Entries Tagged 'Lighting' ↓

Ray of Light

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One of the simplest ways to update a room is to change out or add lighting. With that being said, lighting fixtures have become a favorite of mine. There are so many types and styles of fixtures out there but lately, I’ve been loving how a wall mounted light can have such an impact in a room. A wall mounted light next to a bed makes the room more cozy (perfect for reading in bed) and leaves you with more space on your nightstand compared to using a table lamp. Place some wall mounted fixtures in a living room above a bookcase and you’ve got a great way to highlight your displays.


Ray of Light Blog Post by Nash Design Group

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Faith and Flower has a fun bright yellow banquette for dining guests. Matching Benjamin Moore’s Ray of Light, the bright yellow is a funky and elegant accent color.

Ray of Light Blog Post by Nash Design Group


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One of my favorite things to do on a rainy morning is curl up with a cup of coffee and a good book. Ok, more likely a decent Netflix marathon might be happening instead. No matter how you spend the day, I think it can be agreed upon that we are in need of some more rainy days here in California. Although I love the reading nook in my own apartment, I thought about what my dream space would look like for a cozy day.  For those days, I need a comfy sofa, a place to put my feet up, and some great lighting! I think it looks a little something like…

Raindance Blog Post by PARC Interiors

chandelier / wall art / sofa / rug
pillow 1 / pillow 2 / pillow 3
side table / table lamp / coffee table


Not only does Raindance (#1572) look great on a wall with a more classic application (as above), it also makes a statement in accent applications. In this kitchen, spotted by Blackbird Style, a similar shade used on the cabinetry gives this space modern flair.


Raindance Blog Post by PARC Interiors

Bride To Be

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The Fall wedding season is just around the corner, and I can’t help but be inspired by the beauty that nature brings this time of year. Nothing makes a “bride to be” glow quite like the effervescent view of a shimmering lake or lush forest, as she makes her way towards the grinning groom. Add some sparkle to the aisle by contrasting the rich colors of the outdoors with a touch of gold decor. You can also brighten things up with mixed florals; the outdoors go with everything, so don’t be afraid to go bold with color. Dress the table tops with a touch of greenery, or simply go green by printing your menus on recycled paper. Next, make the wide open venue feel more intimate by introducing a few mirrors. The reflection will help create a sense of enclosure, and as a plus, they’re great for quick touch ups throughout the night. Finally, for a sure guarantee your party will last through the night, light up the tree tops with a canopy of twinkle lights, or go big with a statement chandelier! 

Bride To Be Blog Post by PARC Interiors

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chalkboard menu / chandelier / altar / bouquet / mirror / place setting / printed menu / napkin / lanterns

You can’t help but fall in love with Benjamin Moore’s Bride To Be (#1009). This elegant and timeless shade of pink serves as the perfect pale backdrop for this Living Room, designed by Stephen Shubel.

Bride To Be Blog Post by PARC Interiors

Brilliant White

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For those of you who watched the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (on a Monday for the first time since 1976!) you may have noticed a few standout trends gracing the red carpet. One of my favorite style moments was the abundance of bright white dresses. Many actresses graced this crisp and classic neutral, turning out fashion highlights left and right. Though tradition states Labor Day as the yearly cut-off for wearing white, rules were made to be broken – and this one should be no exception.


Brilliant White Blog Post by PARC Interiors

Pictured, L to R: Laverne Cox, Camila Alves, Sofia Vergara, Padma Lakshmi (Images via E!)

Take some tips from the gorgeous ladies above and translate this trend into your home to enjoy white all year round. A perfectly neutral pop, white is an easy color to incorporate into any style from traditional modern. When using white, don’t forget to accent it with other neutrals for a fresh look. Natural woods, creams, and metallics all are excellent counterpoints to white. Think of lighting and accessories in the same way that these ladies have thought of their jewelry and makeup – fresh and neutral, and a little bit of bling! Below are some suggestions for incorporating white into your home in a light and fresh way.

Brilliant White Blog Post by PARC Interiors

side chair / pillows / chandelier / table / pendant / centerpiece / painting / photo frame / stool / low vase / lounge chair / bedding

Benjamin Moore’s Brilliant White (#PM-4) is an elegant white with a soft blue undertone. In this bedroom, the white backdrop creates a lush and inviting space for relaxing. (via Elle Decor)

Brilliant White Blog Post by PARC Interiors

Sea Glass


Sally Forsch

As a kid at the beach, instead of digging for crabs or running away from waves, you would find me scouring the sand for sea glass. I would comb the sand for the rare and prized blue hued glass pieces.  This hobby of mine turned a day at the beach into a treasure hunt! My handful of treasures would contain all shapes, sizes, and colors of this glass that is so beautifully tumbled by Mother Nature.

Here are a few items that represent the beauty of sea glass:

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Candle Holder / Pillow / Sea Glass Sculpture / Bedding / Lamp / Wall Art / Sofa

Nesting Tables / Bowl / Pendant  / Vases / Boxes / Necklace

Benjamin Moore’s Sea Glass (#CSP-735) is a subtle and beautiful hue true to its name. This enchanting color is the perfect soothing backdrop for the walls of an entryway, as shown here.

Sea Glass in room

Make Believe

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For all the parents out there, we know summer vacation means more than just long summer nights. It also means long hot days, with a house full of kids that need constant entertainment. To keep them from bouncing off the walls, consider designating a new play space. You can easily re-energize an unsightly basement or an unused bedroom to create an exciting new playroom. Transform the space with a fresh color like Benjamin Moore’s “Make Believe”. The pale walls will serve as the perfect back drop for all your kids’ brightly colored art projects and mix-and-match furniture. Take a look at these great playroom finds that are sure to excite your child’s imagination and bring their true colors to life!

Make Believe Blog Post by PARC Interiors

Ceiling Fixture / Pintuck Pillow / Insect Pillow / Rug / Knit Doll / Canvas Baskets / Canvas Tent / Art PrintTable & Chairs Set

Benjamin Moore’s Make Believe (#CSP-1035) is a perfect neutral backdrop for any space. This beautiful Playroom found on Jute Interior Design perfectly illustrates how a room can be brought to life, without going crazy with your wall colors. 

Make Believe Blog Post by PARC Interiors

Go Overboard!

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Go Overboard! Teal is trending for summer and I can’t get enough. Whether you choose to go bold with a dark accent wall, or to add subtle touches of the color through artwork and table decor, you’re sure to make a statement with your selections. Intimidated by color? Try adding a pop of teal to your nails first! Essie’s “Go Overboard” is the perfect shade to brighten up your summer look and ease you into future color commitments. 

Go Overboard Blog Post by PARC Interiors

Herringbone Tray / Lamp / Agate Bookend / Nail Polish / Plate / Pillow / PrintChest of Drawers

Benjamin Moore’s Dark Teal (#2053-20) takes jewel tones to another level, introducing richness and warmth to the already vibrant teal. Erin Williamson utilized the color perfectly, transforming a cold Dining Room into cozy Reading Room.  

Go Overboard Blog Post by PARC Interiors

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

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

Lighting Bug

Here at PARC Interiors, we have a bit of an infatuation with lighting.  There are so many AMAZING fixtures to choose from.  Thank goodness we have some interesting clients who are loving the idea of something different.  Here are some fixtures that we have presented to clients in the past few weeks.  You could say we have a been bitten by the Lighting Bug.

9-globe Branching Bubble

Can you believe that this is made out of wood?

This metal work is pretty remarkable!


Love the texture!

Benjamin Moore's "Lighting Bug"

I have to admit, I like using yellow in bits and pieces… try using it as the one statement piece in your home.  Art?

(Courtesy of decorpad.com)