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2018 Interior Design Trends

The new year is well under way and we have spent the month of January moving into our new showroom - come see us at 455 N. Santa Cruz Avenue in Los Gatos!  The move compelled us to review our material library and determine which items would be moving with us.  This can be a daunting task, but also inspiring! 

We are so grateful that we get to work with these beautiful materials daily to make selections for our client projects.  With that in mind, we thought we would share some of our favorite 2018 Design Trends:

  1. Freshome: 2018 Interior Design Trends
  2. House Beautiful: 2018 Decor Trends
  3. Houzz: Interior Design Trends Expected to Take Hold in 2018
  4. Apartment Therapy: Big Bathroom Trends to Watch out for in 2018
  5. 18 Home Design Trends for 2018

We especially like the use of mixed metals and color for kitchen remodel projects...gorgeous!

The Rutt Family Welcomes…

As graduation season approaches, we thought we would inform you of our recent accomplishment as well! 

I would like to personally thank the Rutt Cabinetry family for hosting an amazing education seminar this past April, and we’re so excited to be a part of Rutt’s exclusive family in offering top quality cabinetry to our clients!  



Tips and Tricks

As a designer I often get asked, “What are some things I should consider before remodeling or designing my house?” Or, “Do you have any quick tips you can share?” There is so much information out there and sometimes even the smallest things (or what seems like a small thing) can make such an impact – good and bad! So I wanted to share an article that offers some great advice and a few do’s and don’ts on topics such as color, space planning, construction, and more!

And we couldn’t agree more with these words of wisdom - “Never ever drink wine while operating power tools. The dust will spoil it.”


Pillow Talk

Now that we have your attention… We’re excited to introduce our new custom “Los Gatos Coordinates” pillow!

Our hand-stamped exclusive “Los Gatos Town Cat” pillows were such a hit over the last few seasons, we couldn’t help but add a new pillow to our collection and to pair with your favorite LG cat accessory!

These make the perfect housewarming gift (let’s face it, flowers only last a week or so); a great home or nursery accessory (or any room, really); a sentimental reminder of someone’s special or favorite place (who doesn’t love Los Gatos?); or even a gift solution for that person you can never seem to find a gift for (and we all know THAT person, right?)!

Luckily, we have two color options from which to choose, and you can mix and match between both styles and colors!

Design and Color Trends

Trends to consider when choosing colors, home décor, and window coverings for your home.

It been declared, many trend and color organization have proclaimed their colors of the year for 2016. While there are lots of announcements, you will see a trend of softer hues of color with many shades of blue, white and even pink. These delicate colors are very flexible when you look at the variety of ways they can be used in your home décor either by themselves or as a contrast with a different color.

Elegant Drama

Using contrasting colors is a great way to add elegance and drama to a room. Consider a bold color as a highlight or accent to a room that has neutral colors at its core.

Modern Vibe

Focusing entirely on shades of gray and whites imparts a modern, contemporary vibe. A white-on-white décor evokes and airy space with an intense yet soft flow of light.

Calming Design

A soothing, serene color palette calms the senses and evokes a feeling of relaxation and respite. Being constantly connected to technology, email, phone, and text, we find ourselves over stimulated. We want to take a step back, live our lives at a slower

Ottoman is the most versatile piece in your home

Ottoman is the most versatile piece in your home When it comes to our homes, it’s easy to think of the things we’d like more seating, more storage, more space. This list sound familiar? Do more with less is the decorating challenge of the century, a challenge that none of us can seem to figure out without having serious sacrifices. Next time you feel your space is lacking, think about investing in some multi-purpose solutions. Need some inspiration? May I now present the ottoman, the can easily disguise itself as a coffee table, a chic storage space or extra seating. It’s the most versatile piece you can’t live without. 

Here are some examples on how the ottoman can be used in the home: 

  • Use it for shoe storage
  • Shake things up at the kitchen table
  • Use it as a vanity chair
  • Transform it into a bookshelf
  • Give your dog a hangout spot

Julie Cavanaugh of Los Gatos Awarded Best of Houzz 2016

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,

Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Los Gatos, CA, January 12, 2016 – Julie Cavanaugh, owner of Design Matters of Los Gatos has won “Best of Design, Customer Service, Photography” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Julie, has been creating beautifully orchestrated living spaces for over 18 years and has transformed projects from Napa to Carmel and as far away as Montana, Oregon and Hawaii. A licensed designer since 2002, Julie’s hands-on approach to each project results in pure, clean designs layered with beautifully aesthetic styling. “The 18-year old interior design firm” was chosen by the more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service, and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best of

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