Tuesday, December 27, 2011

{trends of 2012: bathrooms & doorknobs}

Today I've got the final two picks for my list of predicted trends of 2012: bathrooms that don't immediately scream 'BATHROOM!' and centered doorknobs. I posted about the concept of bathrooms in disguise a while back, and have been seeing it everywhere lately. Incorporating artwork, lighting, and furniture you wouldn't normally think to place in the bathroom is all the rage!

And secondly, centered doorknobs are making their way from Europe to North America. I posted earlier this month about circular moldings on doors, but the centered doorknob can be present with or without the millwork. Let's take a look at these two trends:

Love it! Now let's take a peek at those centered doorknobs. Apparently some are cosmetic, while others have a mechanism running the width of the door to allow them to function. Either way they are chic!

Ok, so now that I've shared 5 trends I predict for this upcoming year {warm metals in the kitchen, watercolors, tangerine tango, and the two listed in this post}, I want to get some dialogue going and hear what all of YOU think! What did I miss? Something you feel like you've been seeing everywhere??

Let's give this a try, here are a few Q's you can copy and paste into the comments below to get the conversation started, I'd love to hear what you think!!

What was your favorite trend of 2011?:
What trend was over-done this year?:
What trends do you expect to see in the New Year?:
What's the next project you're tackling at home?:

Here are my own answers:

What was your favorite trend of 2011?: Warm metals! I added a touch of gold to my home & my wardrobe :)
What trend was over-done this year?: Toss up between ikat and chevron, I like both but we sure saw them a lot!
What trends do you expect to see in the New Year?: Pretty watercolors in fabrics, wallpapers, and art.
What's the next project you're tackling at home?: Finally painting all my interior doors black! I don't know what took me so long to decide.


Erica M. said...

Great choices! I am excited to see what will be coming up in the New Year. It's great to see fresh ideas. Thanks for sharing!

GlamorousGirl said...

Amazing! Merry Christmas!


barbara@hodge:podge said...

Favourite trend: I agree - gold. I have added a few touches too.
Over-done: Ikat - I don't mind chevron {I am a sucker for stripes and and variations of stripes}
What to expect to see in the New Year: tough one - more bold use of colour and bohemian touches to the home

What projects am I tackling? {When the weather warms up, I am painting the brown out of my bookcases! - just read The Perfectly Imperfect Home, and loved the comment about brown drains the life out of a place! - good bye blah Ikea!}

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

What was your favorite trend of 2011?:
Definitely the injection of black, with windows & doors, even walls.

What trend was over-done this year?:
Not a fan of Ikat so I am going with that.

What trends do you expect to see in the New Year?:
More attention to every space in the home, just not the main living areas but the secondary spaces like mud rooms, pantry's, and walk-in closets. Every space needs to be amazing in your home!

What's the next project you're tackling at home?:
Wallpapering the powder room and repainting our dining room & butlers pantry. We have only been in the house a few months but I am ready for the change...and the 5 homes we currently have under construction, all so different!

Happy 2012!!!!!

Linda @ theLENNOXX said...

Ohh Gorgeous! I ADORE circular door moldings too, and I'm intrigued with the centered door knobs! Sure looks great combined with the molding =)

I'm so happy for your friendship too Nancy, I've been following along your awesome blog, although I haven't had much time for blog commenting =( Hope to have a bit more free time for being a better blog friend in 2012 =D

I'd like to with you a very Merry Christmas and I'm looking forward to seeing a lot more inspiration in the year to come!

xoxx Linda :-X

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

i love all these you posted...centered door knobs are a rarity where i currently live, not surprised......happy new year nancy!

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Jenna at Homeslice said...

great post! I think they would be great... especially functioning.

Jacquelyn@the20somethingsociety said...

Great trends!

I can say that I LOVE ikat and chevron prints - but they were on EVERYTHING this past year...especially chevron. But I would still put both of them in my home!

hooked on design said...

favorite trend was geometrics - in fabric, wall paper, everywhere
Over - Ikat and yellow and grey
New - brass, pink, indigo
Next project - wall papering my dining room ceiling

How2home said...

favorite trend for pool design, they have some really awesome designs there. (www.eieihome.com/blog/latest-pool-designs.html)

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