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Curves in All the Right Places: Why We’re Embracing the Curvy Furniture Trend

Curves in All the Right Places: Why We’re Embracing the Curvy Furniture Trend

A few months ago we looked at interior design styles from the 1970s and discovered that a lot of ‘70s style can be fairly easily worked into current interiors.  It’s about to get even easier to put a modern spin on the retro look because curvy furniture is back in a big way.  Curved sofas and chairs made the circuit at design shows the past couple of years and now they’re available to the masses.  Now that they’re in stores and available at reasonable prices, let’s take a look at why the curvy furniture trend is one to bring home.
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Bright Lights: 2019 Lighting Trends

Bright Lights: 2019 Lighting Trends

Lighting is super important to a room.  The right light can make a space shine while bad lighting can make a room almost unbearable.  Once you’ve found the perfect lighting you may be hesitant to change it out.  But time waits for no one, and trends keep changing, so eventually your favorite lamp might start to look a little stale.  So if it’s time to make a change, what better time than the beginning of a new year? Let’s take a look at what kind of lights will be illuminating spaces in 2019.
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Rainbow Bright: 2019 Color of the Year Roundup

Rainbow Bright: 2019 Color of the Year Roundup

2018 is in its last few weeks and everyone is wondering what 2019 will bring.  Paint companies started announcing their Color of the Year for 2019 as early as June, and with Pantone’s announcement of their Color of the Year earlier this month now is the time to take a look at what colors will be filling our homes in the coming year.  We rounded up Pantone, Benjamin Moore, Behr, Sherwin Williams, and PPG’s Color of the Year picks and tossed in our own as well. Are you ready for some color?
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Throwback Thursday: 1990s Style

Throwback Thursday: 1990s Style

The ‘90s are back and bigger than ever. Nostalgia for the 1990s has infiltrated every aspect of our culture as those born in the late ‘80s/early 90s reflect fondly on their childhoods. And since they’re now in positions to spread this nostalgia to the masses (um, guilty as charged) aspects of ‘90s fashion, culture, and decor are everywhere. While we may look back at the ‘90s fondly, I think most people agree that a lot of the trends haven’t aged well. While most of the people reading this probably remember what the ‘90s looked like, let’s take a look at some popular interior design choices from the 1990s for anyone who’s forgotten (or blocked it out of their memories)
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Growing Off the Walls: Five Tips for A Dynamic Living Wall

Growing Off the Walls: Five Tips for A Dynamic Living Wall

So you’ve become slightly obsessed with house plants. Who hasn’t? There are tons of benefits to adding plants to your home, so why not fill your space with them? The problem - you’re running out of flat horizontal surfaces to put them on. The solution? A living wall! A living wall or vertical garden is made up of either frames or individual planters mounted on the wall and that allow vining plants to grow up the wall and draping plants to hang down. What started as mainly a DIY project has caught on, and now as companies product planters and frames specifically to be mounted on walls, it’s easier than ever to create a living wall. Here are some tips for creating a dynamic living wall.
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Che Bello!  Five Ways to Embrace Italian Modernism

Che Bello! Five Ways to Embrace Italian Modernism

Scandinavian design has been reigning supreme for the past few years, but are people starting to get tired of its cool minimalism? The rise in popularity of maximalism and bohemian decor indicates that at least some people are. But what if you’re tired of minimalism but don’t want to go full on maximalist? Enter Italian Modernism. This European style combines geometries and bold, bright colors while also mixing in materials such as metals, marbles, velvet, and terrazzo. With a rich history of design behind it, Italian modernism take influences from many different decades and flawlessly combines them. Since this style has been gaining in popularity, today we’ll take a look at five ways to bring Italian Modern style into your home.
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All Around the World: Five Ways to Decorate with Maps

All Around the World: Five Ways to Decorate with Maps

Though functional objects, maps have also always been decorative. Mapmakers would add details like sea monsters and made antique maps into works of art. Maps can bring a sense of adventure to a space and spark memories of travel. Vintage maps can also bring a feeling of nostalgia to the decor. The colors, patterns, shapes, and textures of maps make them super versatile to decorate with. It’s no wonder they’ve been growing in popularity. Let’s take a look at a few ways to decorate with maps.
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Astrid Predicts: Shou Sugi Ban

Astrid Predicts: Shou Sugi Ban

That’s right, Astrid’s figured out another wood finish you’re going to start seeing in homes everywhere. Last time we looked at Danish Soap Finish, which is great for indoor furniture, but Astrid has calculated that the Japanese method of shou sugi ban is the next trend to watch in wood finishes.
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Open Sesame: Why You Should Embrace the Open Clothing Storage Trend

Open Sesame: Why You Should Embrace the Open Clothing Storage Trend

Some trends seem to come out of nowhere. But others go hand in hand with other trends. Such is the case with the open storage as decor trend. It started as a necessity - people living in small apartments or tiny homes generally have insufficient storage, so those living in such situations needed to improvise. This is how open clothing storage began being integrated into decor. Once these stylish solutions hit Instagram it wasn’t long before it became a full-blown trend. So let’s take a look at why we’re embracing the trend of open clothing storage as decor.
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