The fall trend I am most excited about is rattan and other woven textures. I am seeing many woven lighting fixtures, furnishings, and accessories for this season. They add a beautiful ambiance of warmth and texture to a modern space. I also appreciate a little bohemian flare. This trend is 100% my style!
Ways to Incorporate Black Into Your Space
Recently as I was doing my nightly scroll through Pinterest, I noticed that I was consistently pinning any photo that featured black, dramatic accents. This was so strange for me! I love light, white, bright, anything that looks open and clean. I realized, after looking back through the photos I had just pinned, that I was being drawn to the drama. Having black accents gives you space a focal point. It gives your space some "umph" (one of my favorite words when I am at a loss for the perfect term). I wanted to share with you all what I found!
I’ve been a full time designer for just two years now so I am definitely still finding my style and learning what my likes and dislikes are. When I first started working in the field, I listened to what those around me said “never mix your metals.” Basically if you use stainless in one room, you must use it throughout that space and/ or throughout the whole house; if you use bronze, you must do the same everywhere else. I stood by this rule for my first year or so until recently. I started to realize that I actually love the look of mixed metals! I will say that my style is very eclectic so far. I seem to like aspects of all different types of designs so I think this is why I love the mixed metal look so much. I don’t like to be locked into just one color, texture, or theme.
When I sit down to do research on the latest trends in design, I feel as though I am always seeing more of the same. Every kitchen has painted cabinets. More specifically, every kitchen has white painted cabinets. I have LOVED this trend for the most part. I have especially loved that it is now trending to paint your cabinet’s colors other than white which helps mix things up. However, as I have been working on creating a welcoming environment in my own home, I have found that all of my painted finishes lack warmth for everyday living. This is not just because I like a cooler color palette; I finally realized that what was missing was just the simplicity of wood. I had painted all of my wood and it made everything seem so unnatural.
Because I had already painted my cabinets and I loved the colors, I was able to incorporate wood elements in my own home in other ways, but it did get me thinking…
Why are natural wood cabinets not more popular? I don’t mean your traditional cherry or mahogany wood… or any of the other dark, warm, red toned woods that would not go with today’s trending need to be “light, bright, and airy.” I mean just plain and simple – leave it alone – natural wood.
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