Trends

02Jan 2017

Top Trend for 2017

It’s a throwback to the 90’s. Yes we’re Ice Ice Baby again. In fashion and home decor. How, you ask? If you look at what’s happening in fashion today, it’s reflecting on interiors.

1, Velvet 

The velvet baby doll dress and chokers that we wore in the 90’s are now in fashion again and anything velvet in home decor. You see this with upholstery furniture, beautiful throw pillows, and lush window treatments.

Velvet chair

velvet-pillows

Photo via: Pinterest

2, Jewel tones

Jewel tones are rich in color and have depth.

When I first started my career in design, I was working at Ethan Allen as a designer in the mid 90’s Ethan Allen had a collection of fabrics that were in jewel tones. The fabrics had a repeating color of Sapphire, Emerald, Amethyst, Rubies, and gold. They had coordinating patterns a damask, stripes, and plaid. This was a sophisticated bold aesthetics.

Now these colors are being seen in residential designs. By way of vibrant wall colors and rich velvet upholstery.

bright-jewel-tone

photo via: Sherwin Williams paint

 

Benjamin Moore color of the year 2017

Benjamin Moore color of the year 2017

via: Benjamin Moore Shadow 2117-30

 I’m currently repainting an accent wall in a dark blue Sherman Williams paint color name Jay Blue.
SW6797 Jay Blue

SW6797 Jay Blue

I feel you’ll see this trend developing more in late 2017 or in 2018.

 

3, Gold

The final trend gold or back in the days we used to call it brass. Today’s gold is more modern and not the ornate brass from the 90’s.

windborn-studio-hardware

Photo via: Windborn Studios www,windbornstudios,net

 

Gold accessories

Gold accessories

What these three trends have in common are modern, sophisticated, and luxury. They display a more mature style.

 

If you’re looking for that luxury design, we can create that for you at Creative Spaces and Designs.

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13Jul 2016

Re-purpose With Reclaimed Lumber

Bar Barn Doors

Bar Barn Doors

A few years ago, I designed furniture and kitchen cabinetry from reclaimed barn wood for a local company.  It has become very poplar to use reclaimed lumber for home décor and furniture.  This is a one-of-kind design because each piece of lumber has its own fingerprint with grain and colors.

The use of reclaimed lumber in residential or commercial spaces is aesthetically pleasing to add dimension, warmth, and texture. You can add a little bit of history to your space from a 100 year old piece of timber that is a hand hewn beam for your next fireplace mantel.

Sun Burst Mirror, TV Unit, Mantel

Sun Burst Mirror, TV Unit, Mantel

 

Some of the characteristics of reclaimed lumber are splitting, cracking, bowing, and expanding and contracting. Older timber from barns or old building materials from 75-100 years ago are strong because they have age without today pollutions.

Cocktail Table

Cocktail Table

When working with reclaim lumber you want to make sure that the following steps are taken.

  • Fully clean the wood of debris (mold, dirt, and  poop from barnwood) yes you can find 50year old poo on barnwood and make sure you clean in a well ventilated area.
  • Sand it well so you won’t get slivers. A wire brush or a plainer works well.
  • Make sure you seal the wood for furniture and cabinets because the wood is very porous. Use a water base polyurethane sealer. Wood oil is also a good option too.

 

For your next design project think about using some reclaimed lumber wood to clad a wall or design a custom pieces of furniture.

Let us design a one-of –kind of furnishing for you at Creative Spaces & Designs

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03Aug 2014

Today’s wallpaper

Wallpaper or wallcovering are making a strong come back. They are not the 80’s English Floral design wallpaper. They are now oversize patterns and bold colors. Wallcovering is a great way to add interest to any space with depth, texture, and architectural detail. It can be used as an accent wall or a complete room, and lets not forget the fifth wall the ceiling.

For example grasscloth wallpaper is traditional wallcovering will never go out of style, but You can now find glasscloth paper in fun bright colors you may desire.

Geometric patterns are a stylish patterns that makes for a good neutral pattern. The new geometric wire frame pattern is cool updated look. Floral pattern are now done in beautiful oversize scale patterns palettes of colors that are contrast and would never been used together 10 years ago

Wallcovering is now more fun than ever before. It’s not just florals, stripes, or plaids. It’s large fun animals silhouettes prints, sculls, or metallic. All these wonderful patterns and textural elements are now available because of technology. With new print processes and HD imaging, allows my clients more way to reflect their lifestyle in their designs projects.

I recently use wallpaper by Candice Olson. It was a gray-blue tone with dimensional surface sand embed in to the pattern of a white swirly ribbon stripe. This paper was perfect for the lake house project a casual elegant cottage. #wallpaper #wallcovering #design #trends #candiseolson #creativespaces&designs #grcreativespacess @grcreativespace

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