10 Design Trends I love

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 3. Painting ceilings is a fun trend in this Pinterest photo they used a dark royal blue in the coffered ceiling…very chic.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!
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  • 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.

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  • 7. Wallpaper…you know I love wallpaper!

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  • 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)
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BHG great kitchen!
photo by Liz Donnelly
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.

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  • 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!

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Before: Beautiful but too formal

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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Dining Room Decorating

Fall is the perfect time to get your house in order, starting with the dining room. With the holidays looming we need to make sure this room is ready.

What elements make a good dining room?

  • A great table…to help you create memories with friends and family
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  • Comfortable chairs…so you can sit around the table for hours

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  • Lighting…so you can see what you are eating and set the ambiance

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  • Rug or floor covering…to dampen the sound of heated discussions

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  • A buffet or side table…to display your masterpieces

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What do you think makes a good dining room? Where do you go for inspiration when decorating your home?

I love Houzz and Pinterest…are you as obsessed as I am with these sites?

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Best, Celia

Resources:

Restoration Hardware

Zentiques

One Kings Lane

Joss and Main

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Pasha Home

Dash and Albert

Modern Home

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!

photo:Liz Donnelly
photo:Liz Donnelly

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.

photo:Liz Donnelly
photo:Liz Donnelly

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.

photo: Liz Donnelly
photo: Liz Donnelly

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.

photo:Liz Donnelly
photo:Liz Donnelly

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!

photo:Liz Donnelly
photo:Liz Donnelly

River White Granite counters add movement to the room but do not take away from the overall feeling of calm in the kitchen.

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photo:Liz Donnelly

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.

photo: Liz Donnelly
photo: Liz Donnelly

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,

Best, Celia

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What is the most important element of a well designed dining room? Comfortable seating. If you want your guests to stay and enjoy their time with you, seating is the key. When your guests are comfortable the conversation will be flowing. What do you  think a great dining room needs to include?

Aside from the chairs, the table and lighting are the crucial to a fabulous and functional dining space. I love family, friends, cooking and entertaining so aside from the kitchen the dining room is the most used room in the house!

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Celia