I do not consider myself trendy, but I do follow design trends. I am still conservative when using them in my clients homes. I think your home should look timeless, but these trends could be used in any home!
1. Dresser style vanities…it looks so clean! This one is from Restoration Hardware.
2. I love the dining bench trend. I think they offer comfortable seating and they work in almost any setting. You can find these everywhere, the following are from World Market.
3. Painting ceilings is a fun trend in this Pinterest photo they used a dark royal blue in the coffered ceiling…very chic.
4. Using every space in your home, this is an old-fashioned idea that has come back! Below is a closet in an office we used it for extra storage.
5. Fun Rugs are a good way to add color or style to a room. In my home office I have a chevron stripe rug, I know this is a fading trend but I love it!
6. Lighting made of found objects…this is a great trend. Both of these lights came from Etsy.com, the wine barrel & bottle chandelier was used in a wedding, and the mason jars in one of the kitchens we did.
7. Wallpaper…you know I love wallpaper!
8. Large kitchen islands…the kitchen is the hub of our home and this trend of oversized islands is fabulous. The first one is from Better Homes and Gardens, the second one is one of our homes (photo by Liz Donnelly)
9. Beautiful tiles are also big right now here are some of my favorites. I adore these Italian harlequin diamond tiles. I also love the marble basket weave in the all white bathroom. Both photos by Jamie Salomon.
10. The last trend is in furniture…gone are the over stuffed large arm sofas and chairs…thank goodness! Mitchell Gold, Lee and BSC are all following this trend!
What are your favorite trends? We are getting our clients homes ready for the holidays. There is always a big push to tackle decorating dilemmas in time to host family for the holidays. We are crazy trying to tie up loose ends.
Let me know what you are working on.
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Here are some of my favorite items for summer decorating! I do not have a summer home but I do like to make a few changes for summer in my home. I put down summer rugs, put up summer curtains, change my bedding and add a few other touches! Here are some great items you might use for your own summer home.
1. Ballard Design sisal rug…oozes summer
2. Williams-Sonoma Home sofa…clean and fresh looking…only if you need a sofa!
3. Cool clear trunk from Wisteria…how I adore this.
4. Great chair only $299 at Grandin Road
5. Birch Lane has lots of fun stuff! I like these trays & glass bottle lamp
6. West Elm has great summer items this year too…love these throws and curtain panels.
7. Crate & Barrel tray so cool!
8. Fun side table Home Remedies Portland, ME 207-899-0135
9. Fabulous ottoman by Dash & Albert: Dwellings Falmouth, ME 207-781-3711
Are you looking for something to decorate for summer? Let me know your summer plans! I hope you are enjoying summer…I know I am. If you like this post let me know by liking it!
I am currently working on a Master Bedroom for a client. I have been caring for a relative who was critically ill, all my clients have been wonderful and understanding. This client has been waiting for ideas for a long time!
New king bed
Paint for the walls
Maybe an upholstered chair if there is room
Here are the bedrooms I am getting my inspiration from…
This bathroom is the master bath in a wonderful antique farmhouse, our goal is to update the systems without removing the charm. We are combining the current master bath with the master closet to make one larger space. We will be covering up the existing doors and replacing them with one centered pocket door. This will give us the best use of the space.
Our plan includes…
Traditional materials like subway tile, brass, wood, and marble.
Re-using anything we can. I will use both of the existing doors. One will become a pocket door (our new entrance) and one will become the new closet door.
We will use wainscoting either barn-board or panels.
I have added a privacy wall to create a toilet area.
I know frameless showers are modern, but we need to use them to open the room up.
I have also added a glass half wall, between the shower and vanity, to make the space feel larger.
I will design a custom vanity, this will allow us to use every inch of space to the fullest.
I want to add an antique piece of furniture (perhaps a dresser) to the room, This will add history and storage to this new space.
Here are some visuals to help you get the feel for the new space.
Finally the floors will be wide pine, we are going to match what is already in the space.
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Designing for teen girls is so much fun! As you can see purple was our color of choice. I used black, white and grey as the accent colors to tone down the purple. The room is made up of the following items.
The white bed, dresser and bedside table are all from Ikea www.ikea.com
This project was such a pleasure to work on. I adore these clients, I know, I always love my clients, but this time it was different. I just feel so lucky to know them, and I have learned so much working with them!
This hallway’s dark floor and gray walls make it so chic! The Hubbardton Forge light was made in a custom length to fit the space and it adds another artistic layer to the room.
The light pours into this home! We wanted to keep a bright and airy feeling in this open concept home, so we used one large Mitchell Gold sectional rather than two smaller sofas. The result is a very appealing space. I love the big print fabric we choose for the drapes they add such drama to the space, without distracting from the home owners incredible collection of Maine art.
Originally, we planned on making this room the dining room, but as construction neared the end, the home owners realized they did not need a formal dining room. The room is now one of my favorites, it is a den/office.
One of the most fun parts of this project was the kitchen. I grew up in a modern home and I love modern design, but most of my work is transitional or coastal. I loved tapping into the modern side of design for a change! We used Brookhaven Frameless cabinetry, they are really slick!
River White Granite counters add movement to the room but do not take away from the overall feeling of calm in the kitchen.
The Master bath is a masterpiece! I love the bleached plank wood-look floors. The Breccia Paradiso marble is amazing, and it looks wonderful on these dark wood Brookhaven cabinets.
I feel so fortunate to have worked with such a great team on this project.
Special thanks to Eliot Hull & Rich Gallo at Paul.G.White in Portland, Maine for their fantastic cabinets, counters and tiling.
Special, Special thank you to Rachel Ambrose and Lisa Hincher from Home Remedies in Portland, Maine for their help with furniture, fabric and upholstering!
I hope you all enjoyed seeing this project,
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Over spending is easy, even in small spaces. In this kids bathroom, we had a budget of $8k. We did not go to fancy tile stores, or buy pricey plumbing fixtures, and we still went way over budget.
We purchased our tile, tub, sinks and faucets from Lowes. We used Celia Bedilia vanities and terrazzo vanity tops. We thought we were doing a great job sticking to our budget $4,775.95, for all those items. But then came the labor, and all other building materials…before long we were over budget!
The details that make this bathroom crisp and clean, but did not blow the budget: Bead-board, sea-glass tile shower-box inserts, glass subway tile trim, wood plank floor tile, and all the white accents.
I have done many bathrooms, but I still amazed at the cost of doing a renovation. I have included the actual numbers for this bathroom below.
I hope that this will help those of you who are contemplating renovations, understand where your money will go!
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Enjoy your weekend, I am off to Washington, DC to see two new projects…you will hear about them soon!
Good lighting, lights up not only your home but your life. In the Northeast we rely on lighting to get us through the winter!
Sanford Fogg, CLC was my source for this post.
Sanford & Debbie Fogg are the owners of Fogg Lighting located at 281 Marginal Way in Portland, Maine. You can find a lot of product on their website www.fogglighting.com and are welcome to call the showroom 207-797-7568 with any questions.
Fogg lighting is a great resource for me, they will come to job sites and consult on lighting plans, recommend lighting options and guide you to the best options for your specific needs. They are knowledgeable about the current trends in lighting and how best to implement these trends into existing spaces. Sanford told me that Crystal is popular at their store. I have always been very happy with the service and products that I have purchased from Fogg Lighting. I am even using them for projects out of state…They will be providing the lights for a new project I am starting In Washington, D.C.!
According to Sanford, the top four things to keep in mind when planning lighting for a room are:
What visual activities are going to happen in the room, reading, cooking, entertaining, sleeping, grooming, etc.
How to enhance the room decor.
How the lighting will affect the mood and atmosphere of the room.
How to create a safe and secure environment in the room.
Sanford says the most common mistakes people make in lighting include, but are not limited to:
Not providing enough light to do tasks, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms.Improperly locating recessed lights.
Allowing a third-party to dictate lighting needs.
Having unrealistic expectations of what can be achieved with a limited lighting budget.
Waiting until the house is built before deciding on a lighting plan.
I asked Sanford what the most popular lighting companies were. He gave me the following list!
These silver pendants are amazing! I adore them and so does the home owner.
Sconces do not have to be boring, these are fantastic.
We used this in a two-floor entry it looks like a piece of sculpture.
This is a unique exterior light; do not keep up with the Jones…one up them!
This pendant is trendy but classic…love it!
Bell Jars are very big in New England, they never go out of style.
There are so many wonderful options for lighting your home. Lighting is something that you do not replace once you have installed it. Make smart choices, take your time and seek the advice of a professional. I like www.fogglighting.com, but if you want a local option ask your contractor for suggestions.