Design Roundup: Top 3 Favorite Things

It's been a very long while since I've shared some of my favorite things!  Oh how time has gotten the best of me... But today, I'm back to sharing three design-related trends that I'm really loving at the moment...

Mid-century Scandinavian design:  Mid-century modern design continues to be popular; however, I have seen a trend towards mid-century modern interiors with more of a Scandinavian influence.  Scandinavian design is all about clean lines and simple silhouettes, but with "rustic" elements and the plentiful use of white that gives a space a streamlined inherent warmth.  I see "mid-century modern Scandinavian design" being a huge interior trend for years to come.

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Artisanal goods:  I feel that the art of producing "one-of-a-kind" home goods is getting lost among the mass merchants.  But with online retailers like One Kings Lane offering a selection of unique home decor, I have seen artisanal goods getting its spotlight in interiors.  Etsy is also a great resource for wonderful artisanal finds!

This shop offers some beautiful handmade pottery...

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This shop offers cute handwoven decorative storage baskets...

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There is just something special and traditional about the technique and process of making home goods by hand.  The craftsmanship is often meticulous, and the results are unique!

(Please note that I have not purchased from these shops, nor is the content sponsored or affiliated.)

Picture ledges:  Move over traditional gallery walls!  I love a good gallery wall, but I don't like the multiple holes they leave behind - especially since I like to change things up so much.  Instead, I prefer the "don't hang it, shelve it" concept!

You can achieve a "gallery wall" effect by using shelves.  Picture ledges, more specifically, are a great solution to displaying and rotating a "collage" of photos or artwork without having to worry about placement (or a gazillion holes on the wall).  I like the "lip" they have to prevent frames from "slipping".

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Picture ledges also work well to corral books or to display decorative items.

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House of Jade Interiors

We installed picture ledges in our boys' bedroom awhile ago as a way to rotate and display their artwork...

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There are several more design trends that I'm loving and will be sharing in future installments of my "Top 3 Favorite Things"!

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  1. love your top 3! Beautiful!

  2. Love your taste and style, Carol.
    The second photo is very close to what I have imagined for our accent wall.


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