Top Wedding Design and Decor Trends for 2014: An interview with Nicole Haynes at the Herban Design Studio

Top Wedding Design and Decor Trends for 2014: An interview with Nicole Haynes at the Herban Design Studio


What overarching design themes do you think will dominate 2014?

I see people moving away from Vintage tea parties and towards sophisticated and glamorous Downton Abbey, Great Gatsby trends with all of the glitz, glam and excitement of those periods. One theme that will never go away is pure, opulent romance, from candlelit, dreamlike ceremonies, to lush, layered floral, to receptions enhanced with draping and saturated in color.

What do you anticipate being the dominant colors, and how will they be used?

The Pantone of the year is Radiant Orchid, a color offering warmth and joy. This along with beautiful lush, exotic tropical colors, like deep blue and a strong rich turquoise, remind me of Hawaii, Cuba, Thailand, and Brazil. These colors are bold and expressive, and they exude confidence.


Nudes, neutrals, blush and soft pinks, romantic wedding tones are always in style and with lavish details like crystals and metals they are elevated to another level.


Please share fun centerpiece or decorative ideas you will be trying out in the New Year

I’m constantly inspired by fashion, architecture, nature, and artistic expression.  I think anything fun, inspiring, original, and over the top. That which will surprise you, transport you or make you fall in love again are key to any design.

What are you anticipating as a popular floral arrangement or flower for the year?

Phalaenopsis orchid really is Radiant Orchid. Delicate, exotic, and strong as a flower and as a color.

Radiant Orchid

What are you most excited for in the New Year – event décor wise?

Out with the old! Color, playing with draping and lighting and accent décor. Metals and monochromatic floral. Bold, expressive, emotive.

What is the number one tip you would give anyone hosting an event in 2014?

Choose intimate details to personalize your event, such as a handwritten letter to each guest. Don’t get caught up in what is trendy or get lost in what the day is really about. Each other.

Happy 2014 friends!

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