Benjamin Moore Reveals Its 2018 Color of the Year

e_coy_german_cover_48374_11aw_small“The whole thing is about being a detective,” says Benjamin Moore director of strategic design intelligence Ellen O’Neill as she spreads her case files (a stack of newspaper clippings, tear sheets, and various ephemera bound with a velvet ribbon) across a table at New York mainstay the Odeon. Each year O’Neill and her team of private eyes travel the globe on a top-secret investigation: to distill the ideas and imagery from design fairs, art exhibitions, and cultural happenings into a single color that sums up the contemporary zeitgeist. Considering they have more than 3,500 hues to choose from, it’s no simple feat.

Sometimes the case is difficult to crack (last year’s elusive Shadow required some cross-examination and 2016’s Simply White caused somewhat of a stir). But the 2018 verdict—like so much else of the present moment—was unapologetically strong-willed. It transformed the National Mall into a sea of color at the Women’s March in January, it starred in hit TV shows from the eerie Twin Peaks to the somehow eerier The Handmaid’s Tale. It stomped down practically every runway in February and stampeded onto the streets come September. It clad the glowing interior of a concert hall in Stockholm’s Royal College of Music. And it curved around the corners of Eero Saarinen’s elliptical newly restored TWA lounge. There was no doubt about it: O’Neill (and just about everyone else) was seeing red. Well, Caliente, to be exact—a warm, enveloping hue that’s easy to love.

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Best Halloween Decor on Pinterest

2017-09-29_11-54-28via PopSugar – Maybe you’re content just throwing some pumpkins on your front stoop for Halloween and calling it a day — or maybe you’re quick to decorate with the most gorynostalgic, or timely decorations. But if you’re the type who wants to be on the cutting edge of seasonal design, then we’ve got the list for you: Pinterest’s fastest-rising Halloween decor. Check out what’s on the rise ahead.

BALLOON PUMPKINS

Balloon pumpkins aren’t just for kids — although they are perfect for a children’s Halloween party, especially when filled with candy! Pinterest users have saved 16 times as many versions of these easy and adorable DIY latex accents than last year.

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Elements of a Great Brunch

05edf27_e_vertBrunch made at home beats the long lines and rubbery omelets you find at restaurants. The right recipes and a little pre-planning can help you spend as much mimosa-holding, scone-sampling time with your guests as possible.

Brunch is also a perfect reason for a midday cocktail on the weekend. From savory egg dishes to sweet pastries, find the perfect companion for your mimosa or Bloody Mary with this collection of recipes.

Goat cheese, leeks, and tomatoes add zing to this light-as-air frittata. Serve with Mimosas.

Check out some Martha Stewart recipes here.

9 Apps to Help You Work Your Inner Designer

2017-09-13_11-51-56By now, we’re all well aware of the inspiration, discovery and even expression that apps like Instagram and Pinterest offer designers and design enthusiasts alike. But what’s the new new in tech for the creative set when they want to get their inner decorator or DIYer on? We polled designers, trend experts and influencers from the home decor world to get the scoop on what apps make their jobs easier, more fun and more inspiring—or all three.

Hayley Francis, Trend & Design Expert at The Mine:

“Recently I’ve been loving Pantone Studio app (above), which puts all Pantone colors at my fingertips. It also allows me to upload images and extract the colors from that image, which is super convenient when I find inspiration images or architecture with colors I’d like to use for future projects.”

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This Popular Designer Couple Just Launched a Chic Shop on Amazon Prime

novogratz-products-amazonGetting HGTV-approved interior decor has never been so easy, thanks to the duo behind The Novogratz. Robert and Cortney Novogratz have recently paired up with Amazon to give decor-lovers and Amazon Prime fans alike a seamlessly chic shopping experience with their new storefront.

The Novogratz Amazon shop is filled with 150 pieces of furniture, art, lighting, and so much more. If it’s not the incredibly adorable designs that draw you to the shop, maybe the low price points and Amazon Prime efficiency will convince you.

In addition to their entertaining home life with seven children, the couple’s love for decorating has been featured on Bravo and HGTV, and now, we’ll be able to decorate our homes with their taste in mind. Read on to see some of our favorite pieces from the collection, and bookmark these items for your next redesign!

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The Fundamentals of Space Planning Your Bedroom

2017-08-09_12-44-25So you just moved in (that, or you’re itching to move some things around in your existing home). Now what? I don’t know about you, but I’m always so excited at the prospects of a blank canvas floor plan, until I actually have to start making decisions on where to put everything. I start questioning everything! Is my rug the right size? Should my sofa go against the wall or float in the room? Do my nightstands have to match? Before I know it, I’m completely paralyzed by the whole situation and need my trusted design friends to rush over and help ease me into the right decisions. I rationalize my indecisiveness to the fact that space planning and room layouts are so crucial to the overall vibe a home puts forth.

To help, we turned to California designer Becki Owens to lay out some fundamentals when it comes to the art of placement. She consistently creates fresh, swoon-worthy interiors that always feel right on the mark. Below, Becki outlines four things to remember when setting up a bedroom to introduce good, healthy flow. Sleep tight!

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New Townhome Building Breaks Ground at The Meadows at Panther Valley

ALLAMUCHY, NJ – Ground has been broken on a new phase of upscale townhomes at The Meadows at Panther Valley, according to Baker Residential, developer of the fast-selling community in this well-established Allamuchy Township neighborhood.

Located on Lupine Lane with incredible views of the scenic Warren County landscape, the premium townhome building is the first to feature new and exciting housing designs with sought-after first-floor master bedroom suites at The Meadows at Panther Valley.

Priced from the $300,000s, the residences offer all the luxury, space and comfort that has made The Meadows one of northwestern New Jersey’s most popular new home communities, with the added ease and convenience of both the main living area and master bedroom on the entry level. Five floorplans are offered with a first-floor master suite.

“Demand has been high for the new townhome designs since opening for sale just a few short weeks ago,” said Elizabeth Bauer, Baker Residential’s Director of Sales and Marketing.

“We’re excited to begin construction on these homes which deliver a new and very attractive housing opportunity to The Meadows.” Continue reading “New Townhome Building Breaks Ground at The Meadows at Panther Valley”