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I did the same post last year and I’m bringing it back again…with a slight twist. In home staging we keep up with trends to an extent and we update our inventory regular to reflect current trends. But our aesthetic is mainly transitional in order to appeal to the most buyers possible and to work with all styles of homes. A lot of designers are sharing their predictions for 2024 design trends and I LOVE to see all of them. Some I love and some I do not love as much. But that’s the great thing about design – everyone gets to choose what makes them happy.
This post will be a hybrid of design trends that I am loving and that I am implementing or thinking about implementing into our new build. And I’m also sharing a few things that I want in my life in the upcoming year. I’m looking forward to what this year is going to bring!
Just like last year, I am loving a dark and moody aesthetic. But I am loving a warmer vibe right now. And I never thought I would get to a place where I was leaning toward browns, purples and reds. But some of it is just so good. In our new build, we aren’t doing a lot of darker wall colors or cabinet colors. We are keeping the finishes mostly neutral and a little lighter. BUT I want to find ways to bring in that look in with the furnishings. And maybe…just maybe, in my office, I will convince myself to take a risk and paint the library cabinets are dark moody color. I am leaning toward Wenge by Benjamin Moore. You can see that on the wall below.Benjamin Moore Christine Lemieux Tiffany Leigh Design
Especially as someone in the process of building a new home, I know how important vintage pieces will be for adding character and a story to my home. Vintage rugs, pottery, lighting, furniture – I cannot wait to find pieces that speak to me and add them into our home. When I was in Florida, I came across a vintage bench from Spain in the 1700s and I think about it daily. Those are the pieces that I want to bring in – pieces that grab my attention and make me feel a certain way. Pieces that help bring something that is literally new a sense of “oldness” and a lived in feel.
I am loving a vintage aesthetic and I know that my husband will not be on board with how far I might want to take it. Haha!Tiffany Leigh Design Amber Interiors JZ | Interiors
Last year, I said I thought European influence was going to be in and I think it was and is still going to be in this year as well. But I feel like right now I am seeing a nod to very traditional spaces. Checkerboard floors have become almost a neutral floor at this point and I think they are around to stay, but rich wood tones, luxe fabrics, statement marbles, bold florals and jewel tones are creating spaces that are reminiscent of years past and yet also still modern and fresh.
Our new build will lean a little bit more traditional, so I’m excited to take a few risks in that area, while also keeping a balance. I do love a traditional look, but I want it to be something I still love in the years to come.Heidi Callier Design Jeremiah Brent Studio McGee Modern Nest Amber Interiors
Think rustic, natural materials paired with clean lines and more modern pieces that keep it feeling fresh and streamlined. I LOVE natural materials that bring in warmth and texture and character to a space, but that can start to look a little too rustic, so the pairing of these things with something like a modern wood cabinet or a striking glass and metal window or a furniture piece with clean lines and a contemporary silhouette.
In our new build, there will be plenty of stone, natural materials and wood. So it will be about finding ways to play off of those materials to keep it from feeling too rustic.Studio McGee Jeremiah Brent The Lifestyled Co
Maybe because I’m turning 40 this year, I feel a little more pressure for this year to be something extra. Like I need to know that I am a great (if not the best) version of myself that I can be. And that is really all encompassing…and also pretty overwhelming. And maybe unattainable as well.
My focus word for this year is DELIBERATE. Fun that this word can be said two different ways and have two different meanings as well. I want to make sure that I am choosing carefully and thoughtfully what I do and how I do it and I want to take action with intention and make things happen. But the other side of that is also going about it in a way that is steady and unhurried. I tend to rush and want immediate results. This word allows me balance and freedom in it and I like that about it.
And here are few things that I want to be deliberate about inviting in and also what I want to be deliberate about having less of this year. Honestly, it’s the same as last year. Why change what’s not broken? I had great things listed for what I wanted more of last year and the things I didn’t think were serving me still aren’t. But a new word means a new focus on these things and that’s exciting.
-cooking at home
-more focus on health
-getting enough sleep
-drinking lots of water
-laughter with friends
-not prioritizing my health
-spending just to spend
-not following through
-my worth being attached to what I do
-a perfect feed
-doing it all
-focusing only on what’s next
-forgetting that God’s plans are better than my plans
-Doordash all the time
-only sharing “the best” projects
Cheers to a new year, friends! I hope you are looking forward to where this year is going in design, as well as in your life. 🙂
What’s in for 2024? I did the same post last year and I’m bringing it back again…with a slight twist. In home staging we keep up with trends to an extent and we update our inventory regular to reflect current trends. But our aesthetic is mainly transitional in order to appeal to the most buyers […]
I know this isn’t for everyone I get it. Wallpaper is not everyone’s favorite thing. But in case you didn’t know or you are still fighting it, wallpaper is back and in a big way. But one of my favorite spaces to see it in is the bathroom. It’s a small space that makes a […]
My Favorite: Coffee Table Books I LOVE using coffee table books to style in pretty much any room. I know they are called coffee table books, but I don’t think we are limited to using them only on the coffee table. I use them on benches, desks, console tables and I think they are even […]
THe blissful interim house is all decked out! There has been so much going on since we moved into our new home a little over a month ago. It look a little time to get the house all decorated. There were some holes to be filled throughout the house since there are a couple of […]
tempe flip with a beautiful kitchen! A while back I shared a flip we were working on in Tempe with exterior stone all over the walls…inside the house. Well, today is the day I share the full reveal with you. It was a long drawn out process, but I hope the new owners love this […]
Finally sharing the atrium house flip with you!! I started sharing this project with you all on Instagram last September. I remember when I first walked it with my husband and my cousin who was going to be the project manager and finding out that we were going to keep the atrium…in the middle of […]
The Blissful Experience Since we have officially opened up registration for our May 2022 retreat, I felt that it was about time to finish Part 2 of this blog series recapping our May 2021. I may be just slightly behind… If you don’t know what The Blissful Experience is then I would love to tell […]
This A Frame has my heart! Back in May of last year, we took a little field trip to see a flip in Black Canyon City, our Flagstaff vacation rental, a Flagstaff flip and this Munds Park A Frame cabin. The minute I drove up, I fell in love. I love A Frame cabins. I […]
I still LOVE my Teak Stools from Serena & Lily You know those pieces that you purchase and you love them and use them so often that they come with you from house to house? A couple of those items for me is the Teak Step Stool and the Dip-Dyed Teak Stools from Serena & […]
i’m so excited to share this lower arcadia flip with you! Over months and months, I have shared this flip project in the lower Arcadia area of Phoenix in my Instagram stories, but now it’s making its blog debut. This home got a complete renovation makeover – we took walls down, closed in windows, rearranged […]
I could not love this cabin more! This Pine, AZ cabin project was years in the making…like literally over 2 years. That is longest I have had to wait for a project to be completed. We had a lot of set backs with permits and weather and just straight up pushing this project off to […]
The Blissful Experience We wrapped up The Blissful Experience just a couple of weeks ago and today I got photos back from my amazing friend and photographer, Keira. And now that I have them, I cannot even wait to share more about the retreat with you!! First, what is The Blissful Experience? It’s a 4-day […]
Finally!!! I am so excited to finally share this project with. If you remember this house, it’s a flip project of ours in North Scottsdale. I’m thrilled with how it turned out. Today I’m sharing the updates we made the space, the details on the staging and some of my favorite design elements in the […]
It’s Christmas season and we love finding design inspiration during the holiday season! Tree skirts and tree collars are great items to update periodically to reflect the current design in your home. Today we are sharing our favorites. Tree Skirts Trends in tree skirts are heading away from burlap with a rustic feel, and are […]
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Can you believe it’s time for Christmas already?? How has this been the slowest year literally EVER and yet it feels like it shouldn’t already be Christmas? I know that tomorrow is Thanksgiving, don’t you worry! It’s one of my favorite holidays and I am so excited […]