KMS Partners LLC, is an exclusive partnership within the
Coldwell Banker Westport-Riverside real estate office.

At KMS Partners, we hear over and over: Décor matters.

Whether you’re moving into a new home, redoing your residence or freshening up before you sell, your furnishings, color scheme and overall “look” send important signals to everyone.

Trends are always changing. But one thing never changes: Our advice to clients to embrace what’s new. You don’t have to be a slave to fashion — but don’t be afraid to incorporate something different into design.

So how do you do it?

We’ve consulted with experts, and looked online to see what to expect in the coming months. Here’s what we found.

Vogue reports that green is coming back into vogue, from walls to rugs. It was the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year; it symbolizes refreshment and revitalization, and it’s a great way to “bring the outdoors in.” You can find many ways to work it into your color scheme – even with “really fun emerald glasses.”

Navy pairs with almost any color scheme. And – unlike black – it does not make a space feel small.

Raw white – chalky, handmade, imperfect, organic – is another color to watch for in the coming year.

But muted colors are important too. Whites, beiges, camel and blush pink are “super on-trend.” Gray should be particularly strong, in all shades.

Tropical prints are big, thanks to designers like Marc Jacobs and Prada. Think throw pillows and the like.

Mixing and matching fabrics and materials will be hot. Texture including brushed brass tables, light fixtures, fabrics and wallpapers makes any interior more inviting.

Marble and brass will stay hot, in kitchens and baths. White marble goes well with “something industrial, hard, and a little bit glamorous” like brass. Bronze “warms up any space,” and can be used in vases, lamps and decorative bowls.

Patterns – in the form of geometrics – invoke ancient cultures, from Africa and Asia. They don’t have to be complex. Simple lines and triangles are fine.

Quirky lighting fixtures show off a room’s uniqueness. And artisan-crafted furniture is both special and sturdy. Artisan glass, porcelain and even wood is also a trend to watch in 2017.

Butterflies – “happy and buoyant” – are moving out of kids’ rooms, and into wallpaper all over the house.

Faux is fine. You can find it in wood beans, leather counters and foliage. You just have to know where to look!

We’d love to hear your ideas. Contact KMS Partners: 203.454.5411

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