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Wood in the Kitchen - StylishHome's Weekly Etsy Finds

This week we’re featuring artisan-made wooden goodies for the kitchen. These make great conversation starters in your home. Each piece is made from wood by an artisan found on Etsy.
 
Perfect for a Bungalow or Craftsman era home, this cutting board has the appearance of stained glass:
 
Wooden Cutting Board
 

Graceland Living Room

Looking at the living room in Graceland you start to think we are only just now catching up with Elvis.
From the lamp in the corner to the dark blue and gold accents to the white furniture, everything in this image says contemporary. In fact it could be from any number of today’s interior design publications. Yet the home was purchased by Elvis in 1957.
 

Color Trends 2010

Heading into 2010, the color forecasters are seeing a marked change in direction from recent years with an evolution in how we express being green and more attention to resourcefulness, transformation and reclaiming our values.
 
Each year trade groups and companies extensively research and develop color forecasts to help product designers, interior designers and consumers create coordinated living spaces. We then research and recap these forecasts and create color palettes based upon the emerging trends we see from the groups.
 

The 2010 red dot design awards for Architecture and Interior Design

The international “red dot design award” is the largest and most renowned design competition in the world with over 12,000 submissions from over 60 countries. We like watching their Architecture and Interior Design category since it usually provides a good look at upcoming trends in both design and materials. The winners this year were exception with several innovations. Here’s a few that caught our eye.
 
Ornilux Mikado Bird Protective Glass

Color Trends 2009

Every year trade groups and companies devote tremendous time and energy researching and developing color forecasts to help product designers, interior designers and consumers create coordinated living spaces. We research and recap these forecasts and then create color palettes based upon the emerging trends from these groups.
 

Cape Cod Decor

Cape Cod style homes are a Northeast institution in their own right. Their clean lines, whites, and blues have found their way into homes across America. 
  
Cape Cod Stairs
 

Color Trends 2008

Each year trade industry groups and companies spend a great deal of time and energy researching and developing color forecasts to help product designers, interior designers and consumers create coordinated living spaces. We research and recap these forecasts and then create color palettes based upon the emerging trends from these groups.
 
There is a surprising consensus this year as many groups are forecasting travel and ethnic colors. We’ve decided to use these in our accent palette for 2008 to bring in the ethnic vibe from around the world.

Color Trends 2007

Every year trade industry groups and companies spend a great deal of time and energy researching and developing color forecasts to help product designers, interior designers and consumers create coordinated living spaces. We research and recap these forecasts and then create color palettes based upon the emerging trends from these groups.
 
For 2007 there is a great deal of consensus among forecasters and the dominate theme is clearly Earth Tones. Being green is the thing and earth tones reflect this desire.
 

11 Mobile Apps for Interior Design

Today there are several useful interior design applications designed for mobile phones and tablets. You’ll find they fall into three general types including inspiring images, color suggestion tools and measurement and pricing tools. These are available for free or a modest cost. 

 

Inspiring Room Images:

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