2016 word of the year: surreal

A royal living room with turquoise rugs and gold plated coasters…

Close your eyes and imagine your dream living space. Now open your eyes, are you there? It’s okay, most of us aren’t. But, as we dust off 2016 lets discuss interior designs, colors and textures that are expected to catch trend in 2017.

Hunter Green and Merlot Shades

There are several colors of the year, Poised Taupe, Greenery, Shadow and more. Design trends will include earthy pastel hues, mixed metals, natural textures and art-inspired wallpaper. The 2017 design trends report from Dunn-Edwards Paints illustrates how color is influenced by a need to liberate imaginations and explore new and exciting territories. Polished Aqua walls are layered with deep blue-green trim, modern furnishings and sparkling gold accents. Dark shades of green will become the new must-have dark interior color as we say goodbye to navy and midnight blues. Jewel tones and velvet will soon overtake interior design, inspired by metals, space, stars, clouds and the cosmos.

Dark jewel tones and velvet accents

In 2017, design trends that are falling out of style are copper, quote artworks, fiddle leaf figs, chalk board walls, mason jars, burlap and subway tiles. Okay, okay we’ll get rid of the keep calm and carry on signs, geez.

When you accidentally write down 2016 instead of 2017…

Numerous news and real estate companies throughout Orange County reference Corelogic’s expanded perspective on real estate and market trends. One way to get a good read on the topics that were at the forefront of everyone’s minds in 2016 is to look at the top ten blogs for the year. These include articles on Market Value vs. Replacement Cost, Deciphering the Code of the Millennials and Is Flipping Coming Back… oh nostalgia.

Subtly creative, elegant yet comfortable…


COMING SOON, 2441 N Riverside Drive in Floral Park is an incredibly unique and welcoming home with classic style and playful layout. Note the cunning Eames Lounge Chair.

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