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14 Geometric Furniture & Decor Finds That Take The Hexagon Trend To The Next Level

Interior design trends for 2017 are all about traditional, warm spaces pushing back against the chic minimalist aesthetics that have risen to prominence over the last decade internationally. Think warm reclaimed woods, lush green hues, farmhouse vibes, and mixed patterns just to name a few.  In the never ending battle for dominance between modernist and traditional aesthetics in interior design and decor trends, the humble hexagon and other geometric motifs hold a special place all thier own. Moving beyond the traditional tiled backsplashes and other two dimensional geometrically patterned elements in interior design, the hexagon is now jumping off the wall into decor and furniture design and is poised to spread into every area of the home.  This year expect to see...

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15 Easy Eco-Friendly Alternatives for Every Interior Design Project

Great design is all about making smart choices. While selecting the right design elements may help you achieve your desired aesthetic; it has also become increasingly important to consider the environment while making these key decisions.From choosing a finish that will help you breath a little easier to making sure your lumber wasn't illegally clear-cut from a protected rain forest- Eco-friendly alternatives abound. Our guide to Easy Eco-Alternatives for Every Interior Design Project will help you navigate an at times confusing Eco Design industry, and prove that not all "Eco-Friendly" products are created equal.  1. FINISHES Say no to toxic fumes. (Source) HARMFUL OPTION: Lacquer and Oil Based Finishes Lacquers contain chemicals that are harmful to your health if ingested, inhaled, or come into contact...

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H&H Trends to Ditch in 2016

It's that time of year again- where we take a moment to consider not only what trends are 'in' for the year ahead, but also which are 'OUT'. We've compiled a list of trends to put to rest, and even offered some great updated alternatives to help you stay on track.  ONE OUT:  Whirlpool Tubs Almost as unlikely to be included in new construction as wall to wall carpeting, whirlpool tubs have been falling out of fashion for years now. High energy, water, maintenance, and cleaning costs are adding up to the end for these huge, noisy tubs. BYE. (Source) IN: SEAMLESS SHOWERS Substitute with a luxurious, energy efficient shower.The shower possibilities are endless. (Source) TWO OUT: Stainless Steel Appliances While still very popular commercially, stainless steel...

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21 Interior Design Trends for 2016

The do's and don'ts of design are always evolving.  In the design field the advent of new technologies offer creators and designers a steady stream of new materials and methods to experiment with. Shifting values will inevitably shock the hardcore traditionalist. Operating within a modern global market allows ideas and innovation to circulate around the world at the speed of light. 2016 will be a big year for green and bold design but also the rebirth of a few classic styles. Here is our list of design trends to look for in 2016: 1. Quality Craftsmanship Over Quantity  "Buy Local" and "Buy Hand Made" are not passing fads in design. Now more then ever- understanding sourcing practices are vital if you want quality and sustainability. In a generation where...

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Goodbye Mason Jars. Hello Moody Blues

Adorning the walls of your favorite hip bar are all of the things that are out for 2015. Cute mason jar lights? Out. Taxidermy mounts? Gone. Chalkboards,amateur DIY, and mid-century modern? See ya. 1. Matte Black is Back Don’t be afraid of deep, dark, lush paint. This year is about mood — make sure the room you design is bathed in it. Look toward muddled tones and mix subtle shades of dark tones to create a sexy, cozy vibe. Don’t go gothic tough — we’re not talking stark whites & blacks. You’ll want rooms to contain more than three shades of dark colors to create the effect. Don’t be afraid of the dark, revel in it (source) 2. Nautical Rope with a Twist Anchor...

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