HGTV’s Spring ‘Runway to Home’ Design Article Is a Must-Read

HGTV’s Spring ‘Runway to Home’ Article Is a Must-Read

Every so often, we read an article that’s such a home run we have no choice but to share it. HGTV’s Keri Sanders put together a huge winner recently on HGTV’s Design Blog – a perfect cross of fashion design and home design that is a must-read for designers (and design lovers) across multiple industries.

Keri’s article, “The Hottest Spring Fashion Trends + How to Use Them in Your Home”, is a fantastic primer on how to combine Spring 2017’s hottest design trends in home and fashion. From textures to color blocking, metallics to bright citrus tones, Keri and the HGTV staff show you how to take the hottest spring looks off the runway and use them to reinvigorate your home design.

HGTV is one of our go-to destinations when it comes to drawing inspiration from the world’s foremost custom home designers. It was such a cool treat to find Keri’s article, blending the runway with the living room and the fashion retailer with the home designer.

For the full article, head on over to HGTV’s Design Blog. But while you’re here, grab a sneak peek of some of Keri Sanders’ most inspired ways to utilize Spring 2017’s hottest fashion trends in your home design!

Runway To Home Design Idea #1: Citrus Tones

Citrus tones were everywhere on Spring 2017 fashion design runways and exhibits. If you’re willing to be bold, those tones can make their way into a vibrant home design. From sunrooms to kitchens (and even open plan living spaces), bright citrus tones inject a dose of sunny optimism into your home design.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Flame is a coral that demands attention.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Primrose Yellow injects pure sunshine into spring.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year.

Bright, bold colors accent this Peter Salerno inc. custom kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Splashes of citrus tones can brighten up your home design in 2017. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

On the Spring 2017 Pantone color palette, 3 tones can qualify as “citrus” in our opinions: the jazzy orange Flame, the soft yellow Primrose Yellow, and the off-lime of Greenery (the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year). While Greenery is the easiest to use in an “all-over” context, don’t be afraid to experiment with dashes and splashes of Flame and Primrose Yellow in your home design accents, decor and accessories.

As for Keri’s advice? She would “recommend adding pops of bright yellows, oranges and pinks via patterned throw pillows, vibrant artwork or even a bold accent wall. ”

Runway To Home Design Idea #2: Textures

“Wicker furniture, painted brick, grasscloth walls — this spring is all about creating interest and depth by incorporating texture within the home,” Keri Sanders explains. All of those trends work beautifully with the home design trend of “greening” your space. Brick, wicker and grasscloth enjoy great design synergy with fresh green plants, ferns, and Pantone Spring 2017 color selections like Greenery, Kale and Hazelnut.

For a more “industrial” aesthetic to your home design, use textures like exposed stone, brick, textured subway tile, and faux stone made from concrete. Cork tile is also a unique way to introduce texture to your flooring.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Kale is a dark, leafy green loved by many.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Hazelnut is a warm, nutty neutral that balances the collection.

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, 2017 design trends
This up-close look at a Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 kitchen design shows the use of multiple textures.

Halloween 2016 Style: Halloween Home Decor With Class

Halloween 2016 Home Decor With Class and Style

Halloween decor is a blast! Spiderwebs, pumpkins, witch’s cauldrons, ghosts and goblins – Halloween provides a great opportunity to turn your home into a spooky fun house for friends and guests of all ages.

The only problem with most Halloween decor is its lasting power – or lack thereof. Once November rolls around, there isn’t much charm to having spiderwebs hanging off your chandeliers. And your Thanksgiving dinner guests probably won’t be too fond of ladling their cocktails out of a wrought-iron cauldron on your kitchen island.

So for Halloween 2016, we’re taking a different approach to your Halloween holiday decor. Rather than pouring your hard-earned money into decorations that last a week, why not incorporate a “Halloween vibe” into your actual home and kitchen design?

We’re not saying to paint your kitchen burnt orange and install all black cabinetry, of course. But let’s think beyond the traditional Halloween fare! Here are some fun home decor tips that can be easily incorporated into a fall (and Halloween) motif, courtesy of award-winning master kitchen and bath designer Peter Salerno Inc.

Neutral Tones + Dark Statement Lighting

The home kitchen design pictured below is decked out for a winter party, but can’t you just picture it full of Halloween decorations? The visual transition is simple, thanks to a masterful touch on a neutral color scheme adorned with dark statement lighting and custom cabinetry.

It’s hard to make neutral “pop”, but Peter Salerno Inc. uses a deft touch to make it happen in this kitchen design. Notice the well-lit backsplash behind the range? That splash of brightness (along with the white kitchen island countertop) adds enough light and life to this neutral design to make it festive.

Peter Salerno Inc. home kitchen design, Photo credit Peter Rymwid
Peter Salerno Inc. home kitchen design, Photo credit Peter Rymwid

Smoked Mirrors + Dark Wood Grains

One could say the best part of Halloween festivities is the “smoke and mirrors” illusion of a great trick. Aptly, smoked glass and smoked mirrors are becoming a major part of transitional kitchen design heading into 2017, and make a great addition to a kitchen design update in your home.

The dark tint of the glass plays perfectly with darker wood grains and tile designs, while keeping the reflective nature that “expands” your kitchen visually. Plus, when Halloween comes around, how cool will that smoked glass feature look in your spooky home party design?

Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.
Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design, smoked glass and dark island and wood grains.

Stone Design Elements + Fireplaces

This early design photo (taken during installation) shows how large stone design elements can be featured – especially when properly bordered. Notice the neutral tone of the wall paint, bordered by white trim. The dark wood cabinetry helps “pop” the light gray stone of the fireplace and chimney.

Think about how amazing this stone fireplace and chimney feature would look as the centerpiece of your home Halloween party design! This is the perfect example of investing in a long-lasting design element for your home, rather than draining your resources into seasonal investments. This stone feature can easily figure into Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and other major holiday festivities.

A beautiful stone fireplace and custom cabinetry from Peter Salerno Inc.
A beautiful stone fireplace and custom cabinetry from Peter Salerno Inc.

Dark Wood + Vintage Furniture

Just look at this Peter Salerno Inc. designed “man cave”. Seriously. It’s beautiful. Aesthetic appeal aside, it’s also a classic example of how vintage furniture and dark wood tones create a gorgeous parlor scene straight out of a murder mystery dinner (or “Clue: The Movie”!).

Dark wood grains, dimmed sconces and neutral tones: a "man cave" to dream about from Peter Salerno Inc.
Dark wood grains, dimmed sconces and neutral tones: a “man cave” to dream about from Peter Salerno Inc.

The recessed dull red ceiling features interlaced with dark ceiling beams create a bold, stately tone. The roaring fire sits in the center of a magnificent custom cabinetry piece (designed by Peter Salerno Inc.’s Maestro Rosolino line). The vintage furniture adds to the rustic allure of this sitting room, particularly the bold blue-green leather couch in the center of the room.

Go-To Pantone Colors For Halloween and Fall

Check out some of Pantone’s most popular colors from 2014-2016, many of which lend themselves perfectly to fall decor and Halloween decorations. The 2014 Pantone Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango, is a spicy red-orange shade that brings a “punch” to your wardrobe or party decor.

Pantone’s Fall 2016 color palette includes Sharkskin and Dusty Cedar, two colors that can easily bring out the Halloween spirit with rich gray and smoky red hues. And for an “anytime” design color that truly shines in the fall, Harvest Pumpkin is a fantastic option for a warm, orange-brown shade.

Tangerine Tango Pantone Color of the Year 2014, Halloween party colors

Sharkskin - Pantone Fall 2016 color report Harvest Pumpkin Pantone color, Halloween party colors Dusty Cedar - Pantone Fall 2016 color report

Fall 2016’s Top Home Decor Trends From HGTV

Trust HGTV With Your Fall 2016 Home Decor Ideas

Neutral color design, curated home decor pieces, and mixing rich colors on neutral/white vignettes are some of Fall 2016’s hottest home decor trends. According to a great recent article from HGTV (where Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to be a featured designer), Fall 2016’s home decor trends are some of the most diverse, vibrant ideas in recent seasons.

Expanding on the official Pantone color report for Fall 2016, HGTV’s trusted team of design bloggers compiled an expert list of over 30 Fall 2016 home decor trends and ideas guaranteed to fit everyone’s home design and personal style.

You can find the full HGTV home decor article here, with a stunning visual gallery of ideas, tips and tricks to make your home design fresh and fun for fall. We’ve selected a handful of our favorite Fall 2016 home decor recommendations from HGTV’s expert design bloggers, so scroll through and see what inspires you!

Our Favorite Fall 2016 Home Decor Trends from HGTV

1. Neutral color design with bold textures and accents.

We’ve already outlined Warm Taupe as an essential shade in the Fall 2016 Pantone color palette. HGTV’s decor trend takes it a step further, giving you the decor design freedom to make taupe and other neutrals the fundamental element in your room decor.

A gorgeous transitional kitchen design from Peter Salerno's TRANSITIONS™ line. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
A Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen where neutral tones are augmented by rich, varied textures and hues. (Credit: Peter Salerno Inc. Peter Rymwid photography)

According to HGTV, texture and shape can substitute for color variety in a Fall 2016 home decor. In the photo above (a Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photographed by Peter Rymwid), a majority of the kitchen’s design and decor is based on brown and taupe colors. It is the variety of textures, colors, and finishes (the matte tile and walls against the rich brown custom cabinetry, for example) that makes the design truly “pop”.

2. The “Curated Look”: collect and display the things you love.

Another huge Fall 2016 home design trend is “Personalized Luxury“, and HGTV blogger Brian Patrick Flynn brings an added decor element to the table as it pertains to the trend. The “Curated Look” is a sophisticated name for a simple idea – collect and display the things you love.

It’s not about the price tag on pieces of your home decor in the “curated” mindset. Rather, it’s about assembling a group of items (generally with a common theme, color, etc.) that have personal meaning or interest to you. Whether it’s maps of places you’ve visited, antiques and “knick-knacks” from the places you used to live, or anything else your heart holds dear, the curated look is all about making the personal into a home decor statement.

3. Incorporate multiple bright colors in your decor accessories.

Pillows, throws, area rugs, artwork, and design pieces – go nuts with bright color in this Fall 2016 design trend! Since neutrals as base colors are so trendy in current home design, splash up that color scheme with your decor! An idea taken straight off the runways of New York Fashion Week for Fall 2016, “bright-on-neutral” is a page straight out of the Pantone Fall 2016 color trends playbook.

Bright, bold colors accent this Peter Salerno inc. custom kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Bright, bold colors accent this Peter Salerno inc. custom kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

As you can see in the Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design above, the color doesn’t come in the overall design elements – it’s all in the decor! The blue jewel tones in the chandelier play off the sky blue antique chairs (much like Airy Blue from this season’s Pantone color palette). Fresh flowers provide sprays of green, purple and lavender, while bottles of sparkling water and wine add blushes of red, green and blue.

4. Create high contrast by adding dark walls or large design elements.

This Fall 2016 home decor trend comes with a caveat – don’t suck all the color out of your room! Rather, use choice dark or black walls or large design elements to contrast the bright hues in your design.

Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.
Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.

We recently profiled another Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design that uses this trend to dramatic effect. Smoked glass panes were installed on the refrigerator in the kitchen design above, which created stunning contrast from the ambient light outside as well as the bright blue and white elements in the design (valances, custom cabinetry, island countertop, etc.).

For the rest of HGTV’s amazing list of Fall 2016 home decor ideas and trends, read their full article, “Design Bloggers on Fall’s Top Trends”, here. For more on this article’s featured custom kitchen and bath designer, Peter Salerno Inc., visit their official website.