Trend. You Do You.

You do You ... or in my daughter Callie's case she constantly asks/tells me "Let me do me, Mom."

For the first time in a long time this sentiment seems to be bigger than life in the design world. Now there have always been trends that have come and gone, but at least for 6 months to a year their used to be an agreement of sorts in both fashion and home design.

Here's what 2015 has for us ...

Pantone's Color of the Year.  Marsala.

Marsala meant to evoke warmth and harmony ... " a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth." Like a good glass of wine.  I'm not a huge fan of the color, but the glass of wine is appealing!

We have just come off of a couple of years of brighter, bolder colors and when this color choice was announced I don't think designers and decorators were quite ready for it!

So Better Homes and Gardens predicted this trend ... 


This palate is a little softer version of the bolder colors leaning in to the marsala ... just not quite as dramatic of a jump.

And here, another prediction ... One that I am quite a fan of!

Now this cue from House Beautiful.  Not a Trend.  A Crush.  Yea, well ... I like this crush/trend and am on board!

So my friends, there you have it, the color choice is in your hands.

In 2015 ... You Do You!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.