What’s hot for Fall in furniture and home furnishings?

Fall ’09 Design Trends
At by Design we’re fascinated and excited by the color and design trends that are constantly reshaping our designs and homes.  We hunt for news that we think is relevant to our customers in Des Moines and Central Iowa.  We would like to occasionally provide you with outside points of view about what is exciting and new in furniture design, furniture color trends, fabric design, accessories — everything that goes into creating a beautiful room.  Here are the six hot design trends that Metropolitan Magazine has forecast for Fall ’09 after visiting the Spring furniture market in High Point:

(please note: the items pictured here are examples of upcoming styles and trends – not necessarily stock at by Design!)

The economic slump brought glamour to the fore with rich materials, sophisticated colors and stunning curves.

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Metallic Leather
This new glimmering leather treatment put a shine on classic furniture shapes.

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Pleats Please
In upholstery, we saw tailored looks and fashion details everywhere.

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Small Space Solutions
For the pragmatists in the audience, we saw several savvy pieces for small spaces.

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Green and Gorgeous
Green has finally made it to High Point, North Carolina, and you couldn’t turn a corner without receiving a flyer about green design or hearing about the latest, greatest green manufacturing technique.