Monday, 24 April 2017

Muted Colors

Muted colors:

Muted colors are those which lack vibrancy or saturation. They tend to lean toward the more subdued end of the spectrum, while still creating a chic look with their subtlety. It seems that the muted colors of 2017 are mellow, but with a little more pigment than the pastel-looking hues that were in last year. In fact, the colors are perhaps more dusky in nature which emits a rich and warm feel to a space. Let’s take a look at how some of these serene and soothing colors can still manage to warm up a room.

Warm neutrals:
People have a tendency of finding new ways to bring elements from the outside into their homes with a sense of style. There is something about combining earthy colors into a space that is not only reminiscent of nature, but that creates a calm and collected atmosphere. A perfect example of these colors is taupe and a muted earthy green. Especially taupe or similar hues would be a great choice for upholstery on bedssofaschairs and even rugs! It’s a color that will remain timeless, and therefore would be a great investment when it comes to furniture.


Dusky blues:
Among the other popular muted colors this year is dusky blue and in a variety of hues. It is slightly muted and quite sophisticated and reminiscent of the beach, but without falling into a kitschy category. Although this shade of blue is far from being bold, it would still be wise to use to accessorize your home. Opt for bedding,decorative pillowsthrowsottomans, etc. These pieces entail a much smaller investment.

Gray:
Not just on the runway, but in home décor, shades of gray are the getting the attention they deserve. Grays in particular create a refined look in the home. Despite being a neutral tone, it is quite rich. Just like earthy tones, gray is equally a good choice for furniture pieces that you intend to keep for years to come. However, it has more of a modern feel to it.



What do you think about muted colors in your home? Is it something you would consider?


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Monday, 17 April 2017

Quirky Light Fixtures


Quirky Lighting:

A light fixture is like an accessory for your home. It’s a great way to demonstrate your unique style and design sensibility. This year welcomes quirky lighting into the home, as it can transform a room with the use of something unusual. A light fixture does more than just lighting up your space! From cozy to unconventional, allow your light fixture to set the right mood you intended for your space. Let’s take a look at how a quirky light fixture can alter the appearance of your home.

Pendant:
Among the options of a quirky light fixture is the pendant. Delight yourself in modern minimalism with theMikndaro pendant. This striking piece features an open metal cage that brightens up a space by reflecting its beautiful shape. If you’re opting for more of an industrial twist, an Edison bulb will do the trick!




If an industrial look is not your style, then select a light fixture with more of an earthy organic style. TheAminalipendant features a gourd-shaped metal shade, which is not only simply gorgeous, but is definitely eccentric and quite different from anything modern.



Table Lamp:
Have you considered sprucing up your bedside lamps with something that would be more memorable? Then selecting an unconventional table lamp will definitely draw the attention you are looking for! The Kyrontable lampis a modern industrial lamp in a new light. It takes a different turn with its version of a glass shade, which wows even with a minimalist exposure. 



Again, if you have a tendency of straying away from a modern feel, lean towards a contemporary aesthetic to light your space. The Sharitey lamp certainly possesses a wow factor with its cutting edge design. It features a shapely ribbed base and a shade print that is loaded with texture.


What kind of quirky light fixture is representative of your design sensibility?



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Monday, 10 April 2017

Textures


Textures:

Weave some texture into your home this year. The idea of incorporating more texture stems from the intent that mixing fabrics and materials will cause your space to be more inviting. Texture is definitely on the rise. Designers are emphasizing the importance because texture is making an appearance in various forms, from metals, to fabrics and wallpapers. Test this trend by throwing a mix of fabrics used for your decorative pillows, or highlight the contrast of a leather chair by draping a wool throw. Let’s take a look at how texture can make its way into your home.

Light fixtures:
Contrary to popular belief, texture does not only apply to fabrics. Texture can also apply to beautiful warm metals like copper, brass and rose gold. Another sought after metal is the very popular industrial black or burnished tones. That being said, the color and appearance of metals can also add texture to a space. This can be achieved with a stylish lightfixture! It is just another way to show off your design sensibility.

Throws:
Who doesn’t love to nestle below a comfortable throw? Whether it’s light organic cotton, a richly textured woven acrylic, or ever so soft plush polyester, make your home more alluring with the right throw that appeals to your senses. Throws come in a variety of colors, textures and weaves. Depending on the look you are trying to achieve, the style may differ but the result is the same – your home will be more inviting.


Seating:
Last but not least, seating can also vary in texture. Whether it is diningroom seating or living roomseating, textures differ in terms of upholstery and leather. There are endless combinations, therefore choosing the right texture should be geared toward your personal style and way of life.


Since texture is appearing in almost any form, it is clear that it has become very significant in the home. Make sure to include it in your home décor choices!
 
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Monday, 3 April 2017

Geometric Patterns


Geometric Patterns:

Geometric patterns are said to be all the rage in 2017. Although they began making an appearance in 2016, this pattern will surely be the front-runner this year. As you know art, fashion, design and beauty share common tendencies when it comes to the popularity of trends. It goes without saying that trends are cyclical, and therefore geometric patterns have reappeared because the 70s are back, but with a modern twist! Contrary to what some may think, geometrics are not strictly for modern homes, but have also made their place in a variety of different styles. Let’s take a look at how you can include geometrics in your home.

Poufs:
A really great way to accent a home with geometric patterns is with the use of poufs. Take one or a few to really dress up the space. Aside from being an accent, poufs count as multifunctional pieces because they can act as a footrest, additional seating or even a coffee table! Sounds like a great bargain!




Wall Art:
Geometric patterns have never looked better on paper. Although it’s a quite popular choice for wallpaper, some may find it too overwhelming. So how can you include this trend in a way that will not bury your walls? Wall art of course! Opt for chic framed art that uses intricate geometric patterns and hang them on a wall that can use some sprucing up. Check out the Odelia trio, which is a great organic take on modern abstract art.
Rugs:
Another fun way to include geometric patterns in your home is with a great area rug. From trellis to an alluring Moroccan design, invigorate your space with a fresh pattern that provides a rich contrast with your flooring. Whether you decide to opt for a more neutral pattern or brighter colors, either option will definitely add visual interest and depth to your space.




All in all, aim to choose geometric designs that will give your home a curated look. Each piece should be selected as though your room was carefully assembled, in order to avoid it being too overwhelming. 


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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Cerused Wood


Cerused Wood

Cerused wood is a decorative technique by which the wood grain is filled with a white nontoxic wax to create a contrast against the stain. This contrast evokes the Elizabethan look, but without the worry of white lead poisoning! This effect has been used by many designers to enhance kitchen cabinetry or furniture. It creates an incredible depth and a rustic elegance. Be ready to see cerused wood make an impact on 2017! Let’s take a look at some pieces that have that lime or whitewash finish and will surely add character to your home.

The“Tanshire” officedesk, made of select veneers and hardwTood solids features a vintage casual look with its light gray and brown finish. Although the contrast is not white, the wood grain is just as exposed in this piece. The beautiful cast hardware and the turned legs add a certain character and elegance to this piece. It’s the perfect addition to an office to create a refined look.

The“Velder” cocktailand end tables feature muted tones which maximize impact on the washed out finish. The open slat shelf below is fresh, functional and provides extra space for storage needs. All in all, these tables will act as statement pieces in your living room, despite their muted colors. The exposed wood grain will speak for itself.

The“Mestler” diningtable will surely enhance any dining room! Its beautiful whitewash finish is typical of a vintage casual style, as it is often associated to an aged look. If you’re looking for a piece to add character to your dining room, this is the one!
What makes this limed oak finish so appealing? A cerused wood finish highlights the contrast between the wood grain and remainder of the surface, creating quite the trendy look! This technique which was once used in the 1500’s by the French has reemerged and become one of the most desired home décor trends to hit 2017. What do you think? 

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Monday, 20 March 2017

Boho-Chic Home Décor



Boho-Chic Home Décor

Yet another very popular trend in 2017 is the laid back bohemian style, which will give your home a very distinct sense of style. You can expect to see mismatched patterns, mixed colors and a blend of vintage with contemporary. Just like the fashion sense, a boho-chic home is one that reflects a free spirited inhabitant. Despite being mismatched, the bohemian style should not be confused with a messy clutter! On the contrary! In fact, the mismatching is done in a selective and intelligent way, which all in all makes the space look very cohesive. Let’s take a look at how you can add a touch of boho-chic in your home!

Rugs:
Perhaps one of the most staple pieces in a bohemian home is the rug. Correction…rugs. Bohemian décor is known to layer rugs in various mismatched patterns and colors. Rather than looking like a hot mess and as if you’ve thrown anything together, it will come off as an eclectic mix. Bring life to your space with anything from Lacy’s Moroccan tile to Posey’s Kilim patchwork in beautiful earthy and muted shades.



Mismatched dining:
Forget your typical dining room set! Another typical bohemian trend is the mismatched dining set. This implies a mix of different seating in a variety of shades and shapes. You can even throw in some color! It is literally the opposite of a traditional dining room, but best for a home that strays away from that status.



Decorative pillows:
Kick back on your sofa nestled against your beautiful boho style decorative pillows. Whether it features rich earth and jewel tones, a patchwork pattern, boho pillows will surely invigorate your space with their flair.





Now that you have all the tools you need to put your bohemian home décor together, start throwing those pieces together! Let your new free spirited home not just impact your sense of style, but your way of life.

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Monday, 13 March 2017

Green, Green & More Green


Green, Green & More Green!

From the runway straight to your home, green is making an entrance into 2017 and becoming one of the most prevalent colors yet. With endless tones and styles to choose from, green can easily be paired with any style preference. Unlike fashion, the world of home décor may hold onto a trend for quite some time, so no need to worry about green being pulled out from the home anytime soon. When green is incorporated into your furniture, it adds a touch of sophistication to your space, as it seems to restore new energy. Let’s take a look at how Pantone’s color of the year has made its way into your home.


Green seating:

The urban design of Ashley’s “Gavelston” dining chair features beautiful textured green upholstery that will surely make a statement in your dining room! Along with the espresso wood finish, this dining chair embodies the beauty found in natural aesthetics. Without having to look after plants, bring the same effect of freshness and rejuvenation into your space.

Green Rugs:
Sink your feet into a gorgeous “Caci” green shag pile rug that will have you feeling comfortable and delighted. The choice of color, along with the style of the rug is enough to make quite the statement! If you’re really feeling wild, then you may want to sport the crisp lime and cream “Kerry” area rugin a beautiful Moroccan trellis design. Without a shadow of a doubt, this rug rolls out refreshment and hits bullseye when it comes to being on trend.


Green Table Lamps:
Brighten up your room with the organic-inspired style of the “Sheaon” table lamp. The understated chic ceramic lamp features a rich green and a subtle-shaped base, topped with a textural linen-colored shade to capture the essence of elegance. There’s no denying that it’s timeless!


Including green into your home is definitely a wise choice! What are your thoughts on this color trend?

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