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Favorite Kitchen Design Trends 2018

With a new year, many of us have plans to renovate or fresh-up our homes. One living space I’d recommend starting with the heart of the home, the kitchen. We recently finished our kitchen renovation and I must say, it was worth the pain. If you are considering a kitchen renovation of your home, take a look at my favorite kitchen design trends for 2018.

ONE :: DARK KITCHENS

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Move over all-white kitchens – dark kitchens are in! The dark kitchen however is not a new trend in 2018, but one that’s been building momentum over the last few years and can’t be ignored. From modern to traditional, dark gray, navy and black are hues are being used on cabinetry. I love it paired with white walls like in this kitchen designed by Studio McGee.

TWO :: STATEMENT RANGES

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Another trend in kitchen design are statement ranges. Elaborate hoods are being toned down, while ranges are ramping up in style. Even though there are several luxury ranges that would certainly make a statement in your kitchen, La Cornue is leading the pack. La Cornue gives you more flexibility in customizing the color and trim of their ranges with 8 colors and 3 trim options. This gourmet kitchen (spotted on Instagram) feature’s a gorgeous La Cornue range in tapestry.

THREE :: COZY KITCHENS

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Open floor plans have allowed for a easy access from kitchen to living spaces, however it’s been the textiles and furnishings which help deliver a seamless flow. In the process, kitchens are now getting more inviting, approachable and cozier. Adding upholstered banquettes, throw pillows and plush area rugs in the kitchen is a trend I don’t see slowing down in 2018. (image sources – first via Instagram – Kate Marker Interiors and second via Instagram – Amber Interiors)

FOUR :: BLACK FINISHES

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FOUR :: MATTE BLACK FINISHES

As I mentioned, darker colors are making a comeback in the kitchen, but it’s not just the cabinetry. I’m specifically noticing a shift from polished finishes (brass, chrome, etc.) to matte black. From lighting to faucets; appliances to hardware, matte black finishes are trending. Loving this breakfast nook with a woven pendant in black. (image sources – first via Instagram – Lilly Gianikas and second via Studio McGee

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Read full story By on January 8, 2018 in breakfast nooks, color, decorative hardware, design trends, Features, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, throw pillows, Uncategorized

Friday Finds :: One Kings Lane Sale

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california casual dining room

Labor Day weekend has arrived. It’s a bitter sweet time for some that don’t want summer to end – including me!  However, the fabulous Labor Day sales can definitely help ease the transition into fall and cooler weather. One of my favorite sales going on right now is over at One Kings Lane where you can save an addition 20% sitewide. Take a look at some beautiful decor items that caught my eye . . .

One Kings Lane Labor Day Sale Picks #sale #okl

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1 moroccan pom blanket :: 2 bar stool :: 3 slipcover chair :: 4 pendant light :: 5 blue & white rice jar

*first image via OKL

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Read full story By on September 1, 2017 in chinoiserie, contemporary decor, discounts, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, furniture, home accessories, interior design

Elements of Modern Farmhouse Style

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The simple, clean-lined, practical design of the modern farmhouse is appealing and trending. A wraparound porch, standing metal seam roof and industrial lighting is one quick way to spot one from the street. But, the rustic, yet refine style goes beyond the exterior. Inside plank wooden flooring and exposed reclaimed beams are often offsite by crisp white walls. In fact, the modern farmhouse color palette is typically very simple: black, white, and gray. Classic stripe and check patterns are also featured throughout the home including throw pillows, wallpaper and tile work. Other farmhouse elements often found are sliding barn doors, apron sinks and ship-lap siding. I’ve rounded up a few images of different rooms through a house that are great examples of modern farmhouse style.

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image sources top to bottom 1 :: 2 :: 3 :: 4 :: 5 :: 6 :: 7 :: 8

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Read full story By on May 3, 2017 in Bathroom, bathrooms, breakfast nooks, contemporary decor, design trends, dining rooms, Features, foyers, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, lighting, mudrooms, throw pillows, Uncategorized

5 Favorites :: AERIN Collection for Williams Sonoma

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AERIN Collection for Williams Sonoma Home

Spring has sprung and so too has a new collection by Aerin Lauder for Williams Sonoma Home. The AERIN Collection is inspired by the Lauder’s iconic oceanfront home in Palm Beach and blurs the lines between indoor and out. From lighting to dinnerware, the AERIN Collection is beautifully elegant and effortlessly stylish. It was hard to narrow down, but here are my five favorites . . .

AERIN Collection for Williams Sonoma Home

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1 ginger jar champange bucket // 2 link pitcher // 3 brass floral sculpture // 4 clarkson chandelier // 5  jute fringe linen pillow

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Read full story By on April 11, 2017 in 5 favorites, Features, furniture, lighting, outdoor living, spring, tabletop, throw pillows, Uncategorized