Style Evolution: 2014 | Schlage


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Throughout 2014, we saw transitional styles take the spotlight - new updates on old classics as well as designs that incorporate elements from the 1950s were common at furniture fairs and design shows. Check out the breakdown of 2014's most popular interior design styles by color, texture, and finish below.




Schlage door lock featured: Century trim Latitude lever in Satin Nickel
Grey is the new beige. On the rise in interior design for several years, 2014 saw grey hit a stride. Extremely versatile as a neutral, grey works perfectly on walls, cabinets and tiles - especially in kitchen and bathroom spaces where beige and taupe may become tiresome.

Contemporary Bedroom by Toronto Interior Designers & Decorators AM Dolce Vita
Softer colors replace bright, bold looks. French-inspired décor was a big winner last year, inspiring a move toward softer pastels and fresh, whitewashed woods. Grey plays well with this look, especially when paired with soft pinks and champagne or cream finishes for an elegant, romantic style.


Transitional Living Room by Scottsdale Interior Designers & Decorators Guided Home Design
Patterns steal the show. Increased interest in a softer, more feminine look made romantic and elegant patterns popular in 2014. Tufting, a Victorian classic that exudes luxury and comfort, as well as lace and florals were top picks, as well.

Schlage door lock featured: Addison trim Accent lever in Satin Nickel
Traditional woods add a bit of masculinity. Designers who weren’t inspired by the feminine look opted for a more traditional and masculine style with wood accents. Reclaimed/refurbished hardwoods were popular, especially when mixed with more modern elements to follow the uptick in transitional design.


Contemporary Kitchen by San Francisco Kitchen & Bath Designers Livingston Interiors
Bold but classic. Designers in 2014 brought the traditional, matte look of hardwood into the modern age by pairing it with glossy finishes like chrome and glass. This look offers a bold alternative to softer looks seen throughout the year - without resorting to bright, flashy colors popular in 2013.

Traditional Kitchen by Concord Photographers Jim Schmid Photography

Mixed metals. Metallics were a favorite in 2014, with designers experimenting toward the end of the year with mixing finishes to create visual interest. When done properly, this look translates well into a variety of design styles - especially Steampunk, Urban Renewal, and Glitz and Glam.