12 hot home-design trends for 2012
The sifting and distilling began months ago. The 87 showrooms at the massive Boston Design Center began receiving new furniture and fabrics for 2012, and the staff began the arduous task of poring over thousands of product photographs to compile its latest trend report.
What they saw, along with home design staples like florals and prints, was a surprising color on everything from couches to coffee tables: purple.
-- Christopher Muther, Globe staff