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    Trends for 2021!

    Interior Design Trends We're Most Excited About for 2021!

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    Let’s start at the very beginning, (it’s a very good place to start) with a very strong foundation of colors…..


    Introducing the Colors of 2021 ~


    Behr couldn’t just pick just one…so instead they picked 21! Soft, warm, cozy hues that make you just want to snuggle in with a good book and a glass of your favorite warm beverage.

    Sherwin Williams

    This hue’s warmth and comfort breathe calm and tranquility. Urbane Bronze, captures subtle sophistication that will wrap you in solace and peace. And we all can use more of that…..


    Pantone for the second year and a row, have selected two colors. “Illuminating” and “Ultimate Gray”. Gray is not going away, in 2021, but this year’s tones are richer and warmer.

    “A marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.” -Pantone

    Benjamin Moore

    “Nourish the spirit with the comforting, sunbaked hues of the Color Trends 2021 palette, including Aegean Teal 2136-40.”


    It’s not hard to see…2021 is all about warmth and comfort.

    2020 was uhmmm…‘challenging’ to say the LEAST and we deserve all the comfort we can get. If last year did ANYTHING, it showed us all just how important our home is. I don’t think any of us will take for granted the simple pleasure of our own safe sanctuary. Last year our homes became schools, offices on top of everything else. Everyone turned inward to focus on how to make their homes work for all their needs.

    Home Office:

    More and more, people are working from home. Some for their own safety, some staying home because their kiddos are remote learning or just realizing that working in your pajamas is not half bad. *wink*

    If you haven’t already, now it’s time to invest in your home office space that works for you. Stop balancing your laptop on your kitchen counter, that’s covered in mail, school projects, cereal remnants and hoping that nothing spills or sticks to it. Ew. You deserve a designated home office. Invest in yourself in 2021.

    Classic Traditionalism is here. Why? Classic traditionalism brings a sense of harmony and order to any living space, with a décor scheme that works together perfectly. Ahhh yes, HARMONY!  Warm hues, design inspiration from the 18th and 19th centuries, incorporating classic art, antiques and pieces with history. That sounds delicious.


    Sidenote: Gordon’s is offering substantial savings for all you home office workers. Learn more.

    And if a designated home office not an option for you, invest in a flex space.

    Flex Space can be a classroom, an office, or guest room. One of the many benefits of having a flex space is that you can update and transform the space to fit your stage of life and lifestyle. That’s why flex rooms offer a variety of uses and design options.

    Rustic Vogue/ Shabby Chic this works ideally in homes that already have some interesting features, such as exposed beams, original floorboards or paneled walls. And we all know Vermont homes are FILLED with that kinda character. Again, find those perfect antique, repurposed, salvaged and retro pieces that will add interest to your home. The key is to reference the look rather than slavishly reproduce it. Just a dash will do. It’s very easy to ‘overdo’ and then it just turns to clutter. Just like an expert chef knows how much spice to use without overpowering a dish…a sprinkle will do. Mix it with modern for a truly one of a kind style.

    You might even hear the word “grandmillennial”. This style combines modern design with the decor you might expect to see in your grandparents’ home — and it’s about to take over the interior design space.    Courtesy of Modsy   Courtesy of Darla Powell

    Outdoor Space– Look, our wings  were clipped last year. We’ve been grounded. And it was for our own safety. So perhaps you invested in the interior spaces of your home. 2021 is all about the outdoor space. Since movie theaters, concerts, even restaurants were not options…now is the time make the most of what you have.

    Insolroll Exterior Shading will create the ultimate outdoor space, perfect for entertaining or just enjoying the day.

    Create a Giving-Back Garden! This trend exemplifies sustainable living.
    From herb gardens to plants that encourage, support and nurture wildlife such as bee gardens and butterfly-friendly wildflowers! These beautiful and essential insects are in the midst of a pending natural disaster. By supporting them we help our entire ecosystem, and we get to enjoy some beautiful flowers!


    Lighter wood reinforces that feeling of more space, as the hues create the illusion of a bigger room. Whether it’s Scandinavian blonde/whitewashed or a more rustic light oak, you’ll be seeing lighter-toned wood replace medium and darker shades.


    “People are starting to think more and more about the environmental impact of home design, and many natural fibers are sustainably produced without leading to deforestation,” Wood said. “As fast-fashion extends its reign over furniture and decor, we’re seeing pushback and a desire among our customers to shop sustainably and invest in quality pieces they can keep for years.” -Alessandra Wood, the vice president of style at Modsy

    So cheers to investing in yourself, your home and for sustainable decor. Cheers to 2021!

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