Entries Tagged 'Inspiration' ↓

Autumn Cover

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Everyone at the office has been patiently waiting for the cooler autumn weather to come along and I’m sure we’re not the only ones! As we approach the end of October, I’m eager to enjoy chillier evenings with warm drinks and cozy covers. It is just about time to bring out more layers and celebrate fall festivities. Until the temperatures drop, I’ve turned to bedroom inspirations of the coziest rooms that make me want to climb in bed and stay under the covers.

Autumn Cover Blog Post by Nash Design Group

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Autumn Cover is a great accent to add in a room for instant warmth. Johnson + McLeod Design Consultants balances a warm, autumn orange and dark colors with natural materials such as driftwood for an even more inviting warmth.

Autumn Cover Blog Post by Nash Design Group

Orange Sky

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After proclaiming orange as my favorite color in the early 2000’s, I spent years trying to distance myself from what, in retrospect, were some pretty awful orange fashion and decorating decisions. Now that enough time has passed, I’ve re-embraced the love for this tricky color. Looking to luxury brands like Hermés and Veuve Clicquot, who use orange as their signature color, it’s easy to see how to use orange effectively. Day to day, we see orange in a lot of contemporary designs, but I was curious to see orange used in all different styles of interiors. Below are some of my favorite rooms that use orange in unique and impactful ways.

Orange Sky Blog Post by Nash Design Group

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Orange Sky is a bright and optimistic color that would bring a punch to any space. In the room below by Amelia T. Handegan, a similar shade on the walls creates an exciting backdrop for traditional furnishings.

Orange Sky Blog Post by Nash Design Group

Molten Metallic: Copper

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Copper furniture and accents is one of the biggest trends of 2015, and we’re not surprised as it is such a versatile look. It instantly makes any room more dramatic, and pairs well with light, muted schemes and dark, moody rooms alike.

 Molten Metallic Copper Blog Post by Nash Design Group

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Molten Metallic: Copper instantly adds depth and intrigue to a space, much like the copper leaf in the space below.

Molten Metallics Copper Blog Post by Nash Design Group

Catalina Tile

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As it is getting closer to the end of summer, I’m enjoying as much down time on the warmer days as much as possible. Last year, I went on a short vacation and stopped at Catalina Island, a small island that sits off the coast of Southern California, along the way. The weather was warm and there was plenty of blue water but what I was drawn to the most were the beautiful tiles all throughout the main city. I had visited the island when I was younger but mostly remember tourist activities like the glass bottom boat ride for a clear view of the sea life down below so noticing the architecture of the city that I hadn’t seen before was a nice surprise. The main street had a water fountain decorated in colorful tiles as well as all along the town’s pathway by the water. And how gorgeous is this ceiling?!

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The number of new techniques of manufacturing tile and tile look alikes have really allowed for more fun touches of design all throughout. From traditional tile on risers of a staircase to a more modern tiled fireplace, the hint of tile is a great addition. Even a patterned tile wallpaper is an easy solution for a quick upgrade!

Catalina Tile Blog Post by Nash Design Group

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This bathroom by Etica Studio balances the warm color of Kelly Moore’s Catalina Tile in a traditional floor design with contemporary designs for plenty of charm.

Catalina Tile Blog Post by Nash Design Group

Aztec Gold

We recently had a client who was inspired by her childhood in New Mexico and wanted to have bits of Southwestern accents throughout her home, but was on a strict budget.  That got me on a pillow sourcing rampage.  I couldn’t believe all the ready-made options there were for her in all the colors of the rainbow!  I definitely struck “Aztec Gold” with these finds.  Check ’em out!

Aztec Gold Blog Post by Nash Design Group

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This muddy yellow might seem dull, but we added it with ready-made draperies by West Elm to this eclectic dining space for one of our most favorite clients!

Aztec Gold Blog Post by Nash Design Group

Lazy Afternoon

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There are end-of-summer vibes floating around and they’re making me crave a lazy afternoon spent lounging around outside. Yesterday, I caught myself daydreaming about being in a hammock in the shade with a nice cool drink and a good book — doesn’t that sound heavenly? Sorry, I know it’s not Friday yet, but here’s some divinely peaceful inspiration to get you through the end of the week.


PS Did you know hammocks were invented by natives of Central and South America, as a place to sleep out of reach of all the nasty critters? Since then they’ve been used by sailors and astronauts as space-saving sleeping quarters. My favorite use of all, though: pure, unadulterated relaxation. Enjoy!

Lazy Afternoon Blog Post by Nash Design Group

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Lazy Afternoon is a saturated plum tone which takes a sophisticated spin when paired with other purples, grays, and punchy colorful art in this Beverly Hills living room by Burnham Design.


Lazy Afternoon Blog Post by Nash Design Group

Palm Trees

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This past weekend, I had the pleasure of spending time in my old stomping grounds of sunny Los Angeles. The sunny weather and attitude in LA always puts me in beachy mood. While stopping for a snack at Rawberri in West Hollywood, I was struck by their use of the Beverly Hills Hotel’s famous Martinique wallpaper, which turned this tiny shop into a tropical paradise.  My love for palm trees was immediately invigorated. While the original wallpaper remains a modern favorite (it can be seen in homes belonging to Nate Berkus and Lady Gaga, to name a few), I was interested in other ways to incorporate an instant tropical vibe to any space.

Bright and bold, there are many ways to bring palm imagery into your space. Besides the original Martinique wallpaper, there are many other bright wallpaper options that help you make a statement in any room. While a palm or tropical plant is sure to brighten up any yard, bring it indoors with a DIY framed leaf, or temporary wall display. Palm prints can also be found on furniture, pillows and accessories. Don’t be afraid to mix up your prints and imagery – why not throw a live plant in a room with palm wallpaper? Check out some inspiration below!

Palm Trees Blog Post by Nash Design Group

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Palm Trees is a versatile green that can be used in a variety of spaces and applications. In the photo below, a similar shade used on the chairs pairs perfectly with the mixture of other greens in the space.

Palm Trees Blog Post by Nash Design Group

Sun Porch

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It’s the dog days of summer, and this past weekend even SF was feeling the heat. I found myself in search of a backyard, rooftop, or porch – the perfect place to melt in the sun alongside a summer cocktail. Hopefully one day I’ll land myself a spot with a watering hole, ocean views, and effortless style — but until then, I’ll make a collage of all my favorite outdoor spaces and keep wishing.

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Throwing in a bright color is the easiest way to make your outdoor space look fresh and updated without having to invest a ton of time and money. Spotted on Acapulco Chair USA.

Sun Porch Blog Post by Nash Design Group

Indigo Batik

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Indigo is a deeply saturated cool tone that I love seeing in interior design and fashion. I think that it is a great summer color when paired with a light material such as cotton.

The rich indigo color has been used as a dye for many traditional fabric techniques. Before modern day screen printing, many patterns were created by hand by using dyes and stamps in various techniques. A few of my favorite processes are shibori and batik, which have been found in many contemporary designs lately. Reminiscent to the depths of water, indigo brings out a calmness wherever I see it.

If you are interested in creating your own pattern with dye, check out a few of these how to’s and kits: BatikShibori, and Sun Printing.

Indigo Batik Blog Post by Nash Design Group

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Behr’s Indigo Batik is seen in the accessories that stand out against the neutrals. The balance of fun patterns and textures with bright colors of this living room designed by Collected Interiors keep everything lively while still balanced.

Indigo Batik Blog Post by Nash Design Group

Zucchini Flower

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Chef Jared Nash gives us a bright Zucchini Ribbon Salad to bring to a Summer dinner party or BBQ.  It is fresh, light, and most importantly for anyone who is a dud in the kitchen like myself- easy to make!  See recipe below.

Zucchini Flower blog post by Nash Design Group

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This bright color by Dunn Edwards, screams fun!  Use hints of orange as accents throughout a space like this  feminine office by The Bright Idea.

This bright color by Dunn Edwards, screams fun!  Use hints of orange as accents throughout a space like this  feminine office by The Bright Idea.