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Home Design Trends // Bright Yellow

Pantone has just announced it’s first character-inspired and branded color and we approve!  “Minion Yellow” is a bright shade inspired by and named after the lovable, kooky creatures from the Despicable Me film series. What we love about this playful hue is its ability to create a happy, uplifting feeling to any area in the home you choose to incorporate it. We’ve used this color in a few projects lately and you can really see how it has an amazing ability to transform a space.

Photo: Chameleon Design

Photo: Chameleon Design

Photo: Chameleon Design

Photo: Chameleon Design

Photo: Chameleon Design

Photo: Chameleon Design

Photo: Chameleon Design

Photo: Chameleon Design

Photo: Chameleon Design

Photo: Chameleon Design

Home Design Trends // Chintz

Floral patterns may scream 80’s, but they’ve made a roaring comeback. Combined with modern accents, they can look very chic. Few fabrics have the crisp look and fresh attitude of chintz. The pattern also has the ability to soften things. It’s a great way to both feminize and offset hard lines in modern homes.

Mademoiselle Chair, Kartell

Serving Tray, Juliska

Pillow Sham, Megduerksen.com

Home Design Trends // Wood & White

Nothing looks better against wood than crisp, contrasting white. When you pair this color combo with the clean lines of modern mid-century furniture, you get design perfection. The look goes with just about anything too! Add a touch to your home and watch your space transform.

Dining Table, Euro Style

Dining Table, Euro Style

Dresser, West Elm

Dresser, West Elm

Rocking Chair, Eames

Rocking Chair, Eames

Table Lamp, JC Penny

Table Lamp, JC Penny

Home Design Trends // Navy Blue

Lately we’re loving pops of indigo blue and deep navy in home design. These rich colors make the perfect backdrop for statement art, and are ideal in cozy library spaces with built-in shelving or cabinets. Navy is the rare color that pairs well with others and can be used as a neutral or as an accent to lend any indoor or outdoor space a classic look. It’s also the perfect complement to Marsala, the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year, as its deep natural hues become extra vibrant against warm earth tones.

Sofa, Room & Board 

Rug, Madeline Weinrib

Curtains, West Elm

Home Design Trends // Painterly Prints

As Spring approaches, the weather will be brightening along with our color palettes. A trend that looks set to make an impact is ‘painterly’ homewares, which means anything with a watercolor or brush stroke style effect. From art prints through to rugs, cushions, tableware and even glass, you can spot painterly effects everywhere. Here is a selection of products to help you bring the look into your own home.

Pillow: Eskayal

Dinnerware Collection: Diane Von Furstenberg

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Dreamscape Mural: Anthropologie

Rug: Kelly Wearstler

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

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Photo: Chameleon Design

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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