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    Move over 1970s, the swinging '60s will soon be taking over the design scene in home furnishings.

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Move over 1970s, the swinging '60s will soon be taking over the design scene in home furnishings.


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  • Focus on the Future: Furniture Trends

    A preview of the colors, styles and trends that will be making their way to furniture stores in the near future.

    by Trisha McBride Ferguson


    If you like to be on the cutting edge of what's hot and now, you'll love this peek into the crystal ball of furniture style. These are the emerging trends design experts and trendsetters say will be coming our way sooner rather than later.


    Looking Back: '60s Vibe lamp

    If you're thinking these styles seem familiar, you're right. At the top of the on-trend list is retro '60s styling. Coming straight off the runway, the colors and styles of the '70s will be moving over and making way for the swinging '60s.  Expect the unexpected with Jetsons-inspired color blocks, boomerang shapes and fancy fringe.

    Look for:

    • Bar Carts
    • Tons of Teal
    • Hot Orange
    • Space-Age Style
    • Tapered Legs





    Passage to India elephant

    Vogue magazine predicts India will be the next sphere of global design influence. We're already seeing its rich hues, peacocks and sari motifs.

    Look for:

    • Spice Colors
    • Elegant Elephants
    • Paisley Prints
    • Henna Patterns




    Design is in the Details pillow

    It's the little touches that make these pieces standout. Runway inspired details distinguish these looks and make them memorable.

    Look for:

    • Baseball Stitching
    • Chunky Knits
    • Geek Chic
    • Metal Fringe
    • Ombres and Tie Dye
    • Plush Fabrics
    • Shearling and Calfskin
    • Ties that Bind



    Other themes you'll be seeing in stores soon:


    Greek Week

    Look for:

    • Joined Design
    • Overscaled Style
    • Subtle Pattern
    • Unexpected Media


    Horse Show

    Look for:

    • Equine Design
    • Leather Straps
    • Stirrup Details
    • Western Styling


    Lavish Lacquer

    Look for:

    • Bold Black
    • Deep Color
    • Shine and Sheen
    • Strong Hues


    Going for the Gold

    Look for:

    • Aged Patina
    • Burnished Detail
    • Satin finishes