Can you believe it’s the last day of the year? It’s been a pretty trying year for me personally between my health (two surgeries to remove TWO organs in just six months), the loss of my husband’s father and grandmother, and the stresses of juggling a few too many things at once. I am so ready to kiss 2012 goodbye and welcome a clean slate in 2013! On a much lighter note, it seems everyone has their own predictions on what will be big in the coming year and what should stay behind in the year that is ending, so I thought it would be fun to call upon some friends, who also happen to be a fabulous group of tastemakers in order to get their take on what they think will be huge next year and what they’d like to see fade away.
Sally Wheat: In 2013, I predict a resurgence in the color peach. It goes very well with the Pantone Color of the Year, Emerald Green, and hasn’t seen any love in quite a while. I also think burgundy could be a hot color in decorating because many times interiors follow the fashion trends. I think fur will continue to be big, as well as brass and mixing metals.
Erika Brechtel: Neutral texture and natural elements like animal furs and horns, woods, metals, stones and minerals (agate!) in neutral tones like black, white, ivory, brown, gray.
Julie Richard: I predict that in 2013 you’ll see interiors and fashion choices inspired by big films such as Baz Lurhmann’s interpretation of F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. People’s homes will look stylish but approachable and have a collected, evolved look. Mixed metals, an array of wood tones, and ethnic and deco inspired prints will be hot, as well as doses of glamour that include elements such as sequins and gold. Gorgeous color palettes that include multiple shades, and of course emerald, jade green and lavender hues will layer beautifully with these trends. In fashion, lady like glamour that mixes prints and textures inspired by the past will be layered with edgy details. Again, an unexpected array of colors such as blues, greens and red (especially for winter and fall) will trend. Black and White paired together will also remain very popular.
Meg Lonergan: I think really neutral paint colors are totally going to be the trend in 2013, I find people are using more whites/ivory’s/creams/pale grays on walls and adding color through upholstery and drapery.
Jess Graves: I think fashion and culture in 2013 is going to continue nodding to the 90’s – and I think we’ll see the return of the supermodel.
Lee Kleinhelter: I have really no idea of what will be "big" in 2013, but I know what I’d like more of… "Million Dollar Decorators"!
Mark D. Sikes: Purple and anything that’s not pretty! I’m also praying that the whole eclectic, trendy, Hollywood Regency look fades away.
Sally Wheat: I would love to leave behind the industrial look.
Erika Brechtel: Matchy-matchy — gone are the days when furniture styles and materials need to match. I’m all about mixing it up, and putting a glam piece next to a rustic piece, a modern piece next to an antique.
Julie Richard: I’d like to leave behind perfectly matched interiors that resemble a hotel suite, and the overdone look of the Hollywood Regency style. Hints from this period are fine, I’m just over entire rooms outfitted in this style. As far as fashion goes, the high- waisted 80’s style looking boy pants, jeans, and shorts never did much for me!
Meg Lonergan: I’m a little tired of every single bedroom having an upholstered headboard. I just bought a vintage Baker 4 poster bed and I can’t wait to set it up!
Jess Graves: Something I’d like to leave in 2012? Call Me Maybe and Gangnam Style. May we never, ever hear those songs again.
Lee Kleinhelter: 3 words– "Honey Boo Boo"
Do you agree with our group’s predictions on what to love in 2013 and what to leave in 2012? Is there anything you disagree with? What do you think will be big in the coming year and what would you like to leave behind?