A Year In Design

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Today’s post is a delightful reflection on a year in design, sharing the best tips and tricks from this past year. I’m excited to share some of the most loved trends from 2024.

a year in design

Before we dive into the wealth of design knowledge, I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt thanks. The sense of community we’ve built through your comments and questions has been truly heartwarming.

I’m immensely grateful for the community we’ve created, and I’m eagerly looking forward to sharing more designer goodness with you in the new year.

Now, let’s delve into the highlights of our year in design!

decor, design, and paint trends

We kicked off the year by exploring various design, decor, and paint trends that captured our community’s hearts. With its layered and cozy characteristics, English cottage charm took center stage.

decor, design, and paint trends

Artful architecture became a focal point, emphasizing the unique personality it brings to a home. The warmth of cocooning colors became a favorite, along with the indulgence of sexy sanctuaries.

decor, design, and paint trends - a year in design

In the realm of paint colors, we delved into the nuanced shades of warm neutrals, elevated by earthy undertones. From dark and moody hues to light and bright pastels, paint colors took on a more saturated and personalized character, and we absolutely loved it.

Luxury Design Secrets

Our journey into luxury design secrets was a feast for the eyes. Lux lighting and large-scale art took the spotlight, offering a creative approach to decorating.

Luxury design secrets

Antique and vintage decor made a stylish entrance into our spaces, proving that a touch of history adds unparalleled charm. The addition of window treatments, large-scale rugs, and fresh flowers effortlessly elevated rooms to luxury designer status.

Luxury Design secrets

Design Personalities

Exploring design personalities was a highlight as we ventured into the charming layers of the collector, the refined minimalism of the purist, the curated mindset of the curator, the classic chic style of the new traditionalist, and the free-spirited, soulful spaces of the free spirit.

design personalities

It was a joy to discover how our community resonated with these design personalities, and we can’t wait to explore more in the future.

Small Space Design

Responding to your questions and concerns, we delved into small space design, providing valuable tips and tricks.

small spaces

Suggestions included opting for double-duty furniture, embracing monochromatic color palettes, adding space-saving charm with built-in seating, and maximizing storage with wall-mounted solutions.

Elevating Your Home & Kitchen

Elevating our homes took center stage as we discussed creating cohesive interiors, curating accessories, incorporating layers of lighting, and emphasizing properly scaled elements.

elevating your home - a year in design

The heart of the home, the kitchen, received special attention, with tips on personalized cabinet layouts, mixing materials for a layered look, and the importance of organization for a functional and elevated kitchen.

elevating your kitchen

As we conclude this year, I want to emphasize the importance of creating a home that reflects your personal style. Our homes matter, and the spaces we love to be in matter. Thank you for exploring the creativity, beauty, and inspiration that our homes offer.

For more design inspiration, follow us on Instagram @ashleychildershome and on Pinterest @ashleychildersco. Check out the full YouTube Video below of A Year In Design.

As always, I’m Ashley Childers. Thank you for watching, and remember, good design is for everyone. Create a home that inspires you, embrace the infinite possibilities in your spaces, and fall in love with where you live, one room at a time.

XO, Ashley

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