Design Influences 2019

Trends in design and fashion are always evolving and always intertwined. Pantone’s color of the year is “Living Coral” is a beautiful orange with gold undertones.  Somewhat of a throwback to the vintage seventies, it’s very lively and fun! At a deeper level, according to Pantone, it’s a hue that speaks to our “innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits.”

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In 2019 we will be seeing lots of variations on this great color, note how well it brightens a lot of gray which has been so popular:

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In fashion as well, it’s always fun to see how Interiors and fashion mirror one another:

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Color

 

A second optimistic trend continues to be beautiful florals; think of a chintz on steroids!

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Florals

Tulips

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Also very trendy and mirrored in fashion florals:

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Lastly, the trend of artisanal crafted, one of a kind accessories for the home as well as in fashion continues to gain in popularity. How lucky we are to have websites like etsy.com dedicated unique handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures and hand crafted items!

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So there you have it. Not that any of us want to be a slave to the most current trends; but it is always fun to do a little updating. Bright pops of color in our home and wardrobe can be a great way to incorporate current trends without going overboard. I will be looking to add some “Living Coral ” accents to my gray dining room as well as trying OPI’s “Melon of Troy” at my next manicure!

Wishing you all the best in 2019!

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Thats So 2016!

We are now happily welcoming Spring! A time of renewal, and also the perfect time for updating our homes!  A common concern when redecorating is what’s “in” for 2017, and what’s “out” (so 2016!).  So here’s the inside scoop:

So Hot!

Brass.  Not the shinny stuff from the 80s but the good old stuff with some weight and patina:

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Brass is where it’s at!

Jewel Tones.  More Russian Tea Room and less Scandinavian Cafeteria:

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Color!

Mixed cabinets and materials in kitchens. Kitchens have never been more eclectic!

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Mix it Up!

Graphic tiles.  Why do subway. When you can create a dramatic statement!

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Classic!

Statement light fixtures. These are the jewelry for your rooms, have fun!

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Make a Statement!

What’s So 2016:

Ombré, it was fun while it lasted:

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Ombre!

Cowhide, I never understood this.

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Cowhide!

Rosy Metallics, they just don’t mix the way the other metals do:

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Rosy!

Excessive Mid Century Modern, moderation in all things.

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MCM!

Chevron.   So overdone!

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Chevron!

Naturally we all want to be current, but always remember:

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So true!