Archive for the ‘Trends’ Category

Trendy Tuesday: Painted Island Cabinets

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Have you heard of this trend? As designers, we see more and more people wanting to mix colors and textures even going into the kitchen. Most often we’ll choose a soft/main color for the perimeter cabinets and coordinating color or stain for the island. This adds interest to the whole look of the kitchen especially since the island is a common main gathering place. Check out the ideas we enjoy and feel free to live a little with your new painted island!

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Sources | 1. Dillon Kyle Architects | 2. Graystone Custom Builder | 3. Hendel Homes | 4. Astro Design Centre | 5. Gilday Renovations | 6. Precision Cabinets

Trendy Tuesday: Marble & Gold

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Marble is all the rage right now. It’s light, crisp, and fresh. Makes you feel like you’re always in a fancy hotel. Who doesn’t want that? There’s another design aspect that is very popular again as well, GOLD! I bet 30 years ago people thought gold would stay forever. Fortunately or unfortunately it disappeared for a while. Some of us are glad that the 80’s gold fell by the way side and the new and improved gold arrived on the scene. Gold doesn’t always have a place in every design but you can’t go wrong when it’s paired with a clean, smooth marble. If you’ve been thinking about a design change in your bathroom, kitchen, or any other place in your home that needs to showcase some interest, check out this blog about how easily gold can fit anywhere. Have fun!

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Sources | 1. JCD Custom Home Design | 2. Leanne McKeachie Design | 3. Alex Maguire Photography | 4. Laura Hunt Design | 5. Spectra Design | 6. Michelle Workman Interiors

Front Door Trend Friday!

Friday, August 4th, 2017

They say the eye is the window to the soul, so what is the front door if you already have windows? It’s just another way to add your personality to your house and it sets the tone for the rest of the house! There are a number of front door designs that can be worked into your scheme but only you know what feels right. Traditional, Industrial, Contemporary, tall, all windows, no windows, wood, iron…the list goes on. Do you want more natural light with glass in the door and added sidelights? Or do you need more privacy in your entrance with a solid door design? Are you eccentric and need a pop of color to make a statement or does the more subtle, sleek look better define you? Also, have you gotten on that timeless Navy Blue accent train yet? I’ve heard the ride is real smooth. Below are a few front door trends that will plant the seed about how you want to feel upon walking into your home and also how you would want to set the tone for guests, for the rest of your space. What design/color speaks to you most?

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Sources | 1)Sherman Building Co | 2)Hanna Homes | 3)Kristi Spouse Interiors | 4)Andrea Brooks Interiors | 5)Michelle Marsden Design | 6)LDa Architecture & Interiors | 7)US Door & More Inc | 8)Massucco Warner Miller Interior Design | 9)Chuck Mills Design | 10)Couvaras Architects | 11)Arbor Hill Interiors