{color of the month: spacebox 0493}

Hirshfield's Spacebox 0493

Hirshfield’s Color of the Month for December is Spacebox 0493, a green-blue-gray, depending on the light. Think of eucalyptus, the little berries on spruce tops, and the blue-green rosemaling color of years past.

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My Scandinavian Home shows Spacebox 0493 as an accent color warming up an all white  interior.

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{trendwatch: how to create a hygge home}

Have you heard of Hygge? It’s a Danish word that doesn’t have a direct translation — although coziness and hominess are close — and it’s certainly becoming a big thing in the states.

Huffington Post says, “Hygge is about feeling calm, feeling connected to your own sense of wellbeing, and above all feeling cozy.” There are even two new books devoted to the Hygge lifestyle: The Book of Hygge by Louisa Thomson Brits and The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking.

Feet in wool socks warming by cozy fire

What is Hygge?

It’s pronounced “hoo-ga” or “hue-ga,” and it’s the style and lifestyle that helps the Danes get through their long, cold winters (yeah, we can relate).

According to the Observer, Hygge is best described as “a living room where the fireplace is roaring, candles line the room, no one is looking at their phone and you’re all under blankets eating home-baked cookies and drinking mulled cider.” Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: bachman’s holiday ideas house 2016}

Bachman's Holiday Ideas House 2016

Guest Bedroom – I’d love to see this at night with the overhead light turned off and the headboard lights on.

Visiting the Bachman’s Holiday Ideas House is a perfect zen way to ease into the holiday season. A mixture of old, new, and repurposed, the Bachman’s design team brilliantly transforms the family home with the change of seasons. The Ideas House offers all kinds of inspiration from gift ideas, table settings, and decorating ideas for inside and outside of your home. An added bonus for me was a room painted in my new favorite color – pink.

The Holiday Ideas House 2016 theme  is “Winter’s Frost  & Glow” with the following key trends:

  • Glowing Lights – Illuminate the season with a magical glow of string lights, candles, and lanterns.
  • Birch – Embrace the beauty of nature with birch details found throughout the house.
  • Mixed Metals – A mix of galvanized metals, gold, and silver find a perfect match to add elevated sophistication.
  • Plaid Patterns – Cozy layers of buffalo plaid pillows and accents transform the home into a welcoming space.
Bachman's Holiday Ideas House 2016

Ceramic deer off to the left add a bit of whimsy to the table.

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{hirshfield’s color of the month: 0913 angel food cake}

Hirshfield's Angel Food Cake 0913

Cozy up any interior with November’s Color of the Month: Angel Food Cake 0913. With a nod to fall, the staff at Hirshfield’s Design Studio chose Angel Food Cake for its versatility as a neutral. It goes with so many colors:  blues, browns, grays, and reds.

Pantone Fall Colors 2016

The Pantone Fall 2016 palette shows their gold (Spicy Mustard) with a red and orange color combination that we’re use to seeing as the leaves turn colors. That’s comfort food for Midwesterners. Read the rest of this entry »

{benjamin moore 2017 color of the year: shadow 2117-30}

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2017 Shadow 2117-30

Shadow 2117-30 | Benjamin Moore

The reaction to Benjamin Moore’s 2017 Color of the Year has been a bit of surprise and delight. Shadow 2117-30 is a deep, dark, subtle mixture of charcoal and purple.

House Beautiful called it “anything but neutral,” and Architectural Digest discussed the versatility of the “moody, amethyst hue.”

“I love it. It’s sophisticated, warm, and fresh. I can see it in a library or a small office. It would make a room feel cozy,” says designer Ally Banks of Ally Banks Interiors in the District, who is using the color on chairs, accent pillows and stools in a current project. – Washington Post

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{color of the month: seeing green with mother nature 0746}

This has been the year of natural and organic shapes and textures — from organic shapes at High Point Market to organic textures in the latest Thibaut books. And now, our color of the month is truly inspired by nature. Mother Nature, to be exact. Mother Nature 0746 is Hirshfield’s Color of the Month for October.

Mother Nature Paint color

Mother Nature 0746

Mother Nature 0746 is a fashion-forward, organic color — a deeper green that sits somewhere between yellow-green and blue-green. We’re seeing this as an emerging trend color in fabrics, accessories, and wallpapers used as a deep neutral.

And we’re not the only ones with green on our minds. The Color Marketing Group picked Thrive as the North American Key Color 2017+.  And that’s the point. “Green is a color of growth, of newness, and of wellbeing,” says CMG , “and Thrive will be the hue to carry us forward.”

big croc wallpaper

This jumbo croc wallpaper pattern is fashioned after handbags and is stunning in real life. Hirshfield’s Design Studio carries the book. 

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{organic shapes and textures in 2 new thibaut books}

Natural, organic shapes and textures have been on-trend for months (in case you haven’t noticed all of our blogs on the topic), and now Thibaut has their own bold, beautiful contributions to offer. We just love their new books, Greenwood and  Texture Resource Vol. 5.

Greenwood

Thibaut says this wonderful collection of traditionally rooted patterns is inspired by travels to coastal Australia, Africa, and the brilliant British Isles. The spirited large-scale designs of wallpaper and print and embroidered fabrics include striking zebra stripes. classic paisleys, and invigorating jewel-tone palettes, along with deep blues and rainforest greens.

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Brittany Stripe wallpaper in Teal | Navesink fabric in Mocha

Among the natural inspirations, Venus evokes memories of marble walls from castles and estates. This stunning pattern simulates a marble texture but is smooth and chic. Read the rest of this entry »

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