What’s Good, 2021?

Zen Spaces

This 2021 trend gives nods towards the growing popularity of plants, neutral shades, and minimalist design. When you combine these, you create a zen space. To really step up your zen, we suggest finding an affordable indoor water feature to help enhance the soothing atmosphere. Here’s a double feature one with candles! A popular hobby right now is the power of rocks, which can something fun to explore and they’ll look very cute on a windowsill. A zen space can be a room or just a corner you have. This will be different for everyone but just focus on decorating with items that give you peace and release stress.

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Himalayan Salt lamps are a staple in your zen area!

Like we said, even a free corner works!

Traveled Feels

Especially while stuck at home during quarantine, this is the perfect time to relive your traveling memories. If you haven’t traveled a lot or just don’t have mementos, don’t fret! You can always source items that inspire where you want to go. Ordering from small businesses in the towns you visited will make you feel like you were there again and will make a family smile!

Turn to places you dream of living at for inspiration on furnishing!

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Look towards unique prints representing where you’ve been.

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Vintage Bird collage is a fun, quirky idea for this trend

Statement Pieces

This trend is exactly what it sounds like, statement pieces! We love it when our clients decide on a bold, unique piece of furniture or artwork that really represents them. It is always a great conversation piece at gatherings too. We see a lot of bold statements in furniture, like a turquoise sectional, or a retro shaped coffee table. This trend can either be taken small, like some funky vases on a mantle, or bigger with an abstract lighting piece above the living area.

In a client’s bedroom, they went bold on this accent chair!

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Everything in this yells “statement.”

Currently obsessing the mix of patterns and color here!

“Grandmillenial”

Grandmillenial is an ode to traditional interiors while incorporating bold patterns and trendy colors. It is a rebellion against the minimalist, all-white everything obsession of the past couple of years. Patterned upholstery, busy wallpaper, and rich wood-tone furniture are the trademark in this blast to the past. But, of course, this generation is making it much more Instagrammable than your grandmother’s living room. This style is so full of personality and very versatile, it is bound to stay around for a while. Homeowners are free to choose the color palette; we love a room full of different shades of blue or picking an analogous color scheme with this trend. Using either of these tricks ensures you can choose a pattern that speaks to you while having a better chance of it all blending together. We are seeing some modern pieces of abstract art and structures incorporated as decor too to keep the area fresh and youthful.

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A precious entryway scene!

Keeping it airy and traditional!

Kara Hebert Bedroom

A fresh take on your grandmom’s sunroom.

Clean Surfaces

A clean home makes for a happy home, right? Especially going into this new year, we are more aware of the germs we come in contact with every day and how we can keep them out of our homes. But we don’t just mean clean surfaces from bacteria, we also mean clean sightlines. Hidden storage and geometric forms make these homeowners squeal on the inside. Often very modern designs, clean surfaces promote minimalist living with a luxurious feel.

We remodeled this staircase to have far sightlines to the massive window and pleasing symmetry!

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IKEA, of course, is a great place to achieve the sleek Scandinavian look.

Sleek and Modern with reflective surfaces

Earthy Shades

Earthy shades have always been there, but now we are experimenting with them more. We know the used grays and beiges, now being replaced with navy and deep green. They are becoming the new “neutral.” This is from the unrefined feel they give a room by reflecting natural elements. These are perfect for calming bedroom presence or peaceful office space. It will help you feel connected to the Earth while inside. It also adds a subconscious splash of color that may highlight the appearance of a room, like putting a deeper color on a far wall to make it seems further. Be careful using these though, they work best in rooms that already get lots of sunlight. If that is a concern, choose a lighter clay color. Or we always love a millennial pink if you’re bold enough.

One of our latest projects, they wanted a relaxing, resort-like master remodel. We used navy, grey, and brass to bring in earthy tones.

Emerald is a growing trendy color

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Exposed Industrial

Exposed Industrial interiors have been trending for a while now, and we don’t see them going out of style any time soon. There are a lot of specific routes you can personalize with this overall theme too. Some may choose to pair exposed brick with white-was walls and sleek furniture. Others may emphasize the grunge and rustic characteristics with worn-in leather and exposed piping. A key characteristic of this style is the different contrasts space offers in color and texture. Either way, you can achieve the trademark New York apartment look with some brick, light wooden tones, and Edison bulb lighting. Accessorize with some bold artworks and sculptures that represent your personality for an individualized look and you’re good to go for entertaining friends in this chic space!

A recent favorite project of ours, modernizing industrial!

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Clean walls but raw concrete flooring

The Nordroom - A SoHo Loft with Exposed Brick and Subtle Color Touches

You can take it as modern as you want!

Abstract Placement

Abstract placement could be described as placing a piece of interesting furniture or artwork in a spot you wouldn’t at first think fits. This can be helpful in too-square rooms to help draw the eye in a certain direction and break up the mundane sightlines. An example of this could be a bright yellow circular ottoman against a rectangle sectional. Or a diagonal bed sitting out from the corner of a bedroom. If the space allows, this could help liven the room and create notable spaces for purposes.

Think of where a fun piece of art could liven up the space!

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Perfect abstract thinking while stuck inside!

The abstract lighting and table here are quirky and will stand time!

Mediterranean and boho styles already play with free form furniture and placement.

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Backyard Design Hacks

Is your backyard and patio area getting you down this Summer? Revamping your backyard space doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are tons of cost effective ways to spice up your backyard while keeping your wallet intact. Were going to show you five ways to add interest to your outdoor spaces by repurposing, and getting creative. (Get your old paint clothes out and handy)

Blank Wall Woes

Most of us can empathize with having a bland wall or surface in our backyard. Instead of letting that plain fence drag you down, get your paint brush ready and create something beautiful. Now we know that not everyone is very comfortable with free handing something like this so instead use a stencil and create a fun pattern that way. Whether you create a free handed master piece, or an expert stenciled design, your blank fence is sure to go from drab to fab.

Design by A.Clore Interiors

 

Give Life to your own Terrarium 

Wanna add some greenery to your space in a non-traditional way? Create this easy terrarium with 3 simple steps. First, choose a tall apothecary jar that will fit your space. Next, choose flowers or greenery of you choosing that compliment each other (For this particular DIY we recommend using faux flowers like we did) . Now, place some colored sand to the bottom of your vases. Lastly, add in your flowers and enjoy your unique terrarium!

Look how lovely they turned out!

 

Throw Some Paint on it

Wanna make an audacious change? Get you paint roller ready and get to town. Painting a bold color on your backdoor can really brighten up the entrance to your backyard and set the tone for your outdoor space. Don’t count your ceiling out, adding a pop of color to your back porch ceiling is a great way to add variety in a non-traditional way. Lastly, adding a fresh coat of paint to your floor is another fun solution that adds colorful interest, but don’t think you have to keep that color solid. Adding a stripe or different pattern will make a bold statement this Summer.

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Take a Seat

Feeling crafty? You don’t have to settle for basic patio chairs this Summer. Instead, you can create  one of a kind chairs using the frame from a simple folding lawn chair and reinforced yarn to create the seat and back of the chair. If you want to get really fancy with it, you can arrange the yarns so that it creates a cool pattern on the chair. This could also be used to create a stool if you took the base of a stool and used yarn to complete the top. If you aren’t feeling quite that crafty, you can take simple plastic patio chairs and dip their legs in a complimenting color to create a unique look to complete you backyard.

Design by A.Clore Interiors

Photography by Abby Liga

 

No Table? No Problem.

I hope you’re feeling resourceful for this backyard hack. If you have any old tires lying around your garage then your half way to having a fun summer table. Take two old tires and spray paint them a color of you choice, then place them in the center of your seating area and top it off with a piece of glass to complete your new table. Or if you want a more rustic look, opt for a chunk of an old tree and it can easily be used a as a natural looking side table.

 

Design by A.Clore Interiors

Photography by Abby Liga

 

‘Throw’ some paint on those pillows

Its no secret that throw pillows are a great way to add color and interest to your outdoor seating, but now you can make your pillows even unique to you. You can buy a plain pillow or just use the back of an existing pillow and paint away. Again if you don’t want to free hand, you can use a stencil like we did with our pineapple pillow. We used just basic fabric paint and a brush to create this fun summer pillow.

Look how fun this turned out