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Oxford Gray

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Spring is soon upon us, but until then, the air remains crisp with occasional glimpses of sunny days that bathe our cheeks enough to make us longing for more warm, balmy days to come. To help stay cozy during the remaining cool days, here are my favorite ways to incorporate layers of grey into your wardrobe and at home with a bit of an Oxford edge for sophistication. As the days start to get warmer, complement these shades of gray with warm beiges and soft pinks to help transition your home and wardrobe into spring.



Oxford Gray Blog Post on PARC Interiors

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Oxford Grey (#2128-40) provides a cool, fresh and neutral palette that embodies balance and harmony in a space. Incorporate natural wood materials to help bring the outside in, or layer with blue hues for a cooling effect and tan hues to automatically warm up the space.  Free House Interiors does an amazing job balancing textures with warm and cool tones in this bedroom below.

Oxford Gray Blog Post by PARC Interiors

Wood Grain Brown

Sally Forsch

Reclaimed wood is perfectly good lumber that is salvaged instead of sent to a landfill. The truth is that landfills are full of wood products that are perfectly usable. By salvaging the wood before it goes to the dump, you get a new product (like a beautiful accent wall), reduce deforestation and help the environment. Here, I have gathered some of my favorite reclaimed wood pieces with a variety of different uses, applications, and price-points.


Wood Grain Brown Blog Post by PARC Interiors


Wood Grain Brown Blog Post by PARC Interiors

barn door / light fixture / phone case / churchill / console / shelving / headphones / wall panels

Benjamin Moore’s Wood Grain Brown (#2109-30) is a beautiful saturated brown with gray undertones. It is a great selection to bring warmth into a space, as shown in this Living Room, via At Home in Arkansas.

wood grain brown in room

Gallery Buff

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My absolute favorite source of inspiration when I’m designing a space is art. Art is such a personal form of self-expression, and a client’s collection tells us a story about their life, their style and even their personality. I like to think of interior design as a form of art where the entire space is our canvas, and the process is an intimate creative collaboration between the designers and homeowners.

Lately there has been a huge trend of artists collaborating with fashion and home goods companies. I love that this trend is showcasing artists that are new to the scene, and is making art accessible to the average consumer. These are some of my favorite fun and vibrant pieces that let your artistic style shine on the street and in your home just as it does in your art collection!

 Gallery Buff Blog Post by PARC Interiors

Phone Case / Pillow / Print / Sneakers / Fabric / Tote Bag / Clock / Calendar

Gallery Buff by Benjamin Moore (#CSP-225) is a classic “greige” – a neutral somewhere between a gray and a beige. This tone is the perfect backdrop for showcasing vibrant colors or artwork in a space. Romanelli & Hughes used the color beautifully on the walls of this artist’s studio, where it compliments the rustic wood and teal accents and provides a soothing environment for the artist’s creative process.

Gallery Buff Blog Post by PARC Interiors

Gypsy Love

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With summer fast-approaching, Lady Gaga’s Gypsy has been inspiring me to embrace my inner free-spirit and hit the road. But as fun as it would be to see the world, the easier option is to bring the world to you. Here are some of my favorite items that can help your bedroom become an oasis that surrounds you with global flare.

Gypsy Love Blog Post by PARC Interiors

headboard / bedding / mirror / floral pillow / oil lamp / antique map / rug / side table / dragon pillow / lantern / hammock

Benjamin Moore’s Gypsy Love (#2085-30) is a raspberry color that adds brightness and a dose of fun to any space. As seen on this Pinterest find, Gypsy Love brings a fresh pop in an antique color.

gypsy love in room

Rooftop Garden

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Happy Friday! With all this gorgeous weather, I’ve been giving my deck some extra love. Using that area as another living space doubles my room for entertaining, and provides a lovely environment for weekend relaxation! Here are some inspiring rooftop gardens, and my favorite picks for gardening vessels and accessories. Enjoy!

Rooftop Garden Blog Post by PARC Interiors

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​Rooftop Garden by Benjamin Moore (#CSP-765) is a dusky, urban green which looks beautiful on the windows of this​ brick-facade estate ​​by Windsor Companies. The muted green complements the colors of the surrounding garden and the architecture of the home.
Rooftop Garden Blog Post by PARC Interiors

Chilled Chardonnay

Kendra headshot

Spring has sprung and nothing gets me more in the mood for the upcoming summer months than a nice, luscious, chilled glass of wine.  Though 8.5 months pregnant, a girl can dream!  But in the meantime, that is what I must do: fantasize of wine tasting in Napa, wearing clothes that actually fit me.  Here’s to my dream: my perfect look for wine tasting with the perfect pairing of wine.

Chilled Chardonnay Inspiration by PARC Interiors

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Benjamin Moore’s “Chilled Chardonnay” is a tawny beige which acts as the perfect warm neutral for walls whether in a modern, mediterranean, or traditional space.  I love how it looks with a rich color like army green, as shown in this space via House Beautiful:

Chilled Chardonnay in Room

Natural Elements

Sally Forsch - Interior Designer, Remodels & Construction

In all of our designs we find it important to incorporate elements of nature. These items often add interest to the space in the form of texture.
Here are some of my favorite nature-inspired textural pieces:

Natural Elements Textural Inspiration

1. Calcite Geode from Z Gallerie; 2. Donatella Mirror from Made Goods; 3. Cable Rug from Room & Board; 4. Pru Lidded Box from Arteriors; 5. Diamond Foil Jute Pouf by West Elm; 6. Coco Mirror by Made Goods; 7. Serena Drum Chandelier from Maison Luxe

These items to speak to our paint color, “Natural Elements” by Benjamin Moore. This is a creamy, soft color with faint yellow-green undertones, which looks beautiful in this Dining Room by Margaret Donaldson Interiors. We love how the color allows the architectural elements of the room to pop, while providing a warm, neutral backdrop for the elegant furniture in this design.

Natural Elements by Benjamin Moore in Room

Inner Glow

After I had extensions for my wedding and my long hair thinned out a bit, I decided it was time for a change.  I became a bit obsessed with trying to find the perfect hairstyle for the girl who has not cut her hair… in like 15 years.  I came across a ton of modern bobs, lots of red, even some blues (Katy Perry), and my favorite look… ombre hair.  Drew Barrymore was the first one to catch my eye with this new do.  I’m not sure if it’s the new sparkler on her ring finger or her amazing tie dyed hair, but she is giving off a killer inner glow. Here is my ombre inspiration.

My ombre hair inspiration.

3.1 Philip Lim Shirt

Ombre Stripe Rug by Trans Ocean Imports

House of Hackney's 'Dalton Rose' Wallpaper

Walmart has the ombre bug too! Canopy Ombre Pillow for only $14

Vintage Ombre Glass Set- Etsy: Blue House Vintage

Ombre Bedding by Vera Wang Collection

Benjamin Moore's "Inner Glow"

Well, we all know how much I do not like yellow on walls.  It never looks as good as I want it to, either too warm, too orange, to lemony, ahhhh…. But, I LOVE yellow when it comes to accessories.  I think yellow looks best with grays and crisp whites.  See here… they even brought in some green.  LOVE IT!

OBSESSED with this bedroom. It's a perfect balance of the use of yellow... just a pop here and a pop there. (www.decorpad.com)

Inner Peace

Happy New Year! It’s the beginning of a fresh new start!  I always make goals for the new year.  The first goal is to go see more live music (Thanks Steph!), the second to not be so late all the time (Thanks Steph!), the third to find a hobby.  Any ideas of a new hobby?  What is your hobby?  And lastly, of course it would be great to find inner peace and a little balance in my life…as I prepare to leave my computer at home each night.  Here is some inspiration to get this year moving in the right direction…

Jessie Baylin- Check out her music at: http://www.myspace.com/jessiebaylin

#1: Go see more concerts!!! Jessie Baylin- Check out her music at: http://www.myspace.com/jessiebaylin

#2: Be on time!!!- I'll be sure to be on time with this new accessory by MARC JACOBS (Marine Rock gold-plated rubber watch)

#3: Find a Hobby!!!- This past weekend, my husband and I hiked through Marin. I'll look stylish in this vest as I huff and puff my way through nature. (The North Face Oh Snap Down Vest) Who knows... maybe hiking will be the new hobby!

#4: Inner Peace and Balance!!! Dream spiritual, yoga, spa retreat in Mexico. (http://www.villaananda.com/)

Kelly Moore's "Inner Peace"

This vibrant blue is perfect in a small space, like a bathroom.  See how it looks in this traditional spa like bathroom.

(Design by Brian Andriola)

Forever Young- Take Two

Last week we talked about inspiration for children’s bedrooms.  This week we designed a few looks for our clients who were looking for a gender neutral space, where often times an overflow of guests would need to use.  Therefore, the space needed to work for children ages 2-13 and adults of all ages.  Here are two looks that we came up with.  Which do you like best? A or B?

Design A

Design B