2016 Color of the Year

If you have not heard already, Benjamin Moore announced their color of the year yesterday.

Simply White OC-117

I must say, I was surprised by the selection…but I love it.  It’s unexpected and classic.  What do you think about the color choice for 2016?


Birds of a Feather Flock Together

The only thing that excites me more than a good arrow design….is the emerging feather trend.  Now, don’t get me wrong, feathers have been hot for a while….BUT I am starting to see them used in some very unique ways.  Here are a few.

The Urban Quarters

Axel Co.

feather05     Blog Lovin

 Celerie Kemble

Bringing Sexy Back….with Metals

I love that different colored metals have made a comeback!  Copper, Brass, Polished Nickel, Antiqued Pewter…..and so many more.  The type of metal you put into a room can completely transform the feel of it.  Whether it’s in a light, hardware, nailhead, accessories, etc.  Check out these sexy looks!

urban metallic tile | bronze cage pendant
Stainless steel backsplash with dark oil rubbed bronze fixtures.  dustjacket-attic.com
Loving the drama of the copper mixed with this deep blue wall.  birdcagedesign
Chrome chairs with dark fixtures is helping to create this sort of industrial vibe.   ksarahdesigns
Stunning grey and white bathroom with gold accents in the mirror, lights, and hardware. decorview.com

What Piece of Furniture is Making a Comeback?

Well the truth is….there are probably many answers for this.  But while studying some of the design trends to come, one item in particular kept coming up….a Murphy Bed.  I think this is a brilliant thing to re-invent.  It’s so great for smaller spaces and guest bedrooms that need to double as offices, etc.

Elle Decor built in murphy bed.  Elle Decor
Entertainment Center Murphy Bed - Murphy Beds: 9 Hide-Away Sleepers - Bob Vila:
Genius Sofa to bed combo.  ViralNova.com
Revolving Bookcase/Murphy Bed:
Loving the creativity of this.  idecorr.co
Look! Murphy Beds for the dogs...such a great idea!:
And of course….there’s even one for the fur babies.  Craftsy.com

Snuggle Up!

We are slowly but surely approaching snuggle season!  Whether you are snuggling solo, with a significant other, or a pet, having the snuggle tools is key.  These spaces and items all look deliciously cozy.

The Snuggle Bed: for your favorite cuddle bug.
The Snuggle Bed: for your favorite cuddle bug. Photo Credit: Buzzfeed.com
Elegant Tufted Sofa.  Photo Credit: Restoration Hardware
At the top of my wish list for this fall is a giant chunky knit wool blanket. I keep seeing them on Scandinavian design blogs, and every time I do I take a minute and imagine how wonderful it would feel to be snuggled up underneath a blanket that feels like a giant wool sweater for your entire body. So I've hunted down a few sources for these enormous lovelies, and also a few DIYs for those of you brave (and talented!) enough to make your own.:
At the top of my wish list for this fall is a giant chunky knit wool blanket. Photo Credit: Knitting Noodles
Photo Credit: Brit.co