New year. New goals. And, new trends.

While we strive to refresh our lives, our homes may need a bit of refreshing, too. 

On point winter colors recommended by architects, designers, colors include

#1 blacks with warm fabrics, like velvet and furs
#2 icy blues with white accents and more…blue
#3 smokey purple with neutrals
#4 earthy textures with warm metal tones
#5 rich browns-cinnamon, toast, dark cocoa
#6 relaxing dark blue-greens
#7 creamy tones with monochromatic scheme

#8 cool neutrals with iron red (think rouge for your cheeks)

Design trends that are so ‘last year”

Home trends of past decades that make today’s buyers cringe…
  • Popcorn ceilings – only at the movies with butter
  • Tile counter tops – no one wants to clean grout
  • Shag carpet, animal print rugs – Not ‘groovy’ any more
  • Wood paneling – dated and dreary
  • Linoleum floors – hardwood, engineered wood or tile, please
  • Wallpaper borders
  • Tuscan kitchens
  • Matching window valances, vertical blinds, matching wallpaper and carpets
  • Hollywood mirror lights, exposed light bulb
  • Silk plants, fake fruit – think dust collectors
  • Floral everything, lace, chintz, dusty pastels
  • Curio cabinets, ceiling mirrors, conversation pits…On my!
  • Word art, monograms, oversized leather sofas, futons, nautical

The list goes on and on, but I chose the past trends that made me cringe the most.

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