What’s hot inside homes for 2012

How we decorate our homes tell a lot about our families, our lifestyles and ourselves. Although each homeowner has their own story to tell, there are a number of design trends for 2012 that are easily adapted to fit any home – traditional or contemporary.

Pam Tower, Registered Interior Designer and Owner of Tower Interiors lists a number of trends that are making their way into Nova Scotian homes. All seem to encom- pass a clean, fresh and luxurious image.

“Thick countertops and specifically Carrera marble countertops and tiles are hot design trends,” says Tower. “Paired with grey – a strong neutral that is very popular this year.”

The chic, bold Damask print and trendy bohemian Ikat pattern are also appearing in traditional and contemporary spaces, from large-scale wallpaper, to curtains, to acces- sories, to furniture.

“Bold colours are in,” says Tower. “And some hot colours to think about are orange, blue, yellow, purple, eggplant, teal and red.”

A mélange of these popular colours ap- pear in fabrics such as Ikat and homeown- ers can have fun and be as creative as they want when it comes to accessorizing with

these eye-catching colours. “Utilizing textures in fabrics is another way of adding to the space,” says Tower. Since founding Tower Interiors in 1996,

Tower has seen firsthand the benefits of homeowners hiring a Registered Interior Designer. Whether weighing more on the side of traditional family home or contem- porary loft, a Designer will take the time to look at the space from a layout point of view in addition to understanding the homeowner’s personal style and vision.

Home design can be a fun process, and there’s no telling where the limits to creativity will end.


Mari Suyama

Mari Suyama

With a degree in Journalism and Spanish from the University of King’s College, Mari has turned her passion for writing, languages and travel into a career she loves. Diving into the world of freelance after university, she moved to Latin America

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