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Interior Design: What We're Loving

Posted by VIBE Realty on Monday, October 21st, 2019 at 2:37pm.

Adding Personality While Playing It Safe

There's no trend like an interior trend, and while it always seems like the right choice to stick to the straight and narrow when it comes to design, we've dubbed this year as the year for bold interiors (but done only with sophistication.) We're all about adding personality to a space (wallpapers, prints, and rich accents), and playing it safe with some of the more permanent design elements (cabinetry, backsplashes, counter tops.) Here's a few ways to support that approach:

Calla Lily available in both hand-painted and printed wallpaper designed bysheshe for Wit & Delight using Sherwin Williams. Photo sourced from byesheshe.

Wallpaper - Most might see bold wallpaper as a risky interior move, but if done with personality and confidence, it can truly make a space stand out while acting as a proper way to bring in color, patterns, prints, or all of the above. Like other design trends, wallpaper has the tendency to go in and out of style (cue the 1970's orange and yellow psychedelic patterns that only Don Draper from Madmen can get away with). For this reason, we recommend going with something more timeless, classic, and subtle so that you aren't having the cover up your eyes every time you walk into the room 3 years down the road. On that note - check out local artists bysheshe. These two girls bring custom wallpaper to another level.


Animal prints - Another move that seems to be notorious for making a serious comeback. And albeit when it's trending, it trends hard, however it never truly seems to go out of style. You can always get away with a cheetah print accent, or a bold animal print rug (for those of you who are familiar with our space, yes we're referencing our statement faux zebra rug in our lounge.) 


Photo sourced from Hotel Emery

Combining warm and cool tones - While you typically see interiors choosing a side when it comes to the mood: warm or cool. And well that may see like an easy way to dictate your design choices, we can't seem to get enough of the design approach Hotel Emery (a new Autograph collection hotel located downtown Minneapolis) took by combining both warm and cool tones. An electric move for sure, their rooms have authentic personality that is both modern and nostalgic. A true act of balance at it’s core.


Photo sourced from CB2

A touch of emerald - There’s always one color that takes the lead, and for the past couple of years millennial pink has had it’s place. But make way for emerald. This deep and rich accent color can bring an element of regal moodiness into any space. From velvet accent chairs, to a painted statement wall, this color is taking interiors by storm and positioning itself right next to that blush pink, and we're not mad about it.


Photo sourced by Prospect Refuge Interior Design

Clean white lines - The white-out and minimal statement is here to stay as far as we're concerned. We're loving on white backsplashes with white grout, clean cabinetry with crisp lines, white countertops, and white trim. This style is a safe move if you're looking to renovate or decorate for the long run. You can keep all the white as your backdrop, but easily change it up by adding a splash of color with accessories and decor, upholstery, and painted elements.

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