Monthly Newsletter

January 2021

Here Are The Interior Design Trends Going Away In 2021

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2020 was a defining year for everything but especially the collective relationship we all have with our homes. Shutdowns due to the pandemic left many of us scrambling to create home offices, homeschooling spaces, and gyms, changing way we use our homes significantly.

 

Whether you are moving to a new home, renovating your current one, or planning DIY projects for the future, it’s important to choose an aesthetic that’s as current as possible to help boost resale value. While overall, there’s been an “anything goes,” approach to interior design in recent years and especially in 2020, these are the trends experts and interior designers predict will be going away in 2021Amanda LaurenContributor

Modern Farmhouse

We can take a breath of fresh air because the modern farmhouse look is finally on its way out to pasture. Part of the reason why many people are sick of this aesthetic, according to Kelley Mason, Manager of Creative and Content at Lulu and Georgia, is that it has been overdone particularly in places like apartments where a modern farmhouse look isn’t remotely organic, “Shiplap wall treatments, barn doors, and other hallmarks of the modern farmhouse style are still beautiful but look clearly out of place in city apartments and suburban homes,” she tells me.

But if you can’t resist the urge to Joanna Gaines your Manhattan studio, Mason says to choose integrating rustic pieces that pair well with the space's decor. So when you inevitably encounter that Live, Laugh, Love sign, resist the urge to click “add to cart.”

Terazzo 

For years, terrazzo tiles in bathrooms and kitchens have been a great way to create a fun, unique look. But according to Molly McDermott Walsh, Vice President of Marketing at Semihandmade, this aesthetic is starting to become dated. “I never understood this trend and now understand my mother’s frustration when trends from her childhood came back around in my generation. Sometimes trend cycles are based on beauty and true innovation— and sometimes they come back for an ironic laugh.”

HAM'nt you had enough yet?

Speaking of ham...

Do any of you have some leftover ham & bone laying around the house?

for those who answered yes I would like to share my favorite split pea& ham soup recipe 

  • 2 tablespoons butter 

  • ½ onion, diced

  • 2 ribs celery, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 pound ham, diced

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 pound dried split peas

  • 1 quart chicken stock

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • Place the butter in a large soup pot over medium-low heat. Stir in onion, celery, and sliced garlic. Cook slowly until the onions are translucent but not brown, 5 to 8 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Mix in ham, bay leaf, and split peas. Pour in chicken stock and water. Stir to combine, and simmer slowly until the peas are tender and the soup is thick, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Season with salt and black pepper to serve.  - ALLRECIPES

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Fun Photo Of The Month

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Sometimes we all just need a little sunshine!
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Staring:  Philip and Alex Kern as kiddos

Joke Of The Month

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Fun Video of the Month

Happy New Years!!

Birthdays & Other Celebrations

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Daniel H

Jan 16th 

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6/29/20

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Jan 3rd 

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9/14/15

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