In Retrospect, What Will be Relevant in 2013 in Our Design World? | - December 26, 2012

"The simplicity of modernism from the 1930s to the 1970s captures our imagination as it reminds us of a time of hope and optimism"

From an All Real Things Real Estate newsletter...

Buying American-made products is good business. Distinctive designs and quality craftsmanship keep the tradition of excellence alive in our homes. The determination to support our furniture, textile makers and artisans is stronger than ever.

Santa Fe celebrates Native American artists every August. Since 1922, Indian Market has been a source of authentic treasures and encouragement for these artists. You know you have acquired something special as you meet these artisans and learn of their sources of inspiration. Traditional to cutting-edge contemporary décor is complemented by their works.

The harmony of mid-century design continues. The simplicity of modernism from the 1930s to the 1970s captures our imagination as it reminds us of a time of hope and optimism. Many of the design trends of that time translate beautifully for today’s home.

Colors are fun! The Color of the Year, tangerine tango, is a spicy shade of orange suggesting warmth and vitality. At the other end of the spectrum are blues, from aquamarine to turquoise to lapis. Gentle shades of snow, salt and oyster are white hues that continue to appeal.

Bathrooms have gone from utility room status to your personal sanctuary through design and technology. Sound systems, special showers and tubs bring the spa experience into your home. Inspired by nature, the lighting, colors and finishes create a quiet retreat.

We will see these trends continue as we welcome the fresh new ideas of 2013. I wish you a happy New Year!

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