For decor lovers looking for tips on decorating in 2019, the First Coast Register consulted the expert opinions of a few local businesses on what’s in this year.
The barn door craze
According to Kevin McCormack of Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions, barn doors are not only like artwork on the wall, but also a functional solution to many common problems homeowners face. From rustic styling to ultra-modern, and everything in between, a barn door in your home will certainly be a talking point among family and guests.
Rustic beachy is how Pam Keegan of Village Arts Framing & Gallery describes the latest trend in home décor. Gone (for the most part) are the need for elegant, gold, gilded frames, says Keegan. Instead, she says custom framing has become more casual, with added emphasis on light-colored framing and matting.
Layers and textures
Sheila Willard of Opulence of Southern Pines says a single bed can include a multitude of touchable textures, such as percales, linen, knits, wovens and sateens. To get the ultimate, maximalist, textural approach, Willard suggests mixing fabrics such as linen, Egyptian cotton, velvet, bamboo, wood fiber and blended silks. Then, pull your bed together with a mix of similar hues or mixes of color in different patterns. The trick, Willard says, is to find the level of texture that makes the room feel cozy, comfortable and relaxed, not messy or overwhelming.
According to Leonardo Mesquita of Great Window Shades, Savannah Shades or Sheer Horizontal Shades are a great idea for sliding glass doors or windows, big or small. This product can allow for the most versatile window covering features, including see-through with some protection, completely private or fully retractable. Remote control and home automation are also available features.
New and improved closet/laundry room design
Tim Blin of Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage says high gloss or super matte doors and drawer fronts are the latest and greatest. According to Blin, matte black is the “it” color, especially when paired with matte gold accessories. Glass doors with clear or satin glass and LED lighting are also here to stay.
Collaboration of high design and sophisticated technology
The team at Scan Design says a continual trend in contemporary furniture is the collaboration of high design and sophisticated technology. The Alice sectional, for example, has a motorized seat and headrest with separate controls. It also has a handy USB charging port for your electronic devices.