít go wrong with copper ó itís timeless and wonít date your home like brass does. Hello í90s! Youíll especially see it pop up in kitchens, where a bejeweling trend is on the rise as people want to show off their prized jewel kitchens in rich gemstone colored-cabinets, accented by copper or brass and framed by dramatic countertops and backsplashes that mimic exotic, semi-precious stones. Another trend youíll continue to see is the blurring of lines between indoor and out, as outdoor fabrics and furniture have undergone a renaissance and made it possible to bring all the style of the living room outdoors. ó Alana Vaughn, North Carolina design consultant
    Page 2 of 2 - The trend I see for this season is the color denim blue. Not only in fashion (denim on denim) but in interiors. Think of denim-colored cushions, blankets, furniture pieces and blue-colored ceramics. ó Danielle de Lange of The Style Files
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