Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Meg Lonergan at LeSueur Interiors lights up when she sees a large and impressive -- an essentially, unforgettable -- chandelier. And she thinks we'll see more of them this year! Actually, make that all light fixtures and sconces in various styles and shapes . . .
From my file collection. In a home built by Thompson Custom Homes.
From my files . . . a home designed by Trish Dodson.
A little shimmery sparkle found in Veranda magazine (Feb. 2011)
Meg, as did some of the others who provided 2011 What's-Hot-Now picks this month, says we'll continue to see ethnic textiles, too:
As seen in Elle Decor, March 2009
Meg recently shared these 5 tips on how to make your home more comfortable and exciting. And if you'd like to read more about her, she writes the blog, Lagniappe.
As for additional expectations for the year, she says to look for:
- concrete and honed marble or granite kitchen counter tops (no more shiny surfaces)
- soothing, neutral, pale paint palettes
- layered rugs
- simple, clean drapery treatments (no more over-trimmed and decorated styles)
- interiors that look collected (no matchy-match)