Posted on February 17, 2014
The newest kitchen updates focus on clean lines and convenience. The most successful spaces act as the heart of the home, with room for gathering, cooking and storage. Innovative products and ideas were introduced at this months Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas.
A quick review will show you the best ideas for kitchen comfort and ease.
Posted on December 18, 2013
It’s that time of year! Pantone, the color experts, announce Radiant Orchid as the color that will have the greatest impact on our lives. I’m energized, in fact the ability to energize us is one of the attributes of this color. In home design that translates to livelier palettes than we have seen in quite a while. This lovely color can add a point of interest to neutral interiors or play the leading role for a dramatic space.
Many complain that they do not want to be dictated to when it comes to the colors available in the market place. Rest assured that is not the case. Pantone researches color trends world-wide, analyzes what they see in order to give us a heads up on those colors receiving attention. Keep in mind, that in order to feel the benefits of this trend, you can make other selections from the pink/magenta color families and enjoy the glow.
The Psychological bonus is the way this hue encourages balance and harmony. In Feng Shui this color is used as a catalyst for meaningful positive change. The color of the year is a sign of the times, and I’m encouraged by the emergence of a color that will add life and vitality to our day. Get ready to enjoy the upcoming year!
Posted on August 2, 2013
This summers Las Vegas Furniture Market was a welcome mix of classic traditions along with colorful updates. The new product introductions along with design trend indicators create a worthwhile mix that helps direct our attention to the freshest looks in design.
Trend: Color that Captures:
Japiur introduced so many beautiful area rugs that are so rich in saturated color that your neutral rooms will come alive.
Trend: Warm metallic tones
This light fixture by Aerin Lauder for Circa Lighting is a divine piece of jewelry for your home.
Trend: Sophisticated Lines with Casual Finish
French Heritage is a quality favorite for me, and this display piece featuring a casual two tone finish and slim lined drawers to hide a few items would add architectural interest to a room.
This super comfortable piece is the Chatham recliner by Lane, comfort without the bulk.
Trend: Color Working as a Neutral
I know emerald is Pantones color of the year, but I can’t get over the blue sightings and how they introduce an element of calm to a room. This classic sofa by Massoud is the perfect cure for a boring room.
Posted on June 26, 2013
Extend your Living Space
Whether you are looking for a shady retreat or a discovery garden for you and the children, you will enhance your property and its value by creating attractive outdoor living spaces.
Collect pictures of outdoor spaces, visit your garden center and decide on the activities you would like to experience in the fresh air: dining, cooking, entertaining, playing or a quiet place to nap.
Frame Your View
Select an area with easy access then consider the view when you are indoors looking out as well as outdoors looking around. Landscaping potted plants and garden structures all work together to create intimate and appealing space.
Color Your World
Select a color scheme that will compliment your homes exterior finishes as well as your interior color palette.
Furnish your exterior spaces with outdoor furniture and accessories that compliment your interior style. We now have area rugs, cushions, lighting and to enhance your outdoor experience.
Posted on June 14, 2013
It is such fun being invited to create a summer tabletop display for this weekends Celebrate Summer Event. My thoughts immediately went to creating a relaxing evening with friends in my imaginary French Country Garden. I love the idea of welcoming guests with the lush blooms and soothing colors of hydrangeas set against crisp white table linens. I’m reminded of the 18th century “le jardin paysager”, French gardens designed for socializing and invigorating the senses. If you were unable to attend, please contact me directly for a personal tour of my favorite showrooms for designing beautiful rooms, indoors and out!