1. I’m Hot for Red
Remember about 15 to 20 years ago when red was HOT🔥🔥🔥. Raise your hand if you, or your neighbor, had a crimson dining room 🙋. Yeah, It was a beast to paint over, wasn’t it? Well, my friends, after a decade or two of being the step child to grays and blues, red is making a steady come back. In fact, Benjamin Moore has picked Caliente
as its 2018 color of the year.
2. Falling for Fringe
All minimalists are cringing at this pointer, but the way I see it, fringe is on its way back. I’ve noticed fringe in pillows, sofas
, and even lamp shades. That pendulum spent a good long time in the minimalist category and now is swinging its way back in favor of us maximalists. Don’t believe me? Just wait.
3. Trim, and Moulding, and Millwork- OH MY!
I think most would agree that fine architectural details in a home are timeless. Even a Barcelona Bench or Panton Chair looks suburb in the most intricately detailed French Apartment. Let’s take a moment to take in the beauty of this artistically carved Gilded Age trim.
4. Crush on Big Cats
What’s not to love about all of the lion goodness going on here? Check out the detail and craftsmanship on these beasts. If this fireplace surround comes up missing…It wasn’t me 🤥
5. Floored by the Ceilings
Ceilings are considered by many to be the “fifth wall”. While it may be unrealistic to aim for murals, fretwork, and friezes as stunning as these, we CAN be inspired to add beams, trim, or at least a coat of paint. The moral of this story is to not forget to look up 👆when designing a space.
6. I’m a “People” Person
Last but not least, the addition of figurines, busts, and tasteful statues add character and sophistication to a room. Notice how these motifs were carved in wood and stone and cast in metal. Stunning!