Design Trend Wednesday: Gems and Geodes Accents

Gems and Geodes Accents add a little sparkle, pizzazz, and just a touch of magic to bring a space together. They make a wonderful accent piece, statement piece or center piece, which is why they are so easy to place perfectly around your homes. You don’t have to necessarily go with physical crystals but you can even use it as a print like we did with accent pillows.

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Design Trend Wednesday: Large Scale Lighting

Go for over scale light fixtures especially in the dining room. They act as a focal point and ground the space at the same time. Toying with scale is a great way to add visual interest and draw attention away from negative elements, especially in a smaller space. To keep the look from becoming extreme, choose simple forms and designs.

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Design Trend Wednesday: Metallic Accents

The right metallic touch can add warm sophistication and ageless appeal to a space. Metallic Accents are all the rage at the moment, from shiny gold metal shelving to silver floor lamps to eccentric bronze end tables. Metallic accents are a great way to add a bit of glam and spice, and are great attention drawers and conversation starters. Right now we’re really into gold!

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Design Trend Wednesday: Mixing Prints

Mixing Prints is always in, you just have to know how to put it together without it looking too busy; and here at Vivid we have it down to a science. The key to victoriously mixing prints is to vary the scale of the patterns of your prints from small to large and anywhere in between.

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4th of July

Happy 4th of July! As we spend this weekend celebrating our country’s independence, let’s not forget about the ways we can incorporate the fun that the 4th of July brings into our own homes.

There are many ways in which to do so, whether it’s bringing our nation’s flag’s red, white, and blue into a space in every aspect including furniture, window treatments, and even wall coverings; or even just keeping them in as accents found throughout the space such as in pillows or light fixtures. There is also the idea of having the patriotic patterns of the stars and stripes being used in the space to represent the American flag.

Here are some patriotic-inspired interiors that  keep the spirit of this holiday and the celebration alive:

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4th of July Three Ways

For the next few days, we’ll be posting some fun ideas for the 4th of July.

First up is intern Katie’s:

Fourth of July Tie Dye

One of my favorite things to do during the summer is tie-dye shirts, and the best time to do it is during the Fourth of July holiday. When you’ve emptied your closet and can’t find the perfect holiday outfit, that’s when it’s time to tie-dye!

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Fourth of July tie-dying is so fun because it’s a cost efficient activity that you can do with your family and friends that lets your creative juices flow. Nothing says self-expression like a t-shirt that you designed and made! The best part about Fourth of July tie-dye apparel is that it’s ok if you spill a little ketchup from your burger on it – no one will be able to tell and you can make a new one in a snap!

Tie-dying isn’t just limited to the Fourth of July or apparel, though. Check out some cool ideas for integrating these funky and colorful patterns into your everyday living spaces!

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Stay tuned for intern Yatzel’s post tomorrow!