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Timeless Furniture…

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I’m obsessed with these chairs…classic art deco club chairs!

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This particular chair along with a Chesterfield sofa…TIMELESS!  They can be dropped into any interior and you instantly warm it up with its effortless elegance.

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The more weathered the leather…the more I personally like it!

Design On…People!

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Decor Trends 2019 LOVE it or Leave it…

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Trends: discovering what is new and exciting is always kind of interesting whether you’re in the market for a change or not.  Some designer’s go to furniture markets twice a year every year, which can be quite a feat, even for seasoned veteran’s.  But, that’s just one of the areas where you can see the newest in home decor for the CONSUMER.

I LOVE hearing about the latest design trends!  But many will still prefer to opt out of trends!  Why?  Well, mainly because they’re a lot of tried and true preferred traditional styling for the home.  Usually, those who prefer traditional decor prefer the CLASSICS…hoping there will be less of a chance of having a date stamp on the items they buy.  Unfortunately, no matter when you buy a traditional piece or any other particular “style” direction…your lucky if you get a good 10, the most 15 years out of it…before it starts to look old and dated.

My personal style direction is a decor of mixed fushion when styling a home.  I like to combine the new feels with the old (vintage) for that eclectic look.  But my vintage pieces will still need to have updated fabrics on them.  Otherwise, it’s just an old sofa, chair or bench!

I feel that no matter what your preferred design direction is traditional, new traditional, mid-century, modern, or just that fabulous “lived in look.”  Having an updated kitchen and bath are the major go too’s for that FRESH and fabulous look, plus it’s great for resale.

With that stated, even though these photos depict a more modern aesthetic, there are ways to incorporate modern touches to ALL design styles and feel.  So with that said…here is what HOT and new for KITCHENS 2019 and going forward.

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Unique or hidden vent hoods!

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Flat front cabinets…with hidden or no hardware!

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Waterfall countertops on islands…LOVE 4″ depth myself!

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Continous sinks (LOVING the concrete) with light to medium wood tone cabinets.  And of course still seeing painted cabinets too!

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LOVING the white subway tile…so fresh and classic!HDesign8

WALLS…not just backsplashes…of marble!  Chevron floors!

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Float cabinetry and use mixed metals!  This is my favorite way of doing mixed metal look, use black or oil rubbed bronze combined with a gold or a silver!

Design on people,

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Who Doesn’t Like A Good Tile Job…

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When creating a new tile presentation or re-doing an old one…why not GO ENCAUSTIC?

If you’re designing a room or entire house most consumers main objective is to create something that is timeless.  This is virtually impossible, the only way you can possibly create timelessness is with pure white…but even with that color choice…tile and design sizes change through the decades.

For instance what you like now, might not be what you would like or fashionable 10 years from now.  Plus, the colorways that are currently strong, will not be the same tones desired 10 to 15 years from now.

Take green for example…90’s it was Sage Green, 2000’s it was Chartreuse Green’s, and now for 2010’s it Emerald Green.

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So trying to stay classic and clean?  Stay neutral!

Though beige years are really “so last decade”, we are now currently enthralled with the gray tones.  Or dare I say “gray-eige”, for those who still embrace, tans and beige tones!

TILE ON!

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Needing a Touch of PINK Today…

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Just because…we can all use a little softness in our life sometimes!

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No Lives Have Ever Been Lost from Design Errors…

But you would think that…when a Designer creates an error even with something as simple as a pillow.  That life support needs to be on stand-by.

Here are 10 ways that Designers like to create that unique stamp on a room!HomeDesign6

  1.  Comfort is the key to Great Design.

  2.  Create Impact walls with Art not just color!

  3. Do NOT over Design the room…most importantly CONTRIVED ROOMS are BORING!

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4. Buy the BEST you can!

5. Gathered rooms create interest…something old, something new, something black, something shiny, and add lots of textures.

6. Stop doing DECORATIVE Bed…instead create FASHIONABLY Functional beds!

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7.  Layer, layer and for gosh sake LAYER…with color and textures!

8.  Try not to match Art work with room decor.

9. Books…add lots of CHARACTER to a room!

10. Buy quality main pieces…coordinate with TRENDY accents so that it’s easy to transition out…when you’re updating!

No fabric or accessory was hurt in the creation of this blog post!

 

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Designer Secret’s…

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More inside information that helps take your design projects to the next level:

  • Use accent colors…not just main colors that are in the rooms fabrications.
  • When re-doing your bathrooms place vanities at 36″ height(standard is 30″) and this is not just for tall people.  But it helps give the room a more elegant and sophisticated feel.
  • Another tip for bathrooms…try not to use towel bars…opt for hooks instead.  Hang 5 robe hooks 68″ off floor for towels and robes.
  • Do you have a lamp with two sockets…place one white and make the other bulb pink.  This is especially nice in living room’s for great soft and flattering light.
  • When changing hardware on cabinets and doors, request un-lacquered.  This way allows the natural patina to come through slowly and adds an interesting element of texture.

 

 

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