Today we are doing a roundup of some of our favorite projects, designs and blog posts of 2018! It has been such a great year for us at Becki Owens Design. We’ve had the opportunity to work on some incredible projects with amazing clients. We have loved sharing them with you throughout the year. We also love having a place here on the blog, on Instagram, and Pinterest where we can share design trends, styling tips, inspiring spaces, and favorite finds. Catch up on today’s Best of Blog, and then make sure you are following along this month as we share favorite trends here to stay and our predictions for whats going to be big in 2019. Here’s to the great year we had and a brand new year full of fresh ideas!
A friend of mine is in the middle of a remodel and came to me for advice about her new windows. She is in love with the black window trend but is worried that it will soon become dated. If you’re updating your home, it’s a question you might be asking too, “Black or White Windows?!” Read this post for all our thoughts on this hot design trend and what window look is right for your home.
Love a light bright interior but worried that your kids will trash the look you love? Read Q+A: Kid Friendly Design for all our tips on designing for you but with the kids in mind.
Sage green has emerged as a great color this year to pair with the raw woods and rich metals that we have been loving for that modern organic vibe It’s a soft muted color with gray undertones that makes it a perfect updated neutral. We wrote about green spaces in a few posts. Read 2018 Trend: Sage Green Cabinetry + Paint Guide, Sage Green Bathrooms, and Trend Update: Green Kitchens.
At the beginning of the year, we predicted we’d see more of the two toned kitchen trend in 2018. Were we right? Yes! More than half way through the year and we started seeing beautiful kitchen designs that nail the look. Although we are finding new kitchens that pair white with classic black or a pretty color, this year the emphasis is definitely on wood with fresh white, bold color, or dramatic black paired with the warm organic look of natural wood. Read here for more on this trend.
Layering neutrals for a space rich in texture and pattern is a look we’ve loved and shared before. We have a dream home to show you that nails it–black, white, and warm wood with layers of interesting textiles and beautiful statement furniture. It has an organic feel that complements the natural beauty of the South Carolina coast. Take a look at this dreamy neutral home.
This dream home comes from a design firm that I admire, Muskoka Living Interiors. No one makes lake-side living look more enticing. If you aren’t familiar with their work, you are in for a treat. I’ve shared them before on Instagram and in this post, Drool Worthy Lake House Exteriors, and today I am excited to feature their vision of the Modern Farmhouse. It’s a soft layering of lux textiles, fresh white walls, edgy black accents, all mixed with a subtle coastal vibe. Take a look at this beautiful home.
Renovated to maximize natural light and blur the lines between indoors and out, the home is a layering of clean lines, cool concrete, warm wood, and beautiful furniture. Take a look!
Design and Styling Tips
Becki Owens Brio Project
I am excited to share details of our Brio Project Laundry Room with you. Although the space is small, we made it feel bright and fresh while keeping it functional. Read on for images, sources, and laundry room design tips.
Becki Owens Arboles Project
Small details in a bathroom can have major impact on the final look and feel of your space. In this post, I share seven bathroom design details from my projects that might help you decide the look you want in yours.
Becki Owens Brio Project
This post shares three examples of theater and game rooms from my recent projects that all have a fresh modern look. Take a look how we used plush seating, soft throws, beautiful vintage textiles, and oversize movie screens to create perfect spaces for lounging around and hanging out at home.
Villa Bonita is a beautiful custom build in St. George, Utah. It is a classic home with modern lines, white painted brick, steel windows, and natural woods. We shared sources and design details for the home in these posts: Kitchen Details + Resources, Mixing Metals in the Villa Bonita Bathrooms, Exterior + Outdoor Lighting.
Our Brio Project, created for the St George Parade of Homes, is an update on traditional with a crisp foundation and layers of print and pattern that add a fresh bohemian vibe. We shared images, design details and sources for each room in the home. Click through for more: kitchen, living room, master bedroom, master bathroom, guest bedroom, guest bathroom, bunk room, laundry room, and media room.
Our Town Center Project blends elements of old world Spanish with a clean modern aesthetic. We created the look with a fresh layering of pattern and style in each space. Read about the kitchen, Spanish Modern bathroom, bedroom 1, bunk room, and black tile bathroom.
We can’t wait to be inspired and share ideas in the coming year. Thanks for making 2018 so great!