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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!
July 14th, 2016 — Accessories, Details, Fashion, Furniture, Inspiration, Mood Board, Shopping
I love a good Canadian tuxedo like nobody’s business. And the fashion and interior design business has been off the charts with its use of denim this year. It gives a laid back, like “I’m not even trying to be cool” vibe. Faded Denim the epitome of California Cool and looking forward to sporting it through the seasons. Check out my favorite uses.
“Faded denim” by Benjamin Moore (795) is quite a bright and vibrant blue. I like to use it as a pop of color on a front door to really introduce brightness to a space. See here by InSite Designs out of South Carolina.
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.
December 17th, 2015 — Accessories, Colors, Fashion, Inspiration, Shopping
This Christmas, surprise the one you love with one of Principal Designer, Kendra’s heartfelt gifts. Keep dancing with Dr. Dre’s Beats headphones in rose gold, snuggle up with a killer geometric blanket, lather up with a Molten Geo Soaprock, or get your caffeine fix with the newest Kitchen Aid coffee maker. These go-to gifts are the perfect way to say I love you in the most heartfelt and fashionable way.
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If you are going to go bold, go for it like Brittany Ambridge did and paint this jaw dropping hue on your Entry walls with black gloss trim. It is a sure way to bring glam, fun, and richness to a space. Or if you’re feeling less daring, use it as an accent color with a complimentary color like navy. Either way, it’s a fab color that will keep heads turning.
November 24th, 2015 — Accessories, Events, Holidays, Inspiration, Shopping, Tips
My favorite thing about autumn and winter is getting together with family and friends to enjoy holiday meals. Whether it’s celebrating the holidays or just getting together with great company, there’s always plenty to look forward to when it comes to dinner parties. Give thanks to the host/hostess of a dinner party this year with a little gift!
Benjamin Moore’s Dinner Party makes for a great accent color seen in this elegant tablescape photographed by Paige Jones. The hues of burgundy of the wine glasses and napkins tie in with the floral arrangement that features pomegranates for a very fall setting!
November 5th, 2015 — Accessories, Colors, Details, Events, Furniture, Inspiration, Shopping, Travel
A few weeks ago my hubby Jared and I were relaxing on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta and within a few hours we were being evacuated inland to Guadalajara. It was a such a bummer that we didn’t get the much needed relaxing time complete with margaritas, however instead of seeing “Hacienda Red”, we made lemonade out of lemons and decided to explore the shopping in Guadalajara. And let me tell you, the artisans are beyond talented in the area- complete with custom metal lighting, brightly painted ceramics, carefully crafted wood tables, and my personal favorite: the luscious colored textiles that are complete with the most amazing details. Olé!!
August 20th, 2015 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Details, Inspiration, Shopping
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!
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!
July 30th, 2015 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Furniture, Inspiration, Mood Board, Shopping
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!
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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.
July 16th, 2015 — Accessories, Colors, Concepts, Details, Fashion, Inspiration, Shopping
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: Batik, Shibori, and Sun Printing.
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.
July 2nd, 2015 — Colors, Concepts, Details, Furniture, Shopping, Travel
I went to see Jurassic World in 3D this weekend and it gave me some serious adventure-envy. I’m pretty sure in a past life I was a dinosaur tamer or mountain trekker or safari guide… which would make sense since it’s no secret around the NDG office I have a serious penchant for all things global-inspired and animal-print.
What I love most about the present-day design industry is the constant flow of new technologies and innovation, which means an equal flow of awesome new products and ideas. Lately I’ve been especially digging the “I can’t believe it’s not real” exotic-inspired vinyls on the market. I swear, you could hold this stuff in your hands and have no idea it’s not real croc or ostrich or python — and it’s incredibly durable, to boot!
A couple of those vinyls have snuck their way in below, where I share some of my favorite safari-inspired, wanderlust-inducing items for your global modern home.
Seen here in the stunning stone wall and accent pillows, Safari by Benjamin Moore is a soft yellow which casts a warm glow on this global-inspired space by Ksar Living.