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My Top 10 Interior Design Trends for 2016 [Video]

Happy New Year!! 2015 was a great year for Ashley Freeman Design, I hope it was great for you too! We launched our YouTube show in December and are so excited at the reaction and response we've received. SO many people ask me what is upcoming, new and exciting in home decor, and what they should look out for when decorating their homes.. So I've put together a 2016 Interior Design Trends video for all of you to get inspired and get a little insight of what to expect this upcoming year! Enjoy!!

Principles of Design:

Balance

Emphasis

Movement

Pattern

Repetition

Proportion

Rhythm

Variety

Unity

 

DIY 3D Paper Deer Head [Video]

My thumb may still be numb from cutting this out but my goodness was it worth it! Say hello to my newest friend. Just in time for the Christmas holidays this 3D paper reindeer head is bound to wow your guests! Hang it for the holidays or all year round.. this sculpture is modern, edgy (literally), and the perfect statement art piece. If you're interested in trying this out for yourself you can follow my step by step tutorial here:

 

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Instructions and Template: CLICK HERE

 

My Christmas Tree Decor [Video]

With Christmas coming around the corner I jumped on the tree decorating train! I'm excited to share with you my unconventional Christmas tree. She's white, light and as sparkly as can be... This airy design was the perfect solution for me and my lifestyle since I wanted to ensure I didn't obstruct our gorgeous view of downtown Toronto. Reflective and sparkly ornaments fit the bill, reminiscent of the nighttime skyline they bounce those twinkling starlights and make my tree glow. I can hear those sleigh bells ringing!! Grab yourself a cup of hot cocoa and follow me on my decorating adventure in this youtube tutorial. I hope it inspires you to think differently about your tree this year. A very Merry Christmas to you! And a Happy New Year!

Sparkly Branches - West elm
Baby's Breath - West elm
Star tree topper - Walmart
Word ornament - DIY
Teardrop ornament - Walmart

Tree - Restoration Hardware
Fake Snow - Walmart
Starburst ornament - West elm
Beaded ornament - West elm
Copper ornament - West elm
Diamond ornament - IKEA

Contemporary Leslieville Nursery [Video]

An energetic and clean contemporary nursery in Toronto's east end town of Leslieville. What a joy it was to work on this project, and a perfect baby boy it's for! This bold space has so much character. I was inspired to use a monochromatic palette which is reflected in the FLOR carpet tiles and Flensted mobile. With pops of colour and customized furniture, this streamline nursery is hip, modern and the ideal space for mom, dad and baby to enjoy!

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Art - West Elm
Orange Art - Ashley Freeman
Green throw - Homemade by baby's nana
Throw pillow - Ma Zone
Garbage Diaper Genie - Playtex Baby
Crib fitted sheet - Pottery Barn Kids
Change pad cover - Pottery Barn Kids
"It is well with my soul" screen print - Rony Mikhael
Basket - Pottery Barn Kids

Carpet - Flor
Crib & Dresser - Dutailiter
Table lamp - Ikea
Floor lamp - EQ3
Chair - Casalife
LED strip - Philips
Mobile - Flensted
Benjamin Moore Eggshell Paint

  • Stonington gray HC-170
  • Tomato red 2010-10