- I have never done anything like this before, it is overwhelming to me, I don't know where to start or how to make a confident decision about my project and choosing a contractor. I am scared and anxious. But, I don’t want you to know all this because you might just take advantage of me.
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We might predict, that this trend takes a little longer than turquoise to translate into the home sector. It's a fabulous accent color - and as you might notice - even a similar color was used in our "Papered Ceilings" image trend prediction in our 2011 Home Design Trends Blog! The color looks like is not for the faint of heart, and we know not everyone will want to use it. But if you see it, and you like it, Try It! It may surprise you what a neutral it truly is. And the easiest thing to do would be to give us a call. We'd be happy to help you work 2011's hottest color into your home!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
As the "leisure industry" is rapidly growing 15 to 17 percent annually, several relatable outdoor living trends are beginning to take shape. Throughout 2010, we noticed a shift in the design of outdoor kitchens. The transition is a shift from the traditional BBQ island or masonry kitchen island to modular cabinets inside a three-sided stone surround. Just a few years ago an outdoor area was called a "grilling station" and soon thereafter, the term was quickly updated to "outdoor kitchen." Now the emerging phrase is "outdoor living and entertainment centers."
The kitchen is still the focal point of the design, but the layout and materials are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and complex. Long gone are the days of simply creating a small area to grill outside and enjoy dinner. Now outdoor living spaces are given as much detail, budget and design as indoor kitchens and living rooms. Read On...
Friday, December 3, 2010
- All Natural: A continued movement toward the natural patina of woods, metals and other materials. This also incorporates glass, stone (granite, marble, travertine) and even recycled materials! Natural finishes and natural flaws in all of these materials will be desirable.
- A New Modern: Instead for the cold, metal and modern kitchens we pictured fifty years ago we'll see a warm and colorful take on contemporary kitchens. In 2011 contemporary design will use colors and contrast, varying materials and texture all in various complimenting and contrasting colors. Creating a "wow", keeping the warmth of a more traditional kitchen, and also keeping the flow and clean lines that is essential to contemporary design.
- Papered Ceilings: We saw it in 2009 & 2010 with accent paint colors, in 2011 we'll see it with paper! Wall papered ceilings. These will create a visual impact in a room beyond what paint can do and will also incorporate natural textures and materials.
- The Blues: Blue will likely take the place of gray as a desired neutral palette base for many rooms in the home. Royal blue and turquoise blues will be the most sought for accents and accessories after while soft, cool sky and vista blues will serve as the most popular paint colors!
So what do you think? Agree? Disagree? What can you add to the list?