A little before and after ...

As we prepare to say goodbye to our Overland Park house and hello to a new adventure, I wanted to take some time to reflect on how far this humble ranch has come. We knew with our little ones getting bigger, school districts were about to become a very important part of our lives. As anyone in this area will tell you, the Kansas City school district is...interesting, and we knew that our Hyde Park home was not going to be the place we were able to stay forever. We looked to Overland Park to make sure we got a jump on a great kindergarten for bud, and to find a house that we could really inject with our style.

Our main goal in looking for a new home was to find the most boring house in a good neighborhood. We wanted something that was not so nice that we would be in a bidding war with other families, but not so trashed that investors would have jumped on it. With the rise in popularity of house-flip shows, properties in desirable neighborhoods are getting snatched up left and right and getting ‘flipped’. Word to the wise, be very careful looking at ‘flipped’ homes, as the goal is to make as much money as possible and sometimes that can mean cutting major corners to get a home aesthetically ready to get on the market! So, with that in mind, we wanted something that wasn’t ‘done’, as we have all the capacity to do that work ourselves, and make sure it’s done 110% right. 

Its not SO bad, but of course nothing we wanted.

Its not SO bad, but of course nothing we wanted.

After some landscaping, windows, new roof and gutters, new deck and some paint!

After some landscaping, windows, new roof and gutters, new deck and some paint!

Kevin,  very  worn out from doing all the work. Isn't the decorating amazing?!

Kevin, very worn out from doing all the work. Isn't the decorating amazing?!

The Walmer house had sat on the market for 65 days and hit all our criteria. Sturdy, clean, ugly, and did I mention ugly? Guys, it was so bad. The only things we liked about it were the price, lot size, and school district. That was IT. Floral wallpaper, closed off kitchen, a fireplace that hadn’t been touched since 1986. I can honestly say there was not one thing about this house I was hesitant to change. We were able to get it for a steal, and then the fun part started. Well, fun for me in that I watched all these amazing changes happen, may have been a bit more stressful for Kevin.

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Yes, that is the same fireplace!

Yes, that is the same fireplace!

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Our first move was to take out the two walls that closed off the kitchen from the rest of the living space, lace in and refinish the hardwood floors, and vault the ceilings. Opening up the ceilings was an incredible breath of fresh air, and really took the space from just another ranch in the ‘burbs to a different level of style. Over the next while, we were able to save up what we needed to update all the subsystems, which I think would probably count as some of Kevin’s favorite features of this house, while mine would be the blue steel fireplace and the custom concrete waterfall table/island. Actually, when that piece was being installed, it was dropped on the steps leading up to the house, which is funny now but was decidedly not funny when it happened.

I really hated this bathroom, the wood wall all warped, the faucet didn't work and it just looked dirty.

I really hated this bathroom, the wood wall all warped, the faucet didn't work and it just looked dirty.

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I don't have a before of this bathroom, but it wasn't good. We laid out the bathroom different, moving the shower the make it larger.

I don't have a before of this bathroom, but it wasn't good. We laid out the bathroom different, moving the shower the make it larger.

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There are so many things I’m going to miss about this house, but looking ahead to the next is always fun to imagine. Our wishlist for the next house would include a mudroom, and an office for all of our Brasstacks business. Running your business on the same space that you prepare your meals isn’t what we’d call ideal, and we are very much so looking forward to having designated workspace in our next home. But, we will always carry such fond memories of this house, and are so thankful it is going to be enjoyed as the gem it is for decades to come.

Good ol' Inspiration

While it can be really easy to get sucked up in scrolling through your phone or browsing on your computer, there is something very awakening about picking up an actual book when your well of inspiration has run dry. Below are a few of my favorite titles to turn to when I find myself blinded by the blue light and in need of some tangible images under my fingers.

This book is one of my favorites and if you are looking for recipes, ideas on being a business owner, or just general everyday inspiration, Kinfolk has a publication to cover you!

This book is one of my favorites and if you are looking for recipes, ideas on being a business owner, or just general everyday inspiration, Kinfolk has a publication to cover you!

To start, a quintessential style icon, The Kinfolk Home. As the title (“Interiors for slow living”) would suggest the volume is full of fantastically sparse spaces. Sparse does not stand for plain in any sense, however. Throughout this book, you are taken to homes all over the world and see how many ways a home can be created through thoughtful gestures. I tend to stray from ‘trends’ and focus solely on creative features that will stand the test of time. This book always encourages me to approach any design with careful intention, and to make sure that the accents I choose will serve the space well, under any circumstance and in any decade.

I love when Old meets New and Sibella Court does it so well, this is just one of her many books!

I love when Old meets New and Sibella Court does it so well, this is just one of her many books!

Up next is another super fun volume called Etcetera, by Sibella Court. If Kinfolk is a practical older sister, obsessed with keeping things neat and tidy, Etcetera is the kaleidoscopic younger sibling, doling out color and sometimes even glitter over the eldest’s white linen. Etc. is all about using things in unexpected ways, taking small items and using them as focal points, and how using colors appropriately can be the greatest thing in the world. Sibella encourages readers to re-think household items, stating that a chair can be a table, the floor can be a bookcase, and a photograph from vacation can be your room’s next color story. I think the biggest underlying theme of this book is passion, and how your love for life can so easily transform your space from timeless but lifeless to purely you in every possible sense.

If you want a bit more international influence in your home, look no further than the  French publication MiLK. MiLK is an amazing resource for incredibly different and equally incredible spaces all around the world. Trust me, you do not need to fluent in French to appreciate every stunning image in this publication (although, sure, if you’re fancy and bilingual go ahead and translate while you look). This issue takes you through homes all over the world, from native France to a stunning apartment in Brooklyn that will leave you wondering why you don’t have yellow velvet couches and a window/wall in your bedroom that opens to the roof. Sometimes language isn’t necessary to understand when something is just beautiful and this is totally one of those times. Images are all you need.

 

Those are just three of the books I currently keep at the house, but there are so. Many. more. A few more of my faves that you’ll just have to look up for yourself are:

 

  1. Dwell Magazine

  2. Shades of Grey

  3. Perfect Imperfect

  4. Surf Shack

  5. Wabi Insprations

What are some books that have sparked your interior dreams? List them below so I can check them out!

All things Tile

If there is one thing that can really make a Kitchen or Bathroom design, its the TILE! Gone are the days of being limited to what you see at Home Depot or a Tile Store. Thanks to the excellent boutique tile companies out there, you have endless options in handmade, unique shapes, textures, colors and patterns.

This kitchen is a perfect example of when 'tile makes the space.' The rest of the kitchen stayed humble but this is the one feature we spent a little extra on. These are  8" Hex in Kelly .

This kitchen is a perfect example of when 'tile makes the space.' The rest of the kitchen stayed humble but this is the one feature we spent a little extra on. These are 8" Hex in Kelly.

So where do I start, you say? When I am thinking about a bathroom remodel, tile is actually the first thing I start with. After I get a feel for the clients personality, I start looking for one standout tile to build the room around. Sometimes its a pattern, sometimes its a shape, sometimes its a texture or color.

A stunner floor with tile by  Cement Tile Shop . We paired this cement tile with a simple subway, the floors are enough to make a statement, this bathroom didn't need anything else.

A stunner floor with tile by Cement Tile Shop. We paired this cement tile with a simple subway, the floors are enough to make a statement, this bathroom didn't need anything else.

Ok this is just seriously dreamy, I don't know where the tile is from but this is comparable and with,  Lili Cement Tiles , you can customize your colors.

Ok this is just seriously dreamy, I don't know where the tile is from but this is comparable and with, Lili Cement Tiles, you can customize your colors.

Once you have "the one" then its time to add complimentary tile. I like to vary my shapes and sizes, so for instance if you do an 8x8 square on the floor, maybe go with a 4" hex or a smaller rectangle on the walls. I feel like I always reference this, but think of pairing tiles like you would pair clothing. A natural pairing is an oversized top with a skinny bottom, a ditsy floral with a large stripe, its all about balance and creating a focal point and you can't do that if everything is the star!

Depending on the size and space of the bathroom, I stick with 2 different (one for the floors and one for the walls) but sometimes if the space calls for it you can bring in a a third style of tile.

The border pattern in the floor was the focal point here, we did the pencil liner just to tie the black all together in the space and add a clean linear line around the entire room. The floors are marble hexes from  Home Depot  and the 4x12 Subway and Pencil Liner are both from Tile Shop.

The border pattern in the floor was the focal point here, we did the pencil liner just to tie the black all together in the space and add a clean linear line around the entire room. The floors are marble hexes from Home Depot and the 4x12 Subway and Pencil Liner are both from Tile Shop.

Trends, follow them or stay away? I say do what you LOVE and what INSPIRES you, if you can't stop thinking about something, go for it, but definitely don't just do something because it is trendy (sorry Ultra Violet, I probably won't be using any of you for tile this year). Keep your ultra trendy items in your accessories or your textiles, those things are less expensive and can be rotated easily!

Maintenance, you ask? So that is tricky to answer, as it depends on the type of tile you have. If you go with a ceramic tile, you are in luck because there is little to no maintenance outside of regular cleaning, if you go with cement or a natural stone, things get a little trickier. Cle tile has an excellent guide for caring for your cement tiles (click here) but truthfully, I think there is something really beautiful about how a tile ages. I love seeing the little imperfections because that just shows that a person created it, not a machine.

This is a pool house bathroom, I started with the  Shattered Pearl  4x4 Zellige tiles by Cle, and paired it with an 8x8  Mediterranean Cement Tile .

This is a pool house bathroom, I started with the Shattered Pearl 4x4 Zellige tiles by Cle, and paired it with an 8x8 Mediterranean Cement Tile.

Below are a few of my favorite tile installations, click the link to find out where it came and if I left you with unanswered questions (as I am sure I did, this is a loaded topic) please comment below and I'll do my best to steer you in the right direction!

Cle Tiles  Terracotta tiles in Belgian Black -- I would pair this with a soft pink or color of camel to soften it, or to make it feel a little richer pair with a marble.

Cle Tiles Terracotta tiles in Belgian Black -- I would pair this with a soft pink or color of camel to soften it, or to make it feel a little richer pair with a marble.

Leave it to Chip and Joanna take even the coolest tile up a notch! This is also from Cle Tile, 2x6 Zellige in  Tea Ceremony  and  Fired Opal .

Leave it to Chip and Joanna take even the coolest tile up a notch! This is also from Cle Tile, 2x6 Zellige in Tea Ceremony and Fired Opal.

This kitchen by Studio125 created a focal point with this black  Fireclay Tile , the black color blocking is what pulls the whole space together and the verticle application helps change draw your eye to it as everything else in the kitchen is very linear.

This kitchen by Studio125 created a focal point with this black Fireclay Tile, the black color blocking is what pulls the whole space together and the verticle application helps change draw your eye to it as everything else in the kitchen is very linear.

Every house needs a Sunroom ...

If the warm spring teases Kansas City has been dangling in front of us have you salivating for spring jackets, green grass, and sunshine (it’s a thing guys, remember?), then boy do I have a blog post for you!

 

This sunroom in Brookside began its life as a humble concrete slab patio, but the owners are so full of warmth and hospitality that they knew they would need a new space for entertaining that could serve many purposes. After several client meetings and a lengthy process with the city, we landed with the design that you guys see.

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I really connect to this space as it has all of my favorite things: vaulted ceilings, wood paneling (done right!), concrete floors, and handmade tiles (courtesy of Cle Tile). The central focal point of the room is another love of mine, the pot-bellied stove. We went through many different design ideas for the fireplace, ‘trying on’ stucco or tile, and landed on the black stove as a way to center the room and draw the eye upward towards the vaulted ceilings to give this smaller space an airily grand feel. As a final step, we also polished the concrete floors, to make certain that no space was left unloved in this renovation.

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Adding the benches to either side of the fireplace was done specifically with the idea of entertaining in mind, we wanted to be able to have a lot of seating but didn't have the space/desire for a lot of furniture. This will keep the room functional when not in use for entertainment, and provide extra seating by adding pillows and blankets when guests are in the home. If you missed last weeks blog , this room is a perfect example of transitional textiles. The more neutral tones of the room mean that the room can develop with the seasons, owner’s mood, day of the week, with just a new pillow or two on the benches. Easy! This room is still a little too chilly for plants, but I can’t wait to see what this looks like loaded up with greenery in the spring/summer, windows thrown open, sun drenching the floors…I can practically smell it, can't you?

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Hopefully this completed project inspires you to spend some time looking at your own spaces for ways to bring the lightness of the outdoors in, and if you ever need help making that happen in your own home…I know a couple ;)

Spring Refresh ...

When it comes to decorating your home, I like to think of it just as you would if you were getting dressed. Sure, you need to make sure your body is well taken care of, but slipping into that favorite pair of jeans can elevate your entire outlook from good to amazing. The same can be said for ‘dressing’ your home. Of course you want to make sure your sub systems are in perfect order, but the real fun comes in the form of an easily changed design element: textiles.
 

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To be quite honest, I'm not a "Holiday Decorator," I don't change over my house for each new Holiday and I am not one for themes. I do, however, love a good update as the weather changes with my textiles! A pillow here, a throw there, maybe some new cozy (or lightweight) bedding. Like my outfits I like my base or foundation to be neutral and classic, but where the fun comes in is the accessories or in this case the textiles!
 

Adding throw pillows to a couch might be one of the easiest and quickest ways to add visual interest to your space, as well as freshen it up from season to season. Options are essentially limitless when it comes to color, shape, texture, etc. Some of my personal favorites come from Brookside-based home-décor haven, Golden & Pine, which is always rich in perfectly curated pillows.

Pillows from  Golden and Pine

Pillows from Golden and Pine

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The other go to area I love to freshen up is my bed and this season my go to is Blush Linen Duvet by Cultiver Goods and found at Golden and Pine. It is seriously the softest fabric, found in the most beautiful shade of creamy pink and the best part, the more wrinkles the better!
 

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Pillows from  Golden and Pine , Bed from  Anthropologie

Pillows from Golden and Pine, Bed from Anthropologie

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When it comes to sprucing up for the seasons, feel free to take inspiration from your closet! Shibori, Watercolors and light shades in the spring, juicy bursts of teal and pops of white in the summer, rich oxblood tones in the fall, and sumptuous velvets and faux-fur in the winter. If you are like me and not a huge holiday decorator but still like to change the vibe of your space, look no further than a fresh pillow collection or bedding to do the job.
 

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These are 3 pillows I have had for a little while and serve as my neutrals, I love this 1 pop of color and pattern we paired with it which made this scream Spring!

These are 3 pillows I have had for a little while and serve as my neutrals, I love this 1 pop of color and pattern we paired with it which made this scream Spring!

Just like your personal attire, your home is a facet of you. I highly encourage you to view your home not only as your happiest safe haven, but also as yet another opportunity for self-expression and style. Changing your outlook from what looks ‘trendy’ to what patterns, colors, and textures inspire you will guarantee that your home absolutely radiates with joy and style.
 

Behind The Scenes

As we press into this project, we are looking to emulate a California cool vibe, being both laid back, and effortlessly cool. While there is always something to be said for homes that very obviously look like a million bucks, we want this space to greet you like an open window on a summer’s day, and leave you feeling like a million bucks.

This was what the house looked like during our initial walk through. The space was nice, was the goal was to make it feel open and bigger and give this space a clear focal point.

This was what the house looked like during our initial walk through. The space was nice, was the goal was to make it feel open and bigger and give this space a clear focal point.

This was last week, before drywall started. We opened up the space on both sides (to the right is the kitchen) and took out the strange soffit, the ceiling will be flat with recessed can lights.

This was last week, before drywall started. We opened up the space on both sides (to the right is the kitchen) and took out the strange soffit, the ceiling will be flat with recessed can lights.

This is roughly our plan for the living room, open shelving with a bench/toy storage, open pass through and brick tiles.

This is roughly our plan for the living room, open shelving with a bench/toy storage, open pass through and brick tiles.

In order to achieve that goal of understated luxury, we are spent a lot of time with the home owners investing in thoughtful details, playing with textures, and focusing on key focal points. There are quite a few custom and handmade aspects going into this home, and I think that’s what we are most excited about! We’ll be using handmade, matte black brick tiles on the floor to ceiling fireplace, custom-made cabinetry and built ins throughout, and all of the lighting is being handmade by makers with small businesses, to name a few. I personally love little bits of imperfect in a project where it’s permissible, the touches of handmade really allow for that bit of humanity to be integrated into this space and  let it come to life.

Kitchen before, wheres the fridge? Good question ;)

Kitchen before, wheres the fridge? Good question ;)

We moved the doorway heading into the garage to allow for better flow of cabinets, took out the wall (and added a 19ft steel beam). The flooring was also a different size plank so we laced in new so it would flow throughout.

We moved the doorway heading into the garage to allow for better flow of cabinets, took out the wall (and added a 19ft steel beam). The flooring was also a different size plank so we laced in new so it would flow throughout.

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Our plans for the kitchen, we pulled together a 'very' quick rendering to see how the space laid out. Our mood board above shows the actual selections for tile, lights etc.

Our plans for the kitchen, we pulled together a 'very' quick rendering to see how the space laid out. Our mood board above shows the actual selections for tile, lights etc.

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This was where the tricky part came in. The goal was to have a walk in closet and full bathroom in the master, but the current floor plan didn't allow for that. We eliminated some closet space and a weird hallway, and switched a hall bath and hallway into a master and a master into a main bathroom. It took some problem solving, and a creative eye but it was the best use of space.

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The cutest kids bathroom, and the crowd favorite tile! I can't wait to see this one come together.

The cutest kids bathroom, and the crowd favorite tile! I can't wait to see this one come together.

As this home begins to come together, I watch the progress with eager impatience. I love being able to place plants on the counter tops, turn on the lights, and see the vision become reality. We are so thankful to have such awesome clients with such great style, that really trust in Kevin and I to dream and collaborate with them in their space. Keep your eyes peeled for previews as this one keeps progressing: it just may be one of our favorite projects to date.

A glimpse into who we are ...

Whether you’ve been tracking us for a while, are new to the Brasstacks brand (welcome!), or we’ve been able to transform a space for you already, we’d love to take a second to introduce ourselves.

We are Kevin and Molly Jarvis, and Brasstacks is our Design + Build endeavor, serving the greater Kansas City area. We exist as a collective to simply love people and give life to beautiful spaces. We love that we are able to streamline the communication between contractor (Kevin) and designer (me!), delivering a consistent vision to our clients from beginning to end. We are a package deal, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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    So how did we meet and begin this amazing project/life together? Glad you asked! We met in Chicago, both attending art school in separate majors. I was in Fashion and he was in Graphic Design, and from there we’d gone on to several different careers within the scope of our studies. When we were first married, we lived in Kevin’s hometown of Detroit for several years. We both have super fond memories of spending evenings as newlyweds grabbing coffee and driving around the city, just dreaming of all the houses we could transform or businesses we could open. We’ve both been huge dreamers our entire lives, and this optimism and drive to move forward led us into opening Brasstacks.

   By the time we hatched the plan for Brasstacks, we were back in Kansas City for good, I had been running Merchandising and Store Design for a major retailer for very close to a decade, and Kevin had done everything from working for his mom’s church to being a tattoo artist. He originally began Brasstacks as a furniture company, making gorgeous live edge tables and taking on select build outs for local businesses.

We are very much a "family" business, not only do we involve our kids in a lot, we are also employ Kevin's mom and dad!

We are very much a "family" business, not only do we involve our kids in a lot, we are also employ Kevin's mom and dad!

This was from a film we had made with Summer House Films after we launched the brand in 2014.

This was from a film we had made with Summer House Films after we launched the brand in 2014.

A piece Kevin made several years ago.

A piece Kevin made several years ago.

   I may be just slightly biased, but Kevin is the kind of guy who just knows everything. Seriously, he could look at anything and know a.) exactly how it is built and b.) how to fix it if it’s broken. I encouraged him for years that he could be a general contractor, and finally after hearing it from another friend, it finally clicked for him and we took the leap! It’s always scary making the jump into self-employment, but now we can’t imagine our lives any other way.

   Now we both are employed full-time for ourselves, and work with the greatest team of folks around! We love our city, and draw inspiration from all that Kansas City has to offer, as well as looking to the small businesses that create the materials we utilize in our designs to breathe fresh life into spaces. I also feel that so many good designs come out of Australia, so I’m always keeping tabs on what is fresh in the land down under to incorporate into our Midwestern homes. I tend to avoid looking too deep into ‘home trends’ though, as it quickly becomes more about what will look good on your Instagram feed instead of timeless and quality design that will age well. With that in mind, I am more into textures than colors (maybe that will be a blog post ;)) and I love incorporating natural materials into the home.

This is our home, our office, our storage facility and many other things the a small family business dictates :)

This is our home, our office, our storage facility and many other things the a small family business dictates :)

    If you ask us what our dreams for Brasstacks are currently, we’d have to tell you to ask us at least once a day, because the answer is constantly evolving. Some days I think I would like to get back to my roots and open a retail concept, other times we imagine ourselves flipping houses or building custom homes, we even toy with the idea of building a modern A-frame in the woods and submit to slow living. However, no matter what idea comes to us, we know we have found our calling in Design + Build and will always be creating something incredible.

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Lighting favorites

We have a soft spot for all things lighting, and we are rounding up some of our go to styles below. No matter the room or the budget, lighting can add the right amount of style to any space. We just used a sconce from Nino Shea Design in a recent bathroom design and it looked oh so good.

Need help with your space? No matter how large or small, we would love to meet you!

Lulu & Georgia

Lulu & Georgia

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The Inspired Bathroom

PHOTO: Michaelis Boyd

PHOTO: Michaelis Boyd

 

Needing a little end of week inspiration? I've been scouring Pinterest this week searching for some inspiration for a bathroom remodel, and found exactly what I was hoping for.

What sparked my interest the most? Tile! I have been loving patterned tiles lately and found some pretty exciting shapes, too!

A Perfect Tomboy perfectly executed the Fishscale Tile below. I could also see this in shades of "Greenery' (Pantones color for 2017) or shades of gray, white and black for a monochromatic lover like myself.

Paris Cabaret wall tiles | Fired Earth Via A Feminine Tomboy   

Paris Cabaret wall tiles | Fired Earth Via A Feminine Tomboy

 

photography by HOME DESIGN ETC.

photography by HOME DESIGN ETC.

I love the idea of creating a pattern within the tile, and this Falling Hexagon Tile is perfect to do that with. Not to mention that towel bar, such a fresh take!

The bronze accents below are such a sophisticated pairing with the blue/gray tile and the grout choice is perfect. Gone are the days of only perfectly matched grout! A good contrast can add sophistication and interest and the right grout choice can make even inexpensive tiles feel much more expensive.

Image Via Pinterest

Image Via Pinterest

Amber Interiors

Amber Interiors

Something else I love in a bathroom remodel, custom vanities! You don't have to feel restricted by Home Depot or Ikea,  we can design and build most anything for you!

As always, if you are looking to remodel, Brasstacks would love to help you out!

As Aperitivo by Nika Zupanc   

As Aperitivo by Nika Zupanc

 

Antonio Lupi Design® su ARCHIPRODUCTS   

Antonio Lupi Design® su ARCHIPRODUCTS

 

On Trend: Terracotta

These cold winter days already have me longing for more warmth in my space, and one of 2017's most exciting trends will do just that. Terracotta, both the color and in its natural state, have been popular in Europe for the past year, but we are now starting to see this trend evolve in the states.

Terracotta is a type of fired clay that invites a natural connection creating warmth and cozy in a space. With this element, color, texture, and how your pair it are important to the overall sophistication. So how do you do it?

Lets start with color pairings, this lifestyle styled shoot by Alessandra Salaris is a perfect use of the color. Creamy whites and a little slate gray help to balance out this mostly monochromatic look using various shades of the color. Also try pairing with slate blue, shades of white and rich greens.

Styling by Allessanda Salaris

Styling by Allessanda Salaris

Sala Ayutthaya Hotel in Thailand by Onion Architects

Sala Ayutthaya Hotel in Thailand by Onion Architects

Still loving an all white space, terracotta tiles could help add warmth by still giving you the illusion of neutral and natural. Whether in a kitchen as a back splash or floors, a mudroom or an outdoor space, tiles could add earthy texture and warmth.

I think what I'm most excited about with this trend is the lighting, whether a dramatic installation or a modern and minimal wall sconce you can't go wrong. Lighting, along with accessories (kitchen items, vases, wall art etc) are the easiest way to enter into this trend.

Looking to remodel? As always, Brasstacks is here to help, whether large or small home renovations, commercial spaces or design consultation, we'd be happy to work with you.