IN: Jewel Tone Colors
Beige is out finally. Drama is in. Jewel tones like amethyst purple, emerald green and pastel colors that are found in nature are popular. Here is a saturated neutral which is Benjamin Moore Paint 2017 Color of the year, Shadow. A dark purple, plum color. Dramatic hues can add a sophistication to your home. Try doors, ceilings and in your decor pieces, vases, upholstery, even tile!
IN: Subway Tiles
We saw Subway tiles used in design 20 and even 50 years ago and it remains a favorite, showing a generational style element. Due to the affordable price point it can be used in a variety of ways to enhance a farmhouse kitchen, adding dark grout to make a graphic statement (and show less dirt) and can be used in patterns from vertical, mixed vertical/horizontal, herringbone and in a variety of colors and finishes. Think of combining a matte subway tile and glass subway tile for a mixed media look.
IN: Smart Home Features
Our homes are becoming more automated, able to be run from our devices. Look for incorporating charging docks, security systems, nest thermostat, on demand lighting. IKEA makes the SELJE Nightstand which is one piece of SMART furniture that doubles a built-in wireless charging station.
IN: Home Design
There are plenty of on-line resources to investigate incorporating the latest design trends in your home. One can choose to use a designer to re-fresh or re-imagine your space to conserve on budget. Visit bargain retailers like TJ Maxx, Ross and Marshall's or mid-range design stores like Pier1 Imports, World Market or Bed, Bath & Beyond and even Home Depot to purchase smaller items, rugs, pillows, lighting and accessories to refresh your space for less money. Check catalogues and online shopping with mid to high range West Elm, Room & Board, Jonathan Adler, FrontGate, Horchow, Crate and Barrel, CB2, Ballard Designs and Home Decorators Collection. By choosing items to support your design theme, you can make a big impact.
For 35+ years, Patty Rogers, Broker Associate, BRE#00669968 with Abio Properties, has been previewing and matching stylish homes to satisfied Bay Area homebuyers and breaking sales records with her listings. She is known for finding and selling unique homes with a "Modicum of Charm" and is a shrewd negotiator who understands how to successfully orchestrate deals.