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Back to the Future: Trend Report 2014

Design at home channels a bit of vintage charm while staying thoroughly modern: think pastels without the Miami Vice, or big, bold, structured fabrics—but lose the shoulder pads. These are five fun trends you won’t want to miss.

Go West

Nostalgia for the Old West rules, from native designs to folksy cabin chic. But this year’s pioneer spirit is redefined with modern minimalist masculinity that’s a fresh take on tribal patterns, tawny palettes, salvaged woods, rustic textures and animal accents. To wit: an elegant folding chair covered in exotic kilim carpet, or plush fur and full-grain leather. It’s the definitive camp chic.

trends-2014_go-west_12. Crown Cap ($380). holtrenfrew.com

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3. Winter Stallion print ($592). countryfurniture.nettrends-2014_go-west_54. Pablo table lamp ($895) by Jonathan Adler. jonathanadler.com

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5. El Santo Libre folding chairs (from $3,445) by Christophe de la Fontaine. dante.lutrends-2014_go-west_6

6. Bloom stool ($900) by MTH Woodworks. mthwoodworks.com


Solid Gold

Gold fever hasn’t abated. Warm metallics—copper, bronze, brass, gold—are still strong on the style front. Add another dose of glam in 2014, whether it’s the glow of a brushed-brass pendant light, the gleam of gemstone-like tiles or the sheen of decorative gilded horns—it’s like jewellery for living spaces. On the home front, it seems all that glitters is gold.trends-2014_solid-gold_61. Pine cone pendant in copper ($549). boconcept.comtrends-2014_solid-gold_12. Taylor headphones ($200) by Frends. wearefrends.com

trends-2014_solid-gold_33. Cell pendant ($638) by Tom Dixon. tomdixon.nettrends-2014_solid-gold_24. Axor Starck Organic faucet in polished gold (from $1,100) by Philippe Starck. head-and-heart.comtrends-2014_solid-gold_55. Kuta Floor Lamp in brushed copper ($399). boconcept.comtrends-2014_solid-gold_46. Coin area rug ($13,040) by Burritt Brothers Carpet. burrittcarpets.com


Soft Focus

Soft hues are the new accents in fashion and home decor. These aren’t the preppy pastels of the ’80s: this understated palette ranges from ecru and dove grey to buttery yellow and lilac—less powdery and girly and more translucent and refined. It’s a sensory sorbet of dreamy blends and gradients.trends-2014_soft-focus_21. Industrial series puzzle decor tiles (price upon request) by Floor Gres.cstile.ceramstone.comtrends-2014_soft-focus_42. Mochi pouf ($1,075) by Hella Jongerius for Vitra. vitra.comtrends-2014_soft-focus_1

3. BeoPlay A9 Nordic Sky ($165 for the legs, $2,934 for the Nordic coloured speakers) by Bang and Olufsen. bang-olufsen.com

trends-2014_soft-focus_34. Hazy wall clock ($235) by LEFF Amsterdam. leffamsterdam.comtrends-2014_soft-focus_5

5. Mangas Space series (from $1,982) by Patricia Urquiola for Gandia Blasco. gan-rugs.com


Top Stitch

Think tailored. Those same details that make an outfit—topstitching, buttons, belt loops, needlework—also pull together this year’s home decor pieces. Taking a cue from the runway, designers are using tufting and quilted shapes to create sculptural silhouettes, while visible stitching and grid- or weave-like patterns emphasize structure and haberdashery style.

trends-2014_top-stitch_21. Arco sofa ($2,184) by BoConcept. boconcept.comtrends-2014_top-stitch_62. Ogassian concrete tile in Geo Weave design (price on request) by Ann Sacks.annsacks.comtrends-2014_top-stitch_5-13. Soft grid cushions ($129) by Anderssen and Voll for Muuto. muuto.comtrends-2014_top-stitch_44. Grace series chairs by Living Divani ($2,655). livingdivani.ittrends-2014_top-stitch_35. Brigitte lounge chair ($2,250) by Jonathan Adler. jonathanadler.comtrends-2014_top-stitch_16. Chester Moon sofa (from $19,320) by Paola Navone for Baxter. room8.ca


Block Party

Bold patchwork is in fashion’s remix this season, and home decor is picking up on the same fresh patterns and contrasting materials. It’s all about geometric grids with graphic punch. Colour, texture and contour blocking, from vibrant rugs and fabrics to hot honeycomb and boxy shapes, all make the cut. Box it up!trends-2014_block-party_11. Porro Mikado cabinet ($7,350). porro.comtrends-2014_block-party_32. Patchwork dresser ($1,559). westelm.comtrends-2014_block-party_43. Kaleidoscope rug (from $795). boconcept.comtrends-2014_block-party_24. Vintage series tiles (price upon request) by Apavisa. apavisa.comtrends-2014_block-party_55. Bel Air vases (from $108) by Jonathan Adler. jonathanadler.com

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