Posts in Design
9 Design Trends of 2019

Spring is always a wonderful season for change. Many homeowners find this an ideal time to redecorate or renovate their home. Maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve made any updates or you feel recently inspired. Either way, I have a list you must read of 9 design trends that are taking over 2019.

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Outdoor Landscaping Ideas to Spruce Up Curb Appeal

They may say not to judge a book by its cover, but it’s hard not to make assumptions about anything—from a book to a person to a home—on first glance or appearance. If you’re considering selling your home in 2019, you’ll want to ensure your home shines from the outside, in. By stepping up your curb appeal, you can make your home stand out.

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Design Outlook: 2019 Color Trends

We are into the thick of autumn now and before we know it, we’ll be ringing in 2019. A new year always hearkens in a fresh set of design trends and Elle Décor recently composed a list of their top fifteen trends for the coming year. While 2018 “was all about bringing an edgier palette into the home,” editors at Elle Décor say 2019 will take “a more mindful, lifestyle-based approach to the development of new shades.” Below, we’ve outlined the six colors we’re most excited about from Elle Décor’s list.

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Designing the Perfect Outdoor Living Room

Now that summer has arrived in Seattle, everyone seems to be outdoors soaking up the sun and taking advantage of the longer days. This means it’s the perfect time of the year to “live outside,” though many homeowners miss the opportunity to capitalize on the weather by crafting an ideal outdoor getaway. Now is the time to extend your interior style to your exterior space.

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Thinking of Renovating Your Kitchen? Explore the Latest Trends to Transform Your Culinary Space

The kitchen can be among the most challenging locations when it comes to home renovation, because it requires a number of decisions that involve balancing an aesthetically pleasing design with function to meet day-to-day needs. Earlier this year, Houzz conducted a survey of 1,700 homeowners who were currently working on renovating their culinary space for their insight on storage solutions, layout, design style, and more.

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Spruce Up Your Home for Spring

Spring is quickly approaching, and with it, the opportunity to spruce up your home, whether it’s a small upgrade or fresh coat of paint, or a full-on remodel. A recent 425 Magazine article looks at the latest home design trends, with tips for determining “how to blend styles and create a home that feels cohesive.”

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Amazon Adds Two Private Labels to its Furniture Collection

According to a recent Seattle Times article, Amazon has introduced two new home furnishing brands, “the latest extension of the company’s growing private label section.” The private labels are called Rivet and Stone & Beam and will be sold exclusively on the Amazon.com platform. Since establishing the AmazonBasics brand in 2009, which includes everyday household items such as “batteries, headphones and iPhone chargers,” the retail giant has continued to move into contract-manufactured items, which are products made solely for one company’s use and “carry a lower price than name-brand items.”

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Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year Heats Things Up

Though autumn has brought cooler temperatures to the Pacific Northwest, Elle Décor made a hot announcement this week, as they shared the Benjamin Moore 2018 Color of the Year! A drastic shift from the dark and alluring deep purple of 2017’s “Shadow,” 2018’s color is a spicy, eye-popping shade of red called “Caliente AF-290.”

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Keeping Your Pacific Northwest Garden Green in the Summer Heat

August is now in full swing and the drier climate often leaves many of us wondering how to best tend to our budding blooms and edible plants in the garden. Houzz recently published a helpful piece on how to “Keep Your Cool in the Garden” this month, complete with a Pacific Northwest guide helpful for everyone, from the garden enthusiast to the green thumb.

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Trend Alert: New Directions in Home Design from Denmark's Design Fest

In early June, designers, artists and enthusiasts ascended upon Copenhagen for the annual Design Fest, where they “presented their newest ideas and products, and shared their thoughts on the future of Danish Design.” Kasper Iverson of Houzz highlighted a list of his favorite trends following the event, from color to furnishings and finishes that are “certain to find their way outside Scandinavia.”

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