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Design Trend :: Black Kitchens

After the master bathroom renovation is complete, we will be tackling a larger project: our kitchen and great room. I’m leaning toward a white/neutral kitchen, but have been drawn to black kitchens. It’s a design trend that’s certainly picked up over the last couple years. I’ve spotted sleek black cabinetry in all types of kitchens from traditional to modern. Here are a few of my favorites.

black kitchen cabinetsblack kitchen cabinetsblack cabinet // amber interiorsblack modern kitchen // lonnyblack + white kitchen // Marianne Brandiblack kitchen // lisa mende design

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black paint colors for kitchens

one pitch black by farrow & ball // two pitch by serena & lily

three universal black by benjamin moore // four night by serena & lily

five tricorn black by sherwin-williams

* disclosure: some of the links in this article are affilaite

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Read full story By on April 11, 2016 in color, design trends, Features, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen

2016 Decor Trends :: Tribal Rugs

Tribal rugs, famous for their elaborate color and artistic design, have been handcrafted and cherished for centuries. Over the past decade muted rugs in general were in big demand, however in the last year I’ve been spotting more and more rugs in bright, vivid colorways – many showcasing beautiful tribal patterns. Tribal rugs in jewel tones such as blue, red and bright pink are popping up in a variety of interiors and in every inch of the home. I’m loving the revival and was thrilled to hear that interior designer, Naomi Stein of Design Manifest is predicting these exotic textiles are continuing to trend in 2016.

tribal rugs // bathroom // amber interiors

Upon my return from a trip to Morocco, its become clear to me that tribal rugs are here to stay.  Typically woven by hand by nomads in Turkey and Morocco, these rugs are versatile pieces of art.  They work seamlessly in both traditional and modern spaces.  They can be used as a pop of color in a neutral space, or a compliment in saturated room.  Used in virtually every room in the house, from kitchens, to bedrooms, to living spaces, they can be a fun, cozy accent that is sure to bring some vitality to your home.  Worried about mixing other patterns with a tribal rug?  Stripes, buffalo check, mudcloth and animal print work great with these rugs! – Naomi Stein

TRIBAL RUG // VIA DOMAINE SUSANA ANDERSONTRIBAL RUG IN TRADITIONAL ENTRY // KATIE LEETRIBAL RUG ON STAIRSTRIBAL RUG WITH STRIPES AND ANIMAL PRINT VIA DOMINOtribal rug in kitchen // Jamie Keskin Design

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Read full story By on February 3, 2016 in Bathroom, bathrooms, Bedroom, bedrooms, design trends, Features, foyers, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room, pattern, rugs, textiles

2016 Decor Trends :: Modern Southwest

Over the past few years I’ve seen a revival of southwestern decor. The color schemes today are more muted (thank goodness) and when paired with clean-lined modern elements, the look can be super chic. So I can see why Santa Barbara based interior designer, Leslie Lundgren is predicting that this “Modern Southwest” style will be a continued trend in decorating for 2016.

modern southwest style // kelly klein

I have noticed a movement towards Modern Southwest but in a subtle, organic way… however, it’s in no way a repeat of the 80’s southwest. It may be on a textile or a pattern or even accessories as illustrated in Kelly Klein’s home above. – Leslie Lundgren, Interior Designer

modern southwest style // ralph lauren2016 Decor Trends // Modern Southwest // via @simplifiedbeesouthwest modern style bedroom // kelly klein // AD2016 Decor Trends // Southwest Modern // via @simplifiedbeesouthwest modern entry // leslie lundgren design

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Read full story By on January 13, 2016 in Bedroom, bedrooms, design trends, Features, foyers, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, pattern, rugs, textiles

2016 Decor Trends :: Mad for Plaid

Happy 2016! I hope you had a joyful, relaxing holiday. Although sick for a good week, I was able to enjoy a white Christmas in our new home. There is something so magical about quiet snow falling, a crackling fire and spending quality time with family. It was a wonderful way to end 2015.

With a look at the year ahead, I thought it would be fun to ask several interiors designers what decor trends they think will dominate in 2016. To kick off the series today is Northern California designer, Julie Rootes  who is predicting we will continue to be mad for plaid. I agree and am loving the revival in the classic pattern.

2016 Decor Trends // Mad for Plaid // via @simplifiedbee

Even though plaid is trending big time in the fashion world from shirts to shoes to everything in between, plaid is holding its own in the world of interiors.  I find it can give the perfect kick to any space while still maintaining its traditional roots.  From a small accessory like a pillow to decorating an entire room – a la Scot Meacham Wood (image above via Traditional Home) – it packs the perfect punch. – Julie Rootes

2016 Decor Trends // Mad for Plaid // via @simplifiedbee2016 Decor Trends // Mad for Plaid // via @simplifiedbee2016 Decor Trends // Mad for Plaid // via @simplifiedbee2016 Decor Trends // Mad for Plaid // via @simplifiedbee

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Read full story By on January 4, 2016 in baby and children, baby nursery room, Bedroom, design trends, Features, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, pattern, textiles, throw pillows, wallpaper