A Post-Holiday Design Refresh
By Amy Gill
Each year, I get a little depressed after the holidays. Winter decorations come down, and with them so does some of the warmth of the season. The time between New Year’s and spring feels long, so this year I endeavored to restyle my house for mid-winter. That way it doesn’t feel like a let-down, but a “what’s next.”
According to Armina Kasprowicz, designer and owner of Armina Interiors, 2017 home design trends are “focused on making bold statements by using color and texture to create drama and warmth. Textiles like velvet and brocade, rich materials and indoor plants are creating more depth.”
She identified three great 2017 design trends I plan to incorporate into my mid-winter refresh for my living and bedroom.
Emerald green, sapphire blue, ruby reds and deep purples are a welcome respite from my home of neutrals. The intense color story adds richness, warmth and energy that I crave in winter when I look outside and see shades of brown and gray.
I chose to go with shades of ruby and garnet to add pops of color in my living room. I am swapping out my ivory drapes for deep red ones and adding a few luxe velvet pillow covers.
I love the glamour and luxury of Art Deco. Originating in post WWI Europe, Armina indicates using geometric prints, metallics, fancy chandeliers and tribal/animal prints will help you achieve the opulence and sophistication of Art Deco.
To finish off my mid-winter update in the living room, I will add a vintage looking bar cart, an animal print pillow and maybe a few luxe objet d’art. A few great local places to look for Art Deco antiques are Judy Frankel Antiques in Troy. I also find great pieces at Town Hall Antiques in Romeo, and Eastern Market Antiques.
On to the last trend, pastels. Most of us think of Easter eggs, but Armina says that pastels easily complement neutral colors. Adding these “could be the perfect color additions for those who tend toward gray and white … Using pastels allows you to employ a sophisticated, light and airy look without always using white.”
My bedroom is the perfect example. It is a nice shade of gray, and instead of keeping everything white, I plan to add blue pillows and mauve accents to brighten it up.
What design trends do you love for 2017? Comment below to share your favorite trends or how you decorate your home after the winter holidays.
To read Armina’s full post on 2017 Design Trends, head over to her blog www.arminainteriors.com.