Move over, taxidermy. The New Year is here, and with it comes a host of new home trends. We checked in with top interior designers to see what's inspiring them in 2011. From Egypt to edgy glamour, here's our forecast of what new design styles could be about to come.
1. Go Wild
"Animal-print velvets." -Alexa Hampton
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2. Handmade Finds
"Things by local artisans made with environmentally friendly, renewable resources." -Michael S. Smith
3. Ancient Civilizations
"I'm in an Egypt mood." -Meg Braff
4. Artistic Inspiration
"Art! We're reinterpreting great modernist paintings as patterns for rugs, fabrics, and wallpapers." -William Diamond and Anthony Baratta
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5. Painted Everything
"Paint, paint, paint! Painted furniture, painted walls in offbeat colors, painted floors à la Sybil Connolly." -Suzanne Rheinstein
6. Bold Color Combos
"Delicious, brash color combinations inspired by travel: lime and aubergine. Chocolate and orange. Cerise and turquoise." -Martyn Lawrence-Bullard
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"Pale, refined glamour with lots of whites and antique lace, but with a biker edge: metallics, chains, leather, and rivets." -Jaime Rummerfield
8. Digital and New Media Art
"Anything by Erwin Redl. He works with LED lights to redefine space." -Waldo Fernandez
9. Ceilings with Detail
"The coffered ceiling at Blenheim Palace made me rethink ceilings. Such shadowy richness and depth!" -Steven Gambrel
10. Grecian Influences
"Mykonos-the blue of the beaches, the energy and spirit, the fresh and casual all-white design, with shots of bright color. I came home and wanted to change everything in my life." -Stephen Shubel
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Which trends are you excited to try this year?
Images in order: Animal Print: Courtesy of Clarence House. Redl: Morph, courtesy of Ace Gallery.
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