Something that makes home design so incredible, and so entrancing is the different viewpoint we all bring to the table. Each design I do looks different because while I represent my own point of view with recommended products, vendors, materials, and experience, ultimately I work with the homeowner to make sure that their unique style and interests shine through to leave them with a home that makes them proud and provides them the opportunity to share a little piece of them with each guest that enters the home.
Earlier this year Sherwin Williams released the Colormix Forecast for 2019 showcasing a few different styles and how to incorporate them into your home. Many of my clients are concerned about trends, what looks good right now and equally what will still be beautiful in ten years. The thing is, trends come and go, but your true style, what makes you happy in your surroundings, has a lasting affect. What maeks you happy is always on trend. I’ve taken the Colormix forecast and added curated mini collections for inspiration. Take a look. Do you see one that fits your style most? How would use these in your own home?
This style is upscale, sophisticated with a little oomph. Sherwin Williams mixed dark, moody colors with lighted with golden hues. You can see in our example that we mixed abstract landscape art with a traditional chair in a yellow-gold fabric. This style is perfect for the individual who identifies with a more traditional style and likes to the use of color but wants to punch it up a bit. Other great additions to this style are menswear fabrics with a little extra texture and extra bonus points for a great bar cart.
For the individual who appreciates handmade artisanal items, tribal accents and being surrounded by warm neutrals like that rusty red that is so prevalent in the Central Oregon art and landscape. These design accents could be beautifully accented with warm, stained woods. For this design collection we used a jute rug, leather chair and woven basket and tribal print art. When working with neutrals it is easy to fall into the trap of sticking with one color or not knowing when to add in a new element, but adding in varied textures helps to keep things interesting and prevent the design from feeling stale or one note. Try jute rug like in the inspiration, with leather sofa and soft linen or slub velvet for the pillows.
Infusing natural elements into a design is a sure way to keep things light and bring warmth to a space. This collection includes pops of green, with a focus on prints and textures that mimic those seen in nature. Think fields with wild flowers or the river bank at the edge of the forest in Summer. This is a perfect inspiration for the individual who feels most comfortable in the outdoors and wants to represent that in their space in an upscale way.
There is nothing boring about this design style which oozes with color and pattern and represents the person who is looking to push boundaries. This is probably the most vibrant of the collections included. With this style we have chosen a botanical print to set a color scheme. With this style, we chose an occasional chair in the same marigold color as the flowers in the art print, a bold green accent pillow that could inspire a similarly colored sofa as well as a patterned plate that could be the base for a collection to adorn a feature wall. Now throw in some striped curtains and animal print, and you are on your way to setting this looking in your home.
For this collection, SW took inspiration of the universe, ultimately creating a palette that is equally fun and healing. Calming blues mix with light lavender hues and are offset with pops of yellow. We focused on sculptural accents, abstract art with a lot of movement and a patterned rug.