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Subtle Shades Interior Color Trends

Who doesn’t love a man in saggy pants?!?!  Mmmm…mmm…The sight of a guy with a death grip on his crotch fabric – as a means of holding up his pants – is something few women can resist, am I right?  Absolutely one of the worst trends in history and one I firmly believe was started by some dude trying to conceal the fact that his butt is as shapely as a file folder.   No man with a nice assback or a teaspoon full of dignity would be caught dead in those things.  Let’s narrow it down a little further.  No “man” would be caught dead in them.

Close on the heels of the saggy pants are Shell Suits (those darlings of the R&B wannabes – matching polyester sweat suits often adorned with classy oversized gold chains), parachute pants, bedazzled Grills, and airbrushed t-shirts.

Hindsight really is 20/20.  I should be jailed for some of my own fashion foibles like the tube top, the mullet (originally called the bi-level), and gargantuan teased hair.


Too often when we talk about trends in design and fashion, the word trend becomes synonymous with fad.   A fad is like a mania or an eccentricity.   It’s a quick adoption of something that becomes all the rage overnight.  Like Clackers.  People rush in the direction of a fad when they see a celebrity endorsement without realizing that someone is already working on a blog for next season that will completely shame you for your choices.  And lucky you, we have the internet now so all of those really cool pics of you wearing your grill at your formal sorority dance are forever.

When we use the term color trend, we’re referring to a movement or a progression toward something.  Trends in design are usually introduced by a designer long before they trickle down to the masses.  As designers we try to give our clients something that feels innovative but also enduring so that the space has many years to age gracefully as the public catches up and catches on to the design trend.

So when I suggest color trends, I try to offer a fresh take on a color palette that will be stylish for years to come.

This week I’m going for softer shades create a relaxing tranquil environment.  All of these colors can be mixed and matched.


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Subtle Shades Interior Color Trends


Subtle Shades Interior Color Trends

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Home Design Inspiration Board – Green, Peach, Gray

Today’s home design inspiration board- green, peach, gray.

By now everyone who has followed my home design inspiration board knows that gray is my favorite neutral.  And I’m way more inspired by food than is probably healthy.   Gray is a really sophisticated neutral and it ranges in shades from steely, bluish  to warmer taupe.   And it works with everything.

So today I’m dreaming of Laduree macaroons in Pistachio and Coconut.  I swear I buy macaroons based on color palette.  I could be ordering Menudo or Chalkdust flavors for all I know.  My favorite part of the macaroon experience is the pretty box and then opening the pretty box to the beautiful sugar bomb inside.

Anyhoo,  these dreamy macaroons jumped off the screen at me.  Something about the soft Apple Blossom green and Bashful feels sophisticated but it works as well in a Glam living room as it does in a Shabby Chic bedroom.  These colors are more subtle and almost white washed so the combo is understated but still really elegant.   ‘Specially when you throw in some gray accents.

For pricing or purchase of items highlighted in today’s Home Design Inspiration – Green, Peach, Gray, contact Jamie Kern with Design Theory Interiors of California at

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Jonathan Adler

Hooker Furniture

West Elm


Luna Bella Lighting

One Kings Lane

Art Files Vicky

National Trust

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Navy Blue Interiors with Hints of Copper and Emerald Green

Navy Blue interiors are classic!!   Often associated with nautical themes, navy blue is much more complex and sophisticated than red, white and blue.   I like to pair navy with shades of brown and taupe.  Metallic finishes can be silver or gold tones, but I prefer shades of copper and gold.  And if you really want to add a layer of depth, throw in a few accents of emerald green!

Contact Jamie Kern at 404-660-9391 or  for pricing and availability on any products shown below

1., 6. & 13.  Global Views                      2. & 3.  Studio A                           4.  Square Feathers

5., 7. & 11.   Bungalow 5                       8.  All Modern                               9.  Surya

10.  Leftbank Art                                   12.  Nathan Anthony Furniture

14.  Mod Shop                                       15.  Lacefield Designs

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Hippie Child: Playful Interior Design

By now it’s no secret that I LOVE color.  I also enjoy the dynamics of blending shapes, textures and opposing styles to infuse a space with personality.  Our homes should tell the story of who we are.  The wonderful thing about a space designed with a playful heart is being surrounded by charm and wonder.  This Hippie Child collection is one that is as suitable for an adult as it is for a girl’s room.

Artwork:  Sugarboo Designs

Pillows:  Lacefield Designs

Cardboard Trophy Head:  Cardboard Safari

Nighstand:  Bungalow 5

Chair:  Vagabond Vintage

Lamp:  Arteriors Home

Preview of Hippie Child

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Can’t Get Enough Emerald Green!

It’s the color of spring, growth, renewal……prosperity.   Physiologically emerald green helps our bodies relax and find equilibrium.  Psychologically we associate green with nature and we are more calm in its presence.   So it’s no wonder we feel so wonderful when we wrap ourselves and surround ourselves in green!
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Oval Malachite Dune Cuff Bracelet by Jane Pope Jewelry 


Interiors by Jamie Kern with Design Theory Interiors of California, Inc

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Interior design by Jamie Kern with Design Theory Interiors of California, Inc 

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Luck Be a Lady Lamp by Emporium Home

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Jars by Global Views 

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