Trend Preview For 2011

With today being the last day of 2010, we’re going out with the old, and in with the new.  To thank you all so much for your support this year, and in the spirit of the new year, we’ve decided to do things a little differently here today. We’ve decided to give you a glimpse of our trend preview for 2011! Please sit back, enjoy the ride, and then leave us a ton of feedback below! Go ahead, ruminate on some interior design ideas for next year below.

The fall furniture market has closed in High Point, leaving us with a delectable plate of new trends and colors that will be showing up next year. The theme seemed to be reinvention, notably a robust return to classic design with some modern twists.

Go Get The Greek

The allure of Ancient Greece begins the trend odyssey that lends itself to many styles. Using architectural elements from Ionic and Doric orders, busts of ancient heros, as well as classical geometric shapes, this trend adds fresh simplicity to interiors.

Made Goods introduced their version of the classic Klismos style Ines chair by adding Rajasthan bone inlay in today’s soft colors. Classical urns showed up in vibrant shades of turquoise, orange and reds in collections from Tozai Home and.

Christopher Guy used elements such as the Greek key for his inspired bench with side tables. We adored this modern use of such an iconic shape. Their designers incorporated Greco-Roman designed x-legs and fluted aprons with the egg and dart shape into other pieces.

European Vintage

The softly elegant yet slightly rustic appeal of a good European antique ramps up its timeless image for the 2011 trends. This look gained steam this past year, and will continue to take a stronger hold. Slightly distressed painted finishes, luxury materials, and prints taken from pastoral scenes or heraldry crests will dominate this trend.

French Heritage’s Bizet chest of drawers has a sexy French curve in its modern shape. Their painted finish and hardware gives the piece an up to the minute effect.

Look for delicate shapes featuring caning, gilded accents, and lush cushioning. Aiden Gray’s Giovanna Day Sofa invites lazy lounging with its relaxed elegance. This line has embraced the feel of France with rustic outdoor wire finials and Cherub sculptures as accents.

Post Modern Madness

Television’s Mad Men series had brought back serious attention to the post-Modern movement in design. Simple, clean lines give off a retro cool vibe sure to make you shake your martini maker. Upholstery will have straight arms and backs, with detail given to the legs and lower frame.

Crisp geometric shapes will pepper the accents in rugs, lighting, and textiles to offset the linear feel of furniture. Global Views’ Tambour cabinet and Widget mirror have just the right concentration of lines to offset the juicy tangerine graphics of their arabesque rug.

The glamorous Hollywood appeal of this Mid Century Modern trend blends seamlessly with today’s eclectic styles. Mix in shiny nickel finishes on lighting and hardware for a truly Atomic effect.

Each of these trends embrace styles of the past and bring them up to date with sharper colors, softer textures, and modern elements. Like with any trend, add the pieces that speak to you without becoming too themed. Mix in to freshen up your current look.

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Design Shuffle's Top Ten Kitchen Designs of 2010

It’s the end of 2010 so we decided to spend some time here reviewing YOUR kitchen design submissions from over the past year. Here are a few of our favorite kitchen designs from 2010! May you be inspired to keep on designing! Thanks for all of your contributions and for your active participation in making the design world a better place. We truly appreciate your membership with us!

1. Contemporary Kitchen by Chelsea Atelier Architect

2. College Hill Residence, Modern Kitchen by 2-Form Architecture

3. Contemporary, Mid-Century Modern Kitchen by ASD Interiors

4. Swedish Kitchen by Jill Seidner Interior Design of Material Girls Blog

5. West Hollywood Condo, Modern Kitchen by Michelle Workman Interiors

6.Traditional Kitchen by GnM Lohr Homes

7. Contemporary Kitchen by Accent Interior Design

8. Traditional Kitchen by Jeffrey Design LLC

9. Modern by Kitchen Design by Shollmier

10. Eco-Friendly by Freespace Design LLC

Well folks, that’s all for kitchen designs this year.  If you’d like to be considered for Design Shuffle’s Top Ten Kitchen Designs For 2011 start submitting your work today by creating a free account and uploading your best.

User Spotlight: Boxe Designs!

BoxeDesigns is set up to offer an innovative internet-based service that can design a room without even entering your space. Of course, they keep the traditional in their blood stream by offering on-site services as well. With 10 years of experience in the interior design industry, they still wished to somehow “combine their education and talents in a way that would fit into today’s busy and internet-savvy lifestyles.” That dream came alive when Maria Loveless and Deanne DePyper joined forces in 2007 to found this great company. With so many years of experience, we were delighted when Maria gave us a peak into her home. Amongst the many pictures she shares, we found a few of these great decorating inspirations below including modern kitchen design.

A series of black frames with an orange backdrop

LOVE the warm colors that were chosen!

Made for comfort, function, and decoration. This family room is frequented by 2 kids, 2 cats and 1 dog!

Lounging area in the master bedroom..tall ceilings are so elegant!

Formal Living Space

Thank you so much Maria for sharing your lovely living spaces with us!! We look forward to many more uploads of some of your virtual design projects.

If you’d like to see more, go here.

A Traditional Look Into the Work of Home Builder: GnM Lohr

What’s that I said? That’s right, we’ve got Michelle Lohr representing GnM Lohr Homes and Design located in Austin, Texas! They’re not just any old builder. They pride themselves in being Austin’s most efficient construction company, specializing in green building, new construction, home additions and custom home construction. Check out their work here at 4810 Caswell Unit A. Thank you very much Michelle for updating us with your latest!

True Craftsman styled exterior…just LOVE this stone pathway!

Traditional Dining Room with beautiful wood floors

Traditional kitchen…great pebble details backdropping the stove

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Do YOU have an inspirational design project you did this past year? Upload your work and post a link in a comment, we’d love to see!

E For Eco-Friendly: Your Daily Dose of Modern Kitchen Inspirations

If you’ve been looking for some inspirations for your next eco-friendly design project, you’ve come to the right place. Join us today as we showcase our friend Geri’s, eco-friendly modern kitchen design project.

Recycled materials and an energy efficient induction cook top make this small custom kitchen unique, special and economical. Even with the eco-friendly, she has still managed to keep this kitchen modern and upbeat. Check out the reclaimed aluminum tread plate backsplash, stainless steel pot storage, reclaimed glass shelving and mirrors, and reclaimed wood for wine bottle storage. Very enlightening indeed!

View more of her custom modern kitchen here.

Also, if you are a designer with a blog, get your blog followers to follow you on Design Shuffle by linking to our site from your blog!

Jakarta's Conceptual Designs

Welcome back from the fun weekend festivities! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

Today we introduce to you S2 Designs who has shown off their very contemporary interior design flair all the way from Jakarta, Indonesia! Their forte is helping their clients with innovative & creative design for their interiors. For more info, please contact them!

Roomy Office Space

How would you like to sleep here?

Lovely windows to let in the afternoon sunshine as you relax on the bench

Check out this spa inspiration and the easy shower access.

View more of their conceptual designs here! If you like what you see, please leave us some feedback below.

User Spotlight: Kitchen and Bath Interior Design by Marquee Design Group

Merry Christmas!! Today we introduce to you an assortment of kitchen design and bathroom design inspirations  in Modern, Traditional, and Arts & Crafts/Transitional form from one of our newest members, Marquee Design Group of New Jersey!  Marquee Design Group is committed to creating spaces that are ahead of the design curve as well as ones that maintain a timeless, classic appeal to their clients. You can tell from looking at their work! Our favorite design of theirs is the blended Arts & Crafts/Transitional kitchen…how cool is the mosaic that goes up the wall?

Modern Kitchen Design

Arts & Crafts Transitional Kitchen Design

Traditional Bathroom Design

Modern Bathroom Design

Thanks for stopping by! Check out some more of their work here, send them a message, or simply leave Marquee Design Group a comment at the bottom.

Shollmier's Modern Kitchen Takes the Cake

One of the best and most rewarding parts about designing is incorporating the personality and tastes of the clients into the living space design. That’s exactly what Roger Shollmier from Kitchen Designs located in Tulsa, Oklahoma gets to do. Nothing is funner than working with a creative client who’s got ideas popping out of her pores. Take our hand as we take you through some of this modern kitchen design by Roger. Designed for a client who owns her own cake and cookie business, this kitchen really does take the cake. “Eight shades of amazing” is what some would call it. With a colorful, fun and whimsical feel, this kitchen was fit for a baker.

The bright colors and contrasting textures play off of each other to create a creative environment for her cake and cookie business.

The counters are cast concrete. The tile backsplashes were created by the home owner.

This area of the kitchen is used for her cake and cookie business.

Tall pantry storage by oven and microwave pulls open for easy access.

Four stainless steel tambour cabinets slide open for easy access to her baking essentials.

These sinks were a part of the original kitchen. Now they are often filled with ice to chill beverages for entertaining!

What is it? Or where to find it:
Floor: Rough slate floors
Island Sink: Blanco’s 33″ Silgranit
Cabinetry: KraftMaid’s new Venicia line, in “Kaffe”
Refrigerator: Frigidaire

Leave us some love by telling us what you think below! Favorite part of the kitchen?:)

Announcing our 2010 Invite & Win Facebook Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who has participated in this contest! As many of you know, we are increasing daily in popularity on Facebook! The following contest winners helped us spread the news about Design Shuffle by liking our page, telling their friends, sharing status updates and even inviting their friends to our Facebook page. Yet again, today Design Shuffle is a little more joyful, a little fuller, and a little more active because of your hardy participation! Design Shuffle is proud to present the winners of its 2010 Invite & Win Facebook Contest.

The 1st place winner and recipient of $100 in cash is…Geri Cruickshank-Eaker of Freespace Design LLC!
The 2nd Place winner and recipient of $50 in cash is…our faithful Facebook Fan, Tony Yang!
And last but not least, the 3rd Place winner and recipient of $25 in cash is…another Facebook Fan, Mo Jarock!

Congratulations Geri, Tony and Mo! Thank you for your extended support of our mission to promoted talented interior designers all across the globe . Once again, thanks to everyone who participated. We enjoyed seeing increased Facebook activity. Everyone else, we encourage you to continue uploading your latest, get EXPOSURE, and spread the news about what an awesome place Design Shuffle is!

Visiting the Transitional End

We just unearthed these inspirations from I and I Designs LLC…you’re thinking I and I and who? Comprised of two designers, Isobel Miller and Irene Bruh, this upscale design firm is in it to make their clients’ dreams a reality. I and I Designs is located in Marlboro, New Jersey and works with a variety of styles. Put together, this dynamic duo just rocks the east coast with their 35 years of combined design experience. One area we have not seen a lot of work from recently is from the transitional arena…here we’d like to take you through a few transitional design ideas!

To view more of their work go here. Be sure to feed us a comment and check back tomorrow for new design inspirations!