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12 Popular Furniture Trends Taking Over in 2024, According to Interior Designers

  • December 25, 2023

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Sometimes, a fresh start begins with establishing a new atmosphere in your home. Swapping old furnishings for new ones can breathe new life into your space. The problem is that choosing thoughtful furniture pieces isn’t as easy as it sounds; it’s important to consider your budget, style, and needs before investing in big changes.

We enlisted professional tastemakers in the home space to help us identify the biggest furniture trends we’ll see in 2024 and how to incorporate them into your home at various budgets. From dazzling statement pieces to classic comforts, these are the latest styles you should pay attention to when upgrading your space.

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Seven Modern Design Tips You Haven’t About Heard Before

  • May 29, 2023

Modern homes are more popular than ever, but many of us think decorating one can be achieved by purchasing the right modern furniture and decor, as if it is a formula. However, this ultimately ends up looking like someone else’s Pinterest Board or worse—a showroom. If you are in the process of decorating a modern home and want to create a truly unique space, it’s crucial to consider the details in a new way. Here are seven modern design tips according to top interior designers that you probably haven’t heard about yet.

Have Fun With Modern Design


One of the biggest problems with modern homes is that they often feel cold and impersonal—almost museum-like. But according to Berkeley Minkhorst and Kelley Lentini, designers, and co-founders of House of Nomad, modern design spaces don’t need to have that serious, stark aesthetic. “We love to layer on natural materials such as a woven light fixture, grasscloth, or an accent rattan chair and incorporate unexpected moments of interest throughout the space.”

The designers also love to mix in what a client already has such as their travel finds, personal art, and vintage pieces. These elements are what can make a space feel more personal.

Lastly, they prefer to choose furniture and decor in a variety of shapes. “Try to balance sharp edges with some curves with a round coffee table or rounded back swivel chairs for instance.”

Quite simply, you don’t need a curved sofa, bookshelf, and chairs. Just choose one or two pieces.

Mix It Up With Natural Materials


Many designers use manmade materials such as quartz countertops or acrylic chairs when designing modern homes. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing—mixing it

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What color should I paint my walls if my furniture is gray? 5 colors favored by designers

  • May 2, 2023
 What color should I paint my walls if my furniture is Gray? Blue corner of living room, white minimalist living room, yellow living room with chandelier.

What color should I paint my walls if my furniture is Gray? Blue corner of living room, white minimalist living room, yellow living room with chandelier.

From couches to bed-frames, armchairs, and coffee tables, gray is one of the most popular colors to embrace for furniture across the home.

Gray’s versatile, neutral nature allows for it to coordinate seamlessly with a whole host of styles and room color ideas, but which wall colors work best in a room with gray furniture?

Whether you want to establish a cohesive and unified design with matching gray walls or create a stylish element of contrast with bolder, brighter tones for gray sofa living room ideas, our design experts reveal the top wall colors to use with gray furniture.

5 wall color ideas for a room with gray furniture

The beauty of gray furniture – and one of the reasons why it is so popular in homes both classic and contemporary – is that it really can coordinate with pretty much any other color out there, so no matter the style of your space, there will always be a wall color to suit.

Here are our 5 favorites.

1. Choose white walls for a fresh and bright look

Minimalist living room, white walls, vaulted ceiling, gray sofa, dark wood and dark gray armchairs, fireplace, large gray rug

Minimalist living room, white walls, vaulted ceiling, gray sofa, dark wood and dark gray armchairs, fireplace, large gray rug

‘If you have gray furniture, I suggest sticking to cool tones. Clean and crisp whites are always great to incorporate with gray furniture. Farrow & Ball’s Strong White is a perfect mid-tone color with a touch of warmth – but that still sits in the gray sphere,’ says Samantha Struck of StruckSured Interiors.

White room ideas will always be timeless, and the combination of white and gray can establish a clean and fresh look that

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These 6 Home Items Are Not Worth the Splurge

  • March 29, 2023
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There’s no way around it: decorating a home can be pricey. But, you don’t have to throw away big bucks on every item you buy. In fact, there are some home items you simply shouldn’t spend much on—even the experts think so.

Certain furnishings, including keep-them-forever pieces that put up with plenty of wear and tear, are worthy of a hefty price tag, while others simply aren’t. So what home items can you give your budget a break on?

We asked interior designers, David Quarles and Bethany Adams, which home items aren’t worth splurging on. Here’s their money-saving advice.

  • David Quarles is a Memphis-based interior designer, jewelry designer, and content creator.

  • Bethany Adams is a certified interior designer with the Kentucky Board of Architecture. She has over 15 years of design experience.

Planters and Vases

Plant parents, rejoice—Quarles is giving you permission to stop spending serious money on planters and vases.

“I love plants and how they bring literal life to each space designed,” Quarles says. “However, there’s no need to spend a ton to get the look of a well-housed plant baby.”

Instead, he recommends shopping stores like HomeGoods, Walmart, and online sources like AllModern, which allow you to buy affordable planters, pots, and vases, giving your collection of monsteras and pothos a well-curated and loved look that won’t break your budget.

“Plus, these stores have their finger on the pulse for the latest styles of home decor, so you’re still able to get the desired, on-trend look for much less and without sacrificing quality,” Quarles says.

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Think you need to hit the gallery scene for awe-worthy art for your home? Think again, says Adams.

“While I believe in spending money on art that you really love, I tend to purchase vintage pieces

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  • October 16, 2022

Toronto-based interior designer, Anne Hepfer’s, first book explores the power of a stylish and soul-nourishing home.

TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Interior designer, Anne Hepfer, has released her first design and lifestyle book, titled MOOD, an inside look at what it means to design a space that evokes a certain emotion.

Cover of &quot;MOOD&quot;

Cover of “MOOD”

Each chapter of the book is one of the seven key emotions a well-designed home should evoke: happy, relaxed, energized, cozy, sexy, tranquil and nostalgic. Sharing inspiration from influences as wide-ranging as travel, music, food and drink, fashion, and nature, Hepfer reveals her process and opens the doors to the spaces she has crafted for both international clients and her own family.

“This book is so much more than a collection of interiors,” Hepfer says. “It’s a personal invitation to transform your home into an uplifting, meaningful sanctuary that reflects your every mood.”

Filled with imagery of Anne’s work, MOOD also includes elements such as personal recipes, playlists, travel guides, and a list of all her favorite design sources from her projects. It is for the design lover, the entertainer, the world traveler, and for everyone who wants to live well and feel a certain way in their space.

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“It’s so incredibly beautiful!!!! I cannot wait to give it a place of pride in my home.” 

“Wow – what an absolutely beautiful book.”

“The chapters of Anne Hepfer’s book are defined by various moods that reflect the vibe of each house but frankly, you could just wallow in this visual journey that will delight and inspire you no matter

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Stockroom Introduces Modern Furniture For The Office, Living…

  • September 21, 2022

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Stockroom launches the latest innovative design furniture made to enhance and improve the appearance of buyers’ homes, offices or commercial properties.

STOCKROOM is a fun and enjoyable shop that is trying to provide the most innovative pieces of furniture to the public. Their main goal is to be the best furniture supplier in China and prompt shipping of this furniture anywhere worldwide. They strive to be one of the best stores in order to try to continue sourcing and supplying new furniture customers have come to love. They have a good team of experts doing research and distribution so they can provide the public with different types of pieces of furniture that are not just durable and quality but also fun, enjoyable, and affordable. Also, because this store has been in the business for many years, they have supplied specific furniture for different markets worldwide. All these factors have brought them to become one of the leading suppliers. 

With their expertise and quality products, STOCKROOM has become the best Furniture Hong Kong Supplier in China and has been producing a variety of furniture pieces. Their main goal is to be the best supplier and businessman in this industry while they continue to give their customers quality furniture at a low cost. They strive to provide their customers with great furniture that is not just good quality but also provides comfort and relaxation. Each piece of furniture they sell is one of a kind and truly worth it. Buyers can be assured that they are getting only the best furniture. They deliver great furniture and are prompt at doing so.

This store offers quality Fabric sofa Hong Kong designed by a professional interior designer. These sofas are perfect for the living room, office spaces and bedroom. The

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8 things an interior designer can do for you and your remodel

  • July 8, 2022

Anyone who has ever built a home or launched a major remodeling project knows how time consuming and stressful it can be to get through planning, design and construction. 

Homeowners must make hundreds of decisions, and many of them are expensive. Those not familiar with the world of construction may even feel like their contractors are speaking a different language.

A good interior designer can help with those decisions, says Houston designer Cassandra Brand of Cassandra Brand Interiors, a speaker at a recent Access Design event, co-hosted by the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Design District.

A cowhide rug stitched into a geometric print sits beneath a custom table designed by interior designer Cassandra Brand. The walls are painted Sherwin-Williams “Peppercorn.”

A cowhide rug stitched into a geometric print sits beneath a custom table designed by interior designer Cassandra Brand. The walls are painted Sherwin-Williams “Peppercorn.”

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Brand talked about the designer-client dynamic and how designers can be a voice for clients. She offered these eight ideas for the role a designer can play in a construction, remodeling or decorating project.

1. Represent you

Brand, like other designers, begins projects getting to know clients to understand how they use a room or a home. Knowing even small details can help with ideas for a more functional kitchen or a bathroom that has everything in the right place. When a designer can make a home reflect its owner’s personality and lifestyle, the homeowner is likely to be happier with the finished product, she said.

2. Guide decision-making

Homeowners are expected to choose flooring, wall tile, hardware, cabinets appliances and even know where they want every electrical outlet early in the construction process. That doesn’t even include the myriad decisions made about furnishings, decor and paint colors.

Brand said that she and her peers

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Interior Designers Share The Worst Home Trends That Should Never Come Back In Style

  • June 21, 2022

Some interior design trends never seem to die. Or do they? There are very specific looks and trends that are often associated with a particular era. For example, thanks to the popularity of Chip and Joanna Gaines, there is nothing more definitive of the last decade than modern farmhouse style. On the other hand, there’s nothing more 1970s than tile countertops and shag carpeting.

While many people say that fashion and design trends always end up coming back in style, that doesn’t necessarily mean they should. After all, things change for a reason. Here are twelve trends interior designers hope never come back.

Modern Farmhouse

It’s time to retire that “Live, Laugh, Love,” sign. Many designers agree that unless you live on an actual farm, it’s about time for modern farmhouse to be run over by a tractor. “We’ve seen much less of the farmhouse trend in recent years, and I am hopeful that it’s on its way out,” says interior designer Audrey Scheck. “While I appreciate vintage pieces with natural age and character, the overly distressed decor is definitely fading away. Instead, focus on creating a more authentic look that isn’t intentionally manipulated to appear aged.”

All-White Everything

Much to the delight of cleaning product and bleach manufacturers, the all-white look was in style for a very long time. While it’s certainly pretty, it can become boring quite quickly. White is also high maintenance and incredibly challenging to maintain, especially for homes with children and pets. “As people venture into furnishing and decorating with more vibrant colors and bold patterns, I hope that the trend of keeping everything white continues to take a back seat,”

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