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Trending: Arabian Nights Meet California Dreaming

Dubai may not be on your travel itinerary this year, but you can capture the romance of a thousand and one Arabian nights by capitalizing on the Arabesque trend. Far from antique or Old World, Arabesque lends itself to modern interpretation with bold décor, including occasional furniture and pendant lights embellished with intricately carved geometric designs in brass, copper, silver and nickel. Even fanciful wallpapers allow would-be world travelers to embrace florals, geometric designs and impassioned color palettes.

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Trending: The Walls Are Alive with Color

The verdant colors of spring and summer can live all year long with greenery walls. This trend brings the outdoors in — framed as art, erected as room dividers and positioned to enliven forgotten corners. Greenery walls — also called plant walls, living walls or vertical gardens — allow urban dwellers to incorporate nature into their environments, satisfying their need to embrace the natural world and providing much-needed health benefits, including improved air quality. Some greenery walls, such as vertical planters that create organic separation between room or border conversation areas, make use of live plants when it’s convenient to provide the essentials of water, food and sunlight. Other décor choices, like framed gardens above fireplace mantels, rely on natural elements that don’t require much care, such as moss and cacti.

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Trending: At First Blush

Emote fall warmth with modern, magical pops of blush, and employ this on-trend rosy pink hue to create interior and exterior statements. Splash blush in the kitchen with artisanal cutting boards stacked in a mouth-watering presentation. Bookend vintage hardbacks between generous rose quartz stones. Indulgent blush cushions offer a relaxed take on the chaise lounge-turned-bench. Pair a duo of pinkish linen pillows in the mix. Reduce visual clutter while elegantly stashing throws or magazines in freestanding blush woven baskets but provide some eye candy by suspending flushed hardware pendants — or tickle your toes on a rug featuring a zigzap pattern of delicate-as-down blossom hues. Allow your countenance to mirror blush tones in and out of your residence.

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Rose Quartz Bookends, Z Gallerie

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Trending: Light Up Your Life with Geometric Design

Summer calls for geometric-shaped lighting to give your space an uncomplicated glow. These sleek shapes, cool metals and pin-point angles will light up your life – casting their brilliance across entire rooms or brightening only the corners you choose. A simple triad of hanging fixtures offers plenty of shine without adding bulk to a modern space, or mix shapes by styling with cones, cylinders and spheres to give standing, hanging and pendant lighting a schooling in modern design.

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Trending: Go Nude

Neutral palettes and soft textures never fail to convey the impression of everlasting elegance, so no wonder this classic also is a perennial trend. Complementing nude tones with reed curtains, caramel accents, wood furniture and smoke-hue décor creates a serene interior that welcomes family and guests alike. A clean foundation can be developed by sweeping cream or sand hues on every wall and incorporating white linen fabrics into bedroom and furniture accessories. Nudes can be surprisingly dramatic as well, as seen when pairing a white chair with a cream throw, stacking taupe dishware on rustic wood shelves, or mixing white herringbone patterns with off-white shiplap walls. Feeling a little frisky? Contrast a pop of bold color against a backdrop of white backsplashes, tiles and countertops to stimulate a neutral canvass.

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Trending: Bring a Desert Vibe Inside

Cacti are no longer just for desert scenes but any space, and an earthly plant offers balance to a modern home. Pot a statement cacti to bring an outdoor surprise indoors.  Frame small cacti art and use as guest nametags for a summer soiree. Clump various types and heights of cacti in a traditional space as an artistic nod to modernism. Give this prickly plant room to reinvent itself among annual plants and shrubs.

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Trending: Navy Is the New Black

Just right for smaller spaces or any room requiring a touch of drama, navy is surging as a top color trend for 2017. It’s as versatile as black but not as harsh. An inky blue accent wall looks modern and sensual, and a navy-and-white combo can lend some nautical whimsy to a coastal home. Look to patterned tile to lend a focal point to bathrooms. But don’t stop there: For a quick update, incorporate navy-hued accessories into a home.

 

Trending: We Admire Wire

Forget about overwrought patio furniture or quaint bed frames, the trend toward wire furniture brings modernity to any room or space. The look mixes well with wood, as seen in this dining table and coffee table, and accents like these ottomans and storage baskets add scriptural artistry to otherwise functional pieces. Even lighting gets wired this year, a big trend that takes up little space – a perfect for fans of minimalism.

1. Wire Storage Basket, Horne | 2. Wire Floor Lamp, Land of Nod | 3. Wire Ottoman, Horne | 4. Rose Gold Wire Bar Stool, Target | 5. Wire Coffee Table, CB2 | 6. Hairpin Dining Table, World Market

Trending: Ceramics Are Dynamic

Ceramic accessories are affordable, quirky and oh-so-fun to style. You’ll covet the latest crop of ceramics found in modern collections of vases and love how hanging ceramic pots spotlight greenery. We believe the revival of ceramics coincides with consumers’ desires to personalize living spaces with accessories that spur organic connections to nature – a trend found in ceramics with earthy, artisanal finishes just perfect for spotlighting a posy or two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invite the Great Outdoors into Your Home

In announcing its color of the year, Pantone lauded Greenery for its “vitality of nature and new beginnings.” We recommend refreshing tired surroundings or calming busy interiors by bringing the soft, desaturated tone into your environment. Greenery answers the call for simplicity and evokes the grounding of nature, making it the ideal color to redefine a room. Almost every brand of paint incorporates a color like Greenery into its palette this year. Some of our other favorite ways to introduce Greenery into your environment include throws, furniture and appliances.

Sources: A: Alpaca Throw, Johnathan Adler B: KitchenAid Mixer C: Leather Pouf, All Modern D: Parsons Bed, Room & Board E: Rustic Platter, Williams Sonoma