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It is that time of year where all of the fashion and home design experts are making their predictions for what will be the hot colour of the year…. Benjamin Moore has already announced their pick for colour of the year for 2018….Caliente – and just like the name suggests this colour is red hot.

More about the colour of the year….

This colour, Caliente, is hot, sexy and has lots of bold personality….this red hue has a touch of orange so it is a bit of a departure from the purple based wine tones. For anyone who is drawn to rich and warmer tones, caliente is Perfect!

Photo credit: Architectural Digest


The experts already were way ahead of this announcement and started to declare red as the new ‘millennial pink‘ over the summer months….

Red is a great next step from millennial pink….it is bold, a little unexpected in certain places (a red kitchen island….) . It can add a lot of richness to an exterior. It can be both feminine and masculine  depend on how you use it in your space.

How to decorate with the colour of the year…

This colour is so versatile … you can add this colour in a modern space that needs a colour injection but you can also make this work in a country or nautical inspired theme.  A Persian rug in this rich hue is another way to add this tone and some sophistication into any space.

Red Rug

This boho inspired room is so relaxed and the red makes a statement without taking over the space.  this room really combines a mix of styles like modern and traditional along with some great texture.

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 Add a touch of red with some pillows – a solid red pillow might be too much red so opt for some pattern … This living room styled by Pottery Barn has a great mix of boho and fresh coastal
Photo credit: Pottery Barn

 Red Furniture

 You can add a bold punch to your space with some red painted furniture.  This lake house bedroom is fresh and colourful with painted red twin beds…
Photo credit : Country Living

 Red sofa

Alright this is for someone who is really looking to e bold in their home decor.  A red sofa makes a statement but if you love colour…why not go bold? Red is a great colour for a major piece of furniture like a sofa because it really does work with a lot of other colours…

Photo credit : House of Turquoise

 Red accessories

Red is a great colour to accessorize with! Switching up your accessories along with new trends is an easy and affordable to change up the look of your decor…whether it’s pillows in a living room or bedroom or some kitchen items.

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 What do you think of Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the year?

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Happy 4th of July – to me, nothing says ‘Independence Day’ like a great BBQ with friends, family and neighbors! who doesn’t love a good BBQ?  The sizzle of the grill, farm fresh veggies, delicious sides and a little something sweet not to mention some fun outdoor games in the sunshine enjoying the day off of work…

Here are some of our 4th of July BBQ favourites to make the party even better:


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Investing in a coastal home? Renovating your coastal home? Love the look of a coastal home?
Decorating with a theme in mind is a great source of inspiration.  A theme doesn’t have to be taken too literally in order to get the feeling into the space.  Get inspiration from your theme and incorporate the elements as you like.


We have some great nautical decor ideas to help you embrace this classic theme.

Here is a classic colour palette that will work in any home or cottage. The Traditional Nautical Themed Beach House is always crowd pleaser! This colour combination is a classic choice and has so much versatility. Blue, red and white will never go out of style. There is such a variety of fabrics, furniture and accessories that can make this combination stunning on any budget.


A great way to save money on an existing furniture piece is to re-upholster it. There are so many fabulous fabrics that will brighten any piece of furniture and bring it back to life! Below is a photo of an old dining room set upholstered in natural prints.



Paint is a great option for updating your space, try a mid-tone blue or a navy accent wall to add to the nautical theme. Or if that’s too bold, paint your walls a white or off-white and add colourful accessories to the mix. There are so many throw pillows, blankets and accessories that can make this décor come alive.

A big trend right now is anchors, and we’re seeing them everywhere. Add in some sail boats, anchors and some rope accessories and you’re all set! Some simple red lamps, red and blue pillows, and a striped area rug are great, easy updates that will make a huge difference in your space.


This mudroom space is very cute and theme is used in a subtle way.  The shiplap walls give the look and feel of a boat and those anchor hooks really embrace the theme without going over the top.  The natural wood plank floors add a natural element to the space as well. 


There are many options when it comes to nautical decor – think about the natural materials, natural fabrics, outdoor pieces, the colours, the prints…You don’t need to add a lot of ‘nautical’ pieces to get the look or the influence of the theme you can keep it subtle.


When it comes to decorating in a theme there are many possibilities and many directions – it’s entirely up to you!

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