First Look 2018: Trending

The greatest home makeover secrets in history Part 2

Your walls are a canvas for your artistic creativity to flourish. If you say, "I don't have artisitic thread in me." Then that is where I come in. The number one way to have a stunning, fully designed home is to do more with the walls than just painting them beige.  The main thing is to create interest, depth, texture and pattern. We will talk on four ways you can achieve that. 

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1. Paint

Paint is the most common wall finish. Everyone considers this treatment from commercial buildings to the residential homeowner. The way to kick it up a notch and create interest and contrast is to use color on your walls rather than the neutral beige. I like to use a flat finish to hide texture on wall and semi gloss in wet areas. 

If you are afraid to put such bold color on your walls, choose one room, or one wall to splash the color up, preferably a focal point wall. 

The color range spans a fiery red and an alluring watery blue to blackened grays and a serene pastel
— First Look 2018 - Las Vegas Market
 Las Vegas Winter Market

Las Vegas Winter Market

I love going to Market and seeing all the beautiful things and trends of the season. This winter will display a feeling of romantics and realists. Grey is still the central neutral but in darker hues, with a peacock type blue and the warm romantic red. 

Some colors to look out for and use if you like are: 

  • Sherwin-Williams’ Oceanside (SW 6496), a marine blue balanced with green jewel tones.
  • Benjamin Moore’s Caliente (AF-290), a vibrant and energetic red.
  • Pratt & Lambert’s Heron (27-18), a statement blue that recalls the midnight hours.
  • Behr’s In the Moment (T18-15), a restorative spruce blue that seems equal parts blue, gray and green.
  • Pittsburgh Paints’ Blackhearth (MEN7080-6), a restorative purple-black that pairs well with high-contrast options.
  • Glidden’s Deep Onyx (OONN 07/000), an easy-going black that suits no-fuss interiors.
  • OLYMPIC’s Black Magic (OL 116), a comforting neutral that’s equally effective as an interior or exterior color.

2. Carpentry 

Wood molding such as chair rails, wainscotting, and shiplap are all forms of carpentry finishes on the wall that give a home a major face lift. Just take a look at the spaces below to see for yourself. 

 Shiplap

Shiplap

These two pictures of the ship lap are from my installer and the photo of the ceiling treatment is a client's bathroom he installed for me.  

 Photo by Sisoje/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by Sisoje/iStock / Getty Images

 Don't forget the ceiling

Don't forget the ceiling

 Photo by Sisoje/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by Sisoje/iStock / Getty Images

Chair rail height wainscotting is a really nice way to add refined and detailing to your traditional home. 

 Chair rail with hale navy and gray tint Benjamin Moore paint

Chair rail with hale navy and gray tint Benjamin Moore paint

3. Wallpaper

Oh how wallpaper was very trendy, but to be honest it has not gone away. I use it in almost all my projects either great or small. it adds such nice texture, color and sometimes pattern beyond what paint can do. Especially in accent spaces like wall niches and bookshelves. The prep and installation is key to an easy removal once you've changed your mind years down the road. My installer always applies a base layer of acrylic primer to prep the wall for smooth installation and removal. Some of my favorite brands are Thibaut, York for grass clothes, Phillip Jeffries, and a new discovery is Lenarte wallpapers. Here are some links and fun images. 

 Tiffany Lee Ann Design - Mission Viejo, project grasscloth

Tiffany Lee Ann Design - Mission Viejo, project grasscloth

 Tiffany Lee Ann Design - Irvine project, Thibaut batik

Tiffany Lee Ann Design - Irvine project, Thibaut batik

 2018 Trend colors in wallpaper

2018 Trend colors in wallpaper

lenarte wallpaper

4. Plankwood

I love this new trending material. It is thin wood pieces with adhesive preapplied on the back. All you need to do is measure, level peal and stick! My favorite is Stikwood, but there are a couple other companies who offer this type of product. 

You can apply it on your walls, ceiling, make signs, use as backsplash above quartz backsplash, or even Ikea furniture that you want to add a facelift to. For more ideas search #stikwood on Instagram.

 Stikwood inspiration

Stikwood inspiration

I hope this has inspired you to rethink your walls and treat them like a canvas to place your "art" and establish your style in your home. 

For samples or an in home consultation please contact me, I'd be happy to help! 

And as an announcement!! I have partnered with my real estate friend Michele Kader in a Holiday Giveaway! Just follow her page  tag a friend in the comments on her giveaway post, and follow my instagram page. 

And you will be entered to win on Christmas Day a Home Style Kit custom design valued at $450!!! IF you don't need a design, but have a friend or family member in want or need of a room restyle, forward the info by visiting the post and tagging their name in the comments! or forward this email. - Whichever is easier.