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.

Kalalou Set Of 3 Himalayan Salt Tea Light Holders

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!

Framed map

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 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.


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!

VOXTORP Door, walnut effect, 15x30 "

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

Urban Outfitters Light Brown Duvet Cover

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!


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!

we love our hammock

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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Thanksgiving Tablescapes to Try

Don’t throw out those Halloween pumpkins just yet! This blog is stock-full with some beautiful ideas on how to set your table this Thanksgiving; all for tricking your family into thinking you are the Pinterest Master. A lot of these can be altered to fit your home’s existing decor, too! If the bright orange stands out a little too much on your table, try finding some fake white ones to leave white or paint emerald, navy, black, or gold for extra flair and coordination.

Love succulents? Congrats, you can still incorporate these into your fall-themed tablescape! Plant some into a more flat, rectangular pot and fill around them with Spanish moss and fall-colored stalks to seamlessly incorporate them into your decor. Placing green and white spotted pumpkins will also help mellow out the bright orange ones and blend all the elements together.

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Home with Holliday's Top 10 Posts of 2019 - Succulents and Pumpkins Thanksgiving Table Setting

If you’re really crafty, find a fake pumpkin that is hollow and work on the placement of stalks, leaves, and pinecones for an adorable autumn centerpiece. All of these can be found at your local craft store and only takes an afternoon to put together. We love this idea for a more wooden-cabin theme because you can incorporate the dried leaves and wood slices as placements around the plates.

DIY Pumpkin Vase

Here we even sourced some pieces you’ll need to create your own fall-themed succulent centerpieces. Remember to play around with the placement of the plants until you get the perfect look and don’t forget to take the credit when your friends and family compliment your masterpiece.

1. Assorted Succulents

2. Orange Pom Pom Stem

3. Pink Foxtail Stem

4. Spanish Moss

5. Succulent Planter

If you still love the all-white-everything look in your home, this one is perfect! All you need are some candles, white pumpkins, and greenery. It is really up to you whether you decide to use real or faux plants; faux can be reused but nothing can beat the real thing. This classy look will surely set the mood for a formal family gathering and elevate the surrounding table settings. The fun part with this option, the surrounding glass pumpkins will beautifully bounce light off the candles.

fall farmhouse dining table

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Whether you want the real deal pumpkins or find some assorted sizes on sale, here is a quick list of some affordable supplies to create the flawless setup. With so many pumpkins, you could even use them as decor around your home until the night of. And you can never go wrong with some gathered candles and a eucalyptus vine sitting around your home throughout the year.

1. Flameless Candles

2. Eculyptus Vine

3. Assorted White Pumpkins

This casual centerpiece is perfect for a quick setup for dinner! It screams fall and comfort and is great for incorporating some jewel-tones to match your surrounding home. The colors add moodiness and depth to the table. And with all of these options and information, just remember to choose what makes your happiest looking at in your home!

gorgeous fall tablescape for a fall fest dinner

We sourced some beautiful velvet that you can reuse every year and even have some color options to adjust to your home decor! The gingham would match your farmhouse look perfectly and could be left alone throughout the year even!

1. Velvet Pumpkins

2. Wheat Stalks

3. Gingham Table Runner


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