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Zillow's top design trends for 2015

Top Design Trends, Gold Fixtures, Courtesy Zillow Out with the chevron.  In with the golden hues.

Zillow has released it's top five design trends for 2015 and I am TOTALLY on board.  In fact, I think my exact kitchen faucet is in one of their pictures!  Here's what Zillow thinks is IN and here's what they say is OUT.

Of course, design is all in the eye of the beholder.  If you fill your home with things you love, it'll never go out of style!

In for 2015:

  • Gold fixtures
  • Cowhide
  • Wallpaper
  • Blue accent colors
  • Modern and mid-century modern elements

Out after 2014:

  • Chevron print
  • Bright colors
  • Solid painted accent walls
  • Matching furniture

Shabby Chic Kitchen Renovation, BEFORE and AFTER

  New cabinet finish, counters and backsplash

It's amazing to think that our kitchen renovation is finally done!  We've been enjoying the finished product for about 6 months now, but with baby Beau hogging my free time, I just now got around to taking some AFTER pictures.  The kitchen renovation was a much longer process than I ever anticipated.  I started in earnest while Joey deployed last year to Afghanistan.  We didn't finish until he returned.

I'm incredibly proud to say we did every ounce of work ourselves, with the exception of fabricating and installing the granite counters and an emergency visit from a plumber when not once, but TWICE, my below-sink plumbing exploded!  Here's a list of the improvements we made (with links if you'd like to check out the original posts), along with the before-and-after photos.  I still can't believe it's ALL OURS and it's ALL DONE!

Knowing the amount of blood, sweat and tears that went into this project, makes us enjoy the end result more than I ever could have imagined.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

XOXO, Anne

Kitchen renovation AFTER:

Kitchen renovation BEFORE: