New options for rugs, carpet, and hardwoods will have you ready to re-think what’s underfoot
Textile Trends: From natural to bold (and every step along the way), these fresh fabrics are sure to bring life to your design
Clockwise from top left: Gold shimmer lumbar pillow, “Vienna” in Splash abstract print fabric, and “Anhalt” floral fabric in Charcoal. Cynthia East Fabrics, cynthiaeastfabrics.com. Novus floral cut velvet. Designer Effects (to the trade), designereffects.net. “Magda” floral print in multicolored Summer. Fabrics Etc., fabricsetclr.com.…
Without a doubt, they’re the hardest working surfaces in your home. Make them one of the most-loved, too, by selecting a countertop that will stand the test of time in terms of style and durability. Check out these options >>>
Featuring multicolor veins of copper, gold, and greige, Cambria’s “Brittanicca Gold” is a warm, yet current option for kitchens as well as baths. Cambria, an American-made stone, is nonporous as well as scratch- and stain-resistant. Available in a matte or high-gloss finish….
What’s the most thought-about—and often-excruciating—décor decision homeowners face? You guessed it: picking a paint color. Here, color experts from three well-known brands tell us what’s trending and share a bit of advice for your next paint project.
THE EXPERT: Andrea Magno, Color & Design Expert
How to Make an Impact with Paint
“Introducing strong hues is a great way to make an impact,” Magno says. “Start with a focal point, such as a fireplace mantle or the back walls of built-in bookshelves where you want to draw attention to artwork or accessories. As you get more confident, you can graduate to painting the doors to a room or a hallway, window trim, or wainscoting.”
“We are seeing a shift toward warmer colors and even bolder colors after a long stretch of cool and pale hues,” Magno says. “People are interested in brightening things up with color by incorporating more saturated yet easy-to-live-with hues for 2018. For example, the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2018 is Caliente, a vibrant, charismatic shade of red. The Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2018 palette features 23 colors that range from hues in the red family, with a nod to the very popular pinks we’ve noted with Pleasant Pink, to deep reds such as Cranberry Cocktail.”
Hit refresh on your terrace or backyard area with three ideas for furnishings, accessories, and plantings
The “Wildwood” lounge chair, end table, and high-back porch rocker from Lloyd Flanders. Burton Pools & Spas, burtonpools.com; Congo Fireplace & Patio, congofp.com; Family Leisure, familyleisure.com/Little-Rock; Ken Rash’s Arkansas, kenrashsoutdoorfurniture.com
Shhh! Don’t let the cat out of the bag, but we’ve got a secret to share—13 of them to be exact. We asked top Arkansas designers to share a few tricks of the trade, and we’re spilling the beans.
“When it comes to rugs, I say the bigger, the better! Nothing shrinks a room faster than a tiny ‘postage stamp’ at the seating area. The best rule of thumb is to keep 12 inches of wood showing around the perimeter.” —Julie Nichols, Statements Interior Design
“At the beginning of a design project the world is your oyster … you can do anything you want. But with that first big decision you have narrowed the field for all future options. Each new decision continues to limit those options even more and the course is set. Don’t get distracted by what your friends are doing or what you’ve just seen online. Stay the course.” —Talena Ray & Mona Thompson, Providence Design…
As the Pantone Color Institute’s Color of the Year for 2018, this shade of purple is making a splash in home decor
Update your corner of the world with fresh looks in tile and wallpaper
“Clara” in White Thassos / Nero Marquina from Ann Sacks’s Benton Mosaics collection is a contemporary take on traditional black-and-white backsplash tiles. Available to the trade.
Rich textures and sophisticated patterns abound in these dreamy bedding options
The “Eren” quilt and shams by Annie Selke were inspired by Kasuri techniques and crafted by artisans who are committed to fair-labor practices. Available at: Cobblestone & Vine, cobblestoneandvine.com; GW Lighting & Home, gwlightingandhome.com; Lighting Emporium, lightingemporium.com; The Boutique, searcyboutique.com; Winterberry Home, winterberryhome.com…