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Home Design Trends // Pantone’s Color of the Year: Marsala

Reviews for Pantone’s latest color pick have been mixed, but we like it as an accent color for the home and its rich and earthy tone could be easily used as an updated neutral in any room- as long as it’s done sparingly. The shade would work nicely in the kitchen or dining room, as red shades stimulate the appetite. It would also work well in a powder room, as you can go for stronger, more daring choices in rooms that you don’t spend a lot of time in. The color is deep so just make sure your space has some white and/or natural light so that it doesn’t come off too dark and moody.

Style-wise, Marsala lends well to the bohemian look that is so popular right now. I can see us using it in a beautiful Moroccan rug, accent pillows or upholstery. It’s a beautiful shade and if used correctly, will lend an heir of sophistication to your home.

Mid-Century Sofa, West Elm

Wool Rug, Bloomingdale’s

Powder Room, House Beautiful

Pendant Lamp, Matter

Home Design Trends // Blush Accents

Everything’s coming up roses in home decor items at the moment. If you’re looking to add a touch of softness and elegance to a room there’s no better color than blush pink. A barely there hue that can almost be considered a neutral, a few pops of soft pink in your home can look beautiful and modern, without being too feminine if done properly. Here are some items we’re loving right now:


Table Lamp, CB2

Sofa, Madeline Stuart

Accent Pillow, Stylizimo

Glass Stemware, Crate & Barrel

Home Design Trends // Moroccan Rugs

Moroccan rugs have become hot tickets in home decor, the trendiest of this style being the Beni Ourain. Traditionally hand-woven by the indigenous people of Morocco since the Paleolithic Era, they have a high-pile wool design with a neutral ivory background and a contrasting geometric pattern, usually in black or brown. The design world caught on a decade or so ago and now mainstream stores such as West Elm and Restoration Hardware are producing less expensive versions, though the vintage items are still available if you’re willing to pay more.

Photo: Target

Photo: Restoration Hardware

Photo: Vintage Rug, Madeline Weinrib

Photo: West Elm


Photo: Chameleon Design


Photo: Chameleon Design

Home Design Trends // Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed wood pieces make beautiful home decorations, bringing a popular eco trend into modern interiors. Reclaimed wood pieces from old barns and fences, old wooden ships and rustic pallets, pieces of old furniture and decor accessories are now used for modern home decor, adding a unique texture, rustic flavor and rich colors of old wood to modern interiors.

Photo: Chameleon Design

Photo: Pinterest

Photo: Pinterest

Photo: Restoration Hardware

Home Design Trends // Marble

We featured marbled patterns as a trend earlier this year and we love a marble kitchen and bath, but we’re also excited about the emerging popularity of marble furniture which is one of today’s hottest materials. What was once thought of as a palatial supply is now the epitome of sleek modern design, thanks to simple forms that allow the veining of the material to take center stage. Rather than being ornate, today’s marble furniture is clean-lined and will add a beautiful touch to any room.

Saarinen Dining Table, DWR

Wall Clock, Dwell

Bathroom Accessories, H&M

Arco Floor Lamp, Room & Board

Fruit Bowl, When Objects Work

Home Design Trends // Rose Gold Accents

Having taken the fashion world by storm, rose gold accents have made their way into the interior design world. This finish is now available on plumbing fixtures, hardware and flatware. Rose gold is a gold alloy made from a combination of gold and copper. It has a warm, pink hue and lends to an elegant, timeless and warm feeling in the home.

Photo: Tray Table, Phillip Mainzer

Photo: Lamp, Nate Berkus

Photo: Flatware, Anthropologie

Photo: Pinterest

Home Design Trends // Tassels

Tassels have a long history of being used in decorative arts adorning European palaces, homes and people dating as far back as ancient times. But today’s tassel embellishments being used on furniture and fashion offer tremendous variety.  They’re fresh and sexy, glamorous and artful, and can be bohemian chic or modern; every home appreciates that.  Here are some looks that may work for your home:

Pillow, Furbish.com

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Curtains, Anthropologie

Throw, West Elm

Photo: Pinterest

Home Design Trends // Artisan Pieces

Handmade and artisan craft pieces are currently a big home decor trend, ranging from knit accessories to imperfect pottery. Marketplaces like Etsy have created a platform for creative-types to sell their handmade products to people from all over the world, growing this desire for decor pieces with character. Many retailers have picked up on this trend and have designed pieces to appear handmade, with a slight irregularities or adding a rustic finish to create the appearance of age.

Rope Dyed Pillow, Mercado Global 

Handmade Mug, Leif Shop

Striped Tablecloth, Little Market

Handwoven Market Basket, Connected Goods

Home Design Trends // Exposed Bulbs

Exposed light bulbs and bulbs with transparent shades are popping up everywhere and in all manner of modern interior schemes. Also called an Edison bulb, its getting all sorts of attention as part of the industrial-chic trend. At just a few extra bucks a pop, they can turn a simple fixture into a statement piece.

Photo: Pinterest

Photo: Jasper Sconce, Pottery Barn


Photo: Reeves Pendant, Arteriors

Three Jar Chandelier, West Elm

Home Design Trends // Monochromatic Color Schemes

With home decor, sometimes it’s the most simple statements that make the biggest impact. The monochromatic look has been on the rise this year, and there are no signs of it slowing down. Monochromatic color schemes are color palettes based off of the same color spectrum. When they’re done right they make a big statement and can add sophistication and interest in your home.

Photo: Pinterest

Photo: Chameleon Design

Photo: Pinterest

Photo: Chameleon Design