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Modern trends you must mix in + paint class this week

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One of the most frequently asked questions that I get asked is “How do I mix in antiques with new decor?”


This summer I’ve been checking out different design styles as I’ve been working on my own home – and I’m happy to report mixing in antiques with modern-day decor has never been easier!


Check out these few designer styles I can’t wait to bring into my shop and my own home this year.


Bright Gold for the Win


Not faded golds or red golds, but beautiful bright, yellow, brassy colored golds have been making a big impact on the design scene for some time.




I stumbled upon this bright gold color a few years ago and took the leap to incorporate this beautiful color throughout my own home decor by selecting this color for much of my door hardware.




And I’m glad I did, I absolutely love this gorgeous color!


This bright, cheery shade of gold adds elegance, sophistication and a sense of style or being on trend to any space.











Updated Patterns & Vibrant Colors on classic rug motifs for an everyday style


While looking for new rugs to add into my home, I am dazzled by the stunning new rug styles that were certainly not available just a few years back.


I will be the first to admit – I love traditional rug patterns. One of my hands-down, go-to patterns is the class Oushak pattern




Just like exercise – When decorating, Push past your comfort zone


However, while working on my home I decided and declared I was going to push out of my comfort zone.


While on the hunt, I came across these stunning, modern takes on the classic Oushak pattern and have fallen madly in love!








I love these bright colors, and how the patterns are more spread out – revealing more negative space.


Honestly, I couldn’t decide one to select – something I’m still working on!


Bringing in Nature but with a big touch of GLAM


We hear this phrase all the time, “bring the outdoors in” and here’s an instance where I can whole-heartedly agree. While I’m a jeans and t-shirt kinda gal, I’m all about the glam.


And these gorgeous slivers of natural crystal are the perfect modern inspired home décor addition to the home.





I love how these stunning natural pieces can be placed in a bowl, arranged on books, on a coffee table, buffet or more. I can’t wait to get these into the shop and my own coffee table soon!




There’s the roundup of several modern pieces you can effortlessly mix in with the oldest antiques to create a truly designer, magazine worthy project!


Leave a comment and let us know which is your favorite trend – we love to hear your thoughts!





P.S. There are a few spots remaining for this weekend’s FREE Chalk Finish Paint Workshop!


Click here to register for your spot on either Friday, July 22 or Saturday, July 23 at 10:30 AM



Painting your furniture is the BEST way to give your home a fresh new look with minimal hassle, and it’s one of my go-to tricks whenever I need a change.


At this FREE workshop, you learn:

  • The simple step-by-step system I use to paint furniture like a pro.
  • Techniques you can use when furniture painting to make sure you don’t mess up… and I’ll reveal a secret technique that 99% of amateur decorators will never know.
  • The biggest mistakes to avoid when painting your furniture
  • How to recreate the gorgeous colors you admire
  • My personal toolbox of tips, tricks, and techniques to get professional-looking results in my own home, without fail, every single time!
  • And a handful of special surprises that I ONLY share in my workshop classes

So if you haven’t signed up yet, click here or on the button below to learn how you can create professional looking furniture that people won’t believe you didn’t buy.


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