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— 5 Design Trends for Your New Home — {Our blog entry for KB Home}

Recently, MP STUDIO was tapped to contribute to the national KB Home blog with our favorite 5 design trends right now to help you when making selections for your new home. We are excited to share the article with you below.

Bring Home Your Vacation!

Its summer time and we’re dreaming about vacation! Escaping this Houston heat (or occasional hurricane) is sometimes a must. There is something magical about submerging yourself into a new environment and getting lost in its beauty.

Strapped on time or funds? A staycation and exploring your city could be a welcome break to clear your mind. Go for a walk in the park, take photos, open your eyes and take in the everyday beauty often overlooked. The key word is getting INSPIRED. We often get inspiration from posts on social media, especially Pinterest. Check out this color scheme that transports us to a suburb of France.

MAJOR INSPIRATION BY: Overall Scheme from @DesignSeeds, Door Image from @myfrenchcountrygarden

MAJOR INSPIRATION BY: Overall Scheme from @DesignSeeds, Door Image from @myfrenchcountrygarden

 Here are some tips on incorporating these vacation vibes into your own home. 

-          Use your inspiration as a starting off point. Find a piece of art, rug, or drapery that combines all of your colors.

-          Distressing existing furnishings can transform mismatched furniture into a unified look.

-          Add interior plants to your space. Don’t have a green thumb? Check out the ZZ plant! It requires very little light and only required watering about once a month.

-          Souvenirs can be a great way to furnish your home with beautiful memorable accessories.