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House Beautiful Predictions for 2013

“Enough with the plain. I think people want pretty, and I predict a surge in demand for classic fabrics like Colefax and Fowler’s Bowood.” — Leta Austin Foster

“I’m crushing on brass! I love how it revs up any space. It’s timeless and affordable. What’s not to like?” —Melissa Rufty

“We’re moving toward a more organic modernism with warm, modern materials that look vintage: slate, irregular floors, weathered concrete, natural crackle-glazed tiles that look handmade. Less slick kitchens!” — Peter Dunham

“Gloss! High gloss! Shine! Polish! Lacquer!” — Jeffrey Bilhuber

“Everyone will be focusing on art — it’s so much more approachable these days, with art fairs popping up everywhere.” — Sara Story

“Photoshop, HDTV, and hi-res computer screens have dialed up our sense of vision. Our rooms will be full of brighter, more saturated hues. I just used Life Savers candy colors on a project and plan on using them more.” — Stephen Shubel

“Husbands who work at home are getting more involved in the decor, so we’re going to see more upscale man caves, media rooms full of gadgets, outrageous wine rooms, wood-burning pizza ovens, and islands dedicated to teriyaki grills. Right now I’m working on an indoor golf simulator.” — Paul Sherrill

“I hope people start looking at period furniture again — beautiful old pieces to mix with modern ones. Why pay $12,000 for a new chest of drawers when you can buy a gorgeous handmade faded mahogany thing at auction for $1,200?” — Bunny Williams

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