Sep 2, 2014

The Calgary Home + Design Show is taking over the BMO Centre from September 18-21, 2014! Visiting the show is the best way to find the latest trends and decor secrets for your home, but we just couldn't wait another couple of weeks. Enter show manager Teri Salazar - we caught up with her for a sneak peek at her top trend predictions for fall. Here's what she had to say!

Is this what they meant by 50 shades of grey?
1. Bright in Brass
When overdone, bright brass elements can go from trendy to tacky. Don't let that scare you off. This fall, you'll see plenty of this bold metal finish popping up in homes - think pendant lamps, sinks, and even tiling.

2. Floral Fabrications
Move over spring, fall wants its turn with floral prints! Floral fabrics are reemerging in the interior realm, bringing back this beloved retro style. What was once saved for springtime is now seen as a year-round staple in the design world.

3. Shades of Grey
Black and white has been a staple in interior design for decades, and now we're seeing them evolve. To take the edge off the intense contrast of black and white, designers are mixing in shades of grey. The result? Softer, more modern interiors.

4. Trendy Turquoise
Who can resist this rich tone? What was once saved for bathrooms and kids' bedrooms has now emerged as the hot hue to watch. You'll spot turquoise on home accents, throw pillows and charming chairs all season long. Try mixing and matching with rich gold hues for an ultra-chic palette.

5. Fresh Fabrics
Goodbye cotton, and hello velvet. People are parting with simple fabrics like cotton and linen, and moving towards richer alternatives like velvet, corduroy and suede. Texture is king for fall!

Do these top trends have you excited for the Calgary Home + Design Show? Grab more inspiration at the BMO Centre from September 18-21. Remember, you save when you buy your tickets online!