Its hard to believe that it is actually this time of year again…. This is the time of year that we take time to reflect upon our favorite trends and must have items of the year gone by.
1.ORCHIDS – We love this flower for its classic elegance, versatility and relative low maintenance. At LHI we love to incorporate this floral element into the most traveled spaces of a home. From a perfectly placed entry table to a classic cocktail- We often borrow a clients vintage silver serving piece or a cherished selection of fine china to provide the perfect container. To that we add three flowering orchid stems, preserved green moss, fresh curly willow and a subtle bamboo support.
2.THE PERFECT HOSTESS GIFT- We are constantly in search of the perfect hostess gift and have recently come across a beautiful porcelain oil diffuser that is just that. This beautiful and well designed diffuser features a square glass base, polished nickel top and sculptural porcelain diffuser in various nautical shapes. The scent is light and powdery and can be easily adjusted to accommodate the recipients personal level of fragrance. These boxed diffusers retail at $47.50 .
3.FABULOUS WOOD FLOORS- Over the past year we have discovered an amazing new wood floor that has easily become our go to finish. Mullican produces a line called Castellian in color way Oak Latte. This floor has a fabulously rustic yet refined wire brush finish. This subtle floor is dark enough to contrast our adored light upholstery yet it has a beachy and driftwood like texture.
4.LUXURIOUS LEOPARD – Our new favorite print! We love to incorporate this iconic print into more subtle and sophisticated settings. This print often comes across as ultra glamorous and often considered a little too trendy. We use this print in subtle shades of navy blue or cream on beige and mix it into our designs as accent pieces or pillows.
5.POLISHED NICKEL – We continued our obsession with the polished nickel finish in 2012. It remains a timeless and elegant accent for hardware, lighting, plumbing fixtures and decor. This past year we have take it a step further with accessories, picture frames, side tables and lamps. There is something so elegant and luxurious about a solid polished nickel piece.
6.PORTHOLE MIRROR- There is nothing more bold and graphic than a carefully placed round mirror. Our favorite is a slightly projected over sized mahogany framed mirror. This is stunning above a headboard, console table, matching bedside tables or even as the focal point in a powder bath.
7.REGINA-ANDREW DESIGNS – We have to vote Regina-Andrew our favorite accessory line of 2012. Designers James Slaven and Carla Zajac have done an incredible job of creating an eclectic yet polished collection of home furnishings, lighting and accessories. We love everything in their collection and have a true appreciation for their artistic inspirations.
8.AMAZING GRAY – Our favorite neutrally paint color is Sherwin Williams “Amazing Gray”. This stunning color is the perfectly saturated and blended shades of taupe and grey. It works with almost any color palette and all styles of decor.
9.GRAPHIC WALLCOVERING – We continue to push the envelope by selecting large bright graphic wall covering in small spaces. There is nothing more unexpected than to walk into a well designed powder bath that boasts a fun and fabulous wall covering.