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FORECAST 2014: A SOIREE OF STYLE! Part 2

By Kate Patay
Executive Director of Sales & Marketing
Creative Coverings

 

Wedding season is just around the corner and brides want options to help radiate their individual personalities. They are choosing to use these trending hues in several elements of their décor and design…cakes, centerpieces, bridesmaid dresses, and bright colored shoes to name a few. And, it isn’t just solid colors. Prints such as Geometrics, Stripes, or Ikat designs are incorporating these colors with table runners, napkins, or invites and menus. 

 

TEXTILES

Fabrics this season include sequins, embellished sheers, fringe, velvet, lace, metallic prints, exotic/ethnic prints, plaid, geometric and romantic floral prints. Velvets and lace can be simple or embellished to create an ornamental look. Sequins and metallic prints will be hot for weddings and exotic or ethnic prints, like reptile or Ikat prints, can accessorize a themed event. Look for geometric patterns like the retro Houndstooth from the ‘70’s or plaid and romantic floral prints reminiscent of the ‘90’s. 

 

 


EVENT TRENDS

Home décor is always inspired by the latest fashion trends and then carries over into event and wedding design. Some of our favorite themes trending this year are Rustic-Modern, Traditional, and Chic. 

 

Rustic-Modern - This look is achieved by adding modern style to something that is lacking elegance or refinement! So, mixing an industrial setting with raw materials best describes this trend. Create an “Old World” style inside of a contemporary space. Fabrics such as Burlap, Lace, Velvet, and Brocades can be used to stylize the décor for these settings.

 

Fused Cultures – Culturally inspired events and weddings will be on trend moving into 2014. Weddings to celebrate a bride and groom’s different nationalities, heritage, and traditions will inspire food, entertainment and décor to be an eclectic blend of international style. Colors will play a key role in fabrics but also ethnic prints and ornate or embellished linens will help create this theme.

 

Chic – From simple to glam, this look can be achieved with neutral colors and accessorizing with fabulous fabrics or lavish décor elements. Sequins, fringe, velvets, and floral tapestries can be blended and layered elegantly to create a glam appeal. Accent pieces like pearls and crystals will enhance the design and can create a look that radiates opulence. A timeless and classic look can be achieved by using neutral tones such as blush, champagne and silver. Mixing classic patterns such as stripes and polka dots can create a contemporary or retro themed event or a glamorous black tie affair.

 

So, the look and feel for spring/summer 2014 is a mixture of soft and vibrant hues, along with bold prints and romantic textures – something we can all look forward to for dynamic event design solutions!
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