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    now. We like basic beige, cream, black, dark blue, and dark green for upholstered pieces. Rooms can always use black accents or a touch of red!
Luxurious is a word we see and hear a lot. We believe everyone deserves luxurious interiors, but what that means is different for everyone. One thing we all can agree on is that luxurious spaces
invite you in, making you want to relax and stay a while. Achieved with beautiful fabrics, statement lighting, and attention to detail, luxury is all yours to define within your budget.
Colorful fabrics and lighting fixtures give you a lot of options to express your
personality. Lighting fixtures have been getting bigger and bigger in recent years, and while some give you big pow, some are on a scale that dwarf everything else in the room. Be careful there. Accent lighting sets the tone for a space and is very important in our book. Two-toned cabinets and mixed metals in the kitchen are seen as lavish options, but all white kitchens are “out” and the popular eclectic look can most definitely extend into that space. The kitchen remains the hub of the home and worthy of luxurious elements.
Coastal style is a category all its own. Cottage style is often associated with creating a coastal home. It’s another term that means something different to
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different folks, but in general, cottage style is reflected in a smaller space with a collected look that seems classic and timeless. Neutral walls, bright colors, antiques mixed in with contemporary pieces of furniture, and vintage rugs. Coastal cottages are light and airy with a feminine touch. Furniture with heavier weight slipcovers are still “in” but so are classic textiles such as linen, cotton, and velvet. Natural materials like wicker, rattan, and painted wood are still on trend, but pastel chalk paint is being replaced with bolder, shinier finishes. This genre, too, is moving away from a rustic vibe and towards a more refined, leaner look.
So this year, natural materials, neutral earthy tones, and a feeling of luxury are “in” Timeless, classic furniture is “in.” And making your home a reflection of your personality will always be “in.” Lasting trends become style, and there you have it. Make choices that make you happy. Pull it all together, step back, and look at what you have created. That’s your style, you found it!
 Holly Harrison has been a licensed interior designer for over 35 years. Shannon Stage has spent nearly 20 years in the giftware industry. Together they own Sassy Bird Interiors in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
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