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Traditional dishes have a new twist with artisanal cheeses to create the ultimate comfort foods
Traditional dishes have a new twist with artisanal cheeses to create the ultimate comfort foods

This week,, an entertaining lifestyle website for young nesters, released its predictions for the hottest food and decor trends for 2014. It’s an eclectic mix of retro combined with contemporary flair. "We're excited about the bold moves being made in food and decor in 2014," says Rebecca Dolgin, editor- in-chief of "Whether it's dressing up comfort food, eating chia seeds or bringing the '70s back into your home, I'm excited to share our predictions for what's in store."

Chia seeds are a great source of nutrition

What's Trending for 2014:
The Sexy '70s
The '70s are making a comeback. Home decor is going retro – remember your mom’s flotaki rugs and orange butterfly chairs? Think brown hues, sumptuous fabrics and vintage rattan taking on a modern spin while evoking a sense of nostalgia for this decade.
Chia Packs a Punch
Once a “pet” plant in a pot, chia seeds are now hot as a health food. They are packed full of protein and antioxidants. Health food junkies and consumers are stocking up and mixing these seeds in smoothies and salads for a nutritious kick..
Mood Metallica
Glitz mixed with glam. Jazz up your home with sparkling metallics of all sorts – gold, silver and copper, a predominant tint.
Comfort Food
Mac ‘n cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches and cheese fondue are the ultimate comfort foods and are back with a new twist thanks to the abundance of delicious artisanal cheeses. The new trend has top chefs sourcing (think restaurants like Fish & Game, Grazin, Swoon Kitchen Bar and Local 111) from farms and local producers to create homey, comfort food menus. No need to hide your guilty pleasures. It’s time to feast on all the specialty foods that feed and fuel your comfort zone.
Tropical Escape
Take a stay-cation right in your own home while the snow is swirling around outside. Flora and fauna, and tropical prints are trending motifs in home décor from accessories and decorative accents to fabrics and wallpaper. Create your little getaway with decorative touches that transport you to the tropics.
All Bubbled Over
Prosecco is the new champagne. Cocktails are coming up fizzy; sodas and fruit drinks are sparkling – even coffees have got some fizz. It’s easy to bubble over with any of these bubbly drinks.

The Nest is the only brand focused exclusively on young nesters setting up homes and navigating new lives together. It is the popular offshoot of The Knot taking a hip how-to approach to all things “grown up.” The Nest books include The Nest Home Design Handbook and The Nest Newlywed Handbook. You can follow The Nest on Twitter @thenest.

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