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Design Dilemmas Andrea Mason of Andrea Mason Design is a professional interior designer who wants to help you upgrade your space

The 2020 interior design world is shifting in a fun way. While you will still be seeing a lot of neutral color palettes, white walls, mixed metals, and natural elements like seagrass, wicker, and rattan, you will also be seeing more color, more vintage pieces, and dare I say it? Less shiplap and subway tile. Here is my roundup of the interior design trends you will be seeing more of this year. Permanent Pieces: More and more people are trading out their temporary particle board furniture for something with longevity. No longer is the buying process about choosing something in haste or settling on an item you don’t love. The process of selecting things that have meaning to you is in, even if it happens slowly. A benefit to choosing something timeless, well made, and which will grow with you through the years is that you are being more sustainable. IKEA and similar companies definitely have their place in life, but what’s coming into style is the process of selecting a piece that is made to last. Grandmillennial Style This personality-packed style is for someone who appreciates the past while embracing fresh touches. Think Grandma’s house with florals, pleated lamp shades, needlework pillows, and chesterfield sofas, but with updated fabrics and colors that bring it to 2020. It’s a look that is layered and collected, with items that makes a person ask about the back story. Black and White: High contrast black and white is back with a vengeance. I repeat: do not pull up your old black-and-white check vinyl flooring! This contrasting look can be implemented in a multitude of ways, including a white sofa with black frame, black end table with white detailing, black walls with white furniture, white kitchen cabinets and a black island, the options are endless. A few eye-catching black and white wallpapers and fabric patterns have been popping up, too, like plaid and houndstooth. Colorful Built-Ins: One of my favorite trends right now is ditching the all-white cabinets. Painting your cabinets won’t break the bank and is a huge statement maker in a room that is lacking in color. Trending colors right now are deep greens and blues, but you should also think about drawing inspiration and tying in an existing color from the room like a piece of art, rug, or furniture piece. You can even go bold by adding a lacquer finish. Canopy Beds: Your first thought of a canopy or four poster bed is formal, but it doesn’t have to be. There are a ton of styles, from mid-century modern to contemporary, and they’re meant for both children and adults. Canopies come in endless wood finishes, fabrics, and leathers, making them a versatile piece of furniture. Because of the height they are optimal in a bedroom that has higher ceilings. So make 2020 the year you try a new trend; I have a feeling these will be sticking around. –amason@thewcpress.com

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The WC Press Digital Issue - February 2020  

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Voice of the Borough