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May 13, 2021

What's Hot This Summer!

So after moving to the desert a few months ago, we have a whole new respect for what’s hot! Walks before 8 am, swimming at night and booties on the dog kind of hot. For this blog we are going to talk about what’s been hot in the design world this summer.

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And while we are not big on trends (read: be your own trend!), we admit that we like to change a few things up, especially when they may be things you already have around your house.

Let’s take a look at a few things that are making us feel hopeful, happy and grounded.

photo courtesy of Pinterest

All things Coastal~

While this design style always seems to have one foot out the door, we are finding after a year like this, we are craving the comfort in this easy, breezy style.

Mrs. Howard’s Guide to Decorating with the Colors of the Sea

The key to mastering this style to understand what it isn’t. It’s not nautical, or kitschy seashells and netting. You want to avoid the appearance of walking on to Gilligan’s Island after a 3 hour tour.

Cailini Coastal

Instead, think layered and casual. Texture and comfort are key. Keep things informal and add accessories that compliment but don’t match. And think of employing hardworking materials like a performance fabric or natural rugs in sisal.

If folks walk in and want to take their shoes off, you’ve mastered the style!

photo courtesy of Laura Rugh

A grounded color palette~

Colors that bring comfort and a sense of stability are big this year. Not to say that we don’t want a pop of pillow power pink, but we are finding our base layers these days in earthen tones and meaty neutrals.

Pink Sky by Farrow and Ball

So think about layering your colors to get that just right feel. Experiment with color in small doses until you feel you have the mix that speaks your love language (my love language is always more color, but hey, that’s just me!)

Justina Blakney for Loloi Rugs

What’s Old is New, again~

I was told when I first moved out to the Palm Springs area to make sure I left room in every clients budget for vintage. And that has proved to be spot on!

We all know the comforting energy that well loved, meaningful items can bring to our lives along with the positive environmental impact they create. Add in the thrill of the hunt and you have a perfect design style!

photo courtesy of Atomic Ranch
photo courtesy of Atomic Ranch

Just like with color, the name of the game is layering.

Nickolas Sargent
Nickolas Sargent

Don’t be shy about mixing periods and going high and low on the budget. This style of design is very forgiving and it expands our possibilities.

photo courtesy of Decorist
photo courtesy of Decorist

And don’t be concerned about bringing in some repo’s. There is no shame in finding a great copy or adding a fun fresh fabric to an old vintage chair.

Technically anything over 100 years old is considered an antique and anything over 20 years is vintage. Should I tell my kids they’re some of my favorite vintage finds?!

Some of our favorite antique and vintage fairs are the Palm Springs Vintage Market and the Brimfield Antique Flea Market

Butterflies are Free~

Trowbridge Gallery
Trowbridge Gallery

Can a design trend that’s been depicted in art since 1350 BC be considered a trend? Hardly! And that’s why we say, if YOU like it, it’s not a trend. From the Renaissance period, Dali to modern day, butterflies in art and architecture have been a staple of delicate and exotic design.

Leftbank Art to the Trade

The Butterfly symbolizes change, renewal, hope, endurance and the courage to embrace transformation.

Natural Curiosities To the Trade

We cannot imagine another creature that could so symbolize our future hopes and dreams.

So this summer we invite you to turn up the heat a little bit and give a few of these new old ideas a try in your own home.

And if you need a little help?

Well we are always here to lend a hand.

Joyfully yours,

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