Thursday, May 5, 2016

4 Spring Design Trends

Spring cleaning season is officially underway, which means it's time to freshen up our home decor with some new pieces. We're invited interior designer Natalie Chianese to share her top 4 spring 2016 design trends to help you breath new life into your home:

1) Rose Quartz, which has been chosen as the #1 Pantone Color of the Year, will be widely used in design fabrics and paint colors this season, both very soft and romantic. Whether you infuse it into a room through furniture like chairs or your sofa, choose drapes or an area rug with some rose quartz undertones, hang art, paint the walls with it, or even include it in your accent pieces, all are great ways to put some glamour into your space. Pink is back, just in a much softer and charming way.

paint//   plaid pillow//   coffee table//   framed art//   rug//   sconce //   mirror //   sofa//   velvet pillow

2) The Balance of Nature and Minimalism

To achieve this look, choose authentic furnishings that reflect the true quality of nature in material or silhouette. Blended with bright, clean patterns, and abundant detailed textures, it will create a bold, yet elegant feeling for any room.

 3) Mixing Metals 

Platinum, gold, rose gold, copper, or steel – as long as they’ve got a metallic sheen, they go together!

 4) Hack it Out! IKEA Hacks provide an affordable way to produce an expensive look, whether you need built-in cabinets, multi-functional shelves, or gorgeous closets that didn’t exist prior. In these examples you can add handles, wallpaper behind the shelves, spray paint shelves, and add legs for a Mid-Century Modern look. Just Google “Ikea Hacks” and check them out!

For more tips on how to decorate your home with the hottest trends this spring, visit Natalie online:

Instagram: @ncinteriorsinc
Natalie Chianese is an accomplished interior designer serving the New York and New Jersey area. Upon receiving her certification from Parsons School of Design with an Interior Design & Architecture focus, she traveled to Europe to further her training. Gaining inspiration from notable structures & cultural ambience amid cities in Italy, France, Switzerland and England, she returned to the states and immediately began Junior Design work with Shelly McClure, Inc. in Manhattan. Under Effeti USA, Natalie saw the design process through from start to finish and helped manage all design and business aspects for some of New York City's most elite clientele. 


  1. This is really making me want to redecorate my home! Love that first couch and the leaf pillow with the black and white? Swoon! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. ok i love all of this. the pop of pantone color and mixing nature with minimalism = perfection. i mix a lot of textures and styles and it's the best!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. Such lovely ideas! I think it's def time for me to refresh and re-design!! I'm loving the mixed metals :)

  4. So much great inspiration in this post! I'm a huge fan of Ikea hacks!

  5. I love all the rose! Great inspiration!

  6. I love all the pretty feminine pieces as accents - the pillows are so fun! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  7. I love the idea of mixing metals! I've grown to love not only silver and gold but also rose gold, and I'd love to mix them!

  8. Yes to all of these things!!! I am in love with the rose color and so glad that it was color of the I can actually get behind! And I am a fan of mixing metals as well.

  9. I love all of these. The second one calls to me especially though!

  10. So much beautiful inspiration, loving the pops of rose quartz! Happy Friday ladies <3
    Green Fashionista


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