Decorating Trends 2016

Over half of homeowners will invest in updating their homes this year according to Houzz and the updates will be driven by a desire to decorate (63%), renovate (58%) or repair (47%). So before jumping into your next project our top decorating trends for 2016 will add a point of reflection for making great long-term […]

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Color of the Year 2016~Pantone

Living in a high paced and hectic world is having its effect on color trends as evidenced by Pantone’s recent Color of the Year 2016 announcement showcasing a move towards less bold and more subtle color hues. They indicate an approach to our living environments that offer respite from our demanding lifestyles and stresses. Introducing […]

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Kitchen Lighting Trends

  Kitchen lighting trends have come a long way from strictly utilitarian fixtures to modern day accessories chosen to reflect quality, style and design. Like saving the best for last, pendant lighting is the one design element that gives permission to invite drama, glam, and interest. Chandeliers and track lighting run a close second. Many […]

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Color of the Year 2016~Benjamin Moore

Fresh, natural off-whites are driving color trends for 2016 that promise to create a sense of visual calm that encourage us to slow our pace and produce a calming effect to our environments. Benjamin Moore’s “Simply White OC-117” accomplishes this very well. It makes choosing a white hue very easy with its ‘Simply White’ taking […]

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Home Trends 2016

In spite of a strong luxury home market, smaller, more efficiently designed eco-friendly and smart homes are making a mark in current home trends. Well designed residential square footage that incorporates easy movement between everyday tasks accommodating contemporary lifestyles are gaining popularity. The real estate market has its eye on millennial and baby boomers who […]

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Kitchen Appliance Color Trends 2016

Although kitchen color trends are dominated by whites and off-whites according to the latest NKBA Kitchen & Bath Style Report, increasing popularity in grays, blacks and slate kitchen appliances that bring a classic and modern look to the most popular room in the home are gaining momentum for many reasons. If a splash of bold […]

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Decorator Show House Winners

Bold and glamorous color, wallcoverings, lush textiles and mixed patterns run a common thread through the annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House offerings. A true winner at showcasing the creative talents of top designers to benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. Study each space, examine the layers of design and the magnificent attention […]

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