Design Trends Archive

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Opposite from each other on the color wheel, complementary colors create a bold but balanced look. Need inspiration? Here are a few ideas to try. *** It’s no secret that complementary color schemes are naturally pleasing. Orange looks even...
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Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year is actually 2 colors: Rose Quartz and Serenity. See how they can work in every room of the home, for a trendy décor. December is always a good time for color lovers. Every...
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Does off-white sound boring as a color trend? It’s not! There are dozens of uses for it in your home. Here are some prime examples of how to use it. *** The 2015 Pantone Color of the Year was...
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Over 50% of North America’s 31 million people living alone are female, and experts say decorating their homes is part of the new feminism. *** I absolutely loved this story in the Globe & Mail, “For women who live...
Mazama Butcher Block Countertops Appalachian Collection Black Walnut
Granite kitchen countertops are a popular choice for obvious reasons. But there are other kitchen surfaces out there that also deserve your attention. *** There’s no denying that granite countertops combine sophisticated visuals with kitchen practicality. But, granite countertops...
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Home decor has changed over the decades. But, in some ways home decorating and interior design has stayed the same, too. Take a tour of the design decades. *** I grew up with my Grandparents’ in a house originally decorated...
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Easily one of the most cringe-worthy decades ever, the ’70s had bold ideas but bad execution. Today, we can improve the sins of our fathers. *** When people think of iconic decades in decor, the 1970s are the one...
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Finding accommodation in other locales has become much easier in recent years thanks to online platforms. But, why not find international home decor inspiration using those very same tools? *** Where should you turn for the latest in international and...
spirit of haida
First Nations peoples convey unique artistic aesthetics. Here’s an overview of one such nation, The Haida, what inspires their art, and how it can inspire you. *** As a bit of a history nerd, I like to learn about...
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I’ve been featuring different forms of architecture for a while under a series we call American Style. It’s been a quest to learn just what “American” architecture is, and as I’ve shown time and time again, it’s all born of different...