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Elle Decor is wishing these 2014 trends a long and happy life and we show them to you!

LIGHT-COLORED WOOD

Dark woods like maple may be classic and austere, but the blonde woods that grew to popularity in 2014 are refreshing, making homes feel bigger, brighter, and far more welcoming.

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BAR CARTS

2014 may have been the Year of the Bar Cart, but here’s to hoping it doesn’t go out of style. What’s not to love about having all of your cocktail-making ingredients close at hand?

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BRASS

Brass is just getting going. Not convinced? Here, Kelly Wearstler‘s kitchen combines brass with oak and marble to make the old metal look totally modern.

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MARBLE EVERYWHERE

Marble’s no stranger to countertops, but we love how its taking over walls, floors, and all sorts of accessories and furniture. Where will it fit next? We don’t know, but we’re itching to find out.

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RECLAIMED WOOD

Sure, it’s been a mainstay of DIY projects and DIY renovations for a while now, but reclaimed wood has started to creep into even the most refined projects, adding a new, rustic dimension to classic design.

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CHINTZ

Floral patterns may scream “80s,” but they’ve made a roaring comeback. Combined with modern accents, they almost look… chic? It may be surprising, but it’s a trend worth exploring further.

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BLACK KITCHENS

Why restrict yourself to the light-colored granite of yesteryear? Black is the way of the future: Black cabinetry, black countertops, black stools. It’s brave, to be sure, but it’s the kind of daring that just makes sense.

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