(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.
We asked our on-staff design consultants how they help their customers find the perfect paint color. Whether they’re in store or visiting the clients’ home, our designers can get your paint color right every time. We heard from Sue, our senior designer, and she told us all about her favorite Benjamin Moore colors. We also asked Vicki what she does when her customers just can’t make up their mind. And Veronica gave us some questions she asks her customers to get the ball rolling. Continue reading to learn even more from our fantastic design team!
This year, one of our long-time wallpaper vendors is celebrating its 125th anniversary! York Wallcoverings released a new collection of wallpaper that hints at the century-old design styles that arrived on the scene when the company began in 1895. From trellises to tropical birds, florals to fine stripes, Modern Heritage encompasses the designs of ages past in new and exciting ways.
The Victorian Era was waning as York Wallcoverings started out. But Modern Heritage takes us all the way back with the 1870’s Victorian-inspired Garden Plume and the bold Lady Slipper patterns. The both come in several beautiful color ways, so you’re bound to love these for your home.
In case you missed it, last week Benjamin Moore hosted a launch party to celebrate the Color Trends 2020. In a captivating reveal, guests at the event got an exclusive first look at the Color of the Year, First Light 2102-70. In a palette of 10 hues, this trend is described as “a fresh palette; a revitalized spirit.” And fresh, they are. Over the years, Benjamin Moore has curated these yearly color palettes to inspire and motivate us to try something new in the world of color. We’ve seen it all, from an eclectic rainbow of shades to deep, dramatic and daring collections.
If there is one word for design in 2019, it’s moody. I’m all about those rich, moving colors that feel deep and mysterious. But how about playfully moody tones? Ones that evoke excitement and energy. Let’s change the atmosphere. Autumn doesn’t have to be gloomy, dark and traditional. With the upcoming changing of the seasons, I want to turn over a new leaf with fall colors and the inspiration behind them.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Believe it or not, beige is back in town. And we have a feeling it’s going to stay for a while…
Now, don’t get this confused with the beige wall color that took over in the late 90’s and early 00’s– this beige has matured and simplified and shifted. Yes, there are loads of different beiges out there, and each one has it’s place. But remember how easy it was decorating with beige, though?
Come along for the ride as we explore this modern classic color in some new light… and trends!
You may have asked yourself that question a time or two before diving into interior design. Whether you’re making a newly built house your Home or redesigning a space you’ve already furnished, these tried-and-true steps are essential to the design process.
Each space should tell the story of the people who live there and should be their ideal version of luxurious living; whatever luxury means to them.
Veronica Solomon — Casa Vilora Interiors
If you don’t know how or where to start, or find yourself struggling in the middle of the project, let these helpful guidelines, directly from designers, lead the way. And once you’re done, you’ll have all the tools to do it again!
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.