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ROOM BY ROOM: Falling for Flat

“Matte is having a moment right now,” says Donna Garlough, Joss & Main’s style director. “Especially in white, black, chalky grays and pastels. It works because accents and lighting in a matte finish pair so naturally with some of the furniture trends we’re seeing.”


“It makes perfect sense, style-wise,” says New York City designer Elaine Griffin. “We began seeing the rise of black appliances as sleek and stylish non-white alternatives to pricier stainless options at the new millennium, and black as the ‘new neutral’ wall color has been gaining popularity over the past decade.”


“For me, quintessential ‘California Style’ is laidback, hip and happy. Our gorgeous natural light is the star, and we support it with breezy fabrics, natural textures and a relaxed vibe,” says Kim Myles, Los Angeles-based winner of HGTV’s “Design Star.”