Mix and match: Up­date your home with 2018 de­sign trends

The Catoosa County News - - WORSHIP DIRECTORY -

Are you plan­ning to re­fresh your home but aren’t sure where to start? Some of to­day’s most pop­u­lar de­sign trends en­cour­age mix­ing and match­ing fa­vorite home ac­cents within the same space.

There is no need to feel lim­ited by fix­tures or fin­ishes, ac­cord­ing to de­sign ex­pert, Colleen Vis­age, who is Progress Light­ing’s vice pres­i­dent of Prod­uct Man­age­ment.

“Home­own­ers to­day are not con­tent to have the same look, the same fin­ishes or the same col­lec­tions through­out the house,” says Vis­age. “They re­ally want to per­son­al­ize their spa­ces.”

Co­or­di­nat­ing com­ple­men­tary pieces cre­ates a co­he­sive feel to the home. It can also re­in­force a unique style be­cause the ul­ti­mate out­come is a custom de­sign. Here are a few ways to master the mix and match trend.

• Mix Monochro­matic Ac­cents: Tone-on­tone de­signs are very pop­u­lar in kitchens, bathrooms, en­try­ways and liv­ing ar­eas. Coun­ter­tops, cab­i­nets and home ac­cents in vary­ing shades of grays and creams can cre­ate a so­phis­ti­cated state­ment. These tones pair per­fectly with gold, brass or brushed nickel fin­ishes.

• De­sign with Dual Tones: Mixed met­als or dual tones are on-trend and very pop­u­lar in home de­sign to­day. This look can be achieved through mix­ing fix­tures with dif­fer­ent, but com­ple­men­tary fin­ishes. For ex­am­ple, Progress Light­ing of­fers fix­tures that fea­ture fin­ishes with con­trast­ing ac­cents, such as an­tique bronze and brass, an­tique bronze and nat­u­ral brass or pol­ished nickel with sil­ver ridge -adding visual in­ter­est.

• Pen­dant Group­ings: Pen­dant group­ings are com­monly used in a foyer, over a kitchen is­land or above a din­ing room ta­ble. These ver­sa­tile fix­tures can be mixed and matched to cre­ate a custom clus­ter de­sign for a state­ment­mak­ing look.

“I like to de­sign ar­eas that are so invit­ing, peo­ple don’t want to leave,” says Su­san Wil­son, de­signer and founder of Su­san Wil­son In­te­ri­ors. “When a home fea­tures ac­cents and light­ing that work to­gether seam­lessly, it makes the spa­ces through­out mem­o­rable and re­lat­able.”

Search­ing for more de­sign in­spi­ra­tion? Visit pro­gresslight­ing. com to view im­ages, col­lec­tions and project ideas for ev­ery bud­get, style and space.

Take your de­sign vi­sion to the next level and per­son­al­ize your home’s liv­ing spa­ces by mas­ter­ing the art of the mix and match trend.

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