LIFE IN COLOR
With a new season on the horizon and new hope in sight, we're taking cues from some of our favorite interior designers and introducing the beautiful, nature-inspired palette of springtime into our homes. While we admit that we were enthralled, like everyone else, by Dakota Johnson's now iconic alligator green kitchen, we're sharing plenty of ways to get on track with the next big color trends for spring with small touches that don’t require you to go full out. Read on for more inspiration from Hawkins NYC and A+R.
Your bedroom and bathroom are some of the most personal spaces in your home, and it’s only right that these rooms should feel warm, welcoming, and inviting. Enter the calming hue of sun-baked terracotta, which instantly injects a feeling of earthy groundedness to any space. A well-placed blanket on the edge of your bed or a lively new towel set will do wonders to make your most important at-home sanctuary feel light, bright, and new.
Touch of White
Beautiful alone or layered for effect, white accents can accent any cook or entertainer’s space. Consider a serene white nesting bowl in a cool marble material – just the blank canvas you need to unlock all the possibilities for serving in style.
Reconnect to natural beauty by introducing touches of green throughout your home. Whether you gravitate towards mint, emerald, or kelly green is of course up to you...but there is no shortage of possibilities. For a gentle addition of spring’s most prominent color, go for water glasses from Hawkins. As a bonus, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the lovely reflection they give off in the afternoon light.
For those drawn to a little bit of every color, add cheery hues such as this sugary-toned, sumptuous pastel blanket. Not only is it an instant mood-brighter, but this particular piece, made by a European heritage designer, is an heirloom-in-the-making.
Allow the spirit of the new season to guide you and enjoy the process. If you’re overthinking it, you can always take the advice of designer Kara Mann. “The most important principle of a home is to just have fun,” she says. “People tend to take design too seriously, but it should be fun and comfortable and an expression of how you live.”