Welcome to 2019! Whether it’s your wardrobe, fitness routine, or your home — the start of a brand new year likely has you jonesing for a refresh. While I can’t motivate you to train for that marathon, I can certainly help in the design department!
I was recently featured in articles from Architectural Digest [here and here] and PureWow, chronicling everything from my New Year’s design resolution, trends I hope not to see in 2019, and [gasp] things I would never have in my own home. Now is the time to refocus your interiors, ensuring every space leaves you at peace and fully inspired to take on anything 2019 throws your way. Knowledge is power, so click through to read the full articles and keep scrolling for ways you can apply my 2019 design tips and resolutions to your humble [or not so humble] abode.
My New Year’s Design Resolution
From Architectural Digest: “[My New Year’s design resolution is to] take more risks! I’m really looking forward to so many of the projects on our horizon because I can tell they’re going to pull me out of my comfort zone […] I’m excited to push more boundaries in 2019!”
There’s no better time than the present to take a chance and embrace change! Why not consider incorporating a bold plaster or wallpaper in an unexpected place like your powder bath?
Forget Matching Art and Decor
From Architectural Digest: “The monochromatic look has been having a moment—and for good reason. It celebrates a sense of unity within a space and can be a wonderful way to highlight texture and light. But 2019 is the year for neutral palettes to be ignored when it comes to art. Bringing a piece of art home should be a very personal experience, and selections made with no regard for surrounding decor. Go for pieces that lend interest and contrast to your home’s established palette and revel in the statement for years to come!”
Design Mistakes to Avoid in Your Own Home
You can check out the full list on PureWow, but here are a few things to avoid when refreshing your home for the new year.
“When it comes to area rugs, there’s one rule that demands respect: never under buy. In general, we suggest a rug that nearly coats the room’s entire floor. Small rugs make your room appear smaller, and it’s visually awkward when furniture pieces don’t sit comfortably on top. Obsessed with a rug that’s too small for your space? Layer it on top of a larger one.”
“The process of designing a home involves exploration and time spent learning who people are and how they live. It’s a process that should result in a distinctive, personal point of view that shares heirlooms, traditions, and special memories through texture, color, and light. Avoid filling your home with beautiful things that hold no meaning to you, opting instead to pick up meaningful pieces over time.”
“Walking into a home that’s committed to only one style displays an immediate lack of character. Combine new pieces with antiques (and everywhere in between) for a look that feels thoughtfully layered over time.”
How do you plan to update your home this year? Drop us a note below!