Beyond the Bedroom | Closet Trends

Closets aren’t just those places you closet the door and hide stuff in anymore. Closets have become showpieces where beautiful chandeliers hang and upholstered pieces of furniture sit. Closets have gone from storage spaces to dressing rooms! So today we’re breaking down what the newest closet features are and how these changes and transforming the closet standard forever!

For starters, the typical closet system isn’t just a plain white or stained wood material. Closet systems are being custom made with mixed materials. Or the closet is outfitted like a kitchen with a perimeter shelving system that is one color and a contrast island in a different color wood — some painted, some stained. One of the big goals with closets now is to make them look like the clothes are in actual pieces of furniture (like a wardrobe) instead of just being stored.

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Ambient lighting is also turning into a big closet trend. Not only are people installing gorgeous focal chandeliers in their closet for overall lighting, they’re installing under-cabinet lighting, rope lighting, back lighting, cove lighting and all sorts of other specialty lighting that warms up the closet and highlights the clothing, purse, or shoe display.

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The introduction of materials like glass and iron has also become popular. Homeowners may have a walk-in closet with each wall built-out as a case with glass doors. Again, just another way to add layers and put personal items on display.

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Bringing in upholstered pieces of furniture is also key to transforming a closet into a dressing room. It’s always nice to have a place to sit to put on your shoes but instead of just a little bench or ottoman, why not bring in a big comfy chair that can also double and a place to lay out your clothes or set your bag down. Regardless, these pieces of furniture are what contributes to making a space feel more inviting and comfortable instead of being purely functional.

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Everybody loves a gorgeous closet and it makes sense that they’re upping their game. First the kitchen went from a cooking space to a gather space and now the closet is basically a lounge space!

Design Trends | Decorating Trends for 2019

It’s hard to believe we’re already almost a month into 2019. It’s a new year and if you’re like us, you’re wanting a fresh look for your home. We know we’ve all been bitten by the redecorating bug hard— most of us have started projects at our own homes in addition to working on our projects. Usually we’re like the shoemaker’s kids and neglect our own homes to focus on our clients but we’re all ready for a little change. Anyway, all that to say, if you’ve been bitten too and you’re looking for some fresh ways to update your home, there are some trends you can use as guidelines to make sure your updates last.

The first item is something we’ve been doing for years so it’s not technically new, but we do like that it will be a focus of 2019. Texture! Layers and layers of different textures will be hot this year. Most people think of fabrics when they think of textures but we’re actually talking about casegoods too. Casegoods with inlay of shell, bone, and mirror will be popular along with casegoods wrapped in the shagreen (kind of a leathery texture). What out nightstands, dressers, and consoles! Texture is coming for you!

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Emerald green is going to be a hot color this year. That rich, dark, earthy green. It’s going to be big and it’s going to be good! More and more upholstered pieces will be available in emerald (most in a velvet, making it even more lush) so don’t be scared to incorporate a little bit of it throughout!

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Speaking of upholstery— more and more furniture will come with a curved back and sides which is kindof a big deal. For SO long, the track arm, square back look has been what people want so moving away from that to the curved back is a major shift. Of course, the track arm, square back pieces will always be classics but don’t be surprised at the curved back options available to you!

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Natural wood tones were becoming popular in bathroom and kitchen cabinets in 2018 but there will be more and more of them in 2019. This earthy look that keeps things a little more natural is on its way up. It seems like we’ve gone through all the painted colors for kitchens and bathrooms so why not go back to the wood look just in a lighter stain?!

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Finally, a focus on windows will be big this year. People are beginning to see windows as the architectural details they can be and are bringing attention to them by painting out the trim in a contrast color like black or even replacing them altogether with the steel framed windows.

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We’re excited about 2019 and what it has in store! Be sure to keep stopping in to see what we’re up to!