Favorite Rooms of the Year, a look at the past and a glimpse into the future

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Clayton Gray Home

Elle Decor is one of our go-​​to pub­li­ca­tions for design inspi­ra­tion. Every year they have industry insiders pick their favorite spaces of the year. Although a year never seems very long, it is amazing to see how trends evolve.  Join us as we take you on a trip down memory lane with Elle Decors Best Rooms of 2013. Some of these rooms and items we pinned on our Pin­terest pages as favorites. You will also see some items that are avail­able at Clayton Gray Home.


A kitchen by Miles Redd. Ini­tially, when you think of a black and white kitchen you think of the 1950s. Not so with this fan­tastic design. Classic subway tiles, over­sized light fix­tures, indus­trial furn­tiure and an unex­pect­edly striking tiger print on the wall are a far cry from your typ­ical retro diner look. This design, with its unex­pected pop of pink screams chic and now! Clayton Gray Home can help you achieve this look in your kitchen, right down to the tiger print. We also have a great selec­tion of indus­trial style lighting and stools.


Apart­ment 34. This Hampton’s liv­in­groom cre­ated by Erin Hiem­stra, is not only stun­ning but also liv­able. “When cre­ating a space, I’m always trying to achieve the per­fect bal­ance between wel­coming com­fort and a little wow factor.” Well Erin, we think that you nailed it!  Styl­ishly chic and func­tional with impec­c­cable details.


A liv­in­groom by Kelli Wilde and Lau­rent Cham­peau. Take a trip to Paris in this beau­tiful apart­ment. “This Paris apart­ment couldn’t be more per­fect! A little bit of tra­di­tion, a dash of rock-​​and-​​roll, and copious amounts of good taste make this home feel modern, but still bal­anced and graceful” –Jenny Komenda, Little Green Notebook.

Looking into the future: 2014 Design trends that will define the year ahead


Bejew­eled Kitchens. This is a fab­u­lous design from Kelly Wearstler and Stephen Gam­brel. These two designers, rec­og­nizing that the kitchen is the heart of the home, have shown it some chic and sophis­ti­cated love. Kitchen cab­i­nets painted in a gor­geous emeral green, Pan­tones 2013 color of the year, accented with lux­u­rious brass high­lights and hard­ware. Dra­matic coun­ter­tops and back­splash make this kitchen the epitome of culi­nary glamour.


Agate and agate sur­faces. A while back we blogged about the won­ders and healing qual­i­ties of agate and just take a look at what the future holds! Can’t you just see a gor­geous open kitchen with these fab­u­lously amazing coun­ter­tops?! That’s right, move aside granite.…agate is taking over. Don’t worry if you can’t afford agate coun­ter­tops and sur­faces for your home, we have plenty of agate options avail­able so you can add this beau­tiful stone to your decor. Check out our acces­sories cat­e­gory on the web­site for some fab­u­lous coasters, and book­ends with agate and our lighting cat­e­gory has some very unique agate lamps, sconces and chandeliers.


Hair on Hide. The animal trend con­tinues and pop­ular hide rugs are moving on up…to your fur­ni­ture that is. In the coming months, sev­eral fur­ni­ture lines will allow you the option of cov­ering sofas, chairs, and even tables and con­soles in shorter summer hair or longer and curlier winter fur. Let Clayton Gray Home bring out the animal in your living room with our “Get the Look” zebra-​​hide home decor.

Photo credits-​​Elle Decor



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