Design Trends In The Home

Las Vegas Market Spring 2016 keep up with design trends in the home.

Design Trends In Your Home. Lvkt Mkt Spring 2016.Mary Etta Designs,. Anaheim Hills Interior Designer.Keeping up with design trends in the home is one way to make sure your home looks like it is of this decade.    My job is to educate you on what’s trending and how to apply that knowledge.  Las Vegas Market Spring 2016 proved to be a visual feast that helps me share this with you.  

The “market” is held twice a year in major locales to introduce design professionals and retailers to the latest home goods offerings that we, in turn, can offer to you.  It is a really big deal. Imagine three huge buildings featuring a 5-million-square-foot showcase for the home and hospitality contract furnishings industry in downtown Las Vegas. Vendors pull out all the stops in hopes that we visit their showrooms out of the hundreds available to make commitments and to learn what they have to offer for the season. There is so much to see. Three areas of design stood out as offerings that I know will interest you.

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Mary Etta Designs Anaheim Hills Interior Designer. How To Use Design Trends in Your Home. Christopher Guy Showroom ChandelierIf you believe that bigger is better, Christopher Guy’s showroom did not disappoint.  The traditional chandelier in this dining room vignette was a standout!  Larger scale was the theme most oft repeated throughout the market. The chandelier is an excellent example of how you can use design trends in your home with existing furnishings. It works beautifully with the dark woods often found in traditional design.And though this light fixture has a traditional feel to it, it is anything but your typical traditionally designed piece. 

Anaheim Hills Interior Designer Mary Etta Designs.Design Trends in Your home. Lighting Moon & Stars With Christopher Guy, you can have the moon and the stars in lighting design.  Just ask.  

Anaheim Hills Interior Designer Mary Etta Designs. Design Trends in Your Home. Foyer Lighting.This  chandelier by Global Views works as a grand surprise in a two-story foyer. Not living in a traditional space?  A loft with clean, linear furniture pieces would also work with this beast of a beauty. 

Bright Colors

Anaheim Hills Interior Designer Mary Etta Designs. Design Trends in Your Home. Colorful Waste BasketsThe unexpected colors inside and out work for a fun touch in these wastebaskets.  There is a reason  why paint companies Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams selected shades of white as their color of the year recommend for your walls this year.  Color was inside out in bold, bright and fun colors. A white or dark background will make a great canvas for these pieces to shine.

Anaheim Hills Interior Designer Mary Etta Designs. Designs Trends in Your Home Poleart FurnitureBright pops of color in furniture that can be used inside or on the patio make us smile.  There were traditional pieces of furniture shown in unexpected color ways.  So way out there, and yet so familiar.  

Anaheim Hills Interior Designer Mary Etta Designs. Design Trends in Your Home. Acrylic ColorsAcrylic furniture with bright accents followed a theme repeated throughout many showrooms.  I especially love this chair shown in a variety  of colors and patterns. The “ghost” chair (as the acrylics are called) have been trending for a few years.  Pops of color and patterns is a way to stay on trend but still remain fresh. 

Up-cycled Furniture

Design Trends in Your Home. Up-cyled Seat belts. Anaheim Hills Interior Designer Mary Etta Designs. With a cubed tone on tone pattern, this ottoman by Phillips Collection is comfortable and responsibly designed from seat belts. That’s up-cycling at its best! Car material designed for safety and for furniture.

Anaheim Hills Interior Designer Mary Etta Designs. Use Design Trends in Your Home. Phillips Seatbelt Lounger and OttomanThe seat belt chairs and ottomans were really comfortable.  I couldn’t resist a lounge break.  They ranged in colors from white to bright.  Fun touch for a not so serious room or patio. Up-Cycling is one way to use design trends in your home that pays back our eco system with kindness. 

Anaheim Hills Interior Designer Mary Etta Designs. Use Design Trends in Your Home. Paint Can Recycled Art Phillips.jpgI saved my favorite art piece for last.  If you are looking for a distinct way of how to use design trends in the home, this might be the ticket.  Yes, it’s a wall of framed, empty paint cans in various colors.  But imagine viewing these nine framed up-cycled pieces of art from across the room.  It draws you in to be sure that what you are seeing is indeed what you thought it was all along.  That, in my humble opinion, is art.  the fact that it is making use of something that could have been tossed in our landfills makes it even more meaningful.  A found object that is an objet d’art.  

If you would like more information on how you can use these and other design trends in the home that were on display at Las Vegas Market Spring 2016, contact me here.  Be sure to sign up for my newsletter and receive a free report on ordering the right window treatments for you.

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Mary Etta Designs Best of HOUZZ 2016

Mary Etta Designs Best of HOUZZ 2016

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,

Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Mary Etta Designs Best of HOZZ 2016 –  Anaheim Hills interior design firm, Mary Etta Designs, has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Mary Etta Designs, a 16-year old interior decorating and window treatments firm was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. Mary Etta Designs Best of HOUZZ 2016 Abrahams Kitchen The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015.   A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

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Mary Etta Designs’ specialty is creating a space that, provides energy savings, protects your furnishings and preserves your privacy.  Our custom window treatments, color consultations and design packages offer solutions for functional and enjoyable living.  “Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Mary Etta Designs Best of HOUZZ 2016  as one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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Follow Mary Etta Designs on Houzz  http://www.houzz.com/pro/maryettadesigns/__public About Mary Etta Designs   This recognition for Mary Etta Designs Best of HOUZZ 2016 is due to our wonderful customers. As a Window Fashions Certified Specialists, my specialty is creating a space that protects your furnishings, provides energy savings, and preserves your privacy. My company is proud to provide custom window treatments, color consultations and strategic decorating solutions for functional living.  Let me help you determine the mood that you want in your home or office. Together we will pull together a look that you will enjoy for years to come.
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Pantone 2016 Color Of The Year Times Two

Pantone 2016 Color – Rose Quartz and Serenity

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Pantone threw a curveball at us this year. And I’m not ducking. Unlike past years’ choices, these are colors you could live with and not feel too trendy. Rose Quartz and Serenity may look like nursery choices for new Moms and Dads.  But look what happens when you blend them together? I don’t know about you but I can use a little serenity.

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Pantone’s choices in year’s past have often left me scratching my head.  How did Emerald Green sneak into 2013?  What made Marsala the color du jour in 2015?  Each year, the naysayers cry out that they hate the color and don’t know how we can work it into our interiors. What happens is that we see it quite a bit ahead in clothing and cosmetics, then accessories.Then it’s the color that shows you are on point with the latest trend.

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Well, truth be told, we have been getting ginormous hints from the fashion and home decor designers for months.  Look at the pink and blue (rose quartz and serenity) Pantone 2016 Color on the September 2015 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Follow the fashion magazines and the trend in home decor will follow.  Blush was predicted to be the color to paint our rooms in 2015.

You’re Not Surprised Are You?

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Farrow & Ball selected the color Pink Ground as a Key Colour for 2015.

Upscale British paint company, Farrow & Ball, predicted it’s Pink Ground as a key color in 2015.  Their take is that “this pink is not sugary or infantile, rather it feels more like a diluted plaster color where walls look almost nude”. While not Rose Quartz, the blush colors were moving towards soft hues.

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And as for blue. Well, I always say that “Blue’s The Hue”. As designers, we bend the rules. Baby blue, mineral blue, violet blue, we will make it right for your interior spaces.

Want to be on trend and see how the Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year will work in your home? Contact me at 714 974-6571 to schedule an in-home consultation.  Or, better still,  fill out this form.

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Free Birthday Giveaway – And You Get A Present!

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Today’s my birthday!  Those who know me know that I take my birthday very seriously.  It kicks off the winter holiday celebrations. And I like to celebrate with everybody.  You also know that I can’t be working for free.  But this year, I will give a gift of a free room Color Consultation for my birthday!  And since this is my 2nd Annual “It’s My Birthday Giveaway,” there will be two lucky winners this year.

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When I help clients decorate a repurposed space, we start with an empty room.  For example, here’s a guest bedroom that I worked on during the month of November.  First things first: the floorpan.  When it was decided that the dresser, chest and bed would stay, we could make a floor plan that would work for guests to enjoy.  Next was the color palette.

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For flexibility we kept things neutral and light.  The walls are painted a neutral Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.  This workhorse of a color will work with whatever bedding changes take place in the future. Since the bed is a lighter wood, Revere Pewter is a great balance in light for the dark, heavy furniture pieces.  That reveal will come in a future post.

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Hint: the room used to belong to the homeowner’s son.  To make him feel welcome when he is home for the holidays, I thought that the “mad for plaid” by Ralph Lauren theme might soften the blow with a bit of a masculine touch. That way, he won’t feel too much like it is no longer his room (even though it really isn’t).

The painting is done. The color consultation solidified the move ahead to finalize bedding and accessories.  Now we are waiting on lighting and window treatments, which will be installed next week.  The finish line is near and the room will be ready for Christmas visitors (and, oh yeah, the son).

If you want to one of two lucky winners for a FREE Color Consultation from Mary Etta Designs, leave a comment below and I will select a winner by 5 p.m. December 2!  Happy Holidays.

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How to Entertain Like a Designer

Holiday Tables by Orange County Designers
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Interior designer Hugo Flores rocked a Moroccan vibe at his colorful and inviting table scape, one of my favorites from this year’s Entertaining by Design event.

Just in time for turkey and all the trimmings, we have some holiday table setting tips from top southern California designers in Orange County.  The annual Entertaining by Design event held at the Laguna Design Center,  November 6 and 7 this year, shows you how to entertain like a designer when it counts the most.

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Let’s all give thanks for the little things, like chocolate! This winter wonderland table was a surprise a minute. Layers of gold rimmed dishwater were placed on a sunburst mirror at each seat.  Design by Interior Creations by Lana

Over the top fabulous is never too much during the holiday season.  And this year is no exception.  Now is when you bring out the “good” dishes to go with the good food.  What this show taught us is that you may have items in your home to work with that add unexpected touches to the table.

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PH Design Interiors used metals, stoneware, and touches of blue to complement this traditional Mexican themed tables cape.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

And just like we welcome the occasional unexpected guests, a bit of tongue in cheek played out at the venue this year.  Guess Who’s Coming to dinner?  Look at the next two table settings.  Comment below when you spot the guests who came to dinner.

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Elegance, Luxury, Simplicity & Knowledge at table inspired by famed French model, Katoucha, designed by Interior Designers Institute students.

 

Holidays are fun. So keep the giggle going at dinner. Snow, white table ware and an unexpected guest calls for a double take.

Holidays are fun. So keep the giggle going at dinner. Snow, white table ware and an unexpected guest calls for a double take.

 

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Trending big this year was cobalt blue, one of my faves. The colors tie in beautifully with winter holiday celebrations

 

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Make sure that you put an interesting guest over to keep the conversation flowing a la Chris Kittrell & Associates Interior Design.

Now you have inspiration on how to entertain like a designer.  Call Mary Etta Designs at 714 974-6571 if you would like help getting your house in order before the guests arrive.  Happy Entertaining!

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Belly Up to New Bar Stools

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As I write today, I’m listening to Jennifer Hudson wail “Whatever Makes You Happy” from the soundtrack of the wildly popular television series, Empire.  And what makes me happy is that now I can belly up to new bar stools this fall.  Small changes make for big impact in our homes as you and I prepare to spend time indoors during cooler weather.

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So I finally attacked my pitiful bar stools at our bar and kitchen counters in preparation for holiday entertaining.   Stools of substance can cost upwards of $800 to$1500.  That’s why I elected to have my favorite upholsterer not only recover the seats of the ones shown above, but also perform some much needed surgery on the legs and braces of a couple of them.

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As you can see, they are more than ready for the next person who will belly up to the bar.  And when we tiptoe from the fridge to the counter in the kitchen, we can perch on my favorite newly designed  kitchen barstools. Before the remake, though similar in color,  they didn’t really match.

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It was so much fun to mix the geometric fabrics from Maxwell with the linen-like fabrics from Fabricut.  The nail heads elevate the chairs to the  casual elegance that I enjoy. I wanted a solid fabric where stains were most likely to occur.

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The fall makeover is just beginning.  Stay tuned for more fall updates at my home.  If you would like help with redoing things around your home for the holidays, contact me about One Day Re-Design.  Details about this new service offering can be found here.

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