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18

TOP INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS IN 2022

Posted by: Sherry Davidson in News, Tips
 

With a new year, comes a new opportunity to refresh your space. Whether it is a fresh coat of paint or a remodel, making changes to your home can provide value and a renewed sense of appreciation. Enjoy a round-up of the TOP interior design trends of 2022! 

Vintage Elements

If you have bought anything in the past year and a half, you have likely encountered supply chain shortages and delays. This disruption has caused many to embrace the old, one-of-a-kind pieces that many would overlook. Shopping vintage is not only a sustainable interior design option but adds character to your space. 

Black Accents

The addition of black brings an elevated contrast to your space. To a neutral-based room, black provides edge and depth creating visual interest. This trend was popularized when Urbane Bronze was named the 2021 Sherwin Williams Color of the Year. This timeless, sophisticated warm black pairs beautifully with whites, grays, greens, and amber hues. 

Home Bars

With the resurgence of interest in craft cocktails and beer and increased at-home entertainment, home bars are making a comeback! Elegant bar carts and built-in alcoves provide a dedicated space to showcase your collection of booze and glassware. This adults-only space is a must for those who love to entertain and impress. 

Versatile Spaces

The pandemic has influenced many design trends in 2022. One that likely won’t go away is the need for rooms to serve multiple purposes. Maximizing functionality and practicality has become a top priority as working from home is more common than ever. However, form doesn’t have to be sacrificed for the sake of function. Get creative and research unique ways to have all your needs met in your home. 

Your home is your haven and spicing up your space can make a big difference in the way you love your home.

 
 
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May
 
3

Top Interior Design Trends of 2021

Posted by: Sherry Davidson in News, Tips
 

While in quarantine, you’ve likely grown an appreciation and love for the interior design of your home out of a renewed respect for your space. To satisfy the newfound designer in you, enjoy a roundup of the latest interior design trends of 2021! 

Wallpaper

In recent years, wallpaper has become increasingly popular and it looks like wallpaper has made its official comeback in 2021 in a new and exciting way! Wallpaper can be used to create a statement wall, add a pop of color, and even make a bold statement when used on the ceiling. Peel-and-stick wallpaper has led the charge in the wallpaper comeback because of how easy it is to remove and change, especially for renters or homeowners with evolving tastes. 

House Plants

Bridge the gap from outdoor to indoor living with fresh, luscious greenery. Plants not only bring natural beauty to a home, but have the added benefit of purifying the air and improving your mood. Some of our favorite low maintenance house plants include Bird’s Nest Fern, Bromeliad, and, the nearly impossible to kill, Snake Plant! 

Multifunctional Spaces

This trend is inevitably a side effect of the quarantine. With more people working from home and schools going virtual, rooms were quickly serving multiple purposes as everyone adapted to quarantined life. However, these spaces don’t have to sacrifice style. Maintaining a seamless flair throughout the room will not only unify the space, but make it more enjoyable and productive to spend time in. 

Textured Walls

Adding texture to your walls is the perfect accent to any space that needs a little boost. Textured walls bring dimension and mood to a space. With the addition of textured walls, rooms will appear larger as eyes will be drawn to the outer edge of the room. Trending textured wall applications include marble slabs, padded velvet walls and plastered walls.

Natural Elements

Organic materials and natural wood hues are making a statement in 2021. From earthy tones, terracotta vases, marble, and wicker there is no shortage of options to add natural mediums to your decor. The earthy appeal is just another way to add texture to your home especially if you have upholstered furniture. Adding natural accessories can help make your home more welcoming and complete. 

Sustainable Design

This year, interior design will take a more conscious approach than ever. While some will shop at antique and thrift shops for unique pieces to bring back back to life, others will research to find designers whose production is ethical and sustainable. Choosing decor made from wood, bamboo, cork and recycled metals are easy ways to make an impact on the environment. 

 
 
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May
 
15

Popcorn Personality

Posted by: Rick Pariani in Tips
 

If you have been following along with this Series, you know that in our last article, “Like an Athlete in Training – Picture This”, I shared ideas on how to personalize the show and sale of your home.

I suggested that you don’t have to “stage” your home for sale as if it is a model home. I recommended that you showcase your home’s personality and portray it as a “happy home” enjoyed by family and friends. I thought I had evidence of the wisdom of that approach when we got feedback from a buyer who said “we can see ourselves living here”.

Well – Life is about Learning and Learning is Life.

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For Floridians, a pricey electricity bill during the summer is just par for the course. According to the Florida Public Service Commission, the cost to cool your home can increase 12% for each degree setting below 78 degrees. But, there are relatively simple and effective ways to help keep your AC costs down without having to adjust your thermostat at all.

1. Create shade for your roof. Much of the heat that enters your home from the sun comes in via the roof. Planting shady trees around your home will help block out some of that heat. Head to a nursery and find some strong 15 or 20 ft. shade trees, and within a few years, your trees will provide your home with significant shade from the hot sun.

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