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What’s New in Furniture for 2012

Trends in interior design are always fun for me to follow because they keep me on my toes. Fresh new looks  inspire creativity. One of the strongest  trends in furniture for 2012 is natural, light woods. Oak is back but in bleached, white washed or grayed tones. Think driftwood. These natural tones are an exciting casual look and provide a neutral background for any color scheme. Silver leaf finishes are the new metallic. Their soft sheen is upscale and elegant.  You will see them on tables, chests, mirrors, lamps etc.  Another new trend is lacquered tables, consoles and cabinets. Done in white or lipstick red, the look is very hip. Each one of the following examples can be the inspiration for a whole new room or the perfect finishing touch to an existing room design.

“Bees Knees” chair and occasional table by Caracole

 Pine chandelier from Century. The smooth white shades contrast perfectly with the rough wood for fabulous texture. 

 I love the silver leaf sheen with the black painted legs of these nest of tables from Caracole.

 Red lacquer cocktail table from Somerset Bay in a Greek key design. Fun!

This great little chest is called “Bedrock” from Caracole. Perfect for bedroom or casual living room.

Letitia Little is a licensed, award winning interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. visit www.letitialittle.com for more info.



I am always inspired by Barclay Butera fabrics and these richly layered reds are no exception. From Kravet.

The red family from deep merlot and rose red to azalea and raspberry, is representaed here in these exciting new fabrics fromKravet.

Bold red is dynamic shown here  on the walls and in this tufted leather chair from Century.

Modern console in white lacquer is the newest trend in furniture. Loft Collection from Somerset Bay.

This fabulous bouquet of roses represents the full range of reds and pinks for 2012.  Inspirational!

The soft sheen of the silver leaf finish gives this three drawer chest  from Emerson et Cie  a real updated look.

For more on Color watch for my next Post on “How to Choose a Paint Color.”

Letitia Little is a licensed, award winning interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. Visit www.letitialittle.com for more info.


COLOR, COLOR, COLOR! We are drawn to it and intriqued by it. It is the strongest element of interior design. Color can change your mood or change your perception of the size of an object or room. Color can soothe or excite. It’s POWERFUL. The newest colors for 2012 are pure hues with lots of depth. Blue, always a favorite is now in saturated tones like midnight, indigo and navy. Turquoise is full of life, definately not pastel. Green makes a real statement in shamrock, bottle, lime or chartreuse. These colors are covered in this post. Watch for reds in Part II.

The vibrant blues and greens in these fabrics by Diamond & Baratta from Lee Jofa  are refreshing examples of the newest colors.   The white lacquer cocktail table is an exciting new direction in furniture.


We always love blues and greens because they are nature’s colors. These fabulous fabrics in indigo, turquoise and lime have so much energy. Shown in rich velvet, shiny satin, nubby chenille and crisp cotton, their possibilities are endless. From Kravet


This Chinese inspired credenza from Oscar de la Renta, by Century looks so now in lime green. The metal accents add real interest.

The new blue and mocha color scheme looks great on this updated wing chair. Long  tapered legs with casters give it a contemporary twist. From Century

 Love the lime green in this traditional setting. Its so fresh and unexpected with the dark tables and camel back setee. Very NOW. From Century.

Turquoise, one of my favorites, looks great paired with polished chrome on this Modern ottoman from Kravet.

Watch for my next post COLOR FORECAST PART II on Reds.

Letitia Little is a licensed, award winning interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. Visit www.letitialittle.com for more info.

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