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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - Tips and tricks for Spring

With Spring just around the corner, our showhome designers are gearing up for what is looking to be a season full of light colours, fresh accents, and statement pieces.  The deep dark hues of fall and winter are making way for beautiful blush tones, and of course florals!  If you’re having a Miranda Priestly moment (see The Devil Wears Prada) and thinking that there’s nothing groundbreaking about florals for Spring, or are not interested in having your home resemble that of your grandmothers, have no fear!  The florals of Spring 2015 are being used as accent pieces, whether it be a pillow, or a wall in your home.  The key, according to our genius designers, is to mix solids with floral pieces of  the same colour to tie a room together, so you avoid any floral overload.

Following in the footsteps of Fall 2014, we are still seeing the trend of mixing modern and vintage to create an eclectic look in the home.  You may find yourself wondering how you can achieve this kind of look without going overboard in the mix and match department.  With a few key tips, you’ll be able to put together a space that is on trend without being overdone.
1. Find a few pieces that you truly love and build your room from there.
Don’t be afraid to mix different rustic and modern furniture, but keep the collection to a few key pieces rather than buying a rooms worth of stuff and trying to make it all go together. Check out our beautiful, feminine two bedroom showhome in Sawyer, Silverado. Here, we see modern finishings balance perfectly with vintage style to give a stunning and bright effect to the room.

2. Make those key pieces stand out, showcase them!
Pick accent items that will enhance your favourite things in the room, rather than clutter them. A bright and colourful feature wall is the perfect compliment to neutral coloured furniture and finishings. Our Jasmine showhome in Edison at Walden, really maximizes this design concept. The flowered wallpaper in the bright living area is accentuated effectively by the simple white couch.

3. Avoid buying furniture sets.
No need to go looking for all matching furniture.  The point here is to mix and match, don’t be afraid to show your personality! Choose pieces that will compliment the room size and the colour scheme. Mixing colours and textures really adds depth and character to your home. One idea is to choose a very neutral style of couch, leather and one colour, and balance it with a dramatic and colourful feature chair.

Thank you to Avi Urban for these insights!

posted in home tips at Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:20:27 -0600

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