Design: Pretty In Pink

With the abundance of beautiful materials out there we thought it would be fun to round up some unique products and design elements to help inspire the use of color, texture, and alternative options in everyday design.

For February, commonly considered the month for love, we could think of no better color to celebrate than pink for some design inspiration.

Cabinets

We loved creating this pink stained kitchen with Joan Norkus, of Boxwood LLC, on our Conover Lane Project. Our client for this project loves pink and trusted us to execute it in a tasteful way that would tie into their open concept living space. Check out more of this project in our Gallery.

Tile

This Triangolo Red Blend Mosaic from Artistic Tile mixes varied stones, cut in triangular shapes, to create a beautifully graphic mosaic. We love that the tile shines in this modern space that celebrates the hues of the stones.

Prints

Not ready to commit to color through permanent fixtures like tile or cabinetry? We encourage bringing in color and texture through soft furnishings and wallcoverings. From traditional to playful patterns incorporating color with fabric, wallcoverings, or rugs makes a big impact. Depending on what you choose this could easily be something that you change seasonally.

Apple

Giove

Chateau

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We know that Pink may not be your favorite choice pallet to incorporate into your home, but we hope that you enjoyed stepping outside the box with us and maybe even found some inspiration from this collection of design elements.

 

Design Trends We Are Loving for 2022!

As we move into the New Year, we are looking toward more intentional design trends, from style to function these trends are steeped in celebrating personal style and comforts, stylishly. There were some trends and mindsets that we adapted into our design work in 2021 that we know will continue into the year, while others will fade to make room for new styles to shine. These are our favorite trends that we are loving for 2022!

Green with Envy

TCDS Flat Lay Inspiration

We know that it isn’t the color of the year, but we couldn’t be more happy to see that green is continuing to win the hearts of design clients and Mercantile customers alike. From deep rich greens to bright or muted hues we have loved incorporating this color that is universally associated with nature and growth.

Books

With minimalistic style and the ever growing digital world, books seem to have fallen out of fashion in recent years. We agree with trendwatchers that there is a resurgence in attraction to cultivate beautiful and interesting books to adorn coffee tables, home libraries, and offer inspiration.

Check out our beautifully curated collection of books at T&C Mercantile.

White and Warm Woods

#triplelfarmsproject

We are happy to see that, although white is still on trend for obvious reasons, a heavier exploration of colors integrated with this bright basic creating for more personality and warmth in homes. White is a classic neutral offering a light and brightness that is highly desirable, but can feel sterile if not balanced well. Woods in particular have been making a big come back in fresh hues for updated feels. As shown above in our #triplelfarmsproject kitchen a warm white creates a clean backdrop for a furniture style stained rustic alder island. We love this trend, there is a depth with a stained wood that you can’t get with a painted finish.

Want to see more of our Triple L Farms Project? We are thrilled to have this project featured in the 2022 Kitchen Issue of Design NJ, check out the article here!

From styling and color to entertaining and responsible design practices, we are inspired and excited to incorporate these trends into our work this year! If you are looking to start a renovation, new build, or interior design project this year, we would love to speak with you. Complete our contact form to get started.

Wellness: Establishing Healthy Practices

Making a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or exercise more is not a new concept. Chances are, we all have probably resolved to do this at some point or another. We also know that most of these resolutions can be short lived efforts. This year, instead of starting out focused on a specific diet or regiment, we want to focus on establishing healthy habits in an effort for a more attainable plan to last all year and beyond.

To begin on the right foot we sought some advise from a local pro, Dani Rubin, of Red Bank’s Pilates Blast. We asked her to share some of her favorite tips on establishing healthy practices that can be implemented by anyone and will fit into any routine or diet.

Dani’s Top Tips:

  1. Avoid eating anything from a bag, can or box.
  2. Workout with an accountability buddy to stay consistent.
  3. Focus on the health benefits of movement not the vanity benefits.
  4. Workout because you love your body not because you want to change it.

Who is Pilates Blast?

Dani and the Pilates Blast team are proud to bring decades of Megaformer and Pilates experience to Monmouth County! Intimately sized classes ensure a personalized experience for every reservation. They look forward to welcoming you to their spacious facility in the heart of downtown Red Bank!

Private sessions available, as well as Mega and Pilates-inspired home offerings on their streaming service, PB @ Home.

Local or not, you should get to know Pilates Blast. With their offering of in-person and virtual options, there is sure to be a class that is right for you. Visit their website for details on their studio, workout offerings, and class schedules!

Get Started Today

Dani and the team would love to welcome you to their studio with a special Introduction Rate of $25 for your first Megaformer or Pilates session in the studio. This is good for in-person classes only. To take advantage of this special offer, email them at [email protected] and mention that Town & Country sent you!