Thursday, January 13, 2011

Guest Blogger ~ Let's Make it Ours

Day 4 of the Design Trends Series welcomes Jen from Let's Make it Ours. Jen has been making changes to her home to make it perfect for her family. One change includes painting her oak kitchen cabinets. I think it looks terrific! Check it out here! I also can't wait to see what little projects she creates in her new series 12 Months of Martha.


Hello! My name is Jen and I blog over at Let's Make it Ours about design, renos, crafting and my two little ones.  I am absolutely thrilled that Jane asked me to participate in her guest series. I have been a huge fan of hers for quite a while! I think that Jane chose a great topic for her series, as I love to read about how others interpret trends. 
Lately I have found myself drawn to a "modern rustic" style and I love seeing how others pull it off in their homes.  Along those lines, one trend that I am really intrigued by is industrial looking metals paired with medium or light toned wood, which seems to be gaining momentum these days. I found some beautiful pieces at Crate and Barrel and West Elm this season. Since we are currently on the hunt for a new dining table, I am contemplating working this style into our own home!
 Since I can't afford this stunning local loft I will definitely settle for a small piece of furniture that encompasses that style.

On the other hand, there are definitely a few trends that I will be happy to see go this year, but there is one in particular that I am really excited about...the gravitation away from beige walls! While I love my beigish/grey living room (Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter), I am happy to see that grey, soft blue and even white are taking over as the standard neutrals. Beige had a nice long run and I am not sad to see it go! 

 Thanks again for asking me to participate Jane!

Thanks so much for being here today Jen! I can't wait to see what you choose for a dining table!


  1. I have to say...I really do not like grey walls. I do not look good in grey and i think everyone should look good in their own home. White walls will have a short run as they get old very quickly!

  2. just found your blog and just wanted to say hi! I am now following you!! ok now going to go look around...xoxo's Nancy

  3. Great post! And yay for white walls!



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