Benjamin Moore Announces 2021 Color of the Year | WPL Interior Design

Benjamin Moore Announces 2021 Color of the Year

Last Wednesday, Benjamin Moore announced their 2021 color of the year: Aegean Teal 2136-40, a slightly muted teal that “nourishes the spirit” and represents celebrating simple pleasures in the home. The rest of the colors included in Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color Trends Palette are warm and comforting, They include Gray Cashmere (2138-60), Atrium White (OC-145), Muslin (OC-12), Foggy Morning (2106-70), Amazon Soil (2115-30), Silhouette (AF-655), Kingsport Gray (HC-86), Beacon Hill Damask (HC-2), Chestertown Buff (HC-9). Potters Clay (1221), and Rosy
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Save Your Home from These Home Reno Mistakes | WPL Interior Design

Save Your Home from These Home Reno Mistakes

Quality interior design is all about making intentional choices for both beauty and function that are specific to your lifestyle. Finding inspiration from other homes and design magazines is a great way to start, but merely copying something you saw is one of the common home renovation mistakes homeowners make. Sure, you may end up with a beautiful end result, but you may find that it doesn’t actually quite work with your daily routine. That’s why it’s important to plan
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8 Trends That Are Untrending | WPL Interior Design

8 Trends That Are Untrending

Every year, we see new trends rise in popularity. In the past few years, more homeowners are incorporating color into their designs, prints are getting bigger and bolder, and space is being utilized more efficiently but in a stylish way. But sometimes, as one trend grows in popularity, another one is dying down. Here are some trends we notice are on their way out of the limelight. Open Plan Home Offices This year’s pandemic has resulted in more people working
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How to Prepare for a Home Remodel | WPL Interior Design

How to Prepare for a Home Remodel

As we mentioned in our last blog post, the perfect time to plan for a home remodel is before you’ve decided to do anything at all. As designers, we know a thing or two about how to prepare for a remodel, and planning is a huge part of the job! Here are some ways to plan that will make your entire project easier.  Hire an Interior Designer Hiring an interior designer early on for your home remodeling project will help
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Choosing the Right Time to Remodel

Timing is very important when it comes to home renovations. This isn’t exclusive to merely hiring contractors and wondering when they are available to finish a project, although that is certainly one aspect. It’s also about planning out all the details of your project. From choosing the right style to possibly getting permits to starting and finishing construction, everything has its own timetable! There is never a perfect time to start a project; finding the best time to remodel will
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Pantone's Fashion Color Trends 2021 | WPL Interior Design

Pantone’s Fashion Color Trends 2021

Fashion and interior design trends are both forms of expression for the consumer and there is often overlap between the two. Fashion trends tend to be more fickle and transient than other design trends. As a result, only the most popular of trends making their way into the interior design world. Both worlds, however, are unquestionably influenced by artistic expressions, personal taste, and cultural themes. This past week, the Pantone Color Institute published their Spring/Summer 2021 Fashion Color Trend Report
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How to Plan for a Home Renovation | WPL Interior Design

How to Plan for a Home Renovation

We love helping people remodel their homes. The possibilities are endless when it comes to building new additions, knocking down walls, changing out appliances and cabinets, and much more. Renovations are a lot of fun but also a lot of work! If you are planning on transforming your home, keep these tips in mind so that your renovation doesn’t turn into a disaster. Set a Budget No matter the project, everyone has a budget. A budget will help you prioritize
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Eyes on the Wall

In the past two years, we’ve continuously talked about how bold prints and pops of color are making their way into more homes. But they are not the only ways to draw attention into your space. 3D wall panels and textured walls are also trending when it comes to adding depth and dimension into your home. 3D Double Take In the past, 3D wallpaper and murals could easily cross into tacky territory. But now, printing technology has come a long
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The Beauty of Black Interiors

For a long time, homeowners have defaulted to white paint because it is safe and seems to offer a “blank canvas” for other decor. However, black has also been a popular color to use in design, although more as an accent than a focal point. But as bold and vibrant colors continue to trend, we are excited to see the color black expand its presence in many homes. A black interior doesn’t have to be overcast, moody, or all-around dark.
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What is Maximalist Interior Design?

You may have heard of minimalism, but what about maximalism? While some may think that maximalist interior design would be the total opposite of minimalism, that is not exactly true. In fact, there is a little bit of overlap between the two as they both require the designer to be intentional with their decisions. Minimalism interior design very much focuses on “less is more” and editing-out excess items to highlight the beauty of a home’s shape and architecture. Maximalism, on
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Before + After: Park City Vacation Home

We’re so excited to share with you our latest project from Park City, Utah. Previously an old ski lodge, we selected wood, stone, and painted brick to stay true to Park City in a sophisticated, yet contemporary way. Photography: Miranda KimberlinConstruction: Blackdog BuildersInteriorDesign: WPL Interior Design
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Common Furniture Arranging Mistakes

Decorating a home isn’t just about making it look good. Every space is unique, as is every household, and it’s important to take those things into consideration when arranging furniture. It’s not always easy to know where to place your furniture; some rooms may be oddly shaped or the wall color makes a room look bigger than it actually is. While there is no set way to decorate a room, here are some common furniture arranging mistakes people make. Not
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Is Custom-Made Furniture Worth It?

When your home is your sanctuary, you have to create an environment that you absolutely love. To do this, sometimes it only makes sense to get a custom-made piece of furniture. In addition to having a custom design that is made just for you, custom-made furniture also tends to last longer and is more durable than store-bought furniture.  The Benefits of Custom Made Furniture There are a lot of different types of custom furniture. In fact, we recently commissioned a
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Choosing Safe Furniture for Your Home | WPL Interior Design

Choosing Safe Furniture for Your Home

A huge part of interior design is bringing together function and style. This goes beyond just picking out beautiful furniture pieces for your daily life; it also involves thinking about all the little details you may not normally think about. When it comes to furniture, safety is one of those critical factors that is always at the forefront of our designers’ minds. Unfortunately, many of the furniture compliance requirements within the United States are not mandatory, they are voluntary. This
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Pandemic-Born Interior Design Trends

Last week, you may have seen our very own Marcello Luzi going live on Philly Home Design’s Instagram. He talked about current interior design trends; what are the different ways we are rethinking our living spaces as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? We don’t know when this pandemic will end, but what we do know is that it will have lasting effects on the way we live. We are already hearing feedback from our clients of problems they are
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Renew Your Home with Classic Blue

This year’s Pantone Color of the Year is Classic Blue, which is especially fitting for the interior design world. In terms of color trends, shades of blue are often at the forefront. This has been evident in several Zillow paint color analyses for the past several years. In 2017, homes with blue kitchens and bedrooms were sold for almost $2,000 over similar homes on the market. Even more astonishing, blue bathrooms were reported to sell for $5,440 more than expected!
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