Hello friends- happy summer.
We have been busy! This summer opens with large projects. Paint, tile, lighting, flooring, furniture. Everything I ever wanted to dabble in.
With projects becoming more complex, I am pushed to think more intently on every facet. My phone dings & pings a lot more than it used to. Happy clients keep the river rolling along :)
I wanted to share with you- fun design TRENDS & themes I’ve noticed in 2016 through real life work. Here goes-
There’s a shop in the area- Wallpaper Wallpaper. Stacked with books, floor to ceiling. I’ve visited too many times… I got in trouble this week for holding up too many books :) They were returned safely, thank you. I’m obsessed (& so are my clients)- a feature wall or even just the back of shelving. One thing I’ve learned- options you would never guess to work become top contenders, so view samples in the space.
2. PAINTED FURNITURE.
Clients are holding on to everything. The painting of side tables, chairs, kitchen sets, etc. has become a decorating norm. Anything old becomes new with simple white paint or a pop of color if you’re brave. I think this trend is here to stay.
Trim, walls, accents, backsplashes. If your home has lighting issues, a splash of white will renew the happy. I have a home in the works- all trim, windows, and built-ins are being painted white with the exception of doors and a few other touches. Even the painter couldn’t believe the difference it made. Completely altered the mood.
4. BLUE & VIOLET PAINT.
Periwinkle, navy, gray-violet, powder blue. The most popular paint colors besides our beloved gray. Remember gray wisp? :) It’s still around, but sort of overshadowed by the cooler realm of blue for now.
5. STATEMENT LIGHTING.
The ye olde builder grade fixture is gone! Today we’re hanging the bold & the beautiful. You do not need to spend thousands to get the look. One awesome light above your dining table will restyle the room, even if you can’t budget the full remodel. Recently a client shared her genius find- Ikea ceiling lights. Alang & Calypso. Look amazing in the home!
Hope you’ve enjoyed my purge. Call us if you need assistance! Cheers readers.
(thank you Pinterest & PBTeen for the images)