Bloggers' decorating obsessions for 2013
Glazed ceramic lamps
Video: Let there be light
"Lamps have become a fashion accessory for the home, the jewelry of a room," Beth Connolly of Chinoiserie Chic says. "I adore gourd-shaped lamps in rooms with chinoiserie elements. Designers seem to favor the solid colors, although blue and white Chinese designs add a class element."
Living room design by Alexander Doherty
"All of a sudden it's everywhere!" Judi Roaman of the Accessorator says. "Camouflage has invaded my head and my 'hood! As an 'accessorator supreme,' all this intense camouflage imagery can only mean one thing: a trend hiding in plain sight!"
Bing: Camouflage home decor
Kitchen design by Michael Formica
"Not all light is created equal," Lisa Borgnes Giramonti of A Bloomsbury Life says. "What is it about filtered light that changes absolutely everything? It gives a room atmosphere. It alters the way you feel. It speaks volumes, quietly. Filtered light can make even inanimate objects appear invested with emotion."
Breakfast area design by Barbara Barry
"There is a warmth brass gives an interior, whether it be a modern or traditional space," Marisa Marcantonio of Style Beat says. "The golden hue of the metal provides a subtle, elegant gleam. It's having a comeback because it mixes well with other metals and its patina gets even better with age."
Bing: Brass home accents
Related: 10 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Home
Living room design by Kevin Isbell
Informal garden design
"Gardens have changed dramatically over time," Paige Johnson of Garden History Girl says. "In earlier centuries, wilderness was plentiful and civilization was scarce. So gardens were formal -- hedged in, clipped and controlled --- a triumph over the fears and the dangers of the wild. Today, the more we view the wild as precious, the more we seek to create it."
Video: How to garden on the cheap
Garden and pool design by Chris Rawlings
After a two-year sojourn in Paris, Louis XIV furniture became a favorite of design blogger Emily Evans Eerdsmans. "Straight lines, precision of form, and classical ornament — strigillation, anyone? — send my pulse racing."
Living room design by Barbara Barry
"I've said it before and I'll say it again: the versatility of grass cloth wallpaper is indisputable," Julie Yenicag of Belle Vivir says. "It adds coziness and texture to a bare wall almost instantly, while the natural fibers provide a home with that perfectly imperfect patina."
Bedroom design by Kevin Isbell
"The architecture of green, strategically placed and shaped, will seamlessly add square footage to the footprint of a house," designer Charlotte Moss says. "It can provide vistas that seem to extend the acreage, can frame a foundation like an Elizabethan collar, or create a wall of privacy placing your house at the center of your own secret garden."
Outdoor garden design by Barbara Barry
"A revolution has hit the world of antiques, art, and collecting, and rooms will never look the same," Diane Dorrans Saeks of The Style Saloniste says. "Designers are putting a new spin on interiors, blurring the lines between furniture and art, and embracing bold, new materials."
Room design by Michael Formica
Unusual Floral Elements
"Constance Spry was one of the most noted floral designers of the 20th century," Jennifer Boles of The Peak of Chic says. "Her arrangements took the fashionable set by storm in the late 1920s and '30s — thanks to her then-offbeat use of greenery like grasses, leaves, and seed heads."
Dining room design by Alexander Doherty