My 2014 Trends Predictions

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Happy New Year!! I don’t know about you, but I am very excited to see what 2014 will bring. I’ve spent a couple of days thinking and reflecting on 2013 and I am ready to jump right into the new year with a number of predictions for 2014. I am no psychic but these are the trends I am predicting to see in 2014 (specifically in home, lifestyle, and fashion – because we know they all go hand-in-hand).

I predict that 2014 will bring a lot of mixing. Mixing of patterns, textures, and styles, bringing many aspects together to create perfect looks. As well, specific touches that are a sure addition to any space or outfit.

Image Credit: 2014 Title

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Mix It: Gold, Silver, & Bronze

Gold, silver, and bronze … just can’t get enough! We see a lot of silver and golds popping up during the holidays, but this year they are here to stay. Don’t be afraid to mix your metal colours and place silver next to gold.

Image Credits: Silver + Gold Bedroom, Proenza Schouler Party Streamer Skirt, West Elm Metallic Pillows, Brass, Copper, + Gold in the Kitchen

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Mix It: Organic & Geometric

Here is another opportunity to mix it up and have some fun! Geometric lines and shapes have been very popular over the past couple of years. Rather than say goodbye to some of your geometric faves, make some room for new organic shaped finds. Organic, soft, natural lines are making a come back! By adding some softened lines and florals (especially vintage) to a geometric accent can create a balanced, yet juxtaposed look. It will help warm up a space, especially during the cold winter months.

Image Credits: Sharp + Floral Dining, B+W Floral SkirtSnug.Studio Geo Vases, Pillow Party

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Add It: Raw Crystal Beauty

There is not much to say about this one. Raw crystals are absolutely ravishing. They are just so naturally beautiful and they belong anywhere and everywhere. Use them to jazz up a shelf unit, act as a book end, or nest a candle. Don’t be shy, take them with you wherever you go. Wear one around your neck or rock out with them on your fingers. Share the sparkle.

Image Credits: Table Crystals, Coasters, West Elm Votive Holders, Dara Ettinger Cluster Pendant

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Add It: Radiant Orchid Beauty

Every year Pantone chooses a “colour of the year”. The choice for 2014 is Radiant Orchid, so we can be sure we will be seeing a lot of this stunning colour. The boldness of Radiant Orchid is great to brighten up a space. It is a perfect accent colour to add a touch of joy.

Image Credits: Bathroom Brights, IKEA Planter Pots, Radiant Artwork, Mmm Macaroons

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Add It: Maps

There is something very personal about maps. It defines where you are from, or where you are. It shows where two people have come from and where they dream to go. Maps are scientific yet organic with a peaceful quality. Maps are beautifully detailed works of art. The year 2014 is going to be a year to travel, to explore, and to learn. Add an accent map to your outfit or to your home. Always remember who you are, how you got here, and where you want to go.

Image Credits: White Framed Map, Coral Map Pillow, Gold Framed Map, Wrist Map

Let me know what you think. Share your 2014 Trend Predictions! Happy 2014!

–rayna marlee

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