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Lighting Design Trends

When it comes to interior design, lighting choice can have an immense impact on your environment. So, let’s looking at some of 2019’s top lighting trends thus far. The popularity of what’s known as “soft colors” has continued to grow. Some popular choices for “soft colors” include grey, silver, and gold. Soft gold in particularly has seen a growing fan base. These colors utilize a subtle color palette, so naturally fit into a wide variety of environments.

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Adding Life to Cubicles

Don’t let a dull cubicle bring down your mood at the office. There are many creative ways to add life and excitement to your cubicle or home office. One of the simplest ways to improve the feel of your workplace is to set your desktop wallpaper to something that brings you joy. Alternatively, you may wish to add pictures which can be placed on the desk or mounted on the walls of a cubicle.

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The Happy Workplace

With the forward momentum of employee-wellness movement the concept of the designing the Happy Workplace has moved to center stage. But can adding a ping pong table and a fancy cappuccino machine really be all it takes? Of course not!

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Celebrate Pi Day

It’s March 14th today so don’t forget to find a way to Celebrate Pi Day! Starting off, what better way is there to celebrate Pi day than with a pie? If you’re open to a challenge, you could bake a Pi themed pie to share with your friends and family. Of course, you may also consider purchasing a pie instead if you have a busy schedule.

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The Experience Driven Office

As we hinted at in previous posts, 2019 is set to be a year for many new and interesting office design trends; enter The Experience Driven Office. Designers are implementing a variety of unique features into offices such as areas for meditation, or espresso bars. It improves employee satisfaction and productivity to such a great degree.

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Sophisticated Color Inspiration

If you’re searching for a timelessly rich and Sophisticated Color Inspiration for your commercial space, this years introductions are a delightful place to start. The Sherwin Williams color of the year for 2019, Warm Terra-cottas offers a welcoming appearance thanks to its subtle yet pleasing color pallet. Another alternative color scheme to consider is the usage of Calm Grays which can portray a sophisticated, yet clean look that is wonderfully versatile.

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Color Stories for 2019

My muse? Above all is COLOR. The Sherwin Williams Color Stories for 2019 is made up of six unique color personalities. I always see these videos as so inspirational and wanted to share the experience. The power of color is so much broader than any current trends. Every mix of color combination evokes a different reaction and feel; and those concepts are timeless. See if you relate to any of them as you enjoy this short video.

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European Perspective on Color Use

When considering trends in color-use in design, too many forget to include the European Perspective on Color Use. But our global community is so dynamic that reaching beyond our borders for inspiration is boundlessly rewarding. One such source of intrigue is Milan Design Week that takes place annually in Milan, Italy.

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Color in Office Design

When striving to create the ideal office environment, it is essential to consider upfront and plan the Color in Office Design. Too often that “color” piece is left for the end and a lot of opportunity for interesting integration is missed.

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