Let me give a formal introduction to our interior design expert Taylor White!
She will be a contributor on our blog giving you the latest and greatest interior design advice. I've known Taylor for 5 years or so...since she started dating my brother (lucky boy!). She is the perfect fit for our blog. She's part of the family, has great interior + personal style, is a wellness guru, & has a kind soul!
For her first blog post she'll be giving you her favorite home trends for 2017. Enjoy!
2017 INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS
Six must have home trends to try right now!
Written By: Taylor White
No color will ever be the new black. Black rules. However, these colors are pretty sweet too…
In 2017, we are seeing the use of a dark and moody color palate, which I happen to adore. Popular colors in this trend include navy, dark gray, emerald and olive green, and plum. Yes, it’s a complete 180 from the minimalist white interiors that dominated your Pinterest feed in 2016, but in my opinion, this new palate is a welcome change that can make your space feel like a romantic, cozy retreat.
Speaking of dark and moody…
This trend applies to your wood finishes as well. I think its safe to say, we’re getting a little bored with blonde and light grey wood tones. Try adding some dark, warm wood pieces to your space to add depth and sophistication.
Big art melts my heart.
It’s true, you guys. Try swapping your gallery wall for expressive large scale artwork, or better yet — wallcovering. You’ll be surprised and delighted on how it connects you to your space on an emotional level. Another great thing about this trend is that it works best with abstract art, giving you an opportunity to get your Picasso on and try creating some art of your own, like these people did: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/everyones-painting-their-own-abstract-art-and-you-should-too-229632
I love the idea of having more live plants in the home. In today’s very digital society, it feels good to go home, unplug, and try to get more grounded in nature. I think Pantone was dropping a major hint that we all need to chill out, and appreciate mother nature more when they introduced Greenery as their color of the year. And if you're scared that your lush interior greenery would eventually turn into… brownery, try succulents or climbing plants like ivy, which are notoriously hard to kill.
The 90’s are back, people! And I’m not mad about it. Not only is the 90’s trend big in fashion right now (so. many. chokers.) but it’s translating into interior design as well, in the form of velvet everything. I love the idea of adding velvet to your space, but before your go reupholstering your sofa, try incorporating velvet with accent pillows. It’s less of a commitment, and just as cool.
What the heck is hygge?
Everybody’s talking about it, and probably saying it wrong. Pronounced hue-guh, hygge is a Danish term defined as, “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” It is considered a defining characteristic in Danish culture. WOW. Sign me up. You can embrace the concept of hygge by filling your home with plenty of soft knit blankets and textiles, candles, plush rugs, the smell of baked goods and coffee, and by actually lighting your fireplace. The goal is to set the stage for relaxation, and take some time to enjoy and feel grateful for the simple pleasures that life has to offer. Excuse me while I go snuggle with a puppy.