Spring Design Trends

This spring’s trends reflect modern neutrals and subtle accents. We are seeing many grey tones in bedding, drapes, and rugs. This modern take on spring renewal is a drastic change from bright spring colors we’ve seen in the past. This spring we are focusing more on vibrant accent colors to pop in contrast with the subdued greys surrounding them. Modern accessories are a beautiful way to accent this style in your spring design. Unique shapes and colors can add an interesting attention piece to your space.

Stixx Bed Linens from CB2

Another trend that has been pushing its way into priority the past few years is sustainable design. We are seeing many new items coming into the market with a focus on reusable and recycled material. This is another great reflection of spring season’s renewal. Get creative with the way you stay green in your home. Being eco-conscious no longer means sacrificing design and style. Industrial-inspired furniture made from reusable materials have made an impressive entry into the design world this year. The unique contrast of industrialism with eco-friendly design has captivated both designers and home owners alike. There are many great options for the green designer today, making it easy to freshen your design while helping your environment.

This spring keep things clean, fresh, and green.

May’s Color of the Month: Maroon

Maroon’s deep red tone compliments a variety of colors, bringing an added dimension to an otherwise neutral space. Both browns and whites are dramatically contrasted with the rich wine hues of maroon. When using neutrals it is important to pay attention to accent colors and details. Maroon is a great way to make a specific piece pop out from the rest of your design. A great example of this is the use of maroon in a painting. This primarily yellow and gold painting is contrasted nicely with the deep maroon accent. This would add vibrant color to any contemporary space.

“My Season” from Z Gallerie

Bright Ideas

Picking the right lighting for your space can change the entire feel of your design. Lighting can be the jewelry of your room and greatly affect the mood of an interior. It is important to consider adding depth to your design with interesting lighting such as unique pendants and chandeliers, dramatic table lamps, and distinctive floor pieces. Adding a new angle or light, whether it be from a hanging pendant or a low profiled table lamp adds a new dimension to your space without changing your design. This is not to say that recessed lights should be avoided. The beauty of lighting is how it can change the mood and feel of a room without any drastic measures. Thus, having both recessed lighting along with decorative accent pieces can allow you to change your space with a flip of a switch.