With 2015 well & truly underway, we take a peak at some of the interior design forecast for the coming year.



2015 is all about mixing up the old & new to develop a distinctive blend of relaxed & stylish living spaces.

Its the year for displaying personal tastes, especially with pieces of mid century design.

Let your collected objects take pride of place, celebrate your travels & inject warm, vibrant colours into your interiors.

Sit satin and damask next to killims, rich colours with metallics and revamped traditional prints with muted greys and blues. Eclectic textures, styles and colours are the way forward this season, creating a sense of natural evolution rather than redecorating.

Marsala is the Pantone colour of the year, and the warm, crimson tones marry wonderfully with cool and faded blues, as well as bright Persian-inspired cobalt blue. Both ethnic textures and patterns are in trend, so opt for eye-popping kilims and geometric ikats to add visual interest, and call forth modernity with touches of the metallic, through burnished silver and rosey gold.

Pulling your eras into a cohesive whole and uniting each piece in your  room so as to best display your tastes.


Reconnecting with Nature:

It’s a trend in which we invite, organic, naturalistic materials into our interiors. Wood & Stone effect flooring, wood cladding, wood furniture, carvings made from rock. Earthy materials, such as stone, reclaimed and exotic woods, metals and glass will be dominant in the world of material finishes.  The use of wood in unconventional ways will be one of the most sensational trends for 2015. Textures derived from nature will be one of the biggest themes to look for throughout the year.

6ab3c4f371af0a67d2dacc14f91eee0fFinishes: Seeing a shift from high gloss to matte, flat or satin finishes for metal, wood ect. are making a big comeback.




FotoFlexer_PhotoWallpaper: Has been used in interiors since the 18th century and is not going anywhere. From digital prints to textured wall coverings, this trend is primed and ready to take off in 2015.







Free-standing-tub2-199x300Tubs: Free standing tubs are of the trendiest pieces of the 2015 Bathroom.

Cut Crystal: Has come out of the china cabinet; The modern context for crystal glass is a minimalist backdrop, where the refracted light bouncing off its edges is the focus.







Now without further ado, here some of our staffs favorite pieces.

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Hammered Zinc Top X-Table $2,460


Sturbridge Table $1,999


Elizabeth Lucas Round Ottoman $1,440 Elizabeth Lucas Cube Ottoman $840













Arte Italica Ceramic Mugs $108


Metal Trophy Skulls set-3 $185


Native Stone Farmhouse Sink $1,650













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Santa Maria Bookcase $2,488.75


Cape Cod Kitchen Cupboard $2,684
Susie Mulligan Black Capped Chickadee $2,304

















About the Author:

Principal Designer: Samira Mikel

GraduatingFotoFlexer_Photo sam in Chicago, IL from the international academy of design, Sam  holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in interior design.

Design school sharpened her  technical and creative skills, but  real world learning experience derived from her international background & living in such magnificent places as Jerusalem, Bahrain & London.

 Her passion for design stems from the love of beautiful architecture and diverse interiors  observed while exploring new places. From expansive travel in Europe, China & the Middle East, each country inspired and influenced her fresh eclectic style that she loves so much.

After years of working in Chicago for a design firm, the winds of change brought her back home to the Kittitas Valley and CCDC Roslyn Design Center.  

“A good designer can help you explore your needs and wishes and define and create the possibilities in your heart and mind”.  As a wise man once noted, “limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”

“I couldn’t be happier to bring back my skills and experience to this beautiful part of the country”.                                             

And as always, here is another enticing recipe from our own Jeri Lynn’s archives.


6 cups water
1 cup hulled barley
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 pounds yellow onions, peeled and vertically sliced
1 pound sweet onions, peeled and vertically sliced
1 bunch Kale-finely chopped
1 Leek chopped
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/4 cup dry sherry
6 cups unsalted beef stock
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 thyme sprigs
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
3 ounces French bread baguette, cut into 18 thin slices
3 ounces cave-aged Gruyère cheese, shredded (about 3/4 cup)
2 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)


1. Bring 6 cups water and barley to a boil in a large saucepan; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until done. Drain.

2. While barley cooks, heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add leeks and  onions; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and garlic; reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 45 minutes or until onions are caramelized and very tender, stirring occasionally.

3. Increase heat to medium-high. Add sherry; cook 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Stir in stock, pepper, thyme sprigs, bay leaf and Kale; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Discard thyme sprigs and bay leaf. Stir in barley, thyme leaves, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.

4. Preheat broiler to high.

5. Arrange bread in a single layer on a baking sheet; broil 30 seconds on each side or until toasted. Ladle 1 1/3 cups soup into each of 6 ovenproof bowls. Arrange 3 toast pieces in each bowl; divide cheeses evenly over toasts. Place bowls on baking sheet. Broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown.

Bon Appetite!

Until next time

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