It’s Friday! I am so ready for the weekend! And I know many of you are too. It’s Friday, and that means it is time for our weekly Fabulous Finds roundup: interior products to love! Most of these pieces are new High Point Market introductions. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!
David Francis‘ Napa Barstool is an outdoor barstool that is made of powder coated aluminum. It is has the look of rattan and only comes in a white finish.
Every Market I attend, I am always looking for projected interior design trends, and there were many color trends that I did notice, but today I want to focus on lemon yellow. While it wasn’t the most prevalent, it was there. Lemon yellow was mainly used as an accent color and not as the main color. Which I think is projected correctly.
As I mentioned above that lemon yellow is vibrant, it is also energizing and bold. Using such a fun color that puts a little pep in your step can really make a space pop and exciting! Using the unexpected is always fun as well. Lemon yellow works well with many color palettes, i.e. blues, greens, corals, gray, etc. If using such a bold color does not terrify you or your client, then I say go for it! Would you use this color in your home? If so, would you be bold enough to use it more than just as a pop/accent color?
Happy Earth Day friends! In honor of Earth Day I thought I’d write a post on ways to have a green home. I’m a huge believer that we treat this earth right. We only have this one, and we need to take care of it for future generations. And as a designer, I am always trying to gain more knowledge on designing a ‘greener’ home. To create a green home, here are simple changes you can make in the home after it is built or selections to make while in the construction phase.
Lighting: Instead of using incandescent bulbs, choose LED or fluorescent bulbs. LED bulbs are getting better and better now that more consumers are more aware of them. Sure the LED can be more costly up front, but can save you money in the long run. They are now making LED recessed cans to be retro-fitted into existing incandescent cans. Below is just one company that makes them; you can get this at Lowes.
Hand-Free Faucets: Hands-free faucets are a great way to keep water usage to a minimum. Brizo is one company that have great options for this, kitchen and bathroom faucets.
Recycling Centers in the Kitchen: Design your cabinets to have a recycling center or at least one recycling bin. Below is one by Rev-a-Shelf.