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2015: The International Year of Light

At the end of 2013, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) deemed 2015 The International Year of Light. In their words: On the most fundamental level through photosynthesis, light is necessary to the existence of life itself, and the many applications of light have revolutionized society through medicine, communications, entertainment and culture. Light […]

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Cuban Design Inspiration

Cuba and the United States have been neighbors for years but due to strained tensions exploring the island nation has been difficult at best. Recently, the relationship between the two nations has improved and Americans have had an opportunity to explore Cuban design inspiration. For a glimpse into the gorgeousness of Havana, take a glance […]

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Milan Design Week 2015

Milan, a fashion capital of the world, also serves as a destination for those of us who strive to set the pace when it comes to on trend home décor and design. This year, Milan Design Week was once again one of the most inspirational and stunning design fairs in the world. Here are just […]

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Marsala: Color of the Year

Pantone’s Color of the Year, wine inspired Marsala is a confident shade that just begs to be used in a way that emphasizes its richness. While its history may be hundreds of years old, dating back hundreds of years to the wines of Sicily, Pantone’s selection of this hue for 2015 justifies its relevance as […]

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Optimism on the Upswing

Trend spotters have made note of late that optimism seems to be on the upswing. As a result, the colors we are bringing into our homes reflect that movement. New, fresh, sophisticated color palates are shifting toward hues that simply exude happiness. This year, look for richly saturated blues, fresh berry tones (evocative of the […]

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Kitchen & Bath Industry Show: Las Vegas 2015

Recently, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show was held in Las Vegas highlighting the best and brightest ideas for modern kitchen and bath designs. Trends this year include seamless design, personalization and integrated technology. In both kitchens and baths, contemporary design continues to dominate, drawing in new materials and unique designs with a modern flair. […]

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Big Four Fashion Week Summary

Fashion trends and home design go hand in hand. This year as fashion weeks began in New York City, and then worked through London, Milan and finally Paris, we kept our eye on the offerings from top designers around the world. Trends from the runways that will likely influence home design in the coming months: […]

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New York Fashion Week: February 2015

Fashion and home design follow similar paths. Whatever comes down the runway is often reimagined and reinterpreted for the home. Keeping our eyes on the runways of Paris, Milan, London and New York gives us the best chance to catch a glimpse of the trends headed our way. New York Fall Fashion Week just wrapped […]

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Maison & Objet 20th Anniversary

Celebrating 20 years of contemporary trend expertise, Maison & Objet held their annual trade show in Paris the last week of January. Showcasing beautiful trends in contemporary living, exhibitors from around the world convened in Paris for a week of inspiration, relationship building, and appreciation of the art of living. The diversity of offerings included […]

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Trends to Watch: Trendy Wallpaper

Wallpaper earned itself a bad name for a while due to its overt floral tones and dated appeal. Recently, new products have peppered the marketplace with gorgeousness, and it may be time to reconsider our resistance. Sophisticated and trendy wallpaper is like art in a room. While paint could be used to recreate some of […]

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Traditions with a Twist: Global Prints

The use of prints, especially those with global flair, continues to be a significant movement to make note of as 2015 advances. Many designers are highlighting the ancient techniques and ethnic traditions that are central to the beauty of these textiles. While the past looks of suzani and ikat prints move forward, new influences of […]

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Trends to Watch: Craftsmanship

A major trend in luxury goods in 2015 is the return to the fundamental exquisiteness of true craftsmanship and the appreciation for quality materials. At the Maison & Objet Paris show in late January, the abundance of handcrafted and “made” objects was clear. Throughout the show, three themes emerged related to craftsmanship: • Nature made […]

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