Trend 3 – NO RULES

Open any design site (ours included) and there’s a list a mile long of colour rules. And none of these, might I add, all agree. Which is probably for the best, because if the world was painted the same colour of greige, it would be pretty boring. This departure from colour rules has been a…

Trend 2 – Pattern Mixing

Our second featured trend of 2020 hits on all the eclectic inspiration we have seen emerging over the past few years. Pattern mixing can be a tricky balancing act, but when nailed- it is stunning! Key rules to pulling it off Go with classics (forget chevron, embrace chinoserie!) Choose a colour story

2020 Design Trends

Happy New Year! We are starting 2020 off introducing our top trends for the year. Drum roll please… The resurrection of carpet… Pattern mixing! No colour “rules”. We love this entryway by Emily Clark Interiors. It really captures our three trends for 2020, by using an unusual colour palette, mixing patterns, and welcoming back a…

Cognac Leather

Going back to basics has never been bigger in the design scene. Celebrating woods with their inherent character and showcasing natural flaws; unstained concrete and it’s usual shade of moody grey; and now leather! Instead of black dyes and light bleaching techniques, we are seeing the return of cognac goods. A rich and caramel hue,…

Rose Quartz

From paint to small accents, rose quartz is an elegant shade that used *sparingly* will add life to any room! Just be sure to use a refined amount to avoid a space looking too young and feminine! Contrast is key, pairing with bold black lines, sharp edges and glossy finishes gives the colour a jumping…

Exploring Trends: Velvet

It’s no secret that velvet is having a major moment right now, but we wanted to delve into this trend a bit more so you get the biggest bang for your buck, and don’t get bit by the trend bug. We first posted about velvet in February 2013, but it has taken a few years…

Flora & Fauna

Botanical, wild, and free. Incorporating natural floral patterns and greenery is the best way to add a fresh hit of style to your decor. Mix floral patterns for an eclectic hippy vibe, or pair a sweet corner plant with a bold black and white geometric for a contrast against the super chic. Layer neutrals like…

Seeing Stripes!

We all know how much fun you can have with a feature wall, and the trendiest way to spice up a simple wall is to add stripes! The most common stripe these days is the big, bold, black and white stripe! Whether they run horizontal or vertical, your stripes are sure to turn heads. With…

Double Crossed

Geo-metrics are ever evolving, and the latest trend- crosses  and plus signs- is sure to have you on the edge of your seat! This pattern is androgynous and feels almost achingly neutral. There is nothing pretty about it- this is just straight up cool. Seen usually in a stark black and white combination, this bold…

Look up – Way up!

Decorated ceilings are on their way back into design and we are so excited to show you why! Take a neutral space, add a colourful ceiling, and viola, you have a totally unique and exciting feature! Don’t stop there, use other colours in the room and pull them up into the horizontal space above! Making…

New Year, New Trends!

Welcome back, design friends! The new year is always an exciting time in design. With the holidays over and spring cleaning coming in the future, it makes sense that home projects begin with renewed enthusiasm. Look for these exciting trends coming to the blog: Open Shelving Black Appliances Gold Faucets & Hardware Rose Quartz Oversized…

2016 Trend Watch: Geometrics

Happy December!The last month before the new year is always so exciting in the design world. New flooring collections are on their way, Pantone’s colour of the year is on the horizon, and after the mistletoe comes down, a fresh eye to design emerges. A trend we saw starting in 2015 is going to carry…