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What's hot for 2011?

The Toronto firm predicts a move away from stark, modern minimalism in the new year — expect more texture, varied types of materials, and a richer colour palette. "I think people are starting to rethink economic values when it comes to building their dream home," explains Arriz Hassam, one of the three principals of 3rd Uncle. "They're more realistic, and they're repurposing more."

See more trends in our Designers' Top Trends Of 2011 photo gallery.

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