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Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

Every year in December, Pantone, the world-wide authority on colour announces the next years colour of the year. And every year it’s met with mixed reactions. The pantone colour of the year 2018 was no different – Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple, was met with surprise, excitement and in some cases passionate disapproval.

2018 Interior Design Trends

2018 interior design trends

Happy New Year Friends!

I’m not sure why, but it seems that with the flip of the calendar, comes a whole new set of trends. Trends in fashion, food and of course home decor. While I’m not one to follow design trends, favoring instead to create spaces that are classic and timeless – the kind that allow my clients to grow and adapt.  More often than not, what looks best in your home is what feels best to your soul.  It is hard not to be curious about what’s trending.  After all trends are a great way to see what’s new and perhaps discover something you didn’t know existed. So here are some of my favorite 2018 Interior Design Trends.

Bar Cart Styling 101

bar cart styling 101

The festive season is upon us – cue the jubilation and glee!  Without sounding too cliche, it really is the most wonderful time of year. And even though the snow has disappeared in Calgary (for the time being), I’m not going to let that dampen my spirit.  The decorations are out, the Pentatonix Christmas album is on repeat and I’ve baked my first batch of Christmas cookies!

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

I realize the actual line is ‘magic mirror on the wall ….’ but it didn’t have the same effect as the title for this post.  So, mirror, mirror on the wall it is.  Now that I’ve cleared that up, any guesses what today’s post is about? 😉 That’s right – mirrors!  They are one of the most used tools in a designers toolbox.  Mirrors can help create the illusion of more space, brighten a room, and add impact and interest for a fraction of the cost of art.

Colour Crush: Terracotta and Navy

colour crush: terracotta and navy

Thanksgiving has come and gone here in Canada and while most of the country nurses a turkey and pie hangover, I’m back at it with a fall inspired colour crush: terracotta and navy.

If you read my post on transitioning your space for fall, you know that I am not one to decorate with traditional colours like red, yellow and orange.  Favouring instead textures and layers to create a cozy space to welcome cooler temps.

The Fifth Wall

the fifth wall

If I had my way, I’d paint every client’s walls white, or an ever so soft grey.  Perhaps in a moment of daring, a deep saturated blue.  If you’re not ready to commit to painting an entire room, how about just one wall? Or more specifically, the fifth wall?

That’s right, one of the easiest ways to make a statement and add drama to a space is to paint the ceiling.  Too much?  Stick around and I promise I’ll have you reconsidering by the end of this post.

Interior Trend: Open Shelving in Kitchens

open shelving in kitchensWhile the thought of open shelving in kitchens may make you nervous, it’s an interior trend that just doesn’t want to let up. From open pipe to floating to built ins, they are everywhere. And yes, no one wants their messy life out on display for everyone to see, but open shelving in kitchens creates the illusion of more space and allows for creativity and artist expression.

Creativity and artistic expression? That’s right. When styled right, they not only allow easy access to all your everyday essentials, but offer a space to share a bit of who you are, in a room that can sometimes lack personality.

My Dream Dorm Room

dream dorm roomIt’s back to school time (can you believe it?!), for some it’s a time for excitement (hello parents 😉 ) and for others there’s sadness and a longing for summer to last just a little while longer (hello students!).  While I would never wish summer away, I do love this time of year, the crispness in the air, the return to routine and new beginnings, creates an energy and sense of excitement that I just adore.