Cannabis Appliances for the Home

Cannabis Appliances for the home is a new market creating a lot of Buzz
Whether or not you favor cannabis legalization, medicinal and recreational marijuana for the masses is gaining momentum.  Cannabis Researchers report North American legal pot sales jumped 34% in 2016 to $6.9 billion and spending on legal cannabis worldwide is expected to hit $57 billion by 2027.

Several companies are racing to serve the cannabis markets and a new category of home appliances is cropping up to position themselves for new revenue growth. Continue readingCannabis Appliances for the Home

Pantone Interiors 2018 Color Palettes

It seems like I just wrapped up the new color choices for 2017 and already it’s time to  look at what PANTONE predicts will be the trending colors for Interiors in 2018.

Last year Greenery burst forth to be this year’s Color of the Year choice. According to interest on Pinterest, viewers prefer Pantone’s Fathomless palette which combines Greenery with a palette of greens and blues that evoke memories of a summer day by the water.

Often there’s a unifying color in the new palettes that Pantone releases that will be the new pick for 2018 Color of the Year. Which do you think it will be? Continue readingPantone Interiors 2018 Color Palettes

Outdoor Kitchens Expected to be Hot in 2015

Experts agree adding an outdoor kitchen adds value to your home.
According to a report conducted by Redfin, a popular nationwide real estate firm, the sale of luxury homes has been increasing at a steady pace since last year. In fact, homes priced over a million dollars outpaced the rest of the housing market.

According to Redfin, “when you have that much cash to spend, you can be picky. Interior design trends change every year, and buyers of luxury homes want the latest.” Continue readingOutdoor Kitchens Expected to be Hot in 2015

New Design Trend: Oak

Some of my great Blogging Friends are over in Germany attending the International Furniture Fair at IMM Cologne this week. (Jealous) One of the trends coming from the show is “naturalness.”

Light oaks in particular, as well as oak variants with an attractive grain in natural wood tones on clean door styles will be one of the strongest trends coming from the show. It doesn’t matter if the door is an actual wood veneer or a plastic door that mimics wood’s appearance.

Expect to see this look paired with white and matte stainless – except on the walls, they will be gray. More daring individuals may be inspired by the show to pair the wood with bright colors such as cobalt blue or saffron yellow.

xylo by Leicht via KitchAnn Style

Gnarled Oak Kitchen by Leicht

Brushed grains, staggered joints, cracks and knots also enhance the appeal of this trend. Some manufacturers are even applying oak shingles to cabinet fronts for visual interest.