With today’s fast paced technology focused world, more and more people are seeking a space where they can relax and feel at peace whether it’s at home or in their office environment. They want a space they can unwind in and be their true authentic self without any judgements, criticisms, or stress that come from the external world. The world can be a harsh, unkind, burdensome, and negative place and we all seek an environment where we can feel safe, protected, and free to be our true self. We not only seek a peaceful environment, but we also want to feel at peace internally. So, how do you create a space in your home or office that provides that soothing and peaceful sanctuary? Here are some ideas on doing just that! It’s not a step by step list, but more of my general thought process.
Many people are afraid to add color to their lives whether it’s their home, office, or their wardrobe and sense of style. They tend to stick to neutral colors because it’s safe. There’s no judgment or criticism from people or external factors. People are afraid of uncertainty and usually end up gravitating to what they are comfortable with and what gives them security and stability. Walking around downtown SF, it’s a sea of people in black jackets, pants, and black bags. Rarely do I see bright blue tops, yellow shoes, or neon green bags. We see color all around us in nature from the beautiful green trees to the soothing blue sky, and the colorful flowers scattered across open fields. It’s time to let go of your fears and incorporate color to your life starting with your interior space. Spring is the perfect time to do just that. It’s a time of renewal, freshness, and new energy. Declutter and get rid of anything that no longer serves your best interest. From soft shades to vibrant hues, here are 6 paint colors to spruce up your home or office this spring season.
I love being in nature, especially hiking in the redwoods or walking along the beach. I especially love going on treks in a foreign country where I get to explore the beautiful local landscape of magnificent mountains, lush green hills, and colorful fragrant flowers. Since I love being in nature, I naturally enjoy seeing designs that incorporate plants in a residential or commercial space. There’s something so refreshing, peaceful, and calming about them. They add life, movement, texture, and good positive energy into any space. Plus, they help clean the air, lower your risk for illnesses, boosts your mood, and promotes healing. Plants are great for a corner area or an awkward space. Here are 5 tips for decorating with plants bringing beauty, character, and connection into your home or office environment.
Today, we’ll be talking about 2019 interior design trends. Some interior design trends tend to carry over from the previous year with a few new additions. Navy and metals have been popular for quite a few years now and will continue to be in style. Trends from last year such as all black kitchens, curved furniture, natural elements (wood & plants), blush, velvet, and metals continue on into 2019. What’s different this year is that we’ll see large scale bold patterned backsplashes, artisanal pieces, a focus on sustainability, art deco influences, and floral wallpaper & fabric. Check out a few 2019 design trends we’ll see interior designers incorporate in their projects that have already been showcased at the Las Vegas Market this year! As for me, I’d like to incorporate bold kitchen backsplashes and Art Deco pieces into my design projects this year. First, I have to convince my clients to take that risk as the trend for most people is sticking to neutral colors, furnishings, and materials!
When it comes to getting in the Christmas spirit, most of us can’t do that without decorations and fun Christmas traditions such as sipping hot cocoa while watching Christmas movies, ice skating in an open rink in the city center, or going caroling with family and friends. If you find yourself in a limited space this year, you may be wondering how are you going to decorate or create your own Christmas wonderland without making your space cramped and unlivable? Luckily, there are plenty of creative ways you can have a Christmas tree in a small space. Here are some simple DIY Chistmas tree ideas to inspire you.