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Top 10 New Interior Products for 2014

by Cheryl DeBartolo The House Designers' Contributing Writer

We are continuing our list of Top New Products for 2014 with these ten new products for your home's interior. Kitchens and bathrooms aren't the only rooms of your home that need attention. Your living rooms, dining rooms, laundry rooms, and even closets can all use some attention too. Here are some of our favorite products from 2014 to help you furnish those rooms and add some decorative touches around your home.
Lumber Liquidators® Casa de Colour Select Pewter Ash Flooring
Lumber Liquidators® Casa de Colour Select Pewter Ash Flooring

We were introduced to Lumber Liquidators'® Casa de Colour Select Pewter Ash Flooring this year at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. We immediately fell in love with this beautiful dark flooring. It wasn't hard to envision this flooring in a great room or even a bedroom or kitchen. The dark wood perfectly anchors a design and pairs well with a variety of colors, such as the beautiful red and orange tones pictured. The 30-year warranty ensures that this flooring will be enjoyed for years to come.

Model: Read more about Casa de Colour Select Pewter Ash Flooring
Fypon® Decorative Millwork

If you want a durable product that will last forever, consider adding a decorative touch to your space with Fypon's® Moulded Millwork. Fypon® constructs their moulded millwork from urethane foam created by mixing isocyanate and resin. The mixture is then kept under pressure in a mold as it expands to any desired shape resulting in a high density, thermoset material ideal for interior trim.

The polyurethane material resists rot, mildew, insects, warping and splintering because of it's high density composition. This closed cell structure means that the material is virtually maintenance free. Not to mention each piece is created with a consistent quality and finish making it beautiful as well as durable. Plus, the lightweight material gives you job site savings on time and labor.

Model: To Find Your Perfect Decorative Millwork Browse Fypon's® eCatalog
Fypon® Decorative Millwork
Restoration Hardware New French Casement Glass Media System
Restoration Hardware New French Casement Glass Media System

Keep your living space organized with the New French Casement Glass Media System from Restoration Hardware. With panel doors and fine crown molding, this solid hardwood piece has the timeless elegance of French furniture. The French doors feature full-length crémone casement locks.

Aside from its beautiful styling this media system also comes in a variety of design options. It is available in four sizes with two different widths. The 133" System accommodates most TVs up to 60" and the 143" System accommodates most TVs up to 65". There are also six finishes each with beautiful complimentary hardware.

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California Closets® Walk-In Closets

When it comes to closet space, it is always in demand. And California Closets® makes sure that you can optimize your closet space with their Walk-In Closet Solutions. There is something really nice about having your clothes displayed and easily visible so that you can efficiently pick your outfit for the day.

What we love about California Closets® services is that they pride themselves in creating exceptional designs that fit both the aesthetic and functional needs of their customers. They want to give your clothes a home where they can be displayed beautifully and elegantly in a way that doesn't just organize your closet but keeps you organized as well.

If you are interested in finding ways to maximize your own closet space, you can request a complimentary in-home design consultation to explore all the possibilities a custom walk-in closet has to offer.

Model: Read more about California Closets® Walk-In Closets
California Closets® Walk-In Closets
Whirlpool® Smart Duet Pair with 6th Sense Live™ Technology
Whirlpool® Smart Duet Pair with 6th Sense Live™ Technology

Ever wish that you could do your laundry on the go? The Whirlpool® Smart Duet Pair with 6th Sense Live™ Technology makes it easy to do just that. The Smart Duet Pair features a washer and dryer that comes equipped with the 6th Sense Live™ technology that makes it easy to know exactly when your clothes are clean, manage your energy use, and control every load from anywhere you happen to be.

This washer and dryer also feature Smart Assistant which allows you to activate specific options when you are not at home, including options such as the FanFresh® Option Assistant and the Remote Start/Pause. You can also access Smart Stats which gives you relevant product information so that you will never be left wondering about the status of your appliance. With Smart Stats you can access things like the appliance's Start Date, Days Online, and Cycle Progress, all from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Additionally, the Whirlpool® Smart Duet Pair works with Nest® to make your home more aware.

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Benjamin Moore® Design By What Matters

This year, Benjamin Moore® revealed their Design by What Matters tool. This new and interactive tool lets you pick the room you want to design and then asks you a series of lifestyle questions. In my test run I was asked to select my favorite group of furnishings, whether I was a cat or a dog person, explain how I liked to divide my time, and what my dream view was, among other things.

At the end of your questionnaire you are given a choice to upload a favorite, create a palette, or let the website surprise you. Once you get to your room it gives you design tips and lets you pin, share and email the room to your friends and family.

Using the website is very easy and fun and with endless combinations you are sure to find something that is uniquely you.

Model: Learn more about Design by What Matters
Benjamin Moore® Design By What Matters
GE reveal® Light Bulbs
GE reveal® Light Bulbs

After building and decorating your new home you want to make sure that it is lit up beautifully. We discovered GE reveal® Light Bulbs last year and have come to love how beautiful and clean the light looks with these bulbs. Unlike an incandescent bulb, a GE reveal® bulbs emits light that will bring out colors and patterns in your home that might otherwise go unnoticed.

A regular incandescent bulb can emit a slightly green or yellow hue depending on its chemical composition but with GE reveal® there is no hue. Replacing a regular bulb with a GE reveal® bulb results in a cleaner, more vibrant looking space that will show off your beautiful décor the way it was meant to be. And with a variety of bulbs from general purpose to specialty, floodlight and decorative, you can be sure that there is a GE reveal® bulb to suit your needs.

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SAVANT Smart Series

If you think that home automation is too expensive, think again. SAVANT began offering their Smart Series this year which offers an affordable solution for whole-home automation.With the smart series you can monitor up to eight rooms, protect your home with 128 sensors or zones, watch video in up to eight rooms, and stream music in twelve rooms. Plus, you can control over 250 lights or switches, up to six thermostat zones, and automate up to 32 window shades.

Not only does the Smart Series make SAVANT's Home Automation technology more affordable but it still uses SAVANT's award winning software and easy-to-use interface. You can click here to see exactly how the Smart Series compares to the Pro series.

Model: Read more about the SAVANT Smart Series.
SAVANT Smart Series
adorne® by Legrand®
adorne® by Legrand®

We first saw adorne® by Legrand® this past year at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show and we really loved their new take on light switches and outlets. adorne® by Legrand® is a collection of light switches and outlets that can be personalized to fit into your lifestyle. Pictured here is one of many outlet options they have, the Pop-Out Outlet, which lets you seamlessly hide the outlet when it is not in use. There are also plates that let you charge your electronics via a USB cable and numerous outlet configurations not to mention several different light switches with different modes of operation.

But adorne® by Legrand® has other options too. Not only do you have a choice of how your switches and outlets function but you can also choose switch plates that coordinate with your home décor. In short, the adorne® collection lets you say goodbye to boring switches and hello to beautiful finishing touches.

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Honeywell® Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

Adding a programmable thermostat to your home is a great way to save on your energy bill and make your home more comfortable. The Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat from Honeywell® fits the bill perfectly. You can easily program the Honeywell® Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat from your computer, smart phone or tablet with the help of the highly-rated app and it works whether you are across the world or around the corner.

The Honeywell® Smart Thermostat is simple to set up too. The simple set-up guides you through a few basic questions to get your 7-day program up and running to save you money fast. After its initial programming you can then utilize the thermostat's flexible scheduling for your home's unique needs. The Honeywell® Smart Thermostat will then learn your habits with the help of Smart Response to deliver the right temperature right when you need it. The Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat also alerts you to extreme temperatures and reminds you of filter changes.

Not only will this thermostat save you money but you can also customize the color of the touch screen to fit your mood, match your paint, or support your favorite team.

Model: Read more about the Honeywell® Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
Honeywell®  Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
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