Entries Tagged 'Concepts' ↓
August 25th, 2016 — Colors, Concepts, Inspiration, Shopping, Tips
This week, we have a Guest Blogger, Amy Spagnola from Luxe Decor (https://www.luxedecor.com) giving Elevated Entryway Tips!
The grandeur of a stylish entryway cannot be underestimated. Making the first and lasting impression to visitors, a beautifully designed and decorated home entryway will create a powerful statement. If you’re seeking to make your home more of a standout, there’s nothing better to try to upgrade and reimagine than the first room of the home.
Here are five ideas for creating a home entryway that will be inviting and inspiring.
Thanks Amy and Luxe Decor for your amazing tips!
April 28th, 2016 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Furniture, Inspiration, Mood Board, Treasures of the Week
Summer cannot come soon enough! So, in honor of Caribbean dreaming, I chose some fun pieces you can enjoy outdoor. Vacation at home in this Lakeshore teak lounge chair, set the mood with a gorgeous view of Sitges, Spain by Sara Ferguson photography, and get these playful accessories to hold all your favorite cocktails!
I love using bright colors on accent pieces to make a statement, bring liveliness to the space, and it’s just unexpected. The use of this color on these exterior doors is on point!
April 14th, 2016 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Details, Furniture, Inspiration, Mood Board, Tips
We currently have a client that lives in San Diego where the beach is a very important part of her daily routine. She wanted to infuse water and beachy elements without being too literal. Check some of the products that give the essence of the waves through texture, the brightness of the water with hues of blue, the appeal of sand with sisal and the smell of the sea salt with a yummy candle.
Sea Salt is one of our go-to neutral by Benajmin Moore’s Color Story line. It is one of those colors that takes on the tones around it. I like to use it with the darkness of a gray and the creaminess of a white to really make it pop.
February 26th, 2016 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Furniture, Inspiration, Mood Board
Everything old, is new again. As a designer, I am constantly in search of vintage pieces. However, many times clients prefer to mix and match their vintage with new. We currently have a client looking to give a few nods to the 1960 and 1970’s in her amazingly eclectic home in Palo Alto. Check out some of our sources that will make you want to watch episode after episode of Mad Men, throw up your peace sign and give praise to Flower Power.
I love pairing Benjamin Moore’s sultry chartreuse tone with a neutral palette of wood, black, white and tan. Though we often see bright tones in childish spaces, I find when using it in this neutral nature, it allows such a paint color to work in an adult-like space.
January 21st, 2016 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Fashion, Inspiration, Mood Board, Shopping, Treasures of the Week
I’m all about staying home on rainy days and cuddling up close to the fire with the ones I love. Unfortunately, during the workweek we need prepare to defend the rain. Dance in the rain with these stylish and comfy rain boots from Hunter, take a large, sturdy Bella Umbrella to stay dry and then come home to relax at the end of the day with a chunky knit blanket and cozy socks from Etsy. Warm your body and hands by making a hot cup of coffee or tea to enjoy in a large stone cup from Anthropologie.
This winter try a warm tone that helps make any room feel cozy and relaxing with Benjamin Moore Luxe AF-580. This 2016 color of the year goes well with many different color combinations and will add the perfect amount of color to your space.
November 12th, 2015 — Colors, Concepts, Furniture, Inspiration, Mood Board
I love color as much as the next girl, but sometimes the best way to show that color off is with a crisp, white backdrop. Especially if the style of the space is eclectic, white walls can help keep everything feeling fresh and cohesive. This also allows the special pieces in the room to really take center stage and sing their hearts out. One-of-a-kind art, vintage textiles, and unique collections are best complimented this way. Believe it or not, white walls work for every space in the house, even (you guessed it) kids’ rooms! Check out some of my favorite examples:
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Simply White by Benjamin Moore was just named the 2016 Color of the Year! As you can see above, painting your walls white gives a truly neutral and unobtrusive backdrop for treasured items and architectural details.
October 29th, 2015 — Accessories, Concepts, Details, Holidays, Inspiration, Mood Board, Treasures of the Week
Even as a child, Autumn was one of my favorite seasons. The chilly days and long nights always filled me with wonder and excitement. Growing up with movies like Hocus Pocus, Kiki’s Delivery Service and later, Harry Potter, I waited eagerly for my magic powers to blossom as I came of age. What little boy didn’t want to grow up to be a witch? (Ok I was probably in the minority for that one.) I eventually realized that the owl delivering an acceptance letter to Hogwarts was never coming, but it never stopped me from dreaming. While I always love a dash of creepiness in my own home, I thought it would be a fun exercise to imagine what a modern take on a magical & haunted & witchy pad would look like – no spiders allowed!
Witch Hazel is a greenish-putty color that works well as a neutral, or as a dull wash of color. In this room from High Society Home, a similar shade serves as the perfect backdrop for other warm neutrals.
October 23rd, 2015 — Accessories, Concepts, Holidays, Inspiration, Mood Board
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.
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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.
September 17th, 2015 — Colors, Concepts, Inspiration, Mood Board
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.
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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.
September 3rd, 2015 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Furniture, Inspiration
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.
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Molten Metallic: Copper instantly adds depth and intrigue to a space, much like the copper leaf in the space below.