9.14.2017

Top Design Trends 2017 - PART 1

I'm super excited about this post, mostly because for now,  it is as close as I can get to having my dream home.  You gotta start with a vision, right?
I've noticed certain trends have really come forward this last year or so, and while some facets of them may have been around for awhile off and on, the current mix of these trends combined makes 2017 a VERY good year in interior design, in my opinion. 
So in no particular order, here are my, Gianna Caputo's, non-expert and totally biased opinions on what's trending right now.

HORIZONTAL SLATTED FENCING:

POPS OF GREEN and SOFT PINK:

KILIM & MUDCLOTH PILLOWS:

BUTCHER BLOCK COUNTER TOPS:

GALLEY KITCHENS:

SO much fun design I can hardly take it!!!
However in the interest of sleep and it being 11:23 pm, I will have to conclude "Part 1" and get into bed.  I've been watching Friends reruns on netflix to try to fall asleep to.  I never used to like that show when it was actually on...but now it's like, just enough of a silly sitcom for me to zone out to.

Anyways, hope you enjoyed and return for Part 2, and maybe even 3!!!
You'll definitely notice some common themes.





8.28.2017

just some fun before & after house shots.

My style in a few too many words:

texture.
muted (colors)
bright (light and pops of color). 
happy.
bohemian.
mid century modern.
vintage.
diy.
green.
white.

As renters, we are limited in what we can change.
I would love to have bright white walls, updated windows and fixtures, a nice chandelier or modern fan, recessed can lights, etc.  It's a great home though, considering it's a rental, and I love adding and changing shelving, rugs, and lamps to make it more our own, until we buy.
Changing a rug often is probably the biggest way to make a dramatic difference in a space, in my opinion.  You can usually find me browsing rug websites (like this one) at least once a month. It's kind of a problem.
If not rugs, it's pillows. If not pillows, its side tables.  
Decorating is one of those things I will ALWAYS find time and energy for.  It's as essential to my well being as air, water, or sleep.  If that's possible, which I realize it isn't but that's just how I feel. :)
So here are some before and afters!
See sources under photos for product info




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So yeah, you could say I have a slight plant hoarding problem and also that I could possibly benefit from understanding minimalism more, but I guess sometimes more is more..?  I just like so many colors and textures, it's hard to edit, but that's what I'm working on now...taking a step back and removing something.  
Anyways, thanks for stopping by! That was a LOT of pics!!




{rug: rugsusa.com, coffee table: target, white crate shelves: joann fabrics; accent chairs: craigslist, slat coffee table: metro furniture (spokane); shelf under window: west elm; couch :dania furniture; white couch: ikea; patio set: target; black and white rug: rugsusa.com; cowhide rug: tandy leather (local)}

 

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