Reno Notebook / By Jennifer Malise / March 13, 2017
Your horoscope this Spring: renovation edition
Feeling stuck in your renovation? Look to the stars for inspiration
If your home needs a renovation, and you’re not sure where to start, why not consult the celestial bodies for some answers? Whether your sign is connected to fire, water, earth or air, each element leans toward certain colors, styles or texture preferences. In order to prepare you for what lies ahead, we’ve compiled the best materials or techniques for each of the 12 zodiac signs. Read on to reveal what the stars say about your renovation.
A renovated apartment on the Upper East Side, Manhattan
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
You prefer to keep things open, so having fewer partitioned rooms should be the first thing on your punch list. Connecting your living spaces, like your dining and living room, is a great way to create an airy and inviting home.
A kitchen renovation in Park Slope, Brooklyn
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
You’re someone with a big imagination who prefers the path of least resistance. Surrounding yourself with brightly colored and glossy materials will provide endless inspiration to keep your creativity flowing.
A bathroom renovation in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You have a strong sense of self and you like to put your own stamp on things. Texture and color combined can create a bold look and let you stand out from the rest of the pack.
A kitchen renovation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
One might say you’re bullheaded, but that’s just another way of saying that you have strong opinions, which is a good thing when it comes to design. With an inclination towards keeping things simple, incorporating natural materials like soapstone into your home is the way to go.
A kitchen renovation in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You’re someone who’s unpredictable and lives for variety, so it only makes sense that you’d want to keep things open to the winds of change. Open shelving lets you mix things up, switching out your display with each passing season or mood.
A bathroom renovation in the East Village, Manhattan
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
As a careful planner who prefers to keep things consistent, you’re not one to rock the boat. Try rippled tile for an effect that suggests flowing water to help you keep your cool.
A dining area renovation in Chelsea, Manhattan
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Your sign displays a lot of confidence and pride, and you find yourself always wanting to be the center of attention. Nothing says “look at me!” like a saturated pop of color. An accent wall in Hamilton Blue can be a sure conversation-starter.
A nursery renovation in Chelsea, Manhattan
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
As someone who’s well-organized and prefers order and balance, you feel a connection with the natural world. Custom shelving can add order and a sense of calm to any room.
A kitchen renovation in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
Libra (September 23-October 22)
You’re level-headed, and having your home be in harmony is very important to you. A cutout can connect your living spaces, bridging the gap between separate rooms to let them harmonize with one another.
A kitchen renovation in Midtown, Manhattan
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Some might say you’re intense, and you’re often laser-focused on the next task in front of you. High-gloss and reflective finishes around your home can keep you in touch with the world around you.
A bedroom renovation in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
You’re a confident, straightforward person who doesn’t need to embellish your home to feel good about yourself. Soft hues, like this wall color in Gobi Desert, can be a great way to reflect that self-assuredness.
A kitchen renovation on the Upper West Side, Manhattan
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
You’re a master of self-discipline with a penchant for realism. When it comes to designing your home, granite is a solid choice (literally) that will stand the test of time.