Old Is New Again . . . 

The old expression, “What is old is new again,” holds true in home design with older styles coming back in vogue. 2016 saw a resurgence of Art Deco style and the experts say that design trend will continue in 2017.

Living room in art Deco style with upholstered designer furniture. With a gold ceiling and walls in Venetian plaster. 3D render.

Reaching the height of its popularity from the late 1920’s to early 1040’s, Art Deco, evokes glamour with rich bold colors and symmetrical designs. Geometric patterns, a staple in Art Deco, will be seen in wallpaper and home accents like pillows and curtains. Jewel tones and deep blues and greens are also in vogue this year, as well as tropical themes.
Two-toned walls are also being hyped in the design magazines. Bold, period colors are being used in vintage homes for an authentic look. Classic white and black are always in style and 2017 will be no different.
If you have watched any home renovation shows in recent months, you have probably noticed that light gray is the new white and is a good backdrop for bright accent colors.

Kitchen Updates

Luxury kitchen with granite counters.

In the kitchen, mixing cabinet colors and woods is the latest style. This holds true to vintage homes bringing a bit of new with the old. Dark woods are out, being replaced with lighter, natural shades with white, white washed, and gray being the colors of choice.
Color sinks add a pop of color. The backsplash is another area where color accents are used, especially if the cabinets or counter tops are white.
knobs-collageBold fixtures in a variety of great finishes is another great way to update the look of the kitchen.
Van Dyke’s has a wide selection of faucets from vintage to modern.
Painting hardware to match the cabinet color is an old technique that is back in style also.
Satin Brass finish in hardware is another hot color choice. Van Dyke’s has one of the industry’s largest selection of cabinet and door hardware in many styles and finishes.
The kitchen is the heart of the home and the kitchen island has replaced the family table asKitchen Interior the central gathering place. Not only does it provide great space for meal prep and storage, it is a great place for conversation, home work, or a cup of coffee with friends.
Van Dykes offers a great selection of island legs in several styles including Turned, Acanthus, Art Nouveau, English, French, Grape, Fluted, Roman, Reeded, Rope, Scroll, Weaved, Traditional, Tapered and more.

More Trends

Entryways and mud rooms continue to be a must-have and are great place to add coat hooks or coat tree, a small table for keys and mail, shelves, and beautiful table lamps.
 Vintage bathrooms are again a popular style and a perfect place to add a

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About Larry Padgett

Larry is an award-winning journalist and photo journalist with over 35 years of experience. He has written for a number of industries including healthcare, die casting, construction, home restoration, sports, education, and religion. He is a copywriter and blogger for Van Dyke's Restorers.

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