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I am often asked for interior design trends and typically my answer is a new product, new technology, an interior design style, etc.  Right now however, my answer is not so straight forward.

My thinking is a large driving force in design is coming from outside the home  This is not out of the ordinary, but what is, is the  contradiction of  influence.  The turmoil in the world and our robust economy are colliding in interior design.

The world  is a scary place right now and as a result  I believe people tend are clinging to their homes .  They want more organization (in design as well as stuff management) and clarity.  However, on the other hand Colorado’s economy is booming and as a result  homeowners want their homes to match that excitement.

Clarity and excitement in interior design are sometimes contradictory.  However, with careful sculpting they play together.

The room shown, is one example of a room that has both clarity  and excitement.  Its overall feel is clear, crisp, organized  but not short on excitement.  The  colorful rugs, silk wallpaper,  and three sided fireplace add the pop.