November 17th, 2016
Looking to freshen things up in the new year? Add new life to your design by injecting this season’s hottest eco hue. Green is making its biggest comeback since the 70’s, and designers are taking notice. From emerald, forest, mint or moss there’s a shade for every space. Think about incorporating this colour in richly painted walls or brightly hued citrus accents. Like vase of freshly cut flowers, this pop of green adds a punch to any space.
Steel the Deal
Juxtaposition of materials and textures is key, think about contrasting your warm wood tones with accents of black to modernize and update the beloved rustic trend. Solid wood dining tables with steel bases strike the right balance in achieving this masculine yet warm look. Rich hued wood tones can be mixed and matched within one space to create visual depth – worry less about the longstanding design principal of matching your finishes and choose pieces that contrast and function for your family’s needs.
The Art of Dining
Trendy restaurants pop up every day, but as a design enthusiast I’m usually more interested in the décor than the food. Take your ques from these hotspots and upgrade your dining experience. Mix and match your dinnerware to create an eclectic look full of personality, use a mix of colours, textures and prints that’ll make your food shine. Nothing taste as satisfying as good design looks, but with Urban Barn’s latest collection you’ll be able to give your dinner guests a 5- star experience.
Cement Tile Prints
Inspired by the artisans of Portugal and South America, look towards traditional print inspiration for one of 2017’s biggest trends. Geometric shapes are paired and contrasted to recreate authentic patterns reminiscent of traditional tiled floors and walls. Having gained popularity with designers as a building material in the past few years, these artisanal designs are now being used as inspiration for décor around the house. From effortlessly cool rugs to geometric printed pillows these tiled-inspired prints are a great way to add character to any space.
The New Neutral
Bored of beige? I know I am! For 2017, Navy becomes your new neutral. Think about incorporating this sophisticated hue in a bold way. Utilize Urban Barn’s custom order program to explore your navy possibilities in sofas, accent chairs or even an upholstered ottoman that would perfectly anchor a space. As a neutral, navy pairs well with any accent colour – but in my design world, I love to see it pop against bright pinks, oranges and other vivacious hues.
Urban Barn Product Information
Rollo Topiary Ball Potted – $29.00
Chunky Toss 20×20 Forest – $39.00
Darya Tray Large Navy/White – $29.00
Marbled Placemat White – $5.00
Illusion Rug 94×133 – $649.00
Tile Print Toss 20×20 Charcoal/Berry – $39.00
Distillery Dining Table -Craft Pine – $999.00
Milos 16 pc Dish Set – $99.00
Chilmark Bowl Blk/Blue/Charcoal – $9.00
Diamant Wine Grey – $8.00
Payne Wall Mirror – $249.00
Churchill Bench –Carob – $699.00
Oak Bay Host Chair -Nantucket Linen – $449.00
Churchill Console Table –Carob – $799.00
Clooney Toss 12×22 Skyfall – $32.00
Arya Faux Fur Throw Polar – $129.00
Fred Skull Money Bank Marine – $19.00
Tortoise Vase Tall Amber – $46.00
Joplin Dahlia Stem White – $12.00
Blaine Candle Holders – Black – $19.00-$26.00