What's Hot this Year in Home Decor? This Vancouver Home Stager went to Investigate-Part 2

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What's Hot this Year in Home Decor?  This Vancouver Home Stager went to Investigate-Part 2

WOOD AND ROOTS – Twisted, gnarled roots are all the rage this year and serve well as bases for glass coffee tables, and console tables.  Their interesting shapes serve as a naturally beautiful but functional piece of art.  The addition of wood also gives the eye a rest from all the shiny, sparkly accessories that are de rigueur.  The combination of matte and shiny objects creates depth and interest.

 

 Home Decor Trends 2012

Home Decor Trends 2012

 

NOSTALGIA – What’s old is new again.  I’m transported in time when I see an old-fashioned clock or turn-of-the-century camera or compass.  A jar of buttons or a tattered, block-printed book speak to me of my grandparents and all the good memories they evoke.  Time was slower and simpler back then.  These items make me feel good.  The store, Noir, has many of these items.  I love the stacks of old books on these bookshelves, coupled with a cloche, an old-fashioned typewriter, and whalebone.  Placing these items in a staged home would certainly speak to home buyers on a different level.

 

 Home Decor Trends 2012

 

INDUSTRIAL CHIC – Yes, industrial chic is still with us.  Rustic metals, rivets, found objects from old factories – all this remains in fashion.   I love the naked, hanging Edison light bulbs. 

 

 Home Decor Trends 2012

 

For more hot home decor trends for 2012, check out What's Hot this Year in Home Decor Part 1!

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Rainmaker
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Sally...That's good news the Land Fills were getting filled up with the Tree roots since they banned burning them. I think we saw a Coffee table with a gnarled root base last Summer in Portland.

Cheers

Mar 11, 2012 09:54 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
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Sally you really did see some interesting home decor this year didn't you?

Mar 11, 2012 11:20 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hi Sally, Keep them coming! I love the wooden table.  Just did an Alder table in someone's home and it looks gorgeous.

Mar 11, 2012 12:17 PM #9
Rainer
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Talking about new trends, did you see chairs on the front page of the last Rue Magazine issue? Just like your inventory's bar chairs.

Mar 11, 2012 12:23 PM #10
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Sally--I am hoping that the Industrial Chic passes Maui by.  Have you seen the new "deconstructed" line of upholstered furniture from Restoration Hardware.  Just not my thing!

Mar 11, 2012 05:36 PM #11
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

This has always been right up my alley, I'm a true believer in blending styles, old/new/trendy - it can work in most any home. Why be stuck on one style when you can have them all?? Thanks for sharing Sally!

Mar 12, 2012 01:39 AM #12
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Fred - Wouldn't this be a great solution for some of our big ol' Douglas Fir roots?  Reminds me of some of the work that local furniture designer Brent Comber creates. 

Al & Peggy - I saw some amazing home decor - it really is inspiring for we design types!

Joanna - Oh, you must post a pic of the Alder table - would love to see it incorporated in your design.

 

Mar 12, 2012 01:43 AM #13
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Anna - Ah, the Harry Bertoia chairs!  I just love those chairs, and don't they look amazing coupled with the weathered and worn kitchen table?!!  Wow, you do have a good memory to remember my bar stools!  Thanks for the reminder, too.  I received the Rue magazine in my in-box, but forgot to read it.  Love that online magazine!

Janet - Design is so geographically specific, isn't it?  What may work on the west coast isn't big on the east coast, and as you've just pointed out, something like industrial chic that may work in downtown urban areas, may not be so well received in places like Hawaii or Florida.  Oh, I have a love-hate relationship with Restoration Hardware.  I'm not a huge fan of their new direction - will defiitely check out the "deconstructed" line...

Mar 12, 2012 01:48 AM #14
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Karen - You're preaching to the converted here!  Mixing styles really does add some interest and personality.  Couldn't agree more, stagin' sista'!

Mar 12, 2012 01:50 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

LOVE those exposed light fixtures w/ Edison bulbs.  They look so great in so many different interiors!

Mar 13, 2012 12:12 AM #17
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Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

Great series, Sally. Again, in love with it all. I'm dying to buy an affordable root/glass coffee table. Texture, organic, reflective - perfect design.

Mar 13, 2012 12:39 AM #18
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Hi Sally, I can't say that I'm a big fan of industrial chic, it reminds me a bit too much of a scrapyard. I do love the old furniture and the rather masculine bric-a-brac like old compasses, navigational instruments, binoculars, scrimshaw and the type of curios that men of bygone eras used to make in prison or isolated whaling stations. I once carved a chess piece out of a bar of soap and now have it prominently displayed in my hutch (as it should be, it took me over 20 minutes to make and I had to endure a lecture about wasting soap and other useful items).

Mar 13, 2012 12:50 AM #19
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Valerie - I'm afraid if you move to the west coast, you may have to put up with a little coral and root here and there, but there's no rule that says you have to have it in your house if you don't like it!  Go with what you love. 

Julie - Those Edison-type light bulbs really excite me.  Apparently, they're not cheap, and go for about $30 a bulb, but they sure do make a statement!

Kim - Ah yes, there's that word again... affordable!  I saw a root console table at a local design store here, and the price tag was a whopping almost $2,000.00.  Still, as you say, it has a lot of design elements wrapped up in one item.

Malcolm - I share your love of items from days gone by.  I just purchased some old sea lights, one white and one red - they are a little beaten up, but that's what makes them unique.  Can't wait to use them on a book shelf or in an office.

Now, about that chess piece you carved out of soap, I have to ask...  which piece did you carve?  Was it a mere pawn, or did you go for the more intricate King or Queen.  Even the Rook would take some time, with that castle top.  Also, were you tempted to create the whole set out of soap or would that have meant more lectures on wastefulness?  Hmmm, I think you need to write a post on this very subject... complete with a photo of your carved chess piece.

Mar 13, 2012 01:55 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Sally - I love all of it because it's all fun and unique. I want that lamp on the right! I love the style and shape of the shade! I need to find a store like this in my area - not for staging, for ME, lol. Thanks for sharing the latest and greatest!

Mar 14, 2012 01:33 AM #21
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Rebecca McArdle
Stunning Staging & Redesign, LLC - Fort Wayne, IN

Sally, I love the traditional style...and I especially love mixing the old with the new!   Great post, thanks for sharing this with us!

Mar 14, 2012 02:43 AM #22
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kristine - I love that lamp, too!  I have a rule of thumb - I only buy accessories that I absolutely love because one day I may actually end up taking it out of my inventory and into my own house! 

Rebecca - There's something really fun about mixing the old with the new - adding something unexpected.  It keeps buyers awake!

Mar 14, 2012 03:53 AM #23
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Sal Gal! My seahorses! Ah the memories... I might have to back in August for another fix... :D

Mar 20, 2012 12:22 AM #24
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Hey Peg - Check out this show in North Carolina in April...  It's called the High Point Market.  If you think the Vegas show was big, you should getta load of this! 

Mar 20, 2012 03:32 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

I am sooo late getting to this party but I am so far behind in keeping up on posts! Swamped with work....good thing. I especially like the nostalgia things. Now off to investigate Part 1!

Apr 02, 2012 01:27 PM #26
Rainmaker
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Sally!

Very cool pieces...  I especially like the coffee table.  Are they heavy?  I guess with all the holes in them they probably aren't to heavy.  What kind of shops carry them?  I would certainly like to have one of those gorgeous pieces in my home!!!

Jun 18, 2012 12:26 PM #27
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