joy of nesting

joy of nesting
California designer Shiree Hanson Segerstrom's weekly tips for decorating, gardening, and stylish living

TREND WATCH..."Done" Means "Dormant"


I went through a period where color and pattern were anathema to me--now I can't seem to get enough color and print.  Rich surfaces, handmade details, and evolved art are the things I seek out for my home and the interiors of my clients.

All images C Magazine.  (C published my Sacramento feature in April of this year).


If I made be allowed an observation, design trends are moving toward personalized spaces.  Cookie cutter interiors are quickly becoming passe' only to be replaced with quirky, well traveled details: spaces filled with travel memorabilia, treasured heirlooms, and framed images of family and friends.


















Another design element I currently love is detail and lots of it.  Jacqui Getty's veranda is a good example of this.  A great day bed, handmade area rugs, throws, nubby pillows, Thai tables and of course plenty of greenery make a great outdoor space.  I am inspired by this space with it's purples, indigo's, fuscia's, blacks, whites, and greens.


















Gleaming hardwood floors, zebra print rugs, and warm white linen sofas are a winning combination.  Unadorned windows are a bold step in sunny southern California.  Perhaps a bit impractical but the look is to die for.



























































A house is always a work in progress.  To think your home will be "done" is unrealistic.  "Done" means "dormant".  A home is a living thing.  My own home has been undergoing some transformations lately.  I redid the living room by adding touches of turquoise to my moss green and claret color scheme.  The effect is artsy and original.  Next up is a little kitchen redo.  I'm taking up the old flooring, redoing the hardwood floors underneath, and replacing the appliances with Frigidaire's Gallery stainless steel.

1 comment:

  1. I agree....a home is never 'done'....that would mean it wasn't really a home....xv

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