Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Best of 2015: NYE Cocktails

Our blog post today is a little off the interior design topic but definitely on theme with our Best of 2015.  It seems like every new bar and restaurant is hopping on the hotly popular Moscow Mule!  I just love the presentation in copper mugs!  I wanted to share the Recipe for the Mowtown Mule via Bespoke Post with a fresh twist on the classic Mule.

I’m excited to make a batch this New Year’s Eve!  What festive cocktails will you be serving at your party?  We are always looking for new inspiration and fresh ideas.

Have a great day,

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Best of 2015: Wallpaper Still On Trend

I am so glad the popularity of wallpaper is not waning because the lush textures and patterns will make you glad you tried it!  You can add a bold pattern to a small powder room proving that no space is too small for a total look!  Grasscloth is material I love that has incredible texture and even a splash of metallic if you're feeling wild to warm your space.  So let’s salute some of our favorite wallpaper trends!

Metallic Grasscloth

Bold Contemporary Geometrics

Colorful Chinoiseries

Fabulous Florals

The final photo is my own powder room and I still adore the wallpaper carries over the ceiling for an extra splash of excitement.  We have more gorgeous interior spaces in tons of different styles and hues on our Best of 2015 Pinterest Board!  As we are just days away from Christmas, I hope all of your preparations are coming together and you have a very Merry Christmas with your loved ones!

Have a great day,

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Best of 2015: Kitchen Trends

I can’t help but swoon every time I see a beautifully designed kitchen or have the pleasure of working on a transformation with a client!  Kitchens serve so many roles as it becomes the gathering place for both family and guests, a homework destination, or when cooking a fresh daring recipe for your family.  Here’s a highlight of a few of our selections we saw dominating kitchen styles and renovations this year!

Natural Stone Backsplashes
Using natural stone materials like granite, marble, and slate create a seamless transition from your countertop and come in a variety of colors and sheens with tons of movement.

Stainless Steel
Perfect for traditional and contemporary kitchens alike, stainless finishes are dramatic and create a large sense of space with its high reflectivity.  And I love how easy it is to clean and keep up.

Color Accents
I have loved seeing all the deep warm tones of yellow, blues, and daring reds in kitchen color palettes this year.  Again, we are seeing the influence of brown undertones!

Transitional Style
This style is defined by a classic-contemporary look and this year, the style has been dominated by both dramatic color palettes and stunning and crisp white kitchens with a splash of Carrera marble.

See more of our favorite kitchens from the past year on our Best of 2015  Pinterest board.  And show us your colors with the hashtag #rdilovescolor!

Have a great day,

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Best of 2015: Decor Trends We Loved

I have to say, writing The Best of 2015 blogs has been so much fun!  It’s so interesting to look back over the year and see what really caught on, what stayed on top, and what fell off with trends!  Check out our look back over my observations on this years hottest looks.

Warm Tones
We have certainly highlighted throughout the year the popularity of warmer color palettes with brown undertones this year that defined popular flooring, wall finishes, furniture selections, and soft goods.  Even hardware turned warmer with trends favoring copper and antique bronze finishes.

Mixed Metallics
Fun, bold, and radiant, curated mixed metallics of gold, brushed nickel, antique bronze, copper, and rose gold were a vibrant addition to 2015’s trends.  This combination creates instant interest and oozes glamour.

It certainly was a big year for hair-on-hide rugs in their natural neutral tones or treated to add vibrant color with hints of metallic.

Agate & Geodes With Sparkle

Dominating small decor items like coasters and objets to large focal pieces like lighting fixtures and table tops, I so enjoyed the vibrant colors and sheens of agate and geodes.

Lovely Lacquered Finishes
High sheen was definitely “in” in 2015!  From sleek, contemporary cabinetry finishes to ultra chic case pieces this has to be one of my favorite trends, especially in bold accent hues.

Did you incorporate any of these trends to refresh your home or go all the way with a renovation?  Weigh in with your thoughts on our message board!

Have a great day,

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Best of 2015: Lighting Trends

2015 was an exciting and diverse year for lighting trends.  Layering some of these trends can help you create that complete, polished look.  Effective lighting is all about finding the balance between form and function.  If one aspect isn’t quite right, it really will spread to your overlook.

LED Is Here To Stay
It’s easy to get behind LED technology with its ultra efficient energy consumption and lighting experts are forecasting it will dominate the consumer market for years to come.  LED is diverse and functional as an excellent source of ambient, decorative, and task lighting.  It has become extremely popular in kitchens highlighting cabinetry and display items, in bathrooms, and even to safely and effectively light your home’s walkways and exterior.

Copper Finish Fixtures
The October blog theme was in harmony with interiors trending to warm, cozy palettes, furniture, and fixtures in 2015.  Warm copper light fixtures saw their popularity in every room in the house and I love the polished sophistication this finish adds to a space!

Multi-Light Pendants
Multiple suspended pendants maintained their popularity throughout 2015.  They accommodate every style and allow you to create instant drama with varied denominations and suspension lengths.

Natural Finishes Rustic natural materials saw a lot of love this year in the world of light fixtures, especially when combined with glamorous elements like crystal.  And again, their versatility has made them popular, as their is a great for every style from traditional, transitional, to contemporary.

Are there any other lighting trends you noticed this year?  Any particular trend you are keen to see more of 2016?  We want to hear from you!  For more of the Best of 2015, don’t miss out on our dedicated Pinterest board!

Have a great day,

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Best Of 2015: Color Trends

This year was a fantastic year to incorporate some exciting new color trends and a continued desire for some neutral favorites but all share a classic and even nostalgic theme!  Here are my picks for some of the top colors of 2015!

Bold Blues
This year was an excellent year for fans of this reliable and serene hue!  I enjoyed the popularity of bold and clear Greek blues, rich cerulean, and contemporary high gloss shades of blue.

Warm Tones
Think natural wood finishes and hues with brown undertones, it’s been a great year for cozy rust and olives, putting a more 60s and 70s spin on orange and green.

Pastel Palettes
Pastels definitely gained in popularity and we love the soft and cheery spaces it enhances.  I’ve really enjoyed accenting pastels with bold hues like neons to create interest and contrast.

Gray Reign
Continuing it’s dominance as the hot neutral, both warm and cool grays remained hot in 2015!  And it’s easy to see why with the versatility of this hue almost any color or even simply layering different tones and shades of itself to make an achromatic masterpiece!  I’m definitely ready to say good bye to gray in 2016!

Do you have a favorite color trend of 2015?  Anything you’re ready to say good bye to? I’m such a huge fan of color!  I would really love to collect your favorite hues and inspiration!  Be sure to tag it #rdilovescolor for your go to color treasure trove.

Have a great day,