February 9, 2011

2011... What to Watch Out For

Susan over at Love Where You Live invited me to contribute to her blog series about designers predictions of what is 'in' for 2011! You can check it out here.

Here are my thoughts in a nut shell ......

. simple drapes

. no more shiny counter tops - HONE people! Concrete is COOL.

. layer your rugs

. simplify your paint schedule, make it all tonal, none of this each room is an entirely different color that doesn't even flow from one room to the next business.

. get over scaled lighting

. ethnic up your fabrics

Thanks for having me Susan!


Devon said...

Priceless tips. Awesome Meg. I want that kitchen and the living room directly beneath...that coffee table is cute and I like the carpet.

Mrs. B said...

these are great tips! Speaking of paint colors--we just painted a wall (that does go with other parts of our house!) but it turned out to be a bit more of a dijon mustard color--I was expecting more of a beige with gold. Anyways--your opinion on if I added a burnt umber glaze on top?? Is that too 1980's/90's?? or--should we bite the bullet and repaint? My husband's weekend is decided on your answer :) Thanks much--always enjoy your posts!

Meg said...

Devon! Glad you like it :) I love these images too!

Mrs. B. Hi! Thanks for reading! Have you tried Ben Moore Historical Colors? there are some good beige golds in that have depth. Also the new Martha Stewart colors at Home Depot are really good too. I'm not sure about doing a glaze...I'd probably just repaint to be honest! Good luck!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Word, Girlfriend!

I'm totally down with all this tips.

Let's see, simple drapes, check, honed counters -- no such luck as builder chose those, layered rugs, check, simple paint colors, check (pretty much all white and a touch of gray), over-scaled lighting, check, ethnic-y fabrics, check, check.

Phew, looks like Nero passed the Meg test and just may remain on the trend fringes a few months longer ;)



swheat said...

Love it! That kitchen is dang awesome!

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Loved these tips! That kitchen is so beautiful and timeless! I agree with all of your ideas and especialy like the ethnic tip since I am really into that! I just did a post on ethnic design that you might like to look at - you can find it here: http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/2011/02/worldly-design.html




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