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2013 design trends

Designer Lisa Canning shares design trend predictions for what will be hot in homes for 2013.

A new year means a new look for your home, taking pieces that were hot for 2012 and revamping or replacing them to reflect the 2013 trends. Designer Lisa Canning knows a thing or two about what we can expect to see filling the shelves of our favourite home decor stores this year, as she hit up High Point Market in North Carolina, the world’s largest trade show for home furnishings. Wall-to-wall product made it easy for Lisa to assess what colours, patterns and accessories were going to be popular purchases in the coming year.

“In general, I think we will see a continuation of a very personal approach to interior design, with pieces that have a story, whether they were made by your grandmother or by your favourite designer,” says Lisa. “It's a custom look that has charm and character, where every piece is beautiful, tells a story and looks unique.”

Below, Lisa shares some of her predictions for what will be hot in Canadian homes for 2013, from colour to lighting to fabulous furniture styles.

If 2012 was the year of Tangerine Tango, it only makes sense that Pantone would top it with a showstopper like Emerald for 2013’s colour of the year. But emerald is not the only colour dominating this year. “Bold, vibrant colours will be everywhere including orange, purple, raspberry, and shades of denim blues,” says Lisa. “And while colour was very prevalent at High Point Market, there were also plenty of layered neutrals – think of a neutral sofa with various shades of similar hued pillows.”

Bring this colour into your home with these 10 Tangerine Tango decor accessories.
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