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Spring blooms

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Multifunctional spaces

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on the cover “How you use your home is so important to consider when making “any alterations. As a designer, I believe form and function must come first. Great design means the interior enhances how you live.”

~ Michelle Berwick

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WELCOME “Life is about perspective and how you look at something . . . ultimately, you have to zoom out.” —Whitney Wolfe Herd The sound of birds chirping, the smell of crisp air, and the warmth of the sun—all simple, beautiful nuances that spring brings to our lives. As we welcome the new spring season and continue to adjust to what some call, the “new normal,” we invite you to take one simple step toward a happier, healthier home—to focus more on what home (and the things inside it) means to you. After all, what good does a beautiful home design do if it doesn’t make you feel fuzzy inside? As we focus more on our home’s meaning, a fresh perspective, and design elements that make us feel whole, we are excited to share our first issue of Design at Home, where we dive into a variety of trending design topics, tips, and styles that will help you bring your home to life. In this issue, we’re featuring an exclusive look at how you can learn more about what functionality and purpose mean to you with designer Louis Duncan-He in Finding Joy by Designing with Purpose. We’re also highlighting ten pages of multifunctional spaces, including a chic way to get more closet space, an organized entryway, a desk in a living room nook, and more. Plus, don’t miss our Behind the Design article, where designer Michelle Berwick shares how design and functionality work hand in hand in any home’s interior, and where color is a hot topic. You’ll want to jump into spring after you see our trendy Coveted Color article, where we’re giving you a sneak peek into some of our favorite items like art, linens, and backsplash tile in a trendy color you won’t want to miss. Additionally, don’t miss the top flooring trends in our Style Watch, where we reveal a few of our top flooring picks for 2021 that are sure to suit nearly any home. This and so much more await in the pages that follow. Welcome to the Spring 2021 issue of Design at Home magazine, brought to you by Flooring America and Flooring Canada.

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With spring come blooms. This we know. Yet, as we embark upon the first post2020 spring, the inauguration of the season seems to hold new meaning. The blooms of spring are a reminder of nature’s steadfastness, beauty, and unwavering ability to elevate the human spirit. This spring, we encourage you to feed off of nature’s floral bounty—plant your own, take more time to appreciate those you come across in passing, or make it a point to incorporate a floral arrangement or two throughout your home this year. We promise you won’t regret it.

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There’s no better time to step into new interior design trends than spring. We’ve curated three styles— each with its own unique personality—and all our favorite décor and interior pieces to bring these looks into your home. Will you prefer Spanish Inspired, Comfort Chic, or Muted Gem Tones?

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1. Currey & Company Antibes Chandelier available at Lighting One 2. Whittier Fire Pit from Frontgate 3. Nexus Chair in Blanc Boucle from Kardiel 4. Rohl Palladian Freestanding Tub Filler available at select Flooring America/Flooring Canada locations 5. Paramount Plank in Scree by Galvanite available at Flooring America/Flooring Canada 6. Holas Concrete Bathtub in Earth from Pottery Barn 7. Industrial Fireplace Log Holder from Pottery Barn 8. Soci Manchester Pattern Tile available at Flooring America/Flooring Canada 9. Overlook Throw by CB2 10. Pavo Sectional by Arhaus

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As you plan a refresh of your home décor (because who isn’t these days?), choosing a flooring type that will fulfill your design dreams can be overwhelming. If style is a top priority, you may feel limited to a hardwood look throughout your home. While a beautiful hardwood or luxury vinyl floor isn’t a bad choice, if you desire something a little warmer, softer, and more comfortable underfoot, then we’re here to tell you that you can still achieve that beautiful, polished look with carpet. You might think that carpet is just a more casual flooring option, but it’s time to explore some of the trendier carpet styles that will not only make your space more comfortable but also elevate your design.

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Style Choosing an Elevated Carpet Style

Ready to explore the best of both worlds—comfort and style? Let’s start with color.

For many of us, home became a central hub as we shifted our work, school, and entertainment to our home base. Taking the time to make our kitchens, living areas, playrooms, spare bedrooms—any space we can find—into functional places is now key. Home has become the place where we relax with family, have a virtual night out with friends, cook our meals, work in our home office, teach our children, and enjoy a good movie or game night. As we adjust to this new way of living—and dare we say, even enjoy our slightly smaller world—calm colors that reflect nature are going to be vital for keeping a healthy work–life balance.

PASSAGES BY TIGRESSÁ Passage to Wanderlust in Caribbean Blue

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Solid colors will give way to tonal ones this season as we delve into the comfort of soft grays, wooden beiges, black stones, and other earth tones. All these blended hues can work to tie a bit of nature into our interior design.

this year, people are reaching to their past for security. You will see a lot of incorporating things of the past and heirlooms into home design to add a nod of nostalgia that makes everyone and everything feel safe.

These natural styles create the feel of a comfortable sanctuary and soothing environment to live and work in, which translates into a more earthy and subdued color palette. Unlike previous years where we’ve seen a pop of bold colors,

Following this rule of thumb, carpet manufacturers are shifting to a pleasantly serene palette of beiges, soft pinks, and ocean blues.

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Functional Focus Perhaps one of the most important themes in carpet styles this year is the idea of functional focus. Your carpet should not only be stylishly you but also serve a bigger purpose: providing comfortable and durable living underfoot. Doing almost everything at home, from workouts to office work, means that your flooring needs to be able to support your active lifestyle. The good news is that durability is in! Along with the focus on natural elements this season, easy-to-clean carpets that are made of nonporous materials are making a comeback. This calls to mind specific carpets that are stain-resistant, waterproof, and pet-proof. This practical trend is due to consumers looking to control what they can and striving to make their space as comfortable, functional, and operable as possible.

Statement-Making Patterns One way to elevate your carpet style is to choose a pattern. For the more daring, this could be a boldly contrasting polka-dot like Stanton’s Dottie. For a stunning look that’s a little more subtle, there are many patterns available in tonal shades. These options provide beautiful style but also fade appropriately into the background to allow other décor items to shine. For a more organic vibe, we love the deconstructed patterns of Passage to Stillness in Frost from the Passages by Tigressá collection. These patterns are reminiscent of a favorite well-worn rug and add a cozy-chic element to your space. When a little more formality is in order, a structured pattern like passage to Serenity or Passage to Wanderlust, also from the Passages by Tigressá collection, makes a perfectly poised statement.

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Not only can carpeting add an element of function to your home design, but it’s also an affordable alternative to the more expensive flooring options like traditional hardwood, porcelain tile, and luxury vinyl plank. In past years, hard surface floors like waterproof luxury vinyl and engineered hardwood have been a staple in the retail flooring market. This year, many designers are looking to custom area rugs to tie spaces together and make them more comfortable to live and work in.

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Elevated Carpet Style Sans Commitment If all this carpet style talk has you thinking about an elevated style floor, but you’re just not quite ready to commit to those beautiful wall-to-wall polka dots, there is another way. Custom area rugs are the perfect way to take advantage of the beautiful carpet styles available and update any room with some added warmth and softness, whether it be turning an extra bedroom into a home office or creating a study nook in a storage closet

for your little ones. Custom area rugs make perfect pieces to throw under your coffee table or roll out as a runner in the hallway. Muted color tones are a great canvas for your bigger statement pieces and bolder décor. Patterns liven up more subdued décor. The best part of creating a custom area rug is that you can easily switch up your design and create a whole new look.

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Although cut pile patterns used to make up a small fraction of the flooring installed, homeowners are now using more patterns to make smaller areas of their home more unique. Many of the new carpet styles available reflect current home décor trends, drawing inspiration from the tribal look, color blocking, medallions, and more traditional, less edgy patterns than before.

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As you look to freshen up your décor and maybe even take on a few renovation projects this spring, turn to carpet as the flooring choice for your home. Whether you are searching for a patterned wall-to-wall carpet or a formal custom-sized area rug, don’t forget to tie in those beautiful tonal colors to bring a sense of comfortable tranquility to your home design.


THE BOX Choosing a new floor might be easy. Choosing a floor that goes with your countertops, wall colors, and the new couch you bought last month? Maybe not so easy. Well, until now. At Flooring America, we’ll deliver samples right to your door so you can see what inspires, and what works. And ordering them is super simple. Just browse our wide selection of floors online, order up to six samples, and we’ll deliver them in two to three business days. That’s it. Try it today.


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Multifunctional spaces in a home are truly the best way to perfect a specific area and make a room useful for everyone. From a bedroom that will sleep two or more kids to a kitchen that will constantly be used by a family of five, there’s simply no better way to take advantage of all the possibilities of a home than by designing multiuse spaces. Our stunning collection of beautiful home interiors features a variety of design styles and various rooms that showcase just how easy it is to create multiuse spaces that are practical, trendy, and beautiful.

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A TOUCH OF MODERN Bedrooms don’t only need to include beds and nightstands. They can also include other elements and be just as practical and multifunctional as any other room, especially if there are no built-in closets. Providing as much as two closets’ worth of space, these two armoires make a built-in closet unnecessary. Not only do they offer storage for clothing, including tall items, but they also fill the empty space in the room and add to the modern design with their glossy finish. And, nestled between the closet spaces is a conveniently placed desk or vanity space, leaving plenty of room to walk between the bed and the storage closets. Design by RED BARRINUEVO Photography by MIKE CHAJECKI 30


COZY AND COMFORTABLE There’s no shortage of practicality, comfort, and beauty in this multifunctional bedroom that doubles as a comfortable seating area. Symmetric wooden nightstands with metal pulls embellish a tufted headboard that exudes a traditional style, and the chic nailhead accents help unite several styles. What truly makes this room multifunctional and unique, though, are the leather chairs situated at the end of the bed. A fuzzy throw rests atop one of the leather chairs, adding texture and warmth while also providing a place to relax in peace and quiet. Traditional but chic, this bedroom is the ideal space to escape to after a busy day. Design by KATE DAVIDSON Photography by JASON HARTOG PHOTOGRAPHY Design At Home | 31


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EDGY ELEGANCE Showcasing just how calm and collected an entryway can be, this multiuse entryway features enough storage for a family while keeping its unique design flair. However, what’s truly multifunctional about this space is how it provides as much storage as a typical hallway closet. Tall cabinets next to the door offer ample space for linens, summer or winter accessories, and even last-minute weather items like umbrellas. Six compartments beneath a bench seat also add to the substantial storage, and a basket increases the storage further. Deep brown cabinetry and beadboard feel sleek and composed, whereas hooks and a light fixture add a mix of metals. Design by KATE DAVIDSON Photography by MIKE CHAJECKI

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TRADITIONALLY CHARMING Using an extra few feet of wall space in the living room to create a desk nook makes this traditionally styled space perfectly multifunctional. A desk lamp, pinboard, and comfortable office chair adorn the desk and make it practical while adding to the overall appearance of this charming space. From an early morning work session to daily notetaking and more, this adorable desk space offers just the right amount of productivity, class, and style. Design by REBECCA HAY Photography by STEPHANI BUCHMAN Design At Home | 33


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FULLY FUNCTIONAL A wine cooler, dining area, coffee nook, and full kitchen make this space a top-notch multifunctional room that doesn’t disappoint. Featuring various seating areas, there’s a place for everyone to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee, read the morning newspaper, or gather during a dinner party. Not only does this space have room for everyone, but there’s also a dedicated area for each task: large countertops for preparing food next to the stove; wine glass storage in the nook, perfect for quickly opening up a bottle; and plenty of counter stools for entertaining guests while appetizers are being served.

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SHINY AND CHIC Full of chic brass accents, white cabinetry, and glass shelving, this large bathroom lends enough space to create a seating area for applying makeup or getting ready for a night on the town. Rather than going traditional with a sink and some countertop space, this trendy, upscale bathroom becomes multifunctional, offering increased storage by using wall space wisely. Paired with one-of-a-kind lighting, including vertical, horizontal, and chandelier fixtures, there’s the perfect amount of chic décor, elevated design, and high-gloss materials to create a complete, polished look. Design and Photography by JENNIFER BACKSTEIN INTERIORS

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AN ELEGANT ADDITION The entryway is one area of the home that begs for storage, efficiency, and organization but often lacks the elements necessary to fulfill these needs. In this stunning entryway, however, substantial cabinetry, a large mirror, and a sconce provide all the components necessary for an entryway that is precisely as it should be—flawlessly multifunctional. Ideal for storing shoes or cold winter accessories under the cabinets, checking the mirror before waltzing out the door, and leaving the light on for a well-lit return home after a long day, it checks all the important boxes for a useful entryway. Design by SARA BEDERMAN Photography by STEPHANI BUCHMAN 36


THE HIDDEN NOOK Taking up just a small corner of the kitchen nook, this cute desk area makes a kitchen into a working space for any family member. Using the same white kitchen cabinets above the desk helps blend this area into the already beautiful kitchen space and creates additional storage for office supplies. A wooden chair makes the space feel functional and tucks in nicely when the kitchen is bustling with friends and family or guests. Taking up just a small corner of the kitchen nook proves just how easy it is to create multifunctional spaces in any home while also staying true to the design vision. Design by KATE DAVIDSON Photography by MIKE CHAJECKI

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It’s safe to say that 2021 will be a year that finally brings a little renewed faith and hope—it’s that breath of fresh air and light at the end of the tunnel. As the world acclimatizes to the new ordinary, I can’t help but feel a sense of rejuvenation and rebirth and the yearning to echo a similar sentiment of meaningful change and cathartic release in my own home. But before I start to purge unwanted items, it’s important to examine the idea of purpose. This is always the most critical piece of the puzzle and a starting point to any project. To design with purpose, you must understand intent; what is the intended use or desire for the spaces you are examining? It’s easy to get lost in material selection and picking out new furniture pieces because, let’s face it, that’s the fun part, but it’s also important to understand the reason why. I have a threepronged approach when it comes to reimagining spaces with purpose: what it needs to be (the intent), what needs to change (the transformation), and how to finesse (the editing).

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The thought of approaching all this can seem a little daunting, but it’s more intuitive and innate than you think. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and get lost in the details when deciding to make updates or renovations to your home. You might ask yourself questions like: What room should I start with? Am I choosing the right color? Will this just be a passing trend? Am I investing in the right pieces? I’ll let you in on a little designer secret . . . there isn’t a right or wrong answer because design is subjective—as in, the only thing any of these questions have in common is how each of them relates to you and your family’s needs. What may work for one family may be a complete waste of time and resources for yours. So, take a breath, clear your mind, and let that little voice inside your head take center stage. If you listen carefully, you’ll realize you already have the answer to how each space needs to function.

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FUNCTIONALITY Good design is always led by functionality. However, trying to hone in on your own design intent can be trickier than it seems. A great starting place is to ask yourself if the rooms you currently have in your home are still serving their initial purpose. Maybe that beautifully crafted guest bedroom isn’t getting a lot of use, and perhaps it’s now the perfect time to turn it into the dream home office you’ve always wanted. Another way to approach function and intention is to identify problem zones. For example, does a certain section of the dining table get completely out of control when it comes time to dinner with the kids? Or does your living room always end up turning into a mess by the end of the night, no matter how hard you try and keep it under control? These are all problems that need to be addressed first and foremost in their function, not their appearance. So now that you’ve established a little more clarity around intent, where exactly do you start in creating a meaningful transformation? A design principle that I abide by is to design for who you actually are.

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What I mean by this is that you should be honest about how you actually live versus how you wish you lived. If you have high aspirations for a perfectly serene and minimal living room, but the reality is that, by 7 p.m., it becomes a dumping ground for your work notebooks, binders, and laptops, make peace with that and try to design a solution that will work with your lifestyle. Perhaps you dedicate half of the living room credenza to storing your work-from-home equipment and create a tangible yet hidden space for things to go. I once had a client who loved the new kitchen nook I designed for her so much, but, when it came time to have a meal with her two-year-old, it simply became a warzone. So rather than trying to change her family’s eating routine, we simply added a laundry basket (disguised as a charming wicker basket) complete with a lid to store a set of sheets to place on the floor when it was dinner time. When everyone was happy and fed, the sheets went back into their proper home (within arm’s reach of the table), and her nook went back to looking beautiful.

Sometimes all it takes are these subtle tweaks and additions to completely change how you experience your space. But what do you do when the amount of change needs to be substantially more dramatic? I start by considering what updates in the room can be made to create the biggest impact with minimal investment. Ninety-nine percent of the time, paint and wallpaper are your best friends. If your dark and gloomy dining room isn’t bringing you joy, then a fresh coat of sun-drenched Hawthorne Yellow can be completely transformative. Adding a subtle houndstooth-textured wallpaper to your home office can have a profound effect, bringing it from a drab little room with a desk to a British-inspired den and library. With so many palettes and patterns, the options and potential are limitless. Don’t be afraid to try something new this year. Repainting or wallpapering a room will be substantially easier on your wallet than committing to a new set of furniture.

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DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING Something interesting happens in our brains when we use the term “declutter.” Picking out new furniture or drapery can be fun, but sometimes the very idea of the “decluttering” process is enough to elicit an anxiety attack or complete mental breakdown. Sifting through sentimental memories and having to make an endless number of decisions can be stressful, which can ultimately lead to complete analysis paralysis—a state where your inability to make a decision prevents you from moving forward in any way. Influencers like Marie Kondo and the gals from The Home Edit are leading the charge in decluttering, and a key takeaway is to hone in on what truly brings you joy. If something doesn’t serve a function, make your room look beautiful, or have some sense of personal connection to you, then perhaps it’s time to upcycle and send it to the donation box. Having a room with a thoughtfully curated number of sentimental items is way more effective than a space filled with items that bring you a mediocre amount of joy.

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If the term “decluttering” strikes fear in your heart, take baby steps by practicing the art of grouping. Instead of having personal memorabilia peppered throughout the living room, dedicate one entire bookcase to displaying all your favorite possessions. The act of grouping items and trinkets into one area will create a huge impact and reclaim some breathing room. Your eye will start to see them as one larger object (e.g., a bookcase) as opposed to broken decorative fragments that can create extra noise and clutter. Another easy solution is to decrease the amount of open storage and shelving in the room. Closed storage is your best friend. Simply adding doors to open cabinets will make a world of difference. Open shelving needs to be art directed . . . as in, not only do items need to be put away, they also need to be styled and dusted regularly to look visually pleasing. If you have a little bit of extra money to invest, custom millwork and storage is a surefire way to add depth and Zen to your space with the abundance of colors, textures, and decorative paneling available. Any time you can add visual interest to your home by moving items off the floors and onto the walls is a good thing.

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They say, “You are what you eat.” If this is true, then I’m inclined to argue that, “You’re even more of where you live.” You start and end every single day of your life in your home. It’s where you settle on new goals, set your intentions for the day, and raise your children. Taking the time to refocus and examine your most used areas is the first step to creating more functional and beautiful spaces. As you dust off your cleaning supplies this spring to sweep out the old with a revitalized sense of renewal, it’s the perfect time to assess whether your home is truly bringing you joy and purpose.

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Today more than ever, our homes are the havens we seek at the end of a long and stressful day. We at Michelle Berwick Design (MBD) see a home like a well-oiled machine; all

the parts need to be working simultaneously to operate at

optimal capacity—very scientific! When we say all the parts need to be working together, we are referring not only to

style, color, and all those pretty things, but also about the floor plan and storage functionality. We want your home

working for you, not you working for your home! There are so many ways we can achieve great balance within a space. That said, before the hammers start swingin’ and the floors start coming up, take time to plan out every inch of your

space to make sure you are not underutilizing what you have to work with. Even if the budget is creeping up, there are still many ways to create that organized, “everything in its place” feeling. The project we are going to be sharing involves all of those elements rolled together to create a space that works perfectly with how our clients live.

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“Great design is how the interior works and enhances how you live.” Now come on in: this minty home refresh will take your breath away. In this home renovation, color takes center stage, while form and

function are the Oscar-winning supporting actors. How you use your home is so important to consider when making any alterations. As a designer, I believe form and function must come first. Great design means the interior enhances how you live. Let me show you what makes this home renovation magical.

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THE HEART OF THE HOME The kitchen, they say, is the heart of any home, and we pay close attention to it. We thoughtfully designed this kitchen to meet the homeowners’ daily needs.

No cabinet was overlooked. Every item

within the space has a designated place.

Oh yes, even the wine! Adding productspecific inserts to your cabinetry is a simple way to make the space more

functional—not to mention you can store twice as much in the same amount of

space! No need to make room for a snack grocery haul.

Large base-cabinet drawers provide

excellent storage for larger appliances,

pots and pans, serving dishes, and even

dinner plates! Dinner plates in a drawer? Yes! It’s a thing. We designed a large pantry here next to the panel-ready

fridge to keep baking and dry goods

readily available. Because there are no

windows in this townhome kitchen, we

designed a plate-rack upper cabinet to sit above the sink. It’s not only cute but also super functional, keeping that precious counter space clear.

The cooktop is flanked with oil and spice

pullouts for the home chef’s convenience. Food tastes so much better when the

ingredients are beautifully organized, am I right? A mint island drops down into the homeowner’s existing table, which

we altered slightly to attach to the island and create an eat-in kitchen area. This

lowered table also provides a great prep area for the aspiring little chefs in our lives!

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INTENTIONAL LIVING (AND PLAY) Media storage in a living room is often overlooked. Often, unpleasant black boxes end up being the needed, but unwanted, décor adorning the tops of our media units. Here we designed custom millwork for this family’s diverse entertainment needs. A pulldown door with a gold mesh insert housed all media accessories, yet the mesh still allows access with a remote. We met the media necessities, and didn’t compromise the style at all. We at MBD call that a win! Media consoles, 0—Team MBD, 1. This floor-to-ceiling living room built-in not only houses the media consoles beautifully but also minimizes clutter with drawers for game discs and remotes, as well as other media accessories. Doors allow the homeowners to store miscellaneous items such as batteries and candles because we all know they need a home, too. To add a personal touch to the living room, we included built-in open shelving to showcase travel souvenirs and framed family memories.

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In the playroom, it was essential to store craft supplies and toys behind closed doors. Introducing built-ins with tons of storage not only kept things tidy but also gave us a chance to add a touch of pretty through the hardware. A built-in desk for both children to work at will grow with the family. The tall pantry doors enhance the height of the ceilings and make the room feel larger. To keep the playroom feeling light and airy, we gave the built-ins a high-gloss white finish.

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COLOR IS KING Color is a key way to freshen up your home. Whether you decide to paint

your entire home or just add a few new accessories, the impact of introducing a new color will amaze you. One of

our favorite ways to add personality

to a room is by adding some colorful elements.

At this client’s home, the recurring color is mint green. This color came from the front entry tile, which sparked instant

joy in the homeowners’ hearts. The mint color carries throughout the main floor of this townhome and onto the interior doors, as well as onto the kitchen

cabinetry. Sometimes all you need is a

jolt of inspiration, and, bam, you have a design scheme!

Why stop at trim and cabinetry

with color? Yes . . . we even hit the backsplash grout with mint. Mint

grout? You betcha. It ties everything

together and really makes this beautiful marble mini-fish-scale backsplash sing. Using one color throughout the home

adds cohesiveness and is an easy way to freshen up your spaces.

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Bedrooms are spaces where color can run wild to reflect more of your personality. For this project, a sweet shared bedroom, our design inspiration came from an antique rug. Pink

upholstered beds, complemented by the pink nightstand, and

pink-and-gray drapery bring such joy to this pint-sized space.

“Bedrooms are spaces where color can run wild to reflect more of your personality.”

Pro-tip: when designing any space with a recurring color,

it is important to add and play with varying shades while

repeating the color in the room to add extra depth and interest within the room.

The master bedroom has no lack of color either! Are you

surprised? The trending high-gloss, black-trim wall creates the perfect backdrop for the neutral upholstered headboard. To

contrast with the black, a white textured duvet hangs over the bed topped with white and yellow pillows. The bright yellow barn door invites you into the en suite. Hannah Banana is the

name of that yellow paint color. Now, if that doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know what will.

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“Custom millwork can create more function and less clutter, giving you a sense of relief.”

Creating space in your home doesn’t necessarily mean

demolishing walls. We created space in this townhome by designing custom millwork to ensure every item

has a home. Custom millwork can create more function and less clutter, giving you a sense of relief. If custom

millwork is outside your budget, simply creating a home for your items in your existing millwork is a great costeffective option to consider!

Introducing a new color into your home can instantly

have you feeling renewed—like adding a red earring and a red lip to your little black dress. Game changer! Our

team loves adding color in unexpected places and ways, such as kitchen cabinetry, baseboard trim, and floor tile. Now consider how you will alter your home this spring to help you feel renewed!

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DESIGNER Q&A:

Inspired Spaces for Children AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SARA BEDERMAN

Design by SARA BEDERMAN DESIGN Photography by STEPHANI BUCHMAN

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DESIGNER Q&A

As you can imagine, designing children’s rooms

can be a fun and challenging experience. Kids have a natural way of pushing boundaries and testing limits, which can be refreshing from a design

perspective. We can all take some cues from the next gen when it comes to life, and we can certainly take our design approach. When my team received the

task to design four rooms for sisters, that’s exactly what we did.

What was the goal for these children’s rooms? My goal was to create inspiring spaces for the young teenage sisters to enjoy now and to joyfully grow

in later. It’s a lot tougher than it sounds because the long-term success of interiors designed for kids is based on personalities and preferences that don’t exist yet.

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Let’s talk color. What was the inspiration behind the color palette for this bedroom? The girls shared a common love of white, which also aligned with myself from a designer’s perspective and which served as the predominant palette in each of the four rooms. White is clean and contemporary, and it has “legs,” which is a key consideration when designing a room for kids. In the face of quickly

changing trends and tastes, the neutrality and versatility of white works well on

all levels. It also proved easy to warm up with texture, color, and some whimsical elements.

Then there’s that obvious theme of pink as the secondary fixture in these rooms,

ranging from a barely-there whisper of pink to an in-your-face hot pink, Pop Artinspired sitting corner—but more on the duo-toned sequined wall and banana swing later!

Pink often gets pigeonholed as the classic color choice for girls—sugar and

spice and everything nice. I wanted to challenge that notion and showcase this

versatile color’s real personality, as reflected by the preferences and personalities

of each girl. The right pink can be powerful, soothing, or lively, depending on the shade and tone.

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DESIGNER Q&A

We love the multifunctional use of this space. What is your best piece of advice when it comes to making the most out of a cozy room? “Cozy” spaces require a tailored approach that maximizes their aesthetic possibilities

while balancing their practical demands. When presented with a small floor plan, I start by

delineating the essential “zones” for the room—in this case, the sleeping, dressing, studying, and socializing areas. Then I layer in all the rest.

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There are some uniquely angled ceilings in this bedroom. What are some tips for maximizing space when working around structural elements? Custom built-in furniture—such as this bed and dresser/desk concept—offers the best

use of space when dealing with a small room, awkward dimensions, or restrictions of any

kind, such as the angled ceiling. Yes, custom

work will most definitely cost more (as anything custom tends to do), but it will also fit your

space like a well-tailored glove and make the most of every available inch of space.

Going custom also often leads to creative shapes in the furniture, which I love as a unique way of adding unexpected visual interest to a room.

The layered textures in this room are so inviting. What are some of your favorite textures to layer in kids’ rooms? I love a casual, relaxed vibe for kids’ rooms—and a great

way to amp this up is by layering upholstery and textiles. Linen is a favorite fabric because it’s not too heavy or

overbearing. I have also gravitated to large-scale cable-

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A child’s room can be very inspiring for young minds. What were some of the elements that your client wanted to incorporate into your design? The goal was to give the daughters a lounging

area. We incorporated a cozy round swivel chair for curling up with a good book, as well as a

playful shag rug where the kids can hang out with their friends.

The banana swing, first seen at the Miami

Museum of Ice Cream, was also an absolute must. They fell in love with the swing and wanted to

incorporate it into this room, so we had a replica

created just for them. We tucked the swing into a feature bump-out that we wrapped in pink and

gold flip-sequin wall panels, which aptly finish the room with some essential glam.

We always aim to incorporate some playful energy into every kid’s room that we design. Each space has some amazing design features, such as the

princess theme in one of the rooms, the ballet barre in another, or the aforementioned and adored

banana swing. But, overall, the rooms’ aesthetics are timeless and designed with room to grow.

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DESIGNER Q&A

What would you consider are the top three things to keep in mind when designing rooms for children? 1. Know their tastes will change.

2. Know their functional needs will change, too.

3. This doesn’t necessarily mean you should prepare yourself for

another redesign in a few years—which can prove both mentally and

financially taxing. It just means the room’s design needs to be versatile enough to evolve with your child.

My advice is to choose versatile colors and finishes and items such as adjustable shelves and customizable organizing systems that

can handle a growing child’s ever-changing needs. Multifunctional furniture is also my go-to whenever it’s an option.

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Children have a vast difference in taste, and we adore seeing their inner personalities shine. Can you tell us more about the inspiration behind this fun wall and banana swing? The banana swing corner captures the vibe of the

Miami Museum of Ice Cream—a vibrant and trendy tourist attraction and buzz-worthy selfie hotspot with candy-colored walls and a fun, quirky vibe reflective of Miami life.

Of course, the kids themselves are the ultimate sources of inspiration, both in their current

personalities, and in the hints at who they will be a few years down the road. When designing a kids’ room, we always want the space to have a strong element of fun and playful energy, regardless of

the child’s age. At the same time, we aim to achieve a sophisticated design that’s as long-lasting as possible.

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SIMPLIFYING YOUR

HOME DÉCOR

Simple tips for simplifying your home’s look and feel this spring

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1.

STYLING TIPS

GET RID OF WHAT DOESN’T SERVE YOU The first step to creating a more

simplified interior style for your home is to get rid of what no longer serves you—not only for the sake of visual clutter but also for the sake of your

soul. Look around. What isn’t being used, doesn’t serve a purpose, or

simply is no longer a good fit for your home? Have you acquired multiples

of certain items over the years? Could you narrow down your collection

of kitchen appliances? Do you have

shelves full of deserted toys, linens, or toiletries? What about a closet that’s

heavy with clothes you haven’t worn in years? Or home décor pieces that you loved 10 years ago but that no

longer suit your current style? Good

riddance to them! Now, once you’ve freed yourself from the burden of

clutter, it’s time to redesign your way to a more simplified style.

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2.

CREATE THE ILLUSION OF SPACE We’re not all blessed with high ceilings, large

windows, expansive open-concept floor plans, and

spare bedrooms. Sometimes, you have to create the illusion of space, when the reality of actual space

is just not possible. Our favorite tricks of the trade

come from designer Andrea Colman of Fine Finishes Design: •

• • Design by ANDREA COLMAN Photography by NICOLE AUBREY

Remove items from tabletops and countertops to help accentuate your home’s architecture, furniture, and artwork

Choose “long and lean” flooring like extra-long

hardwood planks or rectangular tiles and install them in a parallel or diagonal fashion

Pick a wall color that’s light and bright to create a greater sense of light and airiness into your home

Keep window treatments minimal or, if possible, go without for a simple, modern look and feel Select furniture with exposed legs, such as

couches, ottomans, chairs, and bedframes, for an open airy feel

Add mirrors and reflective finishes, such as

polished chrome hardware or high sheen fabrics, throughout the home for instant added light

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3.

STYLING TIPS

FOLLOW THE 60-30-10 RULE

Color plays a vital role in achieving a simplified interior style. A room with too many colors can feel busy and chaotic, whereas a space with too

few colors can feel stark and lifeless. The 60-30-

10 rule utilizes three colors—a dominant shade, a secondary shade, and an accent color. Your

dominant shade will take up approximately 60 percent of your design. Typically, this leading color will be neutral or subdued in tone such that it can be used heavily without feeling

overwhelming. The secondary shade will take up an additional 30 percent of the room, normally coming in slightly bolder than its leading

backdrop. Finally, an accent color will make up

the last 10 percent. This is your playful color that can come through in accessories, pillows, and throws.

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4.

USE THE SAME FLOORING THROUGHOUT MAIN LIVING SPACES Installing the same flooring throughout the main living area creates instant visual continuity,

blurring the divide from room to room for a

streamlined and simplified feel. Offering both beauty and function, a waterproof hardwood product like Aquadura H2O™ is the perfect

candidate for this tactic because it is suitable for

both design-focused spaces like the formal living area or dining room and perfectly capable in the

work-heavy areas like the kitchen, family room, or foyer. Opt for a medium tone style that’s not too

heavy in graining, like Winslow Hill Hickory, Oak, Maple in Midnight. Winslow Hill Hickory, Oak, Maple in Midnight by Aquadura H2O™ Design At Home | 75


5.

STYLING TIPS

INVEST IN SMALL UPDATES THAT IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE Convenience brings comfort. Choose a space and invest in one or two small updates that

will make a positive difference in your dayto-day life. In the kitchen, this might mean

investing in a tiered organization system for your workhorse drawers. Or, it could mean a new chalkboard wall to keep important

dates, lists, and reminders front and center

for the entire family. When considering what improvements to tackle, remember that not all updates need to be big, expensive, and

overwhelming. Sometimes the simple things make the biggest difference.

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At Flooring America and Flooring Canada,we know that an elevated sense of style in your home starts with the floor. That’s why our experts have carefully selected 10 of the most beautifully innovative products the flooring industry has to offer to include in our 2021 Style Watch. These ten products combine style, technology, and durability and span multiple categories of flooring. No matter where youwant to go with your style, start here.

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STYLE WATCH

1. GOING GRAY.

Paramount Plank in Scree by Galvanite

The color gurus at Pantone named Ultimate Gray as their pick for color of the year, and this is true when it comes to flooring. Wide luxury vinyl planks with the natural appearance of authentic hardwood in shades of gray will be hot this year because of their natural appearance, durability, and waterproof qualities, which make these planks a great choice for laundry rooms, playrooms, and other areas of a home where accidents are likely to occur.

2. FARMHOUSE CHIC. Farmhouse chic has been a huge trend when it comes to interiors and furnishings—and now the flooring industry offers amazing options that combine the distinct antique, well-worn look with modern technology. Luxury vinyl flooring (durable and made for high performance) that has a natural wood appearance with textured planks that look aged and worn will be a top option this year.

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3. DISTRESSED FOR SUCCESS. White weathering on genuine hickory hardwood emphasizes the natural beauty of this wood floor’s mineral streaks, knots, and natural character, making distressed a highly sought option for shoppers who want to create a modern space with a timeless vintage vibe.

Hazelbaker - Sliced Hickory White in Satori by Florcraft Heritage Hardwood

12x24 Tower White Matte RV60 Floorcraft Ceramic Tile

4. SUPER-SIZED CERAMIC. Look for over-sized, rectangular, stone-look ceramic tiles in light neutrals like gray, white, and cream to be installed for those looking for flooring that marries style, durability, and efficiency.

5. LOVING LAMINATE. There are so many varieties of laminate that bring a distinct wood-look into a room, but in the laminate category, watch for ashy browns that include unique graining and contrasting brown hues to rule.

Ash Grove Oak in Granite by Floorcraft Maysville Laminate

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STYLE WATCH

6. WATERPROOF HARDWOOD. In 2020, the new generation of waterproof hardwood floors was one of the most significant new products in the industry—and the category shows no signs of slowing in popularity in 2021. Perfect for active homes with pets and kids, designs with unique wire-brushed finishes will maintain their reign.

Oceana Estate Oak in Upland by Aquadura

7. SAGE IS THE RAGE.

Hedon Plus in Soft Sage by Innovia Touch

When it comes to soft surfaces, consumers seek softness, durability, and stain resistance, and that won’t change this year. What is predicted is a surge in slightly left-of-neutral nontraditional colors, particularly hues of sage.

8. PLAYING WITH PATTERN. What else is in the crystal ball when it comes to the carpet floorcast? Unique, striated patterns, highlighted by a loop-cut carpet, are ideal for homes looking for a touch of modern, contemporary, and industrial design. Shades of gray will again be prominently seen to complement the design. 80

Swagger in Pennicott by Resista 3.0


9. STATEMENT CARPETS.

Why Me in Wind Swept by Tigressa Cherish

Hand in hand with the pattern prediction is the “statement” carpet. There are striking options in soft surface, from the beautiful movement of arabesque to distinctive elevated patterns that make a design statement from the ground up.

10. TALKING TEXTURE. Another soft surface trend in 2021 will be mixed texture in carpets. Loop-cut-loop provides a textured look that is both modern and masculine but, also delivers durability, stain, and fade resistance.

For more information on Flooring America/Flooring Canada’s 2021 styles to watch, including details, product descriptions, and availability, please visit flooringamerica.com/blog/top-flooringtrends-2021.

Life of the Party in Corporate by Resista 3.0

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TOTAL

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FLOORING 101

CARPET Carpet is a great choice for almost any room in your home because of its qualities of warmth and comfort. With today’s advanced flooring technologies, carpet is softer, stronger, and more stain resistant than ever before. Carpet also comes in a variety of colors, patterns, and styles and is a key design element for your room remodel.

Moonlight by Tigressa Cherish

HARDWOOD

Hardwood flooring has beauty, strength, and character along with options for every look. From smooth, glossy, traditional strips to wide, weathered planks, hardwood creates a beautiful backdrop for any room. Today’s hardwood floors are also milled and finished using techniques that require much lower maintenance than in years past.

Lanes Prairie Hickory, Oak, Maple in Beach by Aquadura H2O

VINYL

Vinyl flooring offers an elegant appearance and enduring value. Modern, cutting-edge technologies and digital design make possible naturallooking textures and great visual depth. Luxury vinyl tile is one of the newest and most popular flooring choices today, offering trendy finishes that closely resemble wood, tile, and stone.

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Timber Plus Herringbone by Downs H2O


TILE

Both timeless and trendy, tile can complement any style, ranging from traditional to contemporary. Tile is available in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and sizes, allowing for creativity in design. This flooring also resists most spills and is a great option for moisture-prone areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, and foyers.

Network by Emser Tile

LAMINATE

Laminate flooring offers the look of hardwood, tile, or stone at a more affordable price point. The unique construction of laminate flooring makes the product highly durable and water-resistant and therefore a great candidate for high-traffic and moisture-prone areas.

Floorcraft Maysville Ash Grove Oak in Bark

AREA RUGS

Area rugs make a wonderful addition to hard surface flooring, adding a level of protection along with increased warmth and comfort. Available in a wide variety of colors, designs, and sizes, area rugs can play a major role in a room’s décor.

Kendo KDO01-77 Silver by Kaleen

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CONTRIBUTORS LOUIS DUNCAN-HE Louis Duncan-He Designs Louis Duncan, principal of Louis Duncan-He Designs, is an internationally published designer with a focus on designing distinctive and timeless residential spaces. His signature West Coast perspective plays on the innate tension between the elegant and the relaxed or the effortlessly refined and the organic. With a unique client-centered approach, Louis’s interiors are authentic and soulful.

louisdhe.com @louis.dhe

MICHELLE BERWICK Michelle Berwick Design Award-winning designer Michelle Berwick is the principal and creative founder of Michelle Berwick Design—a boutique design firm with a small but mighty team specializing in residential and commercial interior design. For almost a decade, this notable firm has become sought after for providing livable, stylish, and uniquely personal interiors.

michelleberwickdesign.com @michelleberwickdesign_

SARA BEDERMAN Sara Bederman Design Sara Bederman is the principal designer of Sara Bederman Design. For over a decade, her bespoke design firm has become known for creating stylish, thoughtfully curated, and livable interiors. The firm provides residential design services for projects of all sizes, including city homes, lakeside retreats, and country homes.

sarabederman.com @sarabstudio

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