What's Hot this Year in Home Decor? This Vancouver Home Stager went to Investigate

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WHAT’S HOT THIS YEAR IN HOME DÉCOR? THIS VANCOUVER HOME STAGER WENT TO INVESTIGATE

We recently attending the Furniture Show in Las Vegas and viewed, first hand, cutting edge furniture and accessory trends. Here’s a little of what I found.

BLING – We were not disappointed. There was so much sparkle and bling, we could have used a pair of sunglasses! Not a problem, as I’m a huge fan of anything shiny that catches the light. This adds a bit of elegance, luxury and femininity to any décor. Silver mercury glass is still a hot commodity and looks lovely with a faux candle inside to make it glow.  Check out Pomeroy - Houston, Texas.

Furniture and Accessory Trends

UNDER THE SEA – The colour blue is very ‘au courrant’, especially soft sea foam blues, turquoise and aqua. Anything textural, such as coral, shells or sea sponges abound. Whether used in a bathroom or on a living room coffee table, combined with books and flowers, there always seems to be a place for sea-themed, textural items.  Also Pomeroy!

Furniture and Accessory Trends

GLASS – Clear, shiny, ephemeral, see-through or cloudy, glass adds a certain fragile quality when combined with other more opaque objects and textures. Glass really takes off this year and is displayed in some amazing colours and forms. I love the glass curlicues and hanging glass chains.

Furniture and Accessory Trends

MIRRORS AND OTHER REFLECTIVE SURFACES – Mirrors abound this year, but not just the “mirror, mirror on the wall” kind. Mirrors are also found on furniture, whether small side tables or complete mirrored armoires. Silver, hammered metals, and smooth, shiny metal surfaces in lamps and accessories add to the light and reflection in a room.

Furniture and Accessory Trends

At Exit Stage Right, we'll be incorporating many of these 2012 trends into our home staging decor.  Keeping properties for sale looking fresh and up-to-date is extremely important to buyers. 

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Rainmaker
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Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hey Sally, sounds like that trip to Las Vegas was absolutely fantastic-and I love your "picks" in terms of the BLING-metallics and reflective surfaces go a long way and make a great statement.

Mar 08, 2012 11:23 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
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Thanks Sally, its always nice to get an advance look at what the stores will be selling.

Mar 08, 2012 11:28 AM #8
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Sally--I am a huge fan of bling!!!  So happy that is make a resurgence.  And you can guess, since I live in Maui, that the I adore the "under the sea" colors.  Want to redo my whole house in those!

Mar 08, 2012 04:30 PM #9
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Joanna - Loved the use of mirror not only on mirrors, but also on table tops, dressers etc.  The reflective surfaces just ooze glamour.

Al & Peggy - Stay tuned...  I'll be posting more picks soon.

Janet - Aren't the "under the sea" colours beautiful?  I love the aqua blue and can just imagine your house in that colour scheme - very dreamy.

Mar 08, 2012 11:15 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

I guess we're all Magpies at heart - going for the shiny things...still, strategically placed, they can help draw a buyer's eye!

Mar 09, 2012 05:22 AM #11
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Julie - I do tend to get a wicked glint in my eye when I see something shiny...  Yes, we Magpies do flock together.  As you say, potential buyers often have a Magpie tendency too, so why not play to that.

Mar 09, 2012 11:36 AM #12
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Sally ~ you've provided a great tour of the Las Vegas Market for those of us who didn't get to visit when we were there for the RESA conference.  In staging projects I love to use anything from the sea, especially coral and shells, and also anything made of hammered metal (vases, lamps, boxes);  and of course the 'Bling-y stuff' is so eye-catching you can't go wrong!

Mar 10, 2012 06:35 AM #13
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Maureen - I think especially for us living on the coast, or with you not far from the beautiful Oregon coast, it's important to make a subtle nod to anything to do with the sea.  Oooh yes, love hammered metal, thanks for mentioning that.  You get bling and texture all in one. 

Mar 11, 2012 12:25 AM #14
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Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

OOOoooooh! AAaaaaah!  I am loving the mirror effects and the turquoise!  So glad you share so much with us Sally!  It' is exciting everytime I can pop into the rain and see what you are sharing.  :)

Mar 11, 2012 12:48 AM #15
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Laura - I know, I'm loving that turquoise colour, too!  I may have a few more examples coming up soon...

Mar 11, 2012 01:15 AM #16
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Sally, what a great idea to show your readers latest trends in the design industry. I love bling it adds glamour to the place. And who wouldn't mind to have a piece of the ocean in their house that reminds about beautiful vacation time.

Mar 11, 2012 03:49 AM #17
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Anna - I bet these aquas remind you of your vacation of Acapulco!!!

Mar 11, 2012 09:06 AM #18
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Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

Aaah, I have to go next year...thanks for sharing these goodies, Sally. Love it all! Even though I'm in land-locked Colorado, I still appreciate all the sea blues. I think all of us here yearn for some of that coastal vibe, so I try to inject a little in my staging/redesigns. Thoroughly enjoy your posts!

Mar 13, 2012 12:31 AM #19
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Glad I didn't miss this post! Love the bling, love the blue, love the mirrors.....love everything they are showing here!

Apr 02, 2012 01:28 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

What great stuff, I enjoy the accessories and seeing what is affordable and so forth for the personal side.

Apr 11, 2012 12:21 AM #21
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kim - It's like putting that seashell up to your ear - the ocean is never far away!

Shar - Thanks for stopping by!

Charles - Accessory fashion is constantly changing, so it is fun to take a peek from time to time.

Apr 11, 2012 12:30 AM #22
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Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo
 

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego

Aug 12, 2012 05:18 PM #23
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Paul - Thanks for stopping by.  I couldn't agree more.  Exchange of information between markets is invaluable.  Greetings from beautiful Not Raining at the Moment Vancouver :)

Aug 13, 2012 12:57 AM #24
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Todd Pomeroy

Sally:  Perhaps its mentioned somewhere already but it would be nice to give credit to the various companies you are commenting on.  Anyway, ours is "Pomeroy" , located in Houston , Texas.  These would be the first two photographs at the top ("bling" and "under the sea")  Regards,

Todd Pomeroy

Oct 19, 2012 06:20 AM #25
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Todd - My apologies.  You're right.  I should be crediting the various companies we visited.  I must say, the show was so overwhelming, that when I got home I couldn't remember what I had seen where!  Thanks so much for mentioning your company, Pomeroy.  Your display was dazzling. 

Oct 21, 2012 02:54 AM #26
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