Thursday, January 17, 2019

2019 Color of the Year

Pantone’s color of the year has been announced and this year the prestigious title goes to “Living Coral” described as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone”.
The choice of the vibrant color is in response to our ever increasing dependence on technology by providing a humanizing and lively presence.
Pantone’s color of the year choices have been influencing products and design for 20 years.  Selections are determined based on worldwide color influences.
So how can you include this new hue in your home d├ęcor?
It’s bright and tropical feel make for great accents including pillows, throws, in window coverings or woven through rugs.
Spice up your kitchen with Living Coral inspired dishes and serving ware.
Put a coral blanket overtop a white duvet to brighten up and set the stage for a cheery guest room.
How will you incorporate the 2019 color of the year in your home?

Friday, January 11, 2019

New Year’s Resolutions for the Homeowner

You may have already made – and broken – your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions but have you ever considered making them for your home?  Here are a few ideas for rejuvenating and renewing your home this year.
1.     Declutter – Enjoy your home more by being able to really see it. Get rid of the things you don’t need, especially if you haven’t used it in the last year.

2.     Save Money and Save Energy – Unplug appliances that aren’t being used and turn off lights when not in the room. Switch to LED light bulbs and low flow faucets.

3.     Stay Safe and Healthy – Change out your smoke detector batteries and air filters.  Consider investing in a air purification system or just some nice live plants.

4.     Update Your Look – Take advantage of new year home sales to freshen up your home with new rugs, curtains or bath towels. Small changes can make a big difference.

5.     Relax – Make a space where you can unwind. Your master bath, a nook in the bonus room or hideaway on the back porch. Find a place where you can enjoy your home and appreciate all the blessings of this new year.
What are your homeowner resolutions this year?