TRENDS

Dying Over Ethnic Rugs

March 23, 2017

ethnic rugs

Characterized by unique textural and color combinations and abundance of organic materials, eclectic collector home style crosses the boundaries of culture, geography, and design epochs. Creativity is integral to luxe bohemian décor: for eclectic-minded designers, stylistic conventions are more of a broad signpost than a set of unbending rules, and the main focus of decorating attention is shifted to the eccentric, the reinterpreted, and the re-imagined. From ground up, homes styled following in global traveler’s footprints exude originality, buoyancy, and inimitable charisma that comes from ingenious amalgamation of elements. For this reason, rugs used to achieve the recognizable luxury bohemian look often feature ethnic prints, or are crafted from natural materials, or even tastefully layered for increased aesthetic value.

Minimalism streaked with ethnic vibes

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Trend Alert: Botanical Craze

March 14, 2017

botanical trend

For several years now Mother Nature has been slowly sneaking back into our interiors. Plants, botanical wallpapers, prints and graphic art are conquering our homes in a great style. Besides the aesthetic value, giving the interior new character and making it feel more lively, they also have a positive effect on our body and soul. While plants release oxygen and clean the air, plant motifs clarify our minds making us more productive and concentrated.

Plants

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All the Colors of the Year 2017

March 1, 2017

At the end of 2016, the world’s top paint production companies declared their 2017 colors of the year. You are obviously not going to repaint your whole house or change the furniture to match the trends of each passing season, but you are without a doubt already seeing these shades pop up all around you starting from your favorite furniture store to Pinterest. Let’s have a glance at some of these new trendy colors for the current year.

Pantone inspired by Nature

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Muted Colors – In the Spotlight

February 14, 2017

Interior trends change fast, it’s hard to keep up! But every interior designer (or enthusiast) on the hunt for inspiration can spot the trend while in its roots. One of them that is having a major moment are muted colors. Last year was all about Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue, but it seems like 2017 is going to be even more stained in subdued shades!

What are muted colors? When you mute sound, you make it quieter. Same goes for the colors. When you mute the color, you reduce its vibrancy, it becomes faded, quieter and partially desaturated. Plain blue ends up being dusky or deep sea blue, green becomes earthly green or olive, yellow transforms into dusted yellow etc. If you want a more subtle color presence in the interior of your home, opting for muted colors is the way to go. They will give you the freedom to play around with other shades, add patterns and texture, making your decorating choices almost endless. Let’s take a glimpse at some of the muted hues’ hidden powers.

Forest Green

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Wining and Dining: Scandinavian Style

January 20, 2017

dining room

Scandinavian bedrooms and living rooms are very stylish, but you should not stop there if you want to transform your home into Nordic-inspired eye-candy. Although relatively modest size-wise, kitchens in North European homes are characterized by peerless elegance and superior spatial economy, and they are often seamlessly blended into dining or living rooms for utmost functionality. Here are some tips on how to take your cooking area to the superior Scandinavian level: be prepared to privately whistle in awe!

1. Creative material combinations

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Japandi: The New Design Movement Taking Over the World by Storm

January 7, 2017

scandinavian wabi sabi japandi

One of the trends that we are looking forward this year is a stylistic fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian interior designs, otherwise called Japandi. It was only a matter of time when these two styles will join forces to create something truly unique. Drawing inspiration from the Japanese wabi-sabi (principle of finding beauty in imperfection) and Scandinavian clean, streamlined yet playful design, Japandi creates a soulful and unique interior design style that will change homes all around the world in 2017.

The Scandinavian Simplicity

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Where Design Eras Collide: Modern, Vintage or Both?

December 16, 2016

interior design

Vintage seems to be the new black in the interior design world, and retro-inspired elements are taking chic living areas by a storm these days. Still, a vintage home makeover should be handled with special care to avoid extreme stylistic contrasts and excess visual detail. To stay on the safe side of the timeless décor formula, turn to exquisite blends of classic and modern elements and spice up home aesthetics with a few playful boho, Nordic, or eclectic traveler touches. Here are a few simple tips to help you come up with an evergreen yet up-to-date décor masterpiece.

Build from Mid-Century Barebones

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How to Decorate with Pale Pink

August 2, 2016

Pale Pink Moodboard created on www.sampleboard.com

 

Light pink tends to be associated with retro decor, children’s rooms, or antiquated bed and breakfast furnishings. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s good news for lovers of this gentle color. Rose Quartz was named Pantone Color of the Year in 2016 and is cropping up to show its sophisticated side. Home decor enthusiasts can use this as an opportunity to re-brand the “girly” hue as something a little more versatile.

So forget the doilies and roses. Instead, check out fresher takes on pale pink from Home Improvement Leads.

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How to create a colour inspiration board

September 17, 2015

pastel color inspiration board created on www.sampleboard.com

 

In this colour inspiration board I used the following tools and techniques in the SampleBoard editor.

  1. Print-quality portrait canvas size
  2. “Pinter Etsy” style template
  3. Built-in search the web keyword search “pastels” to find pastel-inspired images
  4. ColourLovers to find pastel colour swatches
  5. Shape tool to create the circle
  6. Text tool

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Fab Find // Designer Eyewear Warby Parker launches The Corner Collection

October 9, 2014

Warby Parker glasses mood board created on www.sampleboard.com

Warby Parker, an online designer eyewear company’s story is pretty cool – to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price, while leading the way for socially-conscious businesses. I love how they offer a “home try-on” – you can pick 5 pairs and they ship it to you for free, as well as a virtual try-on service.

According to Warby Parker, a good frame is all about the shape.

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