Holy smokes....we haven't talked in 10 days....but I was roped [just these girls]  into joining some of my "blogging besties" to do a post on Design Trends! 

You know how when someone ask you to do something and it sounds like a good idea at the time.....uh huh....well here we are.  The day before it is supposed to post and I am racking my brain about things I have seen the last few months that feel like they could last a while.

I'm here for you though.....

Right off the bat.....since we are entering into our third year in a pandemic....some things have changed!  

People are home more so we need better office space and home gyms.  While those 2 things have always been popular I feel like they are amplified and more important than ever.

More importantly let's talk about some of you might know I live pretty close to the Atlanta Design Center [ADAC] so I am always over there scouting for fabrics and 2 times a year many fabric lines come out with new colors and patterns!

While the "all white room" enjoyed a pretty good ride and of course the "gray train" wore us out I feel [and have felt this for a while] the warm tones are back and will be around for a while.  I just painted a condo Ben Moore: Cloud Cover and it is so pretty!  Not yellow at all....just a very soft ivory.

Also jewel tones are making a comeback...and not the ones from the early 90's either.  They have been toned down a little!

I am hankering to use some of the fun patterns and colors......Also....Brown is the new Black!  You heard it here:)

I also read that Venetian plaster and lime wash walls are HOT! The walls below have that beautiful sheen from VP.

Opalescent Venetian plaster in a Herzig-designed L.A. home.

Photo: Laure Joliet

How are we feeling about dark furniture?  Well....guess what....I am pretty sure the dreaded armoire is making a comeback.  Now listen before you get all me.....let me explain.

Not to hide the TV.... but as a beautiful piece of furniture to be showcased in a room.

I found all of these on Charish!

There is one designer who I know uses a dark piece in a room all the time....Daryl Carter.
If you don't have this need to get it!  

Seriously it was one of the first design books I ever bought....

These pictures are all of his work.....

He is amazing.

Also...I think adding a vintage piece in every room is big now.  

This quote below by Athena Calderone say it best:

"Vintage is the protagonist of every has the power to influence the storytelling and direction"

Rooms that do double my office which is also my laundry room.  I mean of course I would rather have a tricked out space to do my laundry in.... with 2300 square feet....I gots to make do right!

Before I sign off....I looked up some warm paint colors for you.....I'm so helpful haha.

And lookey here....these are from 2017 but still so relevant now right!

Looks like the 2021 colors are still going strong!

I was really hoping I would get to the mart before this post deadline but I am going today and should see more of what is trending!

And.... here is a cheat sheet....make a copy.....fold it up and put it in your wallet.  Then before you buy something you can take a look and make sure you are allowed.....I am cracking myself up.....

Jewel Tones but warmer with a muddiness to them
Dark wood furniture
Organic finishes on walls
Bleached furniture [still going strong]
Mixing Modern with vintage
Hand blocked fabric
Black and White [still...but add color]
Wallpaper [yes....still happening]
*Old English Sheepdogs
*Old Ladies like me.....

OK...I just threw those last ones in to start a revolution....haha 

Y'all take it easy and run over to the other blogs to take a look at what the REAL experts are saying....





Well Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.....
I am not gonna was a tough holiday season and I have never spent more time home just being downright sad.

That's no surprise....It's been almost 6 months since my sister passed away and since I live so close to her.....I was really feeling the void.

I only went to 2 events over the was the Atlanta Botanical Garden Holiday Nights [such a fun thing to do if you have not gone] and the other was a Christmas party.....

I watched a lot of TV and stayed home with Cami.  I worked out and hung out at my neighbors.  They like to do those 5 million piece puzzles and I learned that I suck at those:)  The only thing I brought to the situation was a lot of complaining about how hard it was.....nobody likes a complainer....haha.

I was working on one project.....finishing out a basement of a job with Ladisic Fine Homes.  You know how it is when you have completed a year long just need to take some time off and breathe so it had been a little over a year and they decided to ramp up again....

This is how we left it after they moved in.....

We got the oak wood paneling done and the wallpaper in before Christmas!

The barstools are from Gabby Home.....very comfy!

The light fixture was from Regina Andrews.

There is a dart board in the cabinet.

I swear the Thibaut wallpaper was a game changer....I mean the paint was good [which we did before Thanksgiving because I couldn't get that paper hung until after....] but this vinyl paper is just so good!

I found these 2 vintage Bernhardt leather chairs for the room.....

You know I love to put something vintage in a space and since they have 3's perfect that I did not spend 3 times what I paid for these.....for brand new ones that of course I would probably not get for a year!

I ordered a poker table and then started looking for chairs....whoa mama.

Chairs would be up to 9 months out so I found some vintage ones on Charish and scored some beautiful mohair at Scott's to have them recovered with!

The plaid is for pillows in the chairs and to cover 2 benches with! Pretty pumped about my luck!

I'm a crafty gal:)

Anyway.....I hope y'all are all relaxed from a great Holiday season.....I appreciate all of your support over the last 2 years with what has gone on in my life....


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