Design and Color Trends for Fall

Fall Trends Gray with Color Accents - MattandShari.com

Usually, when the seasons change, so do the color trends that you see in stores for home furnishings, clothing, and accessories. Well, this fall, there are about 6 or 7 colors that you find in just about everything. This is good to know if you are getting ready to make any decorative changes around your…

Beautiful and Natural River Pebble Fountain

River Pebble Fountain

This fountain is another find at the Great Big Home & Garden Show in Cleveland this year. I saw it and fell in love with it immediately. Of course I do like natural, rustic design, but the gurgle of the water and shimmer of the stones is almost mesmerizing. This wasn’t the only water feature…

How to Use the Color Gray in Your Home

Light Gray Media Room

A recent visit to a Designer Show House opened my eyes to the popularity of the color…or lack of color…“gray”! Some of the rooms were designed with gray as the main color but done in varying shades as you see in this lovely contemporary living room setting.  The clean, curvilinear lines and geometric shapes are…

Interesting Detail on High End Chairs

Chair with Serged Edges Showing

Another quick shot from the Show House I recently visited. This is a detail we’ve seen on clothing before and I’m not surprised that it made it to home fashions.  Notice the seams on this high end chair.  Instead of the serged edges and seam allowances being hidden inside the upholstery, they are on the…

Is Grey the New Hot Color for 2014?

Grey Show House Room

Last week I visited a Designer Show House in our area and found one color that was a common thread throughout most of the home. That color is “grey”. This room was all done in varying shades of it and other rooms had it as accents or backgrounds or in details.  I took lots of…

How to Use Color Trends in Your Home

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Color trends are just one thing to think about when you are decorating, just like knowing what is on sale at the grocery We don’t track trends too closely because we want people to decorate to make themselves happy, not follow the trends. However, knowledge is power! So, even though we often have to work with…

Sift Through Magazines for Unique Accessorizing Ideas

Candles in old bottles as accessories - MattandShari.com

Grab magazines, and catalogs for that matter, and look beyond the main focus of the photos to check out some of the most interesting ways to accessorize rooms. Like many of you, I receive several (times 2) magazines or catalogs in my mailbox everyday.  Of course I use them to keep a finger on the…