Color is a powerful aid in evoking feelings, emotions, and moods. It is essential in the thought process for bringing to life the interiors we design. A difference in the shade can drastically enhance an experience from subtle to dramatic.
Inspired by the beautiful spa-master baths from our White Horse project by Camelot Homes in Scottsdale, AZ, we asked the members of the PDI Team: How would you design your dream spa-master bathroom paradise?
Recalling the first bright, vital foliage to appear after the cold winter, Greenery, Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017, instantly uplifts and refreshes, which is exactly what it is intended to do!
On December 8, Pantone announced the 2017 Color of the Year as Greenery! The most anticipated color forecast of all, word quickly spread through our office about the new color.
Calling to mind the endless, gentle hue of a mid-summer sky, Pantone’s Spring 2016 Color pick Serenity is a blue that soothes and uplifts. Exactly the kind of energy that belongs in a home, where we go to recharge and relax. Between its relaxing, inspiring vibe and ability to harmonize with other colors, Serenity has … Continue reading Serenity Blue Home Décor Ideas
If the feeling of a cool breeze coming off the sea were a color, it would be Limpet Shell. One of the hues featured in Pantone’s Spring 2016 Fashion Color Report, Limpet Shell suggests clarity and mindfulness while conveying a crisp, modern feel.
Have you ever returned from a sea-scented, sun-drenched holiday and wished that sense of lush, tropical ease was a part of your everyday? We’ve got great news: tropical décor is one of this year’s hot interior design trends!
When you hear the word “pink,” does it conjure up thoughts of flowers, princesses, and bubblegum? Pantone’s Spring 2016 Color Rose Quartz will change your mind. Sophisticated, subtle, and warm, Pantone’s new pink recalls the soothing and ethereal hue that paints the sky at dusk.
Brass is big. We know this may sound a tad dubious, especially when Ronald Reagan was president the last time this finish was trending. However, before dismissing brass as dated, take a moment to remember how you dressed in high school versus today. After you’re done cringing, be thankful that our styles (as well as … Continue reading Brass Hardware: A Modern Essential
We’re just going to come right out and say it: electrical outlets are ugly. Our design team is always employing decorative items, plants, and furnishings to obscure them. This desire to hide electrical outlets isn’t unique to all of us at PDI
Pantone’s Spring 2016 color trend report reflects a general shift in fashion and home décor towards pairing quiet, soothing hues with vivid color. Meant to inspire a free-spirited sense of adventure, the fiery red named Fiesta hits the mark.
Eye-catching, elegant and a touch edgy, black windowpane interior doors are a trend that we expect will continue to gain popularity. Though their original application is rooted in the massive factories of the 20th century, this design element is rendered fresh and chic in a contemporary space.
Serene and airy, white on white living rooms are definitely on the upswing in 2016. We love this monochromatic look for its modernity and easy sophistication. Think Carolina Herrera and her trademark white oxford shirt – timeless, chic, and very wearable. However, the trick to successfully turning your living room into an inviting, all-white oasis … Continue reading Design and Decor for the White Living Room
Patterned tile is trending in a big way, and it’s easy to understand why. This décor element enables new homeowners to add a personal, custom touch to their most-used spaces.
Vibrant and modern, Green Flash is one of the wonderful, stylish shades from Pantone’s Spring 2016 color trends report. Just looking at it makes the air feel a bit fresher, which is exactly what this hue is meant to do. According to Pantone, Green Flash reflects the
Formal dining rooms are in the midst of a comeback, and we couldn’t be any more thrilled. This time around, though, it isn’t just about formality with this space, but about creating an atmosphere that’s beautiful and also welcoming. Enter finish carpentry, the cream and sugar to your dining room’s coffee.
Before furniture, drapes and accessories arrive, finish carpentry, together with paint and fixtures, lays a foundation of personal style for your new home.
Perhaps it has to do with the rise of chefs in popular culture, or maybe it is because we all dream of being savants in the kitchen. Whatever the reason, industrial, professional-looking kitchens continue to be de rigueur. That used to mean stainless steel
Reusing and repurposing are good for the environment, and, thanks to the increasing use of reclaimed wood, excellent for the décor of your new home. This special material has the warmth and character of an old friend, so it’s no surprise you’ll find reclaimed wood creating a relaxed atmosphere in even the most modern and … Continue reading Reclaimed Wood Weathers Well in Any Space
Who knew geometry could be so chic? Before you have a flashback to high school, we should qualify that we’re talking geometric home décor – definitely not the stuff of textbooks! The geometric trend’s clean lines and crisp shapes instantly elevate the modern quotient of any space, and all it takes is a few well-placed … Continue reading Make Your Home Decor Take Shape
Do you remember the Crayola watercolor paints you used as a kid? How fun it was to play with them until you got the perfect color. It seems watercolor isn’t just for kids anymore. All you have to do is look to Etsy to see watercolor’s rise to the top the past several years.
Several times a year Pantone predicts the trending colors for the coming season. They consult with influencers in a range of industries and identify the colors that they predict will lead the season. The ensuing color report quickly makes its way across the desks of design industry professionals and begins its influence on design.
Metal fixtures and finishes in the home play the same role as jewelry does to fashion – they are the finishing touches that complete the ensemble. Without them, our homes and our outfits would be missing what gives them a polished and finished look.
By now you probably know that fashion design and interior design are closely linked. While it doesn’t always translate from one to the other, runway trends and color forecasts can provide a glimpse of what’s to come in the world of home decor.
Print bedding is a great way to add life a bedroom. It can be the focal point of the room, or a complementary design element that brings everything together. Here are three guest bedrooms that feature print bedding at Meritage Homes’ Mission Royale community located in Casa Grande, Arizona.
The fabrics in your home play a big part in the design. Fabrics are so important, that when we design a model home they are one of the first design elements we select. This month, we’ll spend some time talking about fabric and its role in interior design.
Mixed metals is a 2016 design trend forecasted to make a big appearance. Copper and brass remain popular this year, while black stainless steel is gaining popularity. Expect to see these metals mixed with perennial favorites like chrome and stainless steel in the coming year. Today we’ll focus on copper and how to easily mix it into … Continue reading Mixed Metals: Copper Mixes It Up In The Kitchen
Widely considered the heart of the home, a well-designed kitchen is in high demand for both new construction and resale homes. Each year our designers get to work on dozens of kitchens, so they’re always on the lookout for design inspiration. They’ve seen design trends come…and go as the years pass. Here we share 5 kitchen trends for 2016 that … Continue reading From the Design Studio: Kitchen Trends We Love
Flooring is like a great pair of shoes…it grounds and completes your entire look! Recently, we came across this well-written article on flooring trends by Mary Umberger and paired it with flooring photos from our own work.
From show-stopping wall paint to eye-catching home accents, adding a subtle pop or bold splash of orange to your home’s color palette is a great way to refresh a tired room. It’s also the perfect segue into the fall season.
American culture is constantly changing. And, as these shifts occur, almost every aspect of our lives is affected – including interior design! Traditionally, creating the essence and feel of the home has been a woman’s role. Change is in the air as men now spend considerably more time focusing on their home environment.