Design Trends for Fall 2018

Fall is fast approaching! This is a good time to consider updating your space to reflect the coming season. Want to know what’s trending? If you follow fashion – design is usually right behind it.

Trending: “the overall need for flexibility within interiors” ~ Allyson Rees, Editor at Global Style Network.

As I have mentioned in a number of my blogs, décor should double as storage and decorative items – multi-functional items are big players.

OVER SIZED FLORALS

Who doesn’t love florals? Especially large ones! From cushions, bedsheets, wall murals, to artwork – adding some deep black or navy will allow the large florals to be the “stars of the show”

EARTH TONES

Bring in some earth tones. Sage is becoming the new ‘neutral’. Bring in some natural wood grains and some natural patina furnishings to add elements of texture and shape to the space.

And don’t forget to look-up my friends!  Statement ceiling designs are quite popular right now. Anything from wood mazes, tiling, wallpaper and paint – anything to make it stand out. Got to love it!

Photo compliments of Ideas For home Decorating

GO BIG OR GO SMALL

And I’m talking accessories! Bring on the black, (if you’re not a fan, just do a small element of it). Or go for the huge trending navy blue, true blue or velvety blue. Who doesn’t love the deep blues?  Lastly “think pink” Yes pink! All things dusty rose or that old fashioned pink. Make a statement with a deep velvety pink chair (my favorite) or a large cushioned sofa.

Picture compliments of Amara

WARM FEEL GOODS

Don’t forget the conscious, handcrafted pieces – the feel good textured pieces; such as tufted rugs, warm quilts and rattan lampshades. These will make for a very cozy (+ stylish) fall season.

Picture compliments of Lonny Magazine

As always, keeping this clutter free is a must and using the simple muted tones and monochromatic pallets will be a nice compliment for the upcoming season.

If you don’t know where to start or just need a little push, drop us a note or picture. We are always glad to help!

Create a Beautiful + Functional Hall Entrance

What drives you crazy about your hall entrance area? Do you find it has become a dumping
ground for papers, keys, footwear etc? Is it functioning properly? In this blog, I’d like to offer
some suggestions to help you create a more functional and welcoming entry space.

You have one chance to make a first impression when someone enters your space.

Depending on the size of your entryway and whether you have a small closet or not, will make a difference with regards to storage.

Usually when I come in the door, I always have my hands full. Whether it’s my coffee,
mail/newspaper, keys, purse or work bag, I’m always carrying stuff and I’m sure you find yourself in the same situation.

Utilize your vertical space by the door by adding a nice size decorative mirror (always good to
check your lipstick or hair when leaving home). You can hang a key rack as well – making your keys visible and easy to grab.
If space allows, add a small table, dresser or bench. By doing this, you can put your mail, bag or
purse down when removing your shoes/boots. If you have the space for a dresser, this is great for
storing sunglasses, scarves, gloves, a lint brush, a flashlight, an umbrella etc. If your lighting is
dim in this area, add a nice decorative lamp or two wall sconces. If space only allows for a small
bench, put some storage baskets underneath it for storing items.

When my kids were little, I always had three small baskets underneath a bench in our front
hallway for all their stuff – one sock, a mitten, chewed gum, empty juice boxes, notes from
school – it was all in there! Once a week we or mostly me, would tackle the junk!
When looking at your floor, consider warming the entrance way with a nice welcoming hall
runner carpet. Don’t forget the rubber backing, you don’t want to be slipping and sliding! To
avoid having a shoe store in your hallway, add a small shoe rack with 6 rungs – that way you
won’t be able to have more than 6 pairs of shoes in this space.
Remember – the goal is to keep it organized and tidy; warm and welcoming! You
will love having everything at your fingers tips in a hurry.
If you find your entrance area space isn’t working for you or your family, feel free to send me
some photos and I’ll send you some complimentary feedback.

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