Homeowners jazzing up their properties this spring should keep in mind that eclectic design and personalized decor are popular. Beige neutrals on the walls are to be avoided in favor of cool grey hues and pale pastels, which look more modern and complement bold-colored furnishings and warm metals. Blush tones paired with masculine hues also are in style, and designers say owners should create inspired spaces that tell their personal stories. Lighter wood is gaining popularity for furniture, countertops, and flooring, as it hides dents and scratches and complements soft natured paint colors. Meanwhile, silver or steel hardware, fixtures, furniture, and decor increasingly is being replaced by gold. Personalization also is happening in the kitchen, with custom painted cabinetry; and more homeowners are avoiding granite in favor of more resilient synthetic materials. | Read More