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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.

 

Email me directly at jkern@designtheoryinteriors.com  for pricing and assistance on a custom paint palette for your home

 

 

Subtle Shades Interior Color Trends

 

Subtle Shades Interior Color Trends

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Gray and Brown Home Design Inspiration Board

Not sure if my mind is craving constant stimulation or if I’m just not boring, but living in a monochromatic space doesn’t juice me up.  They’re absolutely gorgeous when well designed but it’s not what I want surrounding me in my own home.  I do love a beautiful neutral space but I like the dynamics of contrast and the way depth of color creates shadows and highlights.

This gray and brown home design inspiration board illustrates how beautifully you can create a neutral color palette with opposing hues that take advantage of those visual highs and lows, keeping us interested and wanting to revisit.

See links to vendors below.   For pricing and lead times contact Jamie Kern with Design Theory Interiors of California, Inc at jkern@designtheoryinteriors.com

Gray and Brown Home Design Inspiration Board

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Mr. Brown Home

Brownstone Furniture

Silver Coast Company

Nathan Anthony Furniture

Zentique

Lexington Furniture

Elaine Smith

Graham and Brown

Bobo Intriguing Products

Howard Elliott

Z Gallerie

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Eco Friendly Outdoor Furniture

For eco friendly outdoor furniture, XQuare Furniture Collection offers a fun, portable, and versatile product that can go to the beach, camping, or poolside.     Available in a variety of great colors, these pieces are made of eco friendly woods,  packaged in recyclable boxes, and manufactured in the USA.

 

Eco Friendly Outdoor Furniture:  Portable Lounge chairs

 

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Eco Friendly Outdoor Furniture: Tables and Benches

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Fully assembled chair made in USA with eco friendly wood and recyclable packaging

Source: Chair X45, Wild Black – Shop GloDea

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Window Treatments: Drapery Panels

Need help designing window treatments for your home or office?   Contact Jamie Kern, ASID, President of DTIC at jkern@designtheoryinteriors.com

Drapery Panels are are one of the best design resources for creating an appealing and inviting interior space.  By now you know I like my draperies “simply” elegant.  I want them to highlight an exterior view or add softness to a room that might otherwise feel hard and angular.  That doesn’t mean they have to be boring!   There are a number of nice heading treatments from the grommet to the pinch pleat.  And a little accent band on a leading edge or incorporated as a stripe can turn a solid fabric into a tasteful custom treatment.

 

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Pinch Pleats, often incorrectly assumed to be a traditional header, are quite nice in this contemporary space

drapery panels

Interiors by Lucas Studio,Inc

Panels don’t block the view but add a nice shape element with the arched doors

drapery panels

Nice example of a contrast fabric used as a horizontal stripe accent.  I like the small rods and the pinch pleated headings on rings.

 

drapery panels

Great use of puddling.  The panels are sleek and sophisticated with just enough puddling on the floor.  Glamorous and tasteful

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Great Seating by MyFace

For current pricing and lead times, contact Jamie Kern, President of DTIC at jkern@designtheoryinteriors.com  

Sometimes a person or company comes along who reinterprets the norm and introduces us to something extraordinary in furniture & seating design, building products, lighting, technology.    As one with a passion for architectural and interior design, these people and products inspire me to break down the barriers of my imagination, encouraging me to grow as a designer so that my clients always receive the most value for their money.   I believe these are the people we celebrate and try to emulate.

So today it’s “Bottoms Up” to MyFace, a furniture and seating design & manufacturing firm based in Portugal.  MyFace has created a line of exceptional seating and tables that are modern and simply elegant at every angle.  The attention to detail is unrivaled and I find it hard not to stare!!

 

Nodo Lounge Chair by My Face

Nodo Lounge Chair by My Face

Nodo Lounge Chair by My Face

Nodo Lounge Chair by My Face

Nodo Lounge Chair by My Face

Nodo Lounge Chair by My Face

 

Mo Modular Sofa by My Face

Mo Modular Sofa by My Face

Mo Modular Sofa by My Face

Mo Modular Sofa by My Face

 

Fable Swing by My FAce

Fable Swing by My FAce

Fable Swing by MyFace

Fable Swing by MyFace

Fable Swing by MyFace

Fable Swing by MyFace

 

Houdini Sofa by My Face

Houdini Sofa by My Face

Houdini Sofa by My Face

Houdini Sofa by My Face

Houdini Sofa by My Face

Houdini Sofa by My Face

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