Design Q&A: Angela Elias, editor of CasaSugar
Angela Elias, the editor of the inspiring home design website CasaSugar, shares current trends she loves in home design and style wisdom below. She’s still a bit beside herself over the fact that tackling DIY projects, trolling flea markets and meeting some of the industry’s top talent is part of her job. When she isn’t indulging in her design whims, Elias enjoys testing out new recipes and being outdoors.
What do you see in your daily life that inspires your sense of design?
While I still look forward to flipping through my favorite glossies each month, I’m especially inspired by the abundance of personal design blogs and online magazines we have access to now. Even visually driven social media apps like Instagram and Pinterest have changed the way that I organize and share my custom closet design ideas.
What’s your favorite trend in home design right now?
I can’t stop reaching for metallic accents — especially rosier versions that are becoming a popular alternative, like copper.
How does your home design reflect your aesthetic?
I gravitate toward classic silhouettes but always need a splash of color, a graphic pattern and at least one bold accessory.
What’s the one piece of advice you’d give readers for designing their home?
Create visual interest with contrast. It sounds ridiculously basic, but pairing colors from different ends of the spectrum, layering different textures or mixing streamlined pieces with something more ornate can make all the difference.
Like Elias’s style? Check out this example from a California Closets design that illustrates how incorporating metallic accents and playing with color or texture can make a stylish impact.