The 5 Hottest Home & Decor Design Trends for 2016

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My crystal ball shines brightly (gave it a good polish earlier) and is ready to predict this year’s trends.

Design trends always mirror the combined economic and social momentum. When the finances were in a rather dim condition the past few years, frugal living and curb alert saves were not just necessary but also – thanks to bloggers -they became the new cool.

It seems finances are getting all better and interior design trends mirror that. Spoiler: 2016 will be the year of gold and diamonds.

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Kitchen Cart Makeover

TwoPlusCute: an amazing kitchen cart transformation. Great makeover. From garbage to awesome! Header

A lot of friends liked the – extreme – makeover of the kitchen cart that I used as incentive so my mom lets me turn her kitchen from green to a super happy yellow so, here’s the scoop on a super frugal and pretty easy diy that gave new life to a very neglected kitchen cart.

First of all, you (really!) have to see the extremely rundown, bad, broken, awful, before:

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Spicy Yellow Kitchen Makeover (part 2)

TwoPlusCute: Spicy Yellow kitchen. Makeover of a vintage, hospital green kitchen completely transformed into a sunshine filled, happy, cooking area. Beautiful!

Makeover of a vintage, hospital green kitchen that was completely transformed into a sunshine filled, happy, cooking area. Spicy Yellow kitchen – part two! Transforming a room only with color. (Read the challenges, why we did not gut everything in the first place (plus many more details & photos of the makeover), in Part 1 of the spicy yellow kitchen.)

After the owner of this kitchen (hi mom!) agreed reluctantly (very reluctantly) on the most minimal change, the old green kitchen was about to be get a new life.

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Spicy Yellow Kitchen (part 1)



While we were in Greece, I repainted my mom’s kitchen in what we now call a “spicy yellow kitchen”. It completely renewed the space and it filled it with light. It is a much happier space now and it no longer looks dark and faded.

The kitchen itself, a 50+ years old vintage compilation of wooden cabinets, mosaic floor, marble sink, countertops and backsplash and…orange, double-pin, pulls. Big chunky, square, vintage orange pulls that mom insisted we keep. She is all about vintage that girl. She also hates throwing away stuff, which made the kitchen look like this (warning: shockingly ugly picture):

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