By Candace Braun Davison
Photo: Courtesy of Sherwin-WilliamsTry: The Light That Brightens Things Even When It's Off
With mixed metals on the rise, it's no surprise that interior designer Holly Mathis has seen a sudden interest in adding brass pendant lamps to what once was stainless-steel-only territory: the kitchen. "A few years ago, I couldn't talk anyone into a brass light," she says. "Now, it's so popular I've practically memorized the SKU." The no-fuss semicircle works with almost every taste, from traditional to country to steampunk.
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From honed countertops to flat finishes on the walls, the matte look is spreading to all areas of the home, says Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. High-gloss and polished surfaces can feel overly formal, like you can't relax in your own home, which is why some people are gravitating to the softer, unvarnished look matte provides, she explains. New paint technology makes the chalkierRead More »from 5 Decorating Trends to Try This Year—And One to Avoid