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Everyone in Los Angeles looks forward to putting on their cashmere sweaters and knee-high boots, and warming up some hot cocoa for fireside cozying during the 2 days we actually have cold weather. Even with winter temperature dipping into the low 70s, you can find an interior design style that makes your home ambient and candle-worthy by embracing your inner Martha and revibing your home with a couple cute trendy tricks.
Whitewash Your Walls. Put down the neutral paint! WHITE WASH YOUR WALLS. Behr Ultra-Pure White Flat is the interior wall choice of champions. Your paintings will pop and your furry blankets will show their texture and contrast. That “breath of fresh air” feeling is what you are after–and maybe you can get ‘er done for a couple of beers, a couple of pizzas and a couple cans of paint.
Cement Tiles. Quirky and bold, stylish and sleek, and extravagantly artistic, handmade tiles can transform a neutral room into a space that really pops! The artistry of painted ceramic tiles appears in bright and bold colors and patterns that will allow you to put your stamp of eclectic personal style on a room in a tastefully sleek way. From geometric “modern” patterns to classic Spanish and Moroccan designs, everyone is for these tiles. Even Overstock is in the game: Moroccan Porcelain Floor Tiles and Cement and Granite Moroccan Tiles.
Whitewash Floors. Nothing says sophistication quite like an expertly finished hardwood floor. Whether you’re brightening the space with a fresh whitewashed Oak or enriching the elegance of the room by refinishing the original wood, floors set the tone. Unique yet refined, the subtle pink hue in this hardwood floor’s finish brings a swoon-worthy level of class to the home. Our favorite is Oasis Wood Flooring’s Carmel Collection “Marina”. So wide plank. So delicious.
Lighting Fixtures. Lighting matters! A good fixture can center a room and make a bold statement. Bohemian vibes are flourishing and wicker and woven pendant lamps are the ultimate in lighting-inspo. Because after all, the greatest focal point for a dinner party serving artisan recipes crafted with fresh produce is a style-savvy lighting fixture! Brushed brass pendants and clean ceramic wall sconces also add a spark of light to any dulling dimly lit room. CB2 hits the nail on the head with these affordable and simple black metal chandeliers and in gold.
Exterior Paint. Paint the town stunning with a fresh coat on the exterior of your home. Fresh whites revive, while deep tones have a very modern and cozy vibe. Lighter shades, like sea foam green, used for accent against white homes are charming and California fresh! For the bold you, try Benjamin Moore’s “Carbon Copy” or perhaps you want that Benjamin Moore “Cloud White” feel. Pair with a brightly colored front door and you’ve just added so much curb appeal!
Project scale for any of these Los Angeles home redesign projects can vary, depending on your vision. Simple projects can add character to a current room while redesigns can give your house a completely new look! One thing is certain, you won’t go wrong with any of these latest trends and these ideas will have you ecstatic about your home. Applying just one of these trending redesign projects will have people talking at the next holiday party you host!