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Blush and Gold Never Gets Old

Blush, in all its pink boutique-inspired vintage glory, has been the choice neutral tone for some time now. Many people find that it pairs well with other colors…so much so that it’s dethroning classic greys and beiges to claim the top spot as an accent color. But combining blush with gold? Now the look is not only soft and soothing but also strong and vivacious. These magical hues can be applied to the smallest details, like a gold metallic frame surrounding a blush-rich painting, a candle holder, or a throw pillow. Also claiming centerstage – these hues can be infused through retro-style furniture or a full room design complete with lamps and a coffee table. It’s the perfect time in our society and culture to showcase this traditional feminine color duo as the new power neutrals!

 

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Gen Z Yellow Adds Happiness to Any Room

Gen Z Yellow (named for the generation born in the 2000s) has been a favorite shade among younger homebuyers lately—taking over the former reigning color of Millennial Pink. This color is pure sunshine, emitting feelings of energy, youth and optimism. Its fun and energetic tone can be incorporated in the smallest of details or it can own an entire space with its cheery, attention-getting hue. Yet even in muted tones from buttercream to golden maize, this trend is remarkably adaptable and appealing; perfect for the warmer color schemes surfacing over the last year. Whether paired with crisp, clean white for pep and pop, or used to brighten up a wall, Gen Z Yellow has boldly made its way into the modern home.

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The Value of Words

The Value of Words

Many of us use motivational or inspiring quotes at work or at the gym, but what about in our homes? Go for it! Whether they’re clever or sweet notes, bold or inspiring phrases, or soothing passages, signage should spark the desired reaction. The “oomph” to power through the day, be humble, or stay positive. Attitude adjustment is a great reason to add signage, but it can also serve as unique and eclectic artwork throughout the home. Choose wall décor to add dimension, or have your favorite words embroidered in an accent pillow. Whether they make a statement as stencils on a wall, created in chalk on a board, or painted by hand on wood or metal, there is power in words.

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Keeping it Copper

Trending yet timeless, copper reigns in the world of design. Add a crisp modern edge to a plain pallet by infusing accents of this majestic metallic. Dare to pair? Match metals by choosing a cool chrome or steel to compliment the warm undertone of the metalic copper. Whether incorporated through wall clocks or spread platters, this timeless metal is sure to elevate any space.

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Cheer Things Up with Blond Wood

To expand any-sized space, brighten a room and project a cleaner feel, go for light-toned flooring. Lighter floors contrast well with warmer, darker walls and furniture. So, go for that unapologetic statement piece (in navy perhaps?) without losing that open feel. In a bathroom, a reclaimed, light maple wood vanity adds earthy warmth to crisp, white countertops and walls. In a bedroom, light brown pieces against neutral walls create a peaceful, purposeful sanctuary. Yep, blonds are more fun. Just steer clear of those funky, orange-hued ’90s finishes. We need another decade before they’re considered vintage.

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Geometric Flare, No Math Required.

Geometric Flare, No Math Required.

No longer must geometry be an intimidating subject to the math-challenged. Instead, it’s a formula for making a room feel more open by simplifying the lines and shapes of a space. Pattern-adorned contemporary rugs or accent tables can elevate the look and feel of a room, especially along hallways or in modern settings. Make the living room a showstopper by adding a sofa or side table with a geometric flare, or by incorporating ‘acute’ lighting fixture. These eye-catching focal points give it a bold, minimalist, and crisp vibe.

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Seeing Spots

From the jungle to the den, leopard is one of those trends that takes the market by storm – then does it again and again in a few years’ time. Proving that leopard is timeless, its roots in interior decor date all the way back to the 17th century. Yet, most experts will characterize leopard as lending a “modern” feel to a space. Even the smallest leopard accent gives a space a chic and playful facelift that’s sure to draw the eye, especially when paired with soothing neutrals. Try using leopard in small doses so its elegance doesn’t overpower. Dotted accent pillows? Spotted area rugs? From the savanna to the sofa, anything’s possible.

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Very Velvet

Is it this year’s royal wedding that set this trend into motion? Whatever the cause, designers are welcoming velvet back into the home, popping up on pillows, drapery, rugs, and even comforters. The resurgence of velvet is here just in time for the holidays, lending a plush elegance to the modern home. Designers are implementing it in a variety of ways from accent pillows to furnishings. The velvets of today are versatile, soft and sophisticated. For starters, embellishments are the way to go, such as with accent trays, throw pillows, and subtle textiles. The bold can utilize this fabric to reupholster just about anything from dining chairs to sofas.

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Black Magic

 

This season, it turns out there is no “new” black. That’s because nothing compares to a touch of black when it comes to grounding a room. No matter the style, subtlety is the key to executing this trend with class. Opt for simple accents with a classic matte finish. While saturating with black can make a space feel confined, subtle touches serve to elevate the overall design of the room. Stylists are noting a higher demand for black hardware, especially in kitchen and bathroom design. Farmhouse or apron faucet— it doesn’t matter. Choosing matte black will add a touch of serenity. For a simple, yet marked design upgrade, consider switching out your cabinet pulls. You’ll be pleased to find black pairs well with just about anything.

 

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Harmonic Hues

Much like a glass of lemonade sipped by the pool, yellow evokes feelings of happiness, warmth and positivity that refresh its surroundings. It’s no wonder yellow is on the rise this season, playing a vibrant role in high-end decor by pairing elegance with a sense of decadence. Introduce blissful yellow hues in accessories, or make a bold statement by mixing bright shades with modern shapes and patterns. Keeping a constant color theme grounds the look while geometric shapes illuminate the space with balance, creativity and intrigue.

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