Que Sera's Mary Lauer Previews Trends for 2014

Refresh home items for the New Year.

Que Será founder and design extraordinaire Mary Lauer knows a thing or two about interior decoration. She founded her first shop at the Mall of America in 1994 and draws her inspiring flourishes from Minnesota nuances. Que Será in Excelsior is a haven of awe-worthy home furnishings and accent pieces.

For those looking to spruce up their home in the New Year, check out Lauer’s new trends and tips.

Lauer recommends editing as a great first step. Often changing small things in a space, such as lamp shades, makes a big difference.

Navy blue as a new neutral
Long gone are the dull days of black, white and brown. Lauer suggests pairing navy blue with gray and adding a pop of mustard or orange.

Natural Weaves and Woven Textures
Lauer advises layering texture upon texture to tell a story. Neutral and natural weaves and textures add dimension and patterns without adding an additional color.

Upholstered poufs

Poufs can easily be moved in a space for extra seating. Lauer suggests adding interest through different fabrics and patterns.