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Fall is upon us, and that means its time to store your summer breeze away and bring on the drama and warmth. Im forecasting much black and gold (brass if you’re being technical) this fall. If you’re looking for the perfect way to style your home for the upcoming season change, my list of 10 must haves is definitely a good start. Check it out for yourself!

  1. Painted Canvas titled “Girl”
  2. Sommerard Triple Arm Chandelier
  3. Zara Oval Ottoman with Tapered Leg by Bradley
  4. Standard of Gold Statues
  5. Deco Oval Rug by MichelSmithBoyd for Feizy
  6. Pierre Frey Collection Accent Pillow
  7. Annabelle Chair
  8. Bumblebee Jewelry Box
  9. Hermés H Déco Tableware
  10. Black Crystal Champagne Flute and Water Glass by Christofle

Black will forever be a color thats on trend in my opinion. Its formality paired with luxury tones of gold creates an atmosphere thats second to none.

Each of these gems can grace your home. Contact me for ordering information.

#BeTheBeauty

Chase

 

Well….

Here we are again embarking upon a new year. I personally enjoy this time of year to see what new trends are forecasting to be a hit and which are not. I’m always to eager to see what colors are trending. Color curators really put a lot of thought and details into producing the story of their selected colors. I personally look forward to Pantone, Sherwin-Williams, and Benjamin Moore’s color trend announcements, as they normally get it right for me. Overall, I am loving Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore’s picks. Pantone’s selection didn’t move or wow me too much this year. I’ll dissect each for you below and tell you why.

PANTONE

Rose Quartz & Serenity

As I mentioned above, Pantone’s colors of the year didn’t really do it for me this year. Why you ask? Well, I’m not a big fan of pink in interiors. Yes, with the right color scheme blush pillows or even drapes would be appealing to accessorize with, but that’s about it. Some designers don’t mind pink walls. I can assure you I’m not that designer! I had to agree with one of my Instagram followers @valpav418 (follow her!); she and I agree the rose quartz will definitely work better in fashion than in interiors. Serenity would be my choice between the two. Lately I have found myself gravitating towards different tones of blue. Overall, I will say these colors remind me too much of boys vs girls when paired together. Though both colors are refreshingly soft, they’re just not my cup of Oprah Chai Tea Latte… Okay! Click here to check out the Pinterest Board I created for Rose Quartz and Serenity.

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SHERWIN-WILLIAMS

Alabaster

In September of 2015, I wrote a blog that you should definitely read titled Sherwin-Williams 2016 Colormix after attending this excellent showcase. What I love most about this color is the story behind it. Sherwin-William’s director of color marketing, Jackie Jordan, describes it like this… “Alabaster represents a straightforward and necessary shift to mindfulness. It provides an oasis of calmness, spirituality and ‘less is more’ visual relief. Alabaster is neither stark nor overly warm, but rather an understated and alluring white.” (drops mic!) Doesn’t that make you want to bring this neutral tone into your home? Though many cringe at the thought of neutral tones these days, I appreciate and will always love a good neutral space with pops of color. Click here to check out the Pinterest Board I created for Alabaster.

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BENJAMIN MOORE

Simply White

I know parents with kids are running from this color! Simply white is simply stunning. There is something about this color that says “back to basics” to me. Overtime people started to shy away from white and embark upon bold colors (which isn’t a bad thing). I love the simplicity and warmth of white. White kitchens are still trending because people are seeking more ways to simplify their homes and lives. In fact, Benjamin Moore’s simply white is my favorite white for cabinetry. The key to white is finding the perfect white that stays consistently white and not affected by light or lack thereof. Click here to check out the Pinterest Board I created for Simply White.

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What do you think about these color trends? Do you have a favorite?

Thanks for reading,

Chase

 

FRINGE IS IN…

There is a little trend going around and I am loving every ounce of it. Fringe seems to be the hottest thing right now whether it be for fashionable attire or breath taking interiors. Normally when you hear about fringe on furniture, you think of your grandmother’s antique sofa (which I am sure is stunner!); but fringe is taking a new spin on furniture that is both current and clean. I know you’re wondering; how in the world does fringe have a current use on furniture Chase? If you can’t take my word for it, just scroll down!

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Fringe is a classic that has been around for all 26 years of my life (and longer I’m sure lol!). I am excited to see it take a new life on furniture. Don’t you?

Thanks for reading,

Chase

This week I attended the 2016 Colormix hosted by Sherwin-Williams. This event brought the design community together to view what Sherwin-Williams is forecasting for the next year in colors and trends that they are keeping an eye on. This was my first time attending an event as such, and I must say I was thoroughly inspired. Not just by the colors alone, but by the story that each color collection told. The forecast consisted of four collections. Check out the narratives below from Sherwin-Williams.

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MAS AMOR POR FAVOR

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 NOUVEAU NARRATIVE

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TRAJECTORY

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My favorite of the color collections is a toss between Pura Vida and Trajectory. Both are complete opposites of one another, but I would say they are the yin and yang of my life. I love the soft tones of Pura Vida that exude comfort, wholeness, and wellness. Trajectory to me represents innovation and vibrancy that makes the world go round. There is a color honorable mention: Relic Bronze Metallic. Of course I would love this color as it is a staple color for my brand.

For more insight and videos on the Sherwin-Williams 2016 color forecast click here.

Which collection and colors are your favorites?

Thanks for reading,

Chase