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Fashion Meets Furniture

Fashion reflects Your story. Furniture and home decor reflect fashion. Your home, just like your fashion style should tell a story. A house is much more than a shelter. It should 'speak of your personal style. I've heard it said, " Style is a way to say who you are without actually having to speak". An empty room is a story waiting to happen in which you are the author. How will you engage your audience? Will your authenticity evoke grace, mystery, playfulness, drama or trancendance? Or will it inspire restfulness, spark creativity, enlightenment and uplift?

Let's Talk Leather

Leather is ever present in the home today as in years past and will continue to be a staple in interior design for years to come. From the extravagant homes of the rich and famous to the everyday conventional homes of modern society, leather is extremely versatile and delivers a sense of one of a kindness and cozy luxury. Although it can be more costly, it continues to rank first place in durability, longevity, maintenance and value over time. 

Black is the new Black

My favorite colors are black, dark black, pitch black, pastel black, light black, off black and faded black. Don't think 'Gothic. Think 'Classique. There is a Big difference..Black is the most expressive of colors. It embodies a combination of mystery, drama, formality, sophistication, power, elegance and absoluteness. Found in everything, black delivers both mood and balance to any space. 

Kitchens That Amaze

The kitchen is the focal point of the home.  Open concepts are  continuing to trend to support social gathering and allowing for smoother transition from room to room. Bench seating is still present and is on trend with the sleek, clean ‘out of the way designs that are up and coming with kitchens for 2018.  It is all about storage friendly shelving and design work that makes sense and assists in a more seamless meal prep. Sleek designs in cabinetry are back which is both esthetically pleasing and also allows for a more productive use of counter space.

LIGHTING

Enlighten your living space this year with these new lighting trends!  We are seeing lots of overhead exquisite hanging fixtures almost preferred over table lamps. From those with an Artisian flare in mixed metals, brass, golds, rose golds and copper, to those in matte finishes and even polished ,hammered metals all lend a bygoneness supporting the still ongoing reclaimed look of woods and flooring.

Brass and Brushed

If you wait long enough, everything eventually comes back in style. Yes- Brass and brushed golds are back! Though not as 'brassy as in the past, it's comeback is a more luxuriously sophisticated decorative look. Think of it as the jewelry of the space, there to simply enhance and create elegance. From lamps, lighting fixtures and accent tables to drawer pulls, knobs and decorative bowls and accessories, from the kitchen  joinery hardware to bathroom tapware, you can expect brass to be present. These golden tones grace a space with a warmth and brilliance that no other material can.

TRENDCAST 2018

Among the forecasted accessory trends for 2018 to put your own spin on lets take a look at what designers are  changing up the game with this season. Bold geo's and florals have literally 'taken over' in accent upholstries from artwork to accent pillows, rugs and throws. The bolder the print, the better!  Think REX RAY  meets the Gilded Age. Brass is back!  Not to worry, Brasses and brushed golds are striking statement metals and will still pair nicely with other mixed metals.

YOUR WOW TILE

There is an ongoing need to address tile selection as it is intrinsic to all living areas. However unique the design you decide to choose, It is extremely important to the integrity of the architecture of the space to choose tiling that is reflective of the surrounding geography. This will allow the space to be timeless for years to come. Larger... more uniform tiles are currently trending for both kitchen and bathrooms.

2018 COLORS

I really love Sherwin-Williams as my color source…
Caviar(6990) is my go-to black… I love the hues brought out by its natural character… It’s great on a ceiling and as an accent. Any black is timeless…used correctly it elevates any space, small to large. NO...it's not going to make your room feel smaller! Trust me! 
 
Daffodil (6901) has been intriguing me. I’ve been seeing it pop out at MKT’s the past few years. Use it sparingly…makes a great impact on dark colors.
 

New Year...New Style

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