As we turn our thoughts to the coming new year, it is time to think about refreshing and reshaping our nests and creating a tranquil and serene environment as a counterpoint to these unsettled times. We want to cocoon ourselves in inviting spaces where one can escape and relax.
Here is a partial list of the trends, styles, materials, and colors for 2017 to get you started with revamping your home décor.
Fittingly, Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year represents refreshment, rejuvenation and rebirth. “Greenery,” a bright yellow-green, is meant to evoke foliage and is vibrant and bright.
As I mentioned in a previous column, black and white are very much in vogue. What is new is the pairing of those colors with metallic finishes such as antique brass hardware, bronze accents, glossy gold or stainless steel chair and sofa frames, mixed and other metals such copper, and black stainless steel appliances. For an easy way to incorporate this trend, look for metallic door pulls and cabinet knobs, or an iron and mirror combination chandelier.
In addition to the metallic trend, handcrafted, raw and natural textures such as cane, rattan, and bamboo are hugely popular. Recycled, rescued or reclaimed materials also continue to reign.
Another material that is everywhere is marble integrated into the design of bathrooms, kitchens and living room layouts.
In textiles, use functional upholstery fabrics such…
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