#2017Trends

Umm, where did January go!?  #Literally Spring is around the corner, why wait for spring cleaning to revamp your space?   Get a head start, and add some of the “it” trending colors, styles and décor into your life!

You heard it here first, prepare for a year filled with muted taupes, bright pastels, along with a few comebacks and unexpected twists!

Green – Mother Nature’s Favorite Color!

Green making the list should be no surprise especially since Pantone unveiled the 2017 “Color of the Year” to be: Greenery! Green is nature’s neutral, the color of refreshment, rejuvenation and rebirth.  Prepare yourself to see pops of green in both fashion and home décor.

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Remember less is more, if you’re not comfortable using green in large doses, start with adding small splashed of the vibrate yet neutral color.

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Mushroom – The new “Greige”

Mushroom meet Greige, Greige Mushroom!   “Warmer than gray but cooler than taupe, this neutral, earthy shade is popping up everywhere.” –Country Living

You’ll be seeing this practical tone more & more!

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Trend Alert: Pastels!

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Looks like Rose Quartz and Serenity are still making a wave in 2017! Pastels might be the most underrated trend we’ve ever seen.  When paired the right way, with bold colors and neon accents, soft pastels scream ATTENTION for all the right reasons!

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Black is Back!

As you know, grunge is slowly making a comeback into fashion, which will slowly translate into décor.  Dark & moody colors are making their way into the scene of interior design and we are loving it!  After all weren’t the 90s the bomb!

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Porcelain slabs hit the states!

Quartz meet you’re new competitor –  Porcelain slabs are making quite the first impression! With the strength of quartz yet heat resistant and hygienic, these slabs are the definition of low maintenance.

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2017 is all about taking risks

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It’s all about that Bronze, Gold & Silver – Metallic trends are evolving! Don’t be afraid to mix and match, unique is in!

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Blue, Blue, Blue –  this classic shade is back on pedestal! Ranging from baby blue to navy, in pops or all in one space, you can’t go wrong with this timeless hue..

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The Story Behind the Stone – Alta Quartzite

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The Search is over! Discovering this beautiful natural stone was like a ribbon cutting ceremony for the industry! Of course, finding this virgin quarry was no walk in the park. Located in a very isolated area of Brazil our stone quest began with a turbulent flight in a prop plane followed by a landing on a make shift dirt runway in the town of Macuabas. We met our team and embarked on a 14 hr drive over dirt roads.

Quarried block of Alta Quartzite

As we drove through the desert terrain, we were taken by the sudden change to a green valley. We witnessed the full color spectrum, an array of blues from the sky, greenery from the valley and warm desert colors from the terrain. It was a moment in time that transported us away from all the struggles of the day allowing us to appreciate the breathtaking scenery around us. Then we began our ascension to the end of our quest. The Portuguese word for high is Alta; as we came to the end of our climb to witness this amazing material nestled into the side of this mountain, it was clear what the name of this material would have to be.

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Finding a true white quartzite is extremely rare. This material evokes the gentle elegance of a fine Italian marble without the additional maintenance. Picking the very first and best blocks out of this quarry is a memory that will be cherished for a lifetime – Please help us welcome Alta Quartzite!

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