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

With a new year comes new trends. If you are looking to try something different in your home, check out one of these trending interior design details that are sure to make a statement in 2019. A VIBRANT HUE Pantone has announced the color of the year: Living Coral. This powerful and uplifting hue is best described as orange meets pink and is perfect for any design style. When it comes to daring and bright colors, it’s best to stick to interchangeable items. Great examples accessories that will make an impact are pillows, drapery, an accent table, or a rug. KEEPIN’ IT GREEN Being eco friendly is a trend that I hope will never go out of style. I have recently seen a rise in its popularity partly due to the fact that it’s becoming easier and easier to get your hands on earth-friendly furniture lines and materials. The salvaged/rustic style is also a big hit right now in the design industry. Furniture from recycled metal and wood materials make great tables and many furniture companies carry an eco-friendly line. Their upholstery pieces are made with no harsh chemicals or materials, making the furniture perfect for a healthy planet and home. Repurposing items like an old barn door or flooring from a torn down house all leave less of a carbon footprint and create unique spaces that are timeless. FLORALS ARE IN! ...and two beautiful and easy ways to implement this look are with wallpaper and fabric. These are not your grandma’s florals. There are now endless floral patterns, from neutral and modern to traditional and vibrant. Like any graphic print, it’s a great way to add personality to a space. It’s also a fantastic way to brighten your home and bring an element from the outdoors inside. OLD AND NEW Modern meets vintage is a design style that has been around for quite some time, but it will take center stage this year. Mixing designs from different eras can be challenging, but if done correctly, it will create a look that is unique to you. Taking a classic chair and upholstering it in an updated fabric will breath new life into the piece while making a statement. A mid-century sofa on top of an oriental rug would combine two time periods and look collected and cool. Layering and mixing patterns and colors will also create an eye-catching, eclectic-chic look. OVERHEAD Statement ceilings are looking up in 2019. People often forget about their ceilings as a way to implement design, but there are a few ways you can use this striking design trend, with paint, wallpaper or architectural features. Painting or applying wallpaper can make an otherwise boring room have color and pattern. Architectural features, including beams or coffered ceilings, create drama and interest. It’s shaping up to be a great year for design; I can’t wait to see what trends pop up. Happy New Year! —amason@thewcpress.com

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The WC Press Development Issue - January 2019  

Voice of the Borough

The WC Press Development Issue - January 2019  

Voice of the Borough