Here are some easy decorating ideas to bring the warmth of fall into any home.
1. Fall Arrangements & Wreaths: Combine almost any container with fall's bounty for a quick seasonal boost. A fall wreath is another great way to greet the cozy weather, try incorporating apples, acorns, or pinecones or a more rustic look. Feature your favorite fall colors to personalize the arrangements.
2. Autumn Candle Centerpieces: What better way to add multi level lighting than with candlelight! These autumn candles will be sure to add some lively colour to your tablescape!
3. Table Runners: A burlap table runner is an easy way to add texture to any tablescape! Use some ribbon and stitch the edges for a pop of color or tie the ends into tassels for a more finished look.
4. Painted Pumpkins: A great way to get crafty with the kids on the weekend! From polka dots, gold dipped, or graphic designs, there are endless possibilities to match any style of your home.
5. Faux Fur Throws: There's no better way to get cozy in the fall then with a faux fur throw! These fur throws are a great addition to any living room or bedroom. Get ready to cozy up this fall/winter!
Fall has arrived and we're setting our sights on the following trends.
1. Relaxing Retreats: Create a cozy atmosphere with a mixture of comfortable furniture and woven textiles. You can add a chair to a corner to create an instant reading nook or hang a hammock with layered blankets. Make sure to keep the room tech-free to create the ultimate sanctuary. A calm space where one can relax and unwind from daily stresses never goes out of style!
2. Velvet Furniture: Velvet feels luxurious and welcoming for fall and winter, and when combined with rough natural textures (think reclaimed wood and woven baskets) and smooth metals and ceramics, it adds visual interest and tactile coziness to a room. If you don't have the budget for velvet upholstered furniture you can get a similar look by using velvet pillows!
3. Blush Accents: We've been seeing a lot of blush in the fashion scene and it's made it's way to interiors.
Blush is the latest trend and we can see why. Soft, feminine, and pairs nicely with brass accents! If designing your whole room around this trend is too much, try incorporating the colour through artwork, throw pillows, an area rug, or even a piece of furniture to be the focal point.
4. Dark Paint & Brass Accents: This season is all about DRAMA! Not only are we seeing more and more walls with dark moody colours, but we're coming across millwork with the same affect. Brass is the new copper and it's pairs beautifully with a dark painted cabinets giving the ultimate luxe feel.
5. Statement Ceilings: Adding to the drama of dark paints mentioned previously, statement ceilings are becoming a more popular feature in many homes. Whether textured wallpaper, tin or embossed foam ceiling tile, shiplap, wooden beams, or a bold paint color, homeowners are adding texture to the often overlooked "fifth wall".
Why buy vinyl flooring?
With advances in design and performance features, vinyl is a stylish, easy-to-clean flooring choice for any home. It fits every budget and there are an array of patterns and colours to choose from. When installed correctly over the proper subflooring, vinyl is extremely resistant to dents, scratches, and stains. Below are additional pros & cons of vinyl flooring to consider.
While vinyl flooring is low maintenance and highly durable, there are also a number of drawbacks that are associated with this material. Of these, its ecological impact on the personal and world environment may be the most notable.
In a lot of instances, it is common to have hardwood flooring on the main and upper floors while vinyl plank is installed in the basement. This offsets the cost of hardwood flooring and ensures that the flooring is easily repairable if it gets damaged by tenants in the suite.
JDL Homes has been diligently working on getting our portfolio updated with our latest completed projects! Below are three projects that we had recently photographed by John Bentley.
The downtown Vancouver sub-penthouse project was for a repeat client of JDL Homes. It features a modern fully renovated kitchen with custom veneer matched walnut cabinets, all new appliances and plumbing fixtures, a glass backsplash, and under-counter programmable LED strip lighting. We also renovated the bathroom, which features two fog-less shave mirrors, a new vanity, and all new plumbing fixtures!
The Langley estate equestrian barn was a new build by JDL Homes. You may remember the framing photos from our previous blog here. We finally got around to photographing this competed project. It features gorgeous over-height barn doors and a fun colour scheme!
The Capilano Highlands Craftsman is a new build project designed and built by JDL Homes. Completed in late 2016 this home boasts beautiful North Vancouver views through their windows. It features all the amenities for a growing family in a busy household. The neat thing about this home is all the bedrooms are on the main floor while the main living areas are on the 2nd floor of the home.
Stay tuned for more recently completed project updates! We're constantly working to have our work updated on all of our social media platforms!
Don't hesitate to contact us today to discuss your next project and it could be featured on our website & blog! We'd love to work with you on projects of all sizes and design styles!
Jessica Colaluca from Design Seed has done it yet again! As we look for design inspiration, nothing is as inspiring as nature itself! This colour palette features dark shades representing the mysterious deep sea to the crashing currents forming seafoam coloured waves on its surface.
If you're thinking of renovating this would make a perfect choice for any room in your home!
We are in love with Benjamin Moore's 2017 colour of the year Shadow 2117-30.
Get inspired & view the remaining Benjamin Moore colour palettes, here.
Tell us which ones are your favorites!
We're super excited to be working on our own series of colour palettes for you!
Here is our first - Lisbon Fountain . . . Dreaming of Portugal after days and days of rain! Enjoy!
We are always on the lookout for new sources of colour and design inspiration. Here are two websites that will be sure to help you with inspiration for your next project.
Prepare yourself - they're addictive! Don`t say we didn't warn you!
Pinterest is a visual-thinkers dream.
This virtual pin-board is a smorgasboard of visual design inspiration. You will find everything from architecture, design, colour, fashion, food, crafts . . . Anything and everything beautiful, delicious, creative and crafty.
You can re-pin Pins from other people's boards onto boards that you create, or you can surf the web and pin pictures and links as you go.
Each Pin is made up of a photo that leads back to the original source website. Found a backsplash you love? Pin It. Add it to your Dream Kitchen board where you'll be able to see it along side the cabinets you love and the flooring you crave. And when your contractor asks you where you found it, you'll be able to click the link to take you back to the supplier's website. Genius.
You can start a board for each project, each room, each obsession.
Start by following a handful of boards created by others, add the Pin It button to your browser's tool bar and Pin away.
You can check out my Pinboards to get you started!
Design Seeds is a new find for me. I wish I knew about it when I was picking the colours for my house!
Jessica Colaluca complies breathtakingly beautiful colour palettes - absolute eye candy. If you're about to start a new project, her website would be a fantastic place to start dreaming.
There's not really much you can say about this fabulous resource; the colour palettes speak for themselves. Gorgeous.
It's a dreary, rainy September day here in Vancouver.
What better way to perk up than to look forward to Spring with the Pantone Spring 2012 Colour Trend Report?!
Pantone is a world authority on colour and is a leading colour trend forcaster. Designers of all stripes look to Pantone for inspiration, to track trends and keep them up-to-date on the hottest up-and-coming colours.
Curl up with a cup of tea, forget that it's raining, and plan your Spring design project with the help of Pantone's colour report.
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