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Freedom Of Design

Posted by VIBE Realty on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 6:36pm.

At VIBE, we're admirers of good design and a powerful space with bold taste, so we're on the look out for what's to come in the interior world. We're reaching a time where anything goes, and we're calling it 'freedom of design.' Signature looks of 2019 and the early aughts like accent walls and all-white kitchens won't disappear entirely, they will certainly evolve in time. While we're constantly checking out staged homes, scrolling instagram, and staying inspired - here's what we're finding is happening IRL... 

Photo inspo via @CB2 

Color Is The New Neutral

For all of you who love a good splash of color - this is your chance to shine, literally. Deep colors, bold hues, and jewel tones. All you have to do to be convinced is open up the latest catalog from CB2 where you'll find strong pops of emeralds, oranges, and royal blue which seem to absorb the pages completely. Personally, we're guilty of the blue velour ourselves - just step into our office and you'll see what we mean.

Photo inspo via designer and influencer @witanddelight_

Dark Kitchens Are The New Light Kitchens  

According to John McDonald, who is the founder and CEO of Semihandmade, the iconic white kitchens we’ve been seeing so much of will be slowly phased out in favor of two-tone kitchens instead. “From clients, we're seeing a pretty even mix of two colors (black base and white uppers is common), along with blending wood with color to either lighten what otherwise might be a rustic feel, or to add a bit of pop (like on an island),” he says.

Photo inspo via interior stylist Francois_et_moi

Fixtures Are All The Rage

Here's a tip - if you're looking for a simple fix for a drastic change in your space, adding interesting fixtures is the newest hack to give your room personality. Lighting fixtures do more than just brighten up a room - they’re a bold detail and all the rage. This is why wall sconces with optional wire guard will become increasingly more available if you're needing an even easier way to switch it up, without all the hardwiring that is. Even renters are moving towards making this quick change - a hack indeed.

Photo inspo via local designer @lucyinteriordesign

Mixing Metals

Interior trends are going against the grain. For so long we’ve been told not to mix metals and hardware, but this kitchen is making a statement doing just the opposite pairing gold, copper, and sterling silver - and it's on point. Like we said, anything goes as long as it's done intentionally. Time to get creative and really color outside of the lines. Cue - all of the metals! 


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