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Ready for 2017?

Ready for 2017?

Will you be making changes in 2017 based on your experiences this past year? Trends that I viewed at the High Point Furniture & Accessory Market in the Fall and forecasts from Dering Hall will give you some inspiration for the New Year. And what do you think about Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year ~ SHADOW? I love it!

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How do you rate 2016? Will you be making any changes or adjustments based on your experiences during the year? The reactions to this question are mixed I’m sure.

In an attempt to predict choices that people will make for their home in 2017, I looked at trends that I viewed at the High Point Furniture & Accessory Market in the Fall. See photo gallery below. In addition, Dering Hall a virtual furniture retail store, compiled a list of trends that they have forecasted for the New Year. Here are some excerpts below from their article. And what do you think about Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year ~ SHADOW? I love it!



Understated Luxury ~ “We see an appreciation of luxury that is quiet, understated, and personal gaining momentum in 2017. Our clients want their residences to feel luxurious but also welcoming, warm, and most importantly, authentic. This means creating spaces that feel highly personal with a piece of original art, beautiful accessory, bespoke lighting or custom furnishing. Anything that is truly loved is a luxury that will always bring joy.” E. Metcalfe Interiors & Design, Inc.

Eclectic Style & Global Influences ~ “I feel like more and more the world of design is going eclectically global. Design does not just have to be one dimensional and themed by a specific genre of influence. In 2017, I feel interiors will become even more layered with contrasting elements and periods of style.” Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors

Parchment, Raffia & Rattan ~ “…We’re also seeing a lot of raffia and rattan coming through on chairs…Overall, what stands out for 2017 is the Scandinavian design companies. In both lighting and furniture, a more relaxed look is on its way.” Taylor Howes

Open, Communal Layouts ~ “Open, communal living spaces where friends and families gather to eat, converse, write, work, entertain and be entertained, and even sleep, will continue to gain popularity as a way to get comfortable in a world of rapidly accelerating changes. The handmade, the textural, the artisanal and the collected will trump sleekness in 2017… A Portuguese farm table keeps company with hardy, custom swivel chairs, a rustic bench, a rug picked up in Morocco and a Jean Prouvé industrial light fixture…adds just the right touch of understated cool to this multi-purpose gathering hub.” Katie Leede & Co.


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August Design Newsletter, 2023

We are so excited for the progress on our new Design-Build project.
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This year at Spring Market we were able to discover rugs made from Recycled PET Yarn. PET yarn is created from plastic bottles and 100% sustainable. PET yarn has excellent performance attributes as it is stain and weather resistant. So we say it is ‘LIVABLE LUXURY’ approved!

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Oct. Design Newsletter, 2022

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Our projects are moving ahead nicely. We are now focusing on the inside of our Rhode Island project, for a winter completion date…

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Aug-Sept. Design Newsletter, 2022

How will your outdoor activities change with the Summer to Fall weather and cooler temps? Will you go from sitting around the pool to sitting around the firepit? However you decide to spend your time outside, creating a relax at home environment is important for your mind and body to refresh and regroup…

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July Design Newsletter, 2022

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June Design Newsletter, 2022

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The common element throughout is good design. There’s always a reason why an element is chosen for a certain place, whether it’s a colorful painting in a room or a specific fabric on a chair. There’s also a functionality to every item that is unique to each project’s solution. It’s sort of like an oversized jigsaw puzzle with a place and reason for each piece.

“Your rooms are like a painting. Each component is a brushstroke to create the whole picture. It’s magic every time!”