Monday

Color Trends 2018 : Home & Office


Sherwin Williams one of the industry's leading paint companies has put together 3 color palettes  that they predict will reign in the year 2018 titled Sincerity , Unity & Connectivity. 
Following in an excerpt from their press release regarding the Color Forecast for 2018 : Like Blue meeting Yellow to make Green, every color is a Collision of Influences ... every palette a fresh chance at community. "

Color Palette # 1 : SINCERITY 


Silence . Instagram . Minimalism . Hygge . Normcore


Less is more as we’re de-cluttering, moving more possessions into the cloud. Silence is no longer empty, but instead rare and rich with possibility. Our notions of what’s authentic are being complicated. We’re celebrating the unfiltered, yet captivated by the artfully processed. Blending in is the new standing out. Flaws are treasured. The hushed tones of this score play out in sand, complex grays and hazy botanicals.

Color Palette # 2 : UNITY


Roaming . Transculturalism . Community . Artisanal Crafts . Indigenous Patterns


Nationalism and globalism are in flux, challenging terrestrial boundaries. We’re remapping our sense of community. Optimism persists in the form of boundary-breaking skyscrapers and commercial space travel. Even landlocked cities are becoming global hubs of crafts and gastronomy. We crave security and adventure in equal measure. Airbnb, car sharing and e-learning have created a culture of everyday nomadism. The bright folklore of this story is told in memorable pops of peacock color.

Color Palette # 3 : CONNECTIVITY


Pop/Youth Culture . Techies . Virtual Reality . Productivity . Environmentalism


We’re each moving to the beat of our own algorithm. From choosing a dry cleaner to choosing a college, data powers nearly every decision we make. In Silicon Valley, Austin, Berlin and Beijing, techies are the new hippies, full of breakthrough ideas and utopian ideals. A generation is waving the flag of color freedom, and Instagramming every moment. This high-tech palette is pixelated in orange, violets, digital greens and high-def yellow.

As an Interior Stylist & Decorator & as a Professional Home Stager, I would lean more towards using the ' Sincerity ' color palette  - with the neutrals and softer colors giving me the perfect backdrop to create customized spaces.
Which one of these palettes do you like ? Share with us. Until then,
Happy Styling !



Wednesday

Best of Houzz Award 2018 - Studio M Designs : Home Staging & Styling , Austin Texas

Receiving an email from Houzz titled ' You won Best of Houzz 2018 ' is an awesome way to begin a new year !

Our goal { for every project ... no matter how big or small } is to provide Excellence in the Home Staging & Interior Design experience to our clients. So this award is like a testimonial that lets everyone know that our clients enjoy our work and have benefited from it. Needless to say ... I am thrilled to receive this award for the second year & it is no doubt a wonderful start of 2018 for me. 

A huge ' Thank You ' to all my amazing clients & realtor partners { both past and present } for trusting me with your projects. 
Wishing you all a fabulous 2018 ! 



Here's the Official Press Release from Houzz :

Studio M Designs : Home staging & Interior Design of Austin, Texas
Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018
Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Studio M Designs of Austin, Texas has won “Best Of Customer Service & Client Satisfaction” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. This Home Staging & Interior Design firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.



"The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year's recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz. “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise."

Follow Studio M Designs @ Houzz Profile


About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. 



Minol Shamreen is the Owner & Creative Director of Studio M Designs in Austin, Texas.
She offers customized Home Staging & Interior Styling solutions ranging from Consultations-only to Turn-key projects. She has partnered with Homeowners, Real Estate Agents, Brokers, Investors & Flippers to help bring in top dollar & faster sale of the property. A certified professional Home Stager, she is the President Elect 2018 of RESA ( Real Estate Staging Association ) Central Texas - Austin Chapter. She recently won the 2017 National Award for the Top 10 Professional Stager of the Year.


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Monday

Color of the Year 2018 - Ultra Violet



The color that Pantone picked for 2018 is a shade of Cleopatra's Favorite Color Purple. 


A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.
Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.
- Pantone 



Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.

Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.        
                        - Pantone 



Purple or Ultra Violet isn't a shade that I would pick while designing or staging. Not to say it doesn't work... I I have seen spaces styled with the color that look absolutely stunning !

  


 

What do you think of this pick ? Not sure I would use Ultra Violet for Carpets or Walls ...



 ... but maybe a few accent pieces ... Agate Top Accent Table or Art or even Pillows. 
For more Decor & Inspiration to style with Ultra Violet, do check out my Pinterest Board.
How would you use this color in your home ? Do share with us.
Until then, Happy Styling !



Minol Shamreen
Certified Professional Home Stager + Interior Stylist , B. Arch
President Elect 2018 RESA ( Real Estate Staging Association ) Central Texas Chapter 
Studio M Designs | 408.858.1438 | Austin TX

2017 National Award Winner : Top 10 Professional Home Stager of the Year 


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pic.credits : www.pantone.com , Pinterest Board - Ultra Violet



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