Polishing the Perfect Wall: Why You Should Bring Your Favorite Summer Nail Shades to Walls

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The Tom Ford Summer Collection is a perfect match to this modern wallpaper that fuses a vibrant red, soft orange and warm beige for a sizzling brilliance on walls.

Most of us wait all year for those first signs of summer…warmth, sunshine, long beach days, colorful sunsets and updating ones wardrobe from drab winter tones to fresh, happy shades, including switching out that dark nail tone for a more vivid alternative. So why not do the same with your décor?

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A bright pink and orange shade as seen in the Essie Summer Collection, matched with its ivory and grey counterparts, make these energetic colors appear light and airy on walls.

If you’re afraid of adding to much color, or worried about how these electrifying shades will actually appear on walls, consider creating a feature wall as an alternative. This gives you the freedom to pick a bold design while making sure your room doesn’t appear too busy or chaotic.

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Consider pairing a fearless red with a coppery orange as seen in Butter London’s collection, for a wonderful mix of color and sass.

Dior’s colors of summer bring a cool vibe to your space that is filled with ocean blues, sea glass greens and a fresh pop of pink. If you’re looking to create a relaxing retreat that soothes and inspires, this pretty palette does just the trick.

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Dior’s colors of summer

From pastel pinks to a punch of peach to a lush grassy green, Zoya’s summer shades invigorate décor in tones that are calm and friendly. With a dash of contemporary flavor, this rich collection will bring effortless detail to walls.

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Perfectly mastered, Zoya’s six dazzling shades are ideal for any wall in your home

You may not have thought that polishing nails and polishing walls in the same hue would ever be something you would consider, however just like the changing of seasons, refreshing décor in a warm summer palette can easily change the mood of your room from bleak to vibrant and boring to magical!

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Nicole by OPI has polished the perfect red and pink combo that will bring a dash of romance to walls as seen in this pretty floral wallpaper

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Mint Green Makeovers

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Mint as seen in nature (images via pinterest)

From ocean scenes to fresh florals, mint green hues can actually be found all around us. Linked to both nature and peace, this cool and calming color brings an aspect of serenity to a variety of decor including furniture, walls, linens and more. Its soft, mild tone makes it almost like a neutral, allowing it to pair well with a variety of shades that are both bold and mellow. By adding just a splash of mint to your space to dressing its entire interior, this soothing hue will encourage a renewing energy inside your home that’s as wonderful as a warm summer’s breeze.

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Mint accents (images via houzz & etsy)

Adding mint as an accent color in your room tends to bring out its sweet and playful side. Usually paired against a more neutral background, this sudden pop of pretty provides the eye with a lovely and unexpected resting point that’s both relaxing and beautiful.

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Elegant to rustic, mint accents always look fresh (images via pinterest)

Besides being an ideal accent color, Mint can easily transition from one room to another transforming bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms into airy living spaces that are both beautiful to look at and reside in.

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Mint in the bedroom – A pink floral pattern makes this mint wallpaper extra romantic (image via Brewster Home Fashions)

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Mint in the kitchen – Bringing a mint hue to kitchen walls, cabinets or drawers, creates an area that is both open and airy (image via houzz)

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Mint in the living room – Accenting with darker shades like brown, black or a dark raspberry tone invites a more modern vibe to your space, while still maintaining that fresh and calming undertone (image via houzz)

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Mint in the bathroom – Adding a light mint hue to bathroom walls creates an environment that’s both clean and soothing (image via Brewster Home Fashions)

Whether you’re looking to update your home or apartment, or fashion your next DIY, consider inviting a touch of mint to décor for a refreshing change that may be just the thing you’ve been looking for.

We would love to see how you incorporate mint into your space! Make sure to share all your Mint Makeovers with us on Facebook or Pinterest!

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Sunny Hues: Decorating with Yellow!

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“Painting your walls yellow is like creating a room full of sunshine.” ~Suzanne Moutis, Executive Editor for Style at Home (image via houzz)

Yellow is the color of spring and summer, of sunshine and warmth, sunflowers and daffodils. Being the most radiant of all the colors on the spectrum, it is known to inspire happiness and optimism as well as creativity and fun. With an array of lemon-infused decor ideas, learn how you can easily bring sunny decor to life in your own space (big or small!).

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Add yellow accents for a pop of color (images via houzz & pinterest)

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Get that perfect infusion of yellow with wallpaper (images via Brewster Home Fashions & houzz)

With a variety of different shades, yellow can actually have contrasting personalities. Pale hues are balanced and soft and often serve as a neutral tone. Their soothing nature tends to invoke a feeling of serenity and relaxation. Bright hues on the other hand are loud and bold and can be overpowering if used excessively. These colors tend to work as perfect accents to a room through chairs, linens and even bookshelves.

This pale yellow room is both warm and inviting (image via pinterest)

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Bright pillow and lamp shade details are both happy & cheerful décor accents (image via houzz)

Yellow can also be a fabulous compliment to a collection of other shades, blue and black being a favorite. With a longstanding history of being a classic color combination, yellow and blue can inspire a nautical beach look with navy tones and sunshine hues or can also offer a more eclectic style with turquoise shades and toned down lemon hues. Both combos are a chic and elegant décor choice.

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A sophisticated bedroom made stylish with pops of turquoise and yellow (image via houzz)

Darker shades look ultra-chic when combined with black and white accents (image via pinterest)

A room styled in a yellow and black color scheme can be both modern and cozy. Adding in a warm hue like yellow softens the harsh and overpowering nature of a dark bold color. By adding in fresh pops of white, this beautiful blend can create a room that is as happy as it is polished.

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A bold, black wall is not overpowering when mixed with yellow & white details (image via houzz)

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A pale yellow couch and walls tone down the jet-black details (image via homedit.com)

Still have questions? Leave them in the comment field below!

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Hampton Style: Airy Linens & Fresh Blues

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Hampton Style Inspiration

Imagine yourself…toes in the sand, a warm summer’s breeze on your back, the sound of the ocean in the distance – this is the epitome of Hampton style. It’s about mixing clean, fresh hues with rustic outdoor elements, and surprisingly with wallpaper it’s not that hard to achieve!

Hampton style originates from the popular seaside vacation destination along Eastern Long Island in New York and tends to embody both a classic and contemporary décor style offset by natural and rustic influences. Colors tend to include both fresh and neutral tones that work to open up your homes interior to a light and airy feeling throughout. This makes linen décor and upholstery a popular choice both for its natural and casual look as well as its effortless appeal.

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Beige Cadenza Wallpaper by Warner Textures

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Amalfi Cream Linen Stripe by Kenneth James

By starting with a neutral, linen textured wallpaper as seen from above, the stage is already set to create that perfect Hampton style getaway. By adding some imperfect touches such as driftwood accents or natural details that may include plants, shells or sea glass displayed in a jar, you have created the perfect combination of classic style meets rustic tranquility.

Adding a pop of light blue to décor is another way to achieve that breezy and serene vibe that seems to follow Hampton style. White and blue combos tend to bring ocean elements to the forefront with hues that remind of us glistening blue skies or the rippling enchantment of the ocean.

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Blue Tonal Leaf Trail by Fairwinds Studios

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Harira Blue Moroccan Trellis by Decorline

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Blue Damask Ombre String by Fairwinds Studios

Whether you favor a Moroccan Trellis design or an elegant swirling Damask, each of these patterns bring Hampton inspired detail to a space created from this fresh and relaxing blend of light and natural tones.

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2014 Home Decor Trends

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Fashion does not merely reflect the culture of the times, it is a key characteristic of a culture itself. As each passing moment marches on, and history is written, so do our tastes evolve. While good design is truly timeless, it is a pursuit of happiness and inspiration to keep on top of the constantly emerging trends.Each year we look forward to Maison & Objet for a fresh perspective on home decor trends and the best showing of rising looks. It is the pinnacle of cutting edge interior design energy, where promising artists and visionary concepts mingle with the finest standards in the art of decor. Maison brings talent and influences from around the globe together for a show that is not to be missed! Soon after Fashion Week takes over NYC and we get to see how the home and garment trends intersect and play off of each other. Dominant colors, patterns and finishes emerge and we cannot help but be swept up in a la mode fascinations and artistic expression of the design world. Here are a few of our observations from the halls and runways this year.

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Decor Color Trends 2014 as Observed by our Creative Director Paula Berberian at Maison et Objet

Colors! Pantone are the color authorities and our go-to resource for color trends.This year the color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid and we have already seen the hue start to take off in everything from pillows to jewelry, wall decor, and clothes. Striking an equilibrium with the imaginative purple hue, pretty pastels like hemlock green, placid blue and soft violet are balanced with dazzling blue with a cobalt tendency, celosian orange, freesia yellow and cayenne red. Sand and paloma grey bring thoughtful neutrals to the mix for a sophisticated poise. We were certainly seeing a lot of orange on the runways at FWNY last week, as well as delicate blushing pinks and purples and olive greens with plenty of black, grey, cream and white. Walking the halls of Maison, pink was the belle of the ball. Deep coral pink tones, as well as mid-tone pink pastels were gracing home decor products across the boars. Mid tone pastels including sage, yellow and pale blues were also popular, in addition to plenty of timeless taupes, beige and grey neutrals.

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Western influences via Hooked on Houses

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Miss Print Guatemala Wallpaper tropicana print and subtle retro via design milk

Prints! Western prints and themes have been picking up traction. We have been seeing more antlers and quirky taxidermy influences in decor, as well as global versions of Southwestern prints. Think Ralph Lauren American cabin inspirations, with plaids, checks and ropes as well as animal pelts. Dhurries, colorful area rugs indiginous to India, were prevalent, layering floors with a mix of worldly patterns and contemporary prints. We are also seeing a lot of Tropicana inspirations like pink flamingos, bananas and palm trees. Subtle retro looks that have been simplified for a sophisticated, modern appeal are everywhere. In the same category, Geometrics reminisce on the 80′s, but with a fresh perspective. Flower prints took on a pixelated, blurry look for a futuristic yet pretty effect. Baroque influences were also evident across all sorts of home decor looks. Cultured, ethnic inspirations are still very much in. Beautiful blooming florals, watercolor florals and elegant textures were prevalent, as well as traditional designs with new techniques.

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Mimosa Lane Decor Tropicana theme wallpaper pink bamboo

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Building Materials, Textiles and Finishes: brass was plentiful, and gold, as well as heaps of copper and dark metals, along with feathers, wood, and stone, including marble and agate and chunky knits. Painted furniture is chic. Innovative DIY types are upcycling pieces that may have gone unnoticed with fresh colors. This trend has emerged way beyond white, with bright turquoise, chartreuse, yellow and bubblegum pink reinventing even the plainest of jane furniture into desirable pieces.

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More Notable Trends: Accessories, especially lamps, were designed with soft faceted angles, like cut gems with obscure shapes. Pendant lamps continued to grow in popularity, now in even more colors. Wallpaper, including graphic designs, geometrics, glamour prints and trompe l’oeil effects like marble were taking walls to new levels of captivation. Dimensional accent effects like beads, sequins, and raised inks were also popping up on walls and textiles for a heightened interest in decor. Typography and graphic branding design, like retro neon signs, ironic logos and street-smart snowboarding and skateboarding graffiti style words were featured on the runways and in decor, too.

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Faceted lamps via Vogue Best in Show from Maison & Objet 2014

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Modern floral prints and orange trend by Peter Som via Stylesight.com

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Decor Color and Design Trends 2014 as observed by Brewster home Fashions Creative Director Paula Berberian at Maison et Objet

 

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Radiant Orchid in Decor

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Each year Pantone, the color connoisseurs, give us gorgeous style advice, guided by the “it” colors of the season. And each year only one color gets to be THE COLOR OF THE YEAR. This year, the leading lady is an imaginative and bright, captivating purple: Radiant Orchid. The 2014 Pantone Color of the Year is an intoxicating mixture of fuchsia, purple and pink hues. An unusual shade, Radiant Orchid brings serenity when incorporated throughout the home, and gives interiors an updated look.  Inspired by designs around the world, radiant orchid is complemented by a wide array of accents and undertones, making it a pleasure to execute in your own home.

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“Radiant Orchid is a totally different direction from last year’s Pantone Color of the Year, Emerald,” says Paula Berberian, a Creative Director of Brewster Home Fashions for WallPops.  “The softer shade makes quite a statement when paired with neutrals like taupe and cream, and is even more striking alongside brighter hues like turquoise and yellow.” Here are some tips on how to incorporate this dazzling hue into your decor.

Create a Feature Wall

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It’s often intimidating to introduce a new color into your home, so starting on a smaller scale makes it easier to take the plunge. Instead of dressing an entire room in Radiant Orchid, focus on just one area to test out the shade. Choose which wall serves best as the center of attention, often the dining room provides an ideal arena. Pictured above, the Pandora Purple Botanical Vines wallpaper by Kenneth James from Brewster Home Fashions creates an enchanted accent.  After adding the ravishing wallpaper, which features swirling orchid vines, keep the rest of the design minimal so your Radiant Orchid accent wall will become the highlight of the room.

Add Accessories

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Accessories like throws, pillows and rugs can quickly turn any space into a coordinated design. Subdued colors such as grey, cream and taupe work well in the bedroom, but can often come up short when you are trying to create a bold design. Incorporate soft blankets, small pieces of furniture like the chair above, and textured decorative pillows in Radiant Orchid for a touch of sophistication and style.

Focus on Florals

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Caitlin Wilson via decorismo

The 2014 color of the year is a vivid tribute to one of the most coveted types of orchid blossoms. One of the best ways to integrate lush radiant orchid into your home is with a real plant!  With tropical leaves and exotic blooms, you simply cannot go wrong with a fresh orchid plant in any room. You can also fill vases with cut flowers to infuse a luxurious and invigorating pop of purple into and space.

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