Out with the old, and in with the new...

Like it or not, 2017 is here to stay.  Amid wild weather fluctuations and our frantic modern world,  we're holding tight to the promise of a stylish and savvy year of interior design.  After all, if the world outside sometimes seems like it's upside down, one of the nicest things you can do for yourself and your family is to make your home a warm and welcoming refuge.

I've pored over dozens of magazines and websites, all promising to elevate my interior style as long as I pay attention to the latest trend in decor.  Rather than throwing away everything I own in favor of the latest "it list"  I've picked a few of the "trends" that best suit what we do here at Amanda Talley.  I've enjoyed applying our aesthetic to these recommendations, and I hope you do, too!

Pattern on Pattern

We love an opportunity to mix patterns and colors here at Studio Amanda Talley, and are thrilled that Elle Decor has named one of our favorite past times an actual #trend for 2017!  The above photo is a perfect example of how using rugs, pillows and upholstery can add depth and color to a "traditionally" furnished sitting room.  Below is a shot of Amanda's New Orleans bedroom, which plays host to a myriad of colors, patterns and textures -- and even patterned pooches!  Last, there is a link to some great patterned pieces at a friendly price point for fashion enthusiasts with budgeting in mind.

Wallpaper

In the words of Domino magazine, "wallpaper is having a moment", and we couldn't be happier.  Wallpaper is one of my favorite Amanda Talley products.  Pick your room, pick your pattern, and boom -- INSTANT MAKEOVER.  We've had such fun watching people use our wallpaper in every room in the house.  Check out Melissa Rufty's amazing front hall install in last Spring's Southern Style Now, along with a shot of our own paper used in a local project, and a link to Design Sponges list for Wallpaper under $100.

Upholstered Headboards

Who doesn't love an upholstered headboard?  According to Domain UK, wrapped headboards are definitely a "thing" this year.  Upholstered headboards offer limitless potential for fashion savvy interiors -- a well-tailored slipcover can provide a whole new look in a matter of minutes, and custom upholstery provides a layer of luxury with details like nailhead trim and tufting and whatever else you can dream up in your mind's eye.  Melissa Rufty's antique headboard has us swooning -- and provides inspiration for our own custom headboard kitted out in one of our favorite fabrics.  Last, Ballard Designs is a great resource for well-priced reproduction furniture, and offer a lot of custom features at a very reasonable cost.

We can't wait to see what other trends we can tweak to suit our style here at the studio, and look forward to sharing our projects with you.