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looking ahead: spring 2010

cheryl_torrenuevaSpring is just around the corner and I am beyond ready for it. Granted, this winter hasn`t been as terrible as years past but I`m eager for spring`s arrival and the feeling of rejuvenation that comes with it. Ushering in the new season means it`s time to lighten up -- not just your wardrobe (by ditching that wool winter coat!) but your decor, too! What`s hot for spring 2010? I checked in with interior designer Cheryl Torrenueva to find out: Natalie Bahadur: What are some of the leading trends for spring 2010? Cheryl Torrenueva: In the bedroom: Dramatic lighting Instead of table lamps, try hanging mini chandeliers or modern pendants over the side tables, which will ultimately give you more space for accessories! In the bathroom: Classic materials in modern patterns Use Bianco Carrera marble but with a twist. Add visual texture with a herringbone pattern or Great Wall (available at Saltillo Tile). In the kitchen: Reflective and metallic finishes Appliances are now available with mirrored or champagne finishes, faucets are in gold and bronze. In the living room: Gallery style Incorporate original artwork in large frames, add stacks of coffee table books and sculpture to add a personalized layer to your space. NB: Can you provide some tips for incorporating the season`s trends into their home? CT: Don't be afraid to take risks and be creative!  Choose colours that you know that you will use for more than a season. Try a retro graphic wallpaper or have a custom mural made to dress up a hallway. Make a double-sided pillow or throw with one side as a solid colour and the other as a graphic pattern.  You can switch up the looks without having to make a second purchase! Add details to your pieces. Whether it`s a ribbon border on a curtain or braided fringe on an antique chair, keep the look fresh and unique!
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