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5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018

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5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog

I had a goal of getting this post out before the end of January but hey there's plenty of 2018 left and in true new years fashion (for me at least) I set a lot of goals that don't always happen but nevertheless here are some trend predictions I've seen buzzing around the internet that are going to be all over Pinterest this year. 

Terracotta

5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog
5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog
5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog

I've read a few places that terracotta will be what emerald green was to interiors and design in 2017. This gorgeous shade with a touch of orange and a hint of red, that perfect combo of rich earthy color. It looks stunning on textiles and I think we will see it a lot, especially bed linen and of course ceramics and tiles too. You have to be brave though, it is a bold color. 

Patterned Plants

5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog

When will plants ever not be on trend - let's get real. A low maintenance plant with vibrant foliage adds life to the room. 

Terrazzo Flooring

5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog
5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog
5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog

This was the hot trend of the 1970s and it's back for 2018! Have you guys been follow along on Sarah Sherman Samuels renovation of Mandy Moore's new home (see 2nd and 3rd photo above - what a clever feature for the fireplace). They also did terrazzo floors with brass inlay detail - so dreamy! 

Statement Marble

5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog
5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog

I’ve been digging the over the top veiny statement slabs, especially this bold natural stone in the photo above - uh yes please. 

 Curved Sofas

5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog
5 Interior Design Trends That'll Kill It In 2018 || Alexandria Mavis Blog

Really any non-conforming sofa or any shape is going to be on trend this year. They look so amazing in any room but the best looking one's tend to seem a tad uncomfortable - God doesn't give with both hands. 

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Terracotta 1 || Terracotta Source 2 || Terracotta Source 3 || Terracotta 4 || Patterned Plant Source 1 || Terrazzo Floor Source 1 || Terrazzo Floor Source 2 || Terrazzo Floor Source 3 || Statement Marble Source 1 || Statement Marble Source 2 || Curved Sofas 1 || Curved Sofas 2 

 

Tips On Styling Your Bar Cart

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Styled By Sarah Sherman Samuel & Photo by Jenna Peffley

Styled By Sarah Sherman Samuel & Photo by Jenna Peffley

Can you believe Christmas is tomorrow already?! I thought I'd add this last minute post  for any of you having a Christmas Eve Party tonight and needing some last minute tips on styling your bar cart. How fantastic is the one above styled by Sarah Sherman Samuels!! She is a styling/interior goddess and fun fact she got this bar cart from a local store I used to intern with here in Grand Rapids a few years ago. 

Styling Tips

  • Look for pretty packaging. I am such a sucker for good branding/ cute labels even when I have no idea how the wine/liquor tastes quality wise - so maybe don't follow my example but find one that ticks both boxes.
  • Add different shape and heights bottles- just like normal decor you want to to play around with different levels. This would work with glasses and also decanters too. 
  • High to low design, ie: some expensive pieces and some cheaper items mixed well together will make everything look expensive. 
  • Adding a couple pieces that aren't "bar related". Sarah does this really well with the coffee table books and gold bowl. 

Merry Christmas to You & Your Loved Ones! 

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