Design Tip Tuesday: 5 Things We're Loving Right Now!
5 Things We Are Loving Right Now!
1. Distinctive Hardware
The days of going to a hardware store and picking up your average pull or knob for your kitchen, bathroom, or built-in projects are starting to become a thing of the past and for good reason! Instead Wayfair, Build, Pottery Barn, Rejuvenation, CB2, Etsy, and many others offer a wide variety of designs, finishes, textures, that aren't so "builder grade". In the photo above we used leather pulls, glass, and slimmer designs for added touch of character and it's something not many people have!
Here at PID we've been pushing wallpaper for some time (we were ahead of the trends (; ) but recently our clients are becoming more and more on board! The days of your grandma's kitchen vineyard border wallpaper design are over. As you can see from the photos above, wallpaper can be bold and really define and elevate a space. There are many designs that we use (or our other design friends use) that are more subtle. These make a nice impact whether it's as a feature wall, the ceiling, staircase, laundry room, or all over. The last two photos have the same wallpaper, but in each space it has a different feel.
3. Bringing back Stained Cabinetry
Over the last ten years or so having stained cabinetry was outdated and everyone stayed away after the scarring golden oak did to us. Now it's coming back and coming back faster than we thought! We're seeing stained cabinetry in kitchen with a mixture of a painted perimeter and a stained island to create a warmer space. Same thing goes for bathrooms or built-ins, having stained cabinetry can look more natural and inviting than painted. And oak is back. Crazy to think, but we having done it recently at PID. Tufted white oak is the new trend and we are here for it!
4. Statement Doors
The builder grade doors (while do have a more simple design) are cost effective. But... there’s a whole world of opportunities with statement doors! This includes such things as fretwork, arches, frosted glass, floor to ceiling height, barn doors, or painted a bold color. These create an eye catching pop within a room. Something as small as paint can make a widely different feel within a space. You can change it over time, so it isn’t permanent! Another thing to note is that a door can be like a work of art, framed and a true thing of beauty.
5. The Plant / Bungalow Vibe
Textures such as wicker, rattan, macrame, and real plants, are coming back in style and as a plant lover I can't be more excited!
A new phase of design with natural textures and shades are starting to take off. Green (plants) are actually becoming viewed as a neutral! Black is being used as a neutral!
The rise in textured baskets, layered rugs, and having real vs fake plants are becoming more popular. Natural textures or shades are taken from the Earth and won't be leaving or going out of style anytime soon. And as more people are working from home, teaching their kids in creative spaces, and reimagining what they want their home to be, they want it feel comfortable, fresh, and inspired.
Thank you for joining in and reading! I hope you got an insight into what we do, who we work with, the reality behind making old spaces new, and how awesome are clients are!