(plus a creative way to use wallpaper in small doses)
One thing we love here at Wilmot’s is watching trends ebb and flow as the years pass. A trend we’re seeing again in 2020 is the use of small prints. While it’s already largely popular in Modern Farmhouse style, it’s popping up in many other spheres of interior design too. For example, you’ll see a whole lot of small cheetah print in modern design, thin ticking stripes in coastal interiors, and tiny geometric prints in the retro home. And they’re not limited to simply accents anymore. They’re taking over our floors, walls, and even ceilings. Let’s expand our design horizons with small prints.
You may think of the worn out, peeled seams kitchen floor at your grandmother’s house when you hear “vinyl flooring.” And sure, you’re not wrong, that IS vinyl flooring. But that’s not what we’re talking about today. Luxury vinyl flooring is the iPhone 11 of your grandma’s kitchen floor. Advancements in manufacturing, a keen eye for design, and top quality installation techniques turned this builders’ basic floor finish into one that is coveted by designers and DIYers alike. Luxury vinyl flooring is the universal floor covering for every home, office, restaurant, and more!
When we steer our customers (contractors, designers and homeowners) in the direction of this type of flooring, it’s for these three reasons:
- Easy installation
- Minimal maintenance
- Cutting-edge colors and design
So if you’re on the fence about luxury vinyl flooring, read on and uncover why it is the flooring for you.
Throw pillows are essential to making your home feel inviting and peaceful. Simply adding throw pillows to a sofa, chaise or even a bed can create a warmer living space. What we love about throw pillows is their versatility. You can switch up any number of pillows for completely different looks on one piece. And in order to create a visually pleasing AND comfy throw pillow vignette, it’s important to have the basics down pat. Once you know how to mix size, pattern, and material, you’ll be ready to start throwing your pillows together!
Many of us know how involved choosing a color can be. Quite a few factors influence a color’s nature, its perception, and its performance. Knowing how lighting, undertones, surroundings affect a hue can improve your ability to distinguish and settle on a hue.
Before we dive into the science behind color, let’s talk about aura color stories. These 240 uniquely-formulated hues embark onto a new playing field in design. They’re dimensional, full of life, and never include black or gray in their mix. Therefore, the colors respond to light in a whole new way. Enhance your home with Benjamin Moore’s Aura interior paint and its exclusive partner, aura color stories. Check them all out here.
Design is taking a bold turn with color, thanks to designers who stay on the cutting edge of style and decorating. And for those of us who spend all year planning our seasonal décor, this is for you.
We’re taking a step outside for inspiration, rather than going to the closest Home Goods for the usual plaid tablecloths and cinnamon candles.
Since the first application of wallpaper, cultures have changed, style has ebbed and flowed, and modern design has evolved. Whether we fit our entire home from floor to ceiling with it, or simply feature one space, wallpaper has remained one of few long-standing design elements.
To best appreciate what wallpaper does for design, we want to look at its bright and colorful history. We can also learn how to knit together design elements of the past into modern spaces.
Since we are now settled into summer and the daylight lasts a little longer, we want to take a look at one of the brightest trends in design: minimalism. This style is all about keeping spaces light and bright.
As with most styles, minimalism has several facets. Three, to be exact- Japanese, Neo, and Scandinavian. All of these follow the same guidelines of simplicity with slight variations. Scandinavian minimalism is where we are narrowing our focus this month.
For over 45 years, Wilmot’s Decorating Centers have been serving our local market with top notch design and decorating elements. Servicing our customers is our main priority, especially as we have expanded our horizons to the greater New Bedford market. The design teams in Middleboro and New Bedford stay up to date with modern trends and classic styles to benefit our customers in the best way possible.
Design — to create according to plan…to have as a purpose.
Sometimes achieving the plan or purpose of a home can take a village. With the Wilmot’s Design Collective, our ambition is to cultivate a community that furthers each other’s design skills and creativity. So let’s become that “village” for each other and see how the design community can flourish collectively.