What’s Hot Now:
1. minerals: Diamonds aren’t the only interesting rock pulled out of the ground–minerals of all colors give off a rarified, traveled vibe. Agate is huge right now and super affordable (the coasters above are only $12). Smoky quartz is more pricey, but is totally the suave James Bond of the mineral family. My prediction for the next big mineral? Titanium-coated quartz crystals. Tell me that doesn’t look like neon Kryptonite. So cool!
2. hacks and personalization: Not only do tutorials and inspiration for hacks abound, it’s now a point of pride to be able to say you gold-leafed that frame yourself or that your new rustic wooden headboard? It’s a shipping palette, stained. “If you can dream it, you can do it” is a cliche, but it’s never seemed more spot-on.
get the minerals above: The Evolution Store
1. emerald and other jewel tones: Pantone just declared Emerald the color of 2013 (which I love!). I think the other jewel tones aren’t far behind: sapphire, ruby, citrine, and more.
2. southwestern: The earthy geometrics of Southwestern style are going to hit the big time next year–it’s the all-American version of kilims, suzanis, and the other storied textiles we’ve seen for the last several years.
Trend I’d Lose: ’70s-inspired furniture design. Yeeee-uck.
Blogs I’m Loving: The Marion House Book, The Everygirl
Person I’m Following: Not at all design-related, but: @RE_DailyMail for my Royal news fix, @MarsCuriosity because I’m a pseud0 space geek, and @AshtonJEaton because seriously, was he not the nicest guy at the Olympics?
Show I’m Watching: Elementary. I love Sherlock in almost every iteration, but I especially love his raw, slightly trashed brownstone.
Store I’m Shopping: You’ll rarely find me in a brick and mortar store. My favorite online finds: Plume Textiles–I fell in love with the gorgeous pillows here when I called them in for a photo shoot. And Khristian A. Howell’s prints, notecards, shower curtains, and other goodies are so happy!
Color I’m Coveting: I edit the magazine’s monthly Color feature, so my favorite color changes all the time! Right now, I’m stuck on Lady Liberty 585 by Ben Moore.
Accessories I’m Adding: At home, bookends. And family photos–that was my New Year’s Resolution. For myself, wood and gold bangles and stud earrings.
–Joanna Linberg, Associate Home Editor, Better Homes and Gardens
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