‘Tis the season to add festive cheer to your decor. No matter what holiday you are celebrating, we have some great tips for bringing that special glow into your homes. Happy decorating!
Shimmer & Sparkle
Silver and gold metallics will add chic style to any neutral room. We love the elegance of a mantle or dining table adorned with antique mercury glass candle holders and votives, classic white candles, touches of greenery and white amaryllis.
Holidays spent with friends and family is something we should all feel grateful for. So why not make your Thanksgiving guests feel extra special by setting an unforgettably welcoming table to gather around? Whether your style is casual or formal, we have some tips for setting the tone (and table) that’s right for you.
1. Use Warm, Rich Autumn Hues
Mix and match neutral dinnerware and table linens with pops of whimsical colors of the season – oranges, reds, yellows and browns. For a more formal and cohesive look, try to limit patterns and colors to no more than two.
2. Mix and Match Styles
For a modern twist, replace the traditional table cloth with natural woven placemats or chargers paired with more formal fine china and and glassware.
3. Use Elements With Different Textures
Add depth to your centerpiece by layering natural, rustic elements such as pumpkins, gords, twigs and pinecones with a mix of shiny silver and gold metallic votives and candleholders.
4. Be Creative For A Unique Look
Have fun by using items from nature in unexpected ways — spray pumpkins with copper or gold metallic paint, place fall flowers in gourd vases, attach a simple name tag to a colorful pear, use bark edged wood for chargers, ask guests to write what they are thankful for on small cards and hang from a bouquet of branches, etc.
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Our latest year-end issue of The Style Report, the PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating newsletter, has recently been sent out to our readers! If you haven’t received the holiday issue, click on the image link below to get some tips and ideas on holiday décor styles for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah. Style trends and predictions for the New Year showcases ideas you can incorporate into your own home. A recap on the current housing market and predictions for 2015 from our realtor friends is also included.
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Every year new design trends offer a chance to update your home’s current style and start the year with a fresh look. We’ve featured some of our favorite style influences and predictions for 2014 below to offer you a glimpse in to what to expect to see in home furnishings and decor.
Choose your favorite new trend and layer new styles, colors and patterns with the furnishings you already own — with new home accents and accessories — a simple and cost effective way to freshen up your existing interior decor.
Soft, muted pastels balanced with bold, bright hues will dominate this year’s home decor. Intermixed with these brighter tones, we’ll see warm neutrals and earthy hues to create balance. Grey continues to be the new neutral. Use light or charcoal grey as your foundation and pair it with pops of color such as yellow, raspberry, plum, or teal to create a chic, modern style and look.
NATURALLY MODERN, REDEFINED RUSTIC
Redefined, modern rustic styling took off in 2013 and will define 2014 decor. Spaces that mix clean lines and modern styling with rustic natural wood finishes and elegant accents and accessories appeal to today’s lifestyles. Together these elements create warm, refined spaces for living and entertaining. Natural and organic influences will carry over into textile patterns as well. Geometric patterns, chevrons and stripes have dominated but this year will be replaced with softer, less defined patterns including more floral and organic prints, animal, ikat and honeycomb patterns.
THE MIDAS TOUCH
Gold is considered to be one of the hottest trends for 2014 and just a touch of gold will add a bit of luxe to any space. Gold accents and accessories, gold nail head detailing on furnishings and gold finishes and trim on pillows and draperies will become more popular in the coming year.
KITCHENS AND BATHS
We can’t have an article on 2014 home trends without mentioning the two most important spaces — kitchens and baths. White has become the overwhelming choice of most homeowners for their kitchen cabinetry. Think modern and refined — not sterile, operating room. 2014’s other trends cross over into kitchens as well — we’re seeing rustic flair with earthy finishes and woods for counter tops as well as gold fixtures. In 2014, bathrooms are either getting dressed up or down — being transformed into spaces that are serene and spa-like or make you feel like you are walking into a jewlery box. Finishes and features including frameless shower doors and glass tiles, are a must.