Friday Favs: Five Links We Loved This Week


Happy Friday! 

Here's a quick round-up of a few of our favorite links this week. 

1. Fab Lighting

Emily Henderson always delivers great ideas and inspiration.  This week she shared her favorite lighting resources - in a wide range of budgets, so you can be sure to find something you love too:

2. Decor Trend: Beautiful Perforated Accents

My Domaine featured this fab collection of home decor with perforated accents, packed with lots of images to get your ideas flowing:

3. Cozy Up Your Kitchen

From Apartment Therapy, tips and tricks to make even the starkest kitchen feel warm + cozy:

4. New Ways to Use Wallpaper

Modern prints + wallpaper as an unexpected accent, Architectural Digest has several fun new ways to incorporate wallpaper in your home :

5. Happy Hour!

We love that the Olympics are reminding us of so many of Brazil's best exports - particularly, the Caipirinha!  One Kings Lane shared 3 variations of our favorite cocktail - Cheers!

NYCxDesign: Our Favorite Finds from BKLYN Designs

It's NYCxDesign Week here in NYC - a city-wide celebration of all things design. There are hundreds of events that give us the opportunity to see aspirational interior designs as well as the chance to do some serious Furn(iture) Scouting for our clients. To start, we kicked things off at Brooklyn Designs, a design fair focused on spotlighting Brooklyn-made home furnishings.

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Are Pastels the New Neutral?

First it was beige, then it was gray. What’s next? Rich, chalky, pastels.

Popping up more and more in minimal Scandinavian design, pastels have long been known for their ability to create a soft, relaxing look and feel in the home. However, with so many new pastel options in the market this spring, it can be hard to decide how to incorporate this trend in your home.  Here are our 5 favorite ways to decorate with pastels. 

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Why we love a chic, simple dining room

Pinterest is a great source of inspiration when you're looking to design your home. At Spruce + Furn, we pin a lot of aspirational rooms to help clients discover what styles they like. One pin that we've seen "re-pinned" from our board over and over again is a very simple, Scandinavian-inspired dining room featured on Apartment Therapy.  At first we were surprised, but here is why we think this chic, simple dining room is inspiring the masses. 

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Coming Soon In Your Home: Nordic Influence, Pastels + Mixed Metals

Wednesday night we attended Hot or NOT: Trends That Will Rule 2015, part of the Apartment Therapy Maker Talks .  Sitting on the (pretty impressive!) panel that was forecasting next years home trends was Genevieve Gorder of HGTV, Andrew Corrie of Canvas Home and Christiane Lemieux of DwellStudio

One of our key learnings (other than that Chevron is OUT!) was that the concept of “Authenticity” will grow even stronger in the coming year. (No more faux finishes people!)  Also, we will continue to see more and more of the simple, Nordic-inspired silhouettes we’ve seen popping up all over the place (or as Genevieve put it, “What’s Coming? The Eff-ing Vikings!”). Plus light and creamy pastel colors will overtake neutrals and while metallics will continue to rein, we’ll start to see them "mixing”.  You don’t have to feel like you’re limited to using one metal in a room, you can mix and match the warms with the cools - like using copper, silver and gold at the same time to add some interest. 

You know, keep it authentic. 

E + M