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Interior Design Trends Bring a Palette of Gray and Taupe, with Dynamic Artwork Focal Points

Just as our wardrobes and hairstyles evolve to keep pace with the trends in fashion, interior design trends move forward just as quickly.

Everyone craves a change of scenery from time to time, and updating your home may provide that fresh, new look you have been searching for. According to some of Arizona’s top interior designers, homeowners are opting for cozy furniture, while keeping a modern aesthetic in mind. Designers are using gray and taupe with bright accents, like orange or pink, for all aspects of the home. Free-form sculptures, intricate wall coverings and vibrant paintings are serving as stunning focal points and will give any room a new look and feel.


AngelicaHenryAngelica Henry of Angelica Henry Design describes gray as a popular color choice for 2013. It is being used for everything ranging from cabinetry to flooring. She completed a home in Paradise Valley in March 2012 that exhibits the request for gray, which she calls “the updated version of brown.” She selected clean lines and shapes to create a streamline effect within the space and then added pops of color to bring some flair to the nonchalant color palette.

Although clean lines and straight edges may appear to be designed with only style in mind, Henry strives to find pieces of furniture that her clients will actually enjoy using. She mentions that her clients are not only looking for trendy streamline furniture, but also durable and comfortable pieces. Contrary to the past, designers are aiming to make every room in their clients’ homes livable and functional, even the formal living room, she adds.

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The desire for comfort has extended beyond the interior. Henry says that homeowners are now focusing on making their outdoor spaces just as livable as the rooms inside their homes. The key to creating the perfect outdoor area is to find a resilient, yet stylish fabric. She describes the perfect material as “durable enough to withstand our intense sun, but looking and feeling like a fabric that could be used indoors.”

(480) 502-6605, angelicahenrydesign.com


KMorozKrystyn Moroz, owner of DTN Design Group, describes how the universal shift to eco-friendly living has incorporated organic and earthy appeals into designs. Because of this trend, designers are using brass accents as an alternative to muted metals that have been popular in the past.

“Brass has a warm, comforting feel that incorporates well into the organic, natural designs that have been emerging recently,” Moroz says. She often uses emerald paint and tribal print to create earthy accents.

Designers are integrating striking wall coverings into their projects as well.

“Wallpapers aren’t pink geraniums on a cream background in our grandmother’s kitchen anymore,” Moroz says. “They’ve become a bold expression of the individual and a brilliantly creative alternative to paint.”

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She has also been utilizing colorful artwork to make bold statements in her projects, rather than using them as an overlooked background element. Art is no longer restricted to a flat canvas; designers have been placing three-dimensional pieces on walls to create an updated style of artwork. Moroz adds that free-form sculpture has become especially popular for adding a playful, unconventional element into any room.

(480) 458-7700, dtndesign.com


2012 ASID Excellence Awards Winners: Residential

Arizona North Chapter ASID LogoThe 36th annual Interior Design Excellence awards for 2012 was held at the Arizona Biltmore on August 11, 2012 — and only the best-of-the-best, American Society of Interior Designers members received awards based on submitted interior projects.

With more than 20 categories, we’ve narrowed it down to eight and included the following residential, first-place winners in the following categories: singular space, residence less than 3,500 square feet, residence 3,500-6,000 square feet, residence greater than 6,000 square feet, total remodel, kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor space.

Congratulations to all of the 2012 ASID Excellence Awards winners!

Singular Space

Amy Bubier, Photo: Images by Ana & Lorenzo

First place: Amy Bubier, Allied ASID; AB Design Elements

“This was a master bedroom addition designed to be a serene retreat that opens out to the natural desert floor of this stunning Desert Mountain home. The space incorporated part of the homeowners’ extensive African art collection while pristinely concealing a high-tech A/V and smart-home system.”

Singular Space: Amy Bubier, Allied ASID; AB Design ElementSingular Space: Amy Bubier, Allied ASID; AB Design Element

Residence: Less Than 3,500 Sq. Ft.

Ernesto Garcia, ASID; Ernesto Garcia Interior Design, LLC

First place: Ernesto Garcia, ASID; Ernesto Garcia Interior Design, LLC

“This project proves that it only takes a few well-designed and well-made furnishings to convey beauty, harmony and
provide great comfort.”

Residence: Less Than 3,500 Sq. Ft.: Ernesto GarciaResidence: Less Than 3,500 Sq. Ft.: Ernesto Garcia

Residence: 3,500 – 6,000 SQ. FT.

Charles Glover, Allied ASID; Charles Glover Interiors

First place: Charles Glover, Allied ASID; Charles Glover Interiors

Charles Glover Interiors specializes in new construction and major residential renovation projects — with clients ranging from athletes to CEOs.

Residence: 3,500 – 6,000 SQ. FT.: Charles GloverResidence: 3,500 – 6,000 SQ. FT.: Charles Glover

Residence Greater Than 6,000 SQ. FT.

Angelica Henry, ASID

First place: Angelica Henry, ASID; Angelica Henry Design

“This modern British invasion came to life through the use of bright, eye-popping color and highly graphic, yet whimsical, design. The clients, originally from England, wanted something to remind them of home while making a bold, even daring, design statement!”

Residence Greater Than 6,000 SQ. FT.: Angelica HenryResidence Greater Than 6,000 SQ. FT.: Angelica Henry

Total Remodel

Claire Ownby, ASID; Ownby Design

First place: Claire Ownby, ASID; Ownby Design

“Our clients wanted a soft, minimal aesthetic. We accomplished this by layering textured stone materials, warm woods and clean-lined furniture.”

Total Remodel: Claire Ownby, ASID; Ownby DesignTotal Remodel: Claire Ownby, ASID; Ownby Design


Anita Lang, Allied ASID; IMI Design Studio

First place: Anita Lang, Allied ASID; IMI Design Studio

“This modern, mountain home’s kitchen provides for the chef’s every needs, with two induction cook tops and two gas cook tops, alongside a 36” fridge and a 36” freezer. This is also the perfect place to entertain, with its full bar and beverage counter, as well as an ice maker hidden neatly behind the strong architectural lines and beautiful raw steel of this amazing space.”

Kitchen: Anita Lang, Allied ASID; IMI Design StudioKitchen: Anita Lang, Allied ASID; IMI Design Studio

For the full list of 2012 ASID Excellence Awards winners, visit ASID Arizona North Chapter’s website.

Scottsdale Living Magazine Fall 2012