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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,

LOVE-Inspire

 

 

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They’re Reading My Mind…

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Welcome to Frilly…a clothing atelier that lets you be the designer.

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I don’t know about you…but how many times have you selected an item of clothing only to say, “I wish this item had long sleeves or different collar!”  Well…now you can play fashion designer!

Welcome to Frilly!  First, you select the particular clothing item…then you select the color of the fabric.  When that image comes up, you then have the option of changing the collar, sleeves, and hem!  Okay, how fabulous is that?

 

 

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This is a great source when you’re trying to find just that right core piece for your wardrobe or something for a special occasion.

https://www.frilly.com/all-clothing.html

Hope you Enjoy,

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Most Popular Interior Design Trends for 2017…

According to Pinterest, these are the top picks for interior design trends for 2017.

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Acrylic Touches!Wallpaper2

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Round Mirrors!

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Return of Real Indoor Plants!

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Copper Touches!

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Nightstands…statistically the sales increased 45% in 2017 up from 2016.

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Wood Tiles!

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Fusion of eclectic styling…old, new, modern and antiqued…fused into one fabulous interior presentation.

Adding what I feel is the most mandatory aspect of all in living spaces and that is “HYAGE”, pronounced hoo-ga…which is the Danish phrase for LIVING SIMPLY. Which entails, creating an incredibly warm and welcoming living space.

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Rinse.Lather.Repeat!

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Fashion comes and goes and labels are not the curator’s of STYLE.

Your personal style is your trademark!  Make it count!

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Get Your Sexy On…

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I feel that we as woman forget a very magical part of our femininity…and that is knowing and embracing our sexuality. We spend so much time striving, that we need to remember to embrace the soft and gentle parts of our personalities too.

Sexuality is a soft, non-sexual presence…which is the art of being a mystery.  I personally feel that this particular “art” should never be to obvious or overt.  In fact anything done in an obvious fashion is never appealing and that goes for the clothes that we wear and the personalities that we share to the world.

Finding that balance between strength and softness I think that’s what makes a woman unforgettable.

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Sexuality is subtle, and here are some ways that you can enhance yours:

Perfume should be worn as trademark (lightly) it’s not about whatever is popular, so find your signature scent today.

Discovering your passion’s in life…and having a strong sense of independence and purpose.

Listening…yes listening…it’s about knowing how to make others feel good.

Being well groomed…which has nothing to do with a price tag.  Find what looks good on you, no matter your body type.

Don’t over do anything, if anything it’s really about down playing.  When you try to hard for attention it just appears obvious.

Laugh easy…people enjoy being around those who don’t take life so serious.

Have a sense of style…it’s not about being on trend.

It’s never about one upping the other person…but having a great sense of humor to play off each other…bantering back and forth can be incredibly sexy.

Most important aspect of all is…CONFIDENCE!

We all have elements about us that makes us unforgetable…learn how to harness them-it’s really very intoxicating.

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Just Because…

Being a former store owner when I come across a fellow merchant that I think that is just doing it right…I need to take a moment for a little praise!

MEET: HAPPY.PRETTY.

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Melanie Marshall’s store is located in Midland, MI…which is located almost in the center of the state(perhaps that’s why the town is called Midland).

Either way…Melanie does it right!  This brick and mortar store is laid out beautifully, well displayed and offering a superior LIFESTYLE experience!

 

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LOVING the concrete sink…well played…especially when needing a place to fill vases for her fabulous flower presentations.

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Melanie…is also right on trend…with the new direction for floral’s…reflecting the “dutch still life styling”…or free form floral placement.

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Melanie…double and triple up on those fabulous chenille balls…they sell like hot cakes!

So when in the area…stop in!  Or visit her blog for a long distance visual delight!

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http://happyprettylifestyle.com/blog/2016/5/18/happy-prettys-new-brick-and-mortar

If anyone’s hears or knows about a GREAT retail storefront like this…email me at simpleandcozylifestyle@gmail.com!

 

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