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Interior Design Styles of 2016 – Our Top 3

With 2016 upon us, home renovations will begin to populate your winter to-do list, as the hottest trends of the year take full force. While endless articles populate the web with various décor trends, we took it upon ourselves to share our top 3, favorite interior design styles of 2016.

 

The Kitchen Is On Fire

The kitchen is a hot place to be this year, and with more interior design styles in the kitchen than any other room, your options are endless for bringing a fresh look to your space. Continuing to be popular is the open floor plan, making your kitchen island the strong focal point of the room. Edgy, muted colors will be fresh on the scene, taking over as the hottest cabinet colors for the year, such as burnt orange, Robin’s egg blue, and mustard yellow.

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Be One with Nature,

There is nothing more beautiful than a design that is natural and looks effortless. We believe in the idea that less is more, making one of our favorite trends for the year the use of natural materials. Better yet, this spans the use of materials such as marble, granite, concrete and wood, to bringing nature inside through the use of plants or accent pieces that have been inspired by nature. If your goal is to bring a relaxing and Zen-like vibe to your space, this is the design style for you!

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Pick Your Color

In 2016, the wheel was spun on the color palette, with the needle landing on shades of pink, red, and peach. Not only pretty, but these colors have a versatility to them that allows them to be incorporated into almost any room that you fancy, giving you the ability to run wild with your design. Along with pinks, reds and peach, emerald green, navy and midnight blue are also hot colors of the year, and will heavily be seen on furniture and in accent pieces.

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What interior design styles are you in love with for 2016?

Easy Fall Decoration to Rejuvenate Your Home

There are many easy fall decoration ideas to bring the warm colors of fall into your home this season. By coordinating small pops of fall color into your home or apartment’s color pallet across rooms, you can achieve an autumn atmosphere without completely turning your home into a sea of reds, yellows, browns, oranges and greens.

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Living Room Interior Design
Make your living room a fall sanctuary by decorating with natural gords and pumpkin, either on coffee tables or on the fireplace mantle. The lively gords can range in color from red, orange, yellow, and brown and vary in sizes which help to accommodate your space (whether big or small). Because of their various sizes, pumpkins can act as a centerpiece on tables, or within prominent areas of your living room entryway. Adding these kinds of themed design elements into your living room are an easy fall decoration tactic to create an instant fall color upgrade.
We also recommend swapping the flowers in your vase with decorative maple leaves in mason jars. This design element helps to give your space a mixture of autumn colors with the cozy feel of mason jar décor. If you’re wanting to make the decorating process a craft for you and your friends and family, create your own leaf covered mason jar lanterns to add texture to a room. And since lighting can play a huge role in your living room design, we encourage upgrading lighting fixtures for the fall season. This can be done through placing fall themed lanterns in place of end table lamps.

Kitchen Interior Design
There are a few ways to subtly transform your kitchen for the fall season. Start by swapping your fruit holder for a wicker basket with a liner in a fall color. This easy fall decoration can already begin to make your kitchen feel welcoming for autumn.
Continue the trend from your kitchen into your dining space by investing in fall themed candlesticks to serve as a dining room table centerpiece and to pull in the soft lighting. Of course, an updated fall colored napkin or napkin holder, and appropriately themed glasses also work to tie in the theme.

Bathroom Interior Design
Soft lighting can help achieve a relaxed ambiance, so swap your current bathroom candles for those of orange and yellow hues. You can coordinate the colors of the candles with updated hand towels that speak to the interior design atmosphere you are interested in. Introducing a different soap scent that ties into the fall season is a simple method to energize your bathroom’s interior design for fall. One of our favorites is the method Fig + Rhubarb soap, not only for the smell, but also because the purple color adds a secondary element to break up the warmth of the reds, yellows, and browns.

Krazy About Kohler

I’d like to think Kohler would appreciate my attempt at a clever play on words, as I prepare to gush about colorful demi-lavs and apron front kitchen sinks. There’s so much I want to show our readers, and so much I want to say about Kohler’s history of design, quality craftsmanship and innovation. At Eheart, we’re excited to stand behind a company that values function and aesthetics equally, and does a phenomenal job at executing both. The designers recently enjoyed a presentation on an array of the company’s newest sinks, faucets and toilets (if it sounds boring, you’ll have to trust me when I say it wasn’t), and we can’t wait to implement these designs in your kitchens and bathrooms!

Behold, Jonathan Adler’s collection of bold, colorful sinks (for a limited time only):

 

Kohler Enameled Cast Iron: at least 80% recycled material, artisan-crafted in Kohler, Wisconsin. Won’t chip, crack or burn–guaranteed for a lifetime. Who wants to go on a factory tour with me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did I mention these apron front sinks? Several styles of which can be retrofit for your existing cabinetry. Affordable, beautiful farmhouse style sinks, here we come.

 

 

 

Something New…Something Wonderful

Words almost aren’t good enough to describe how I feel about these new products showing up on my desk recently. Talk about take your breath away gorgeous. They are new, refreshing and dramatic that aren’t for the faint at heart…

Featuring Antiqued Mirror Tile, Visage, by Ann Sacks! How does it get any better than this!?

Featured in Ann Sacks Nottingham Collection, these colors and shapes are sure to get anyone’s attention. Giving you that simple uniqueness you have been looking for.

Wanting a little more natural, earthy feel? Wood and/or leather tiles might be the way to go. You didn’t read that wrong – tiles are now being made of wood and leather! Where, oh where could this creative industry going next?!

If you have been looking for that show stopper, creative, unique tile for a room in your home….I just found it!

Don’t be shy…BE BOLD

Countertop Primer: Natural Stone

People often come in curious about different materials being used on countertops these days. Sometimes, I don’t think the answer is as quick and easy as expected! The world of Interior Design, continually gets more creative and adds products and styles daily. Exciting? Yes! Overwhelming? It can be, but that is where the Eheart Design Team comes into play!

NATURAL STONE:

– Granite is the most common natural stone in which people are familiar. Being the least porous and seeming to have over 100 different varieties, this natural stone is a great place to start to see if it works with your style.



– Soapstones style versatility allows your imagination to go almost anywhere! Contemporary, yes. Colorado, definitely. Traditional, absolutely! And anything else in between. Soapstone definitely offers a uniqueness that is hard to find.


– Marble makes my heart sing. While it seems to be a classic traditional element it can easily be used in a timeless modern home. Its characteristic to stay cold make marble every bakers dream kitchen countertop! Many people being a little more cautious of marbles characteristics you often find marble being used a littler traffic areas, such as the bathroom.

– Limestone and Travertine are great countertops primarily for bathrooms. Being on the softer side of all natural stones, it is definitely more temperamental than granite. You can’t beat the look with just an all around soft, calmness. Try it out in that powder bathroom you have been wanting to spruce up!



Join me Thursday as I continue priming you on the world of countertop materials!