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Introducing Accent Lighting Into Your Interior Design

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in General, Lighting, trend setting design | 0 comments

Introducing Accent Lighting Into Your Interior Design

Accent lighting is a powerful feature to add to a home to highlight and accentuate the beautiful features throughout each space. It is especially important for pieces or materials that you find one of kind, that you want to emphasize. Accent lighting not only highlights specific items, but also brings drama to the space, and affects the overall ambience of the room. Here are some ideas of how to incorporate accent lighting to spotlight some stunning features of a home. Accent lighting is incorporated under this cantilevered vanity in this...

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Amazing Glass Pieces at the 2014 ICFF!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Accessories, Art, Color, General, interior design show, mirrors, trend setting design | 0 comments

Amazing Glass Pieces at the 2014 ICFF!

This year at the 2014 International Contemporary Furniture Fair, I saw a plethora of glass exhibitors. It was amazing for me to see the new and innovative techniques used to create artistic glass pieces, such as sculptures, paneling, and lighting fixtures for your interior design. The colors that glowed in these pieces were fascinating! Here are some of the few pretty pieces seen at the ICFF.   These Green Wall Panels by Tsunami Glassworks are so unique and customizable, but my favorite part is that they are also eco-friendly! Each...

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Artistic Light Fixtures at the 2014 ICFF!

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Accessories, chandeliers, General, interior design show, Lighting | 0 comments

Artistic Light Fixtures at the 2014 ICFF!

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair is a great place to view all of the new lighting fixtures that are on the market today. It is amazing to see what companies are coming up with these days and how lighting pieces are being transformed into sculptural pieces of art. Here are some examples of what I got a glimpse of at this year’s ICFF. This White Shell Magnolia Hanging Lamp by Catalina is exquisite! Catalina is a lighting company that uses only natural materials, such as shell, coco, abaca, and rattan in order to achieve a...

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Fab Finds at the 2014 ICFF!

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Accessories, chandeliers, design philosophy, General, interior design show, Lighting, trend setting design, Wallpaper | 0 comments

Fab Finds at the 2014 ICFF!

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair is an excellent opportunity to explore the new innovative products on the market. There were so many amazing things to look at this year! It has inspired me to think big for future projects. Here are just a few of the many things I enjoyed viewing at this year’s show. This unique door hardware by Philip Watts Design adds character to a home in an unexpected way.  I have never seen such creative hardware! From angel wings to roses, to even more masculine pieces, these pieces are sure to “wow” any...

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Bright & Colorful Wallpaper for Ceilings!

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in ceilings, General, trend setting design, Wallpaper, walls | 0 comments

Bright & Colorful Wallpaper for Ceilings!

Wallpaper is a fantastic way to incorporate color and pattern into a space. It is especially prominent when it is displayed on a ceiling. I love using wallpaper on a ceiling because it adds a unique flair that could be just what you need to finish off your home. Here are some examples of different rooms where wallpaper is incorporated into the ceiling in different ways.     I love the floral wallpaper on the ceiling in this Dining Room! I especially love how the white crown molding frames the floral pattern, creating a clean, crisp...

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Excellent Engineered Stone Options For Your Home!

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in bathrooms, General, Kitchens | 0 comments

Excellent Engineered Stone Options For Your Home!

Engineered stone slabs are a great alternative for Kitchens and Baths. These types of stones are manufactured to be some of the prettiest and most durable products on the market. They can not only be used for countertops, but for accent walls, and flooring as well. If you are someone who is concerned with staining and scratching natural stone, then this is a great option for your home!   This stone, called Concetto Puro by Caesarstone, is unique because it can be back lit as a decorative stone accent, or can be a stunning Kitchen...

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Using Complimentary Colors to Brighten Up a Space!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Accessories, Art, Color, General | 0 comments

Using Complimentary Colors to Brighten Up a Space!

Lately I have been feeling very inspired from all the flowers blooming and the signs of spring to incorporate some color into anything and everything. Complimentary colors are colors that are opposite of each other on the color wheel. Reds and greens, blues and oranges, purples and yellows are just some examples of how these colors are introduced. This color scheme can either be extremely dramatic, or can be a subtle harmony within a large space. Here are some great examples of how complimentary colors work in a home.   This Living Area,...

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Fun Florals for Spring!

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in General, Textiles, walls | 0 comments

Fun Florals for Spring!

This great weather has recently inspired me to think about florals! Floral patterns have always been around in the design world. They are a timeless pattern that seems to be reinvented every year, creating a plethora of options to incorporate into your home. I love using floral patterns in a space – whether it is for throw pillows, or a great little club chair; there are so many great opportunities to use these classic patterns and introduce them in your own personal way.   This stunning bathroom designed by Alain Mertens, is...

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Fabulous Animal Prints!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in General, Textiles | 0 comments

Fabulous Animal Prints!

Animal prints seem to never go out of style. They are a staple pattern in the design industry, and have been transformed into so many new and inviting textures and colors. It is hard to go wrong with an animal print, especially since there are so many options to choose from. Whether it is for a child’s room, or an elegant living room- there is an animal print for every home! Here are some great ideas on how to incorporate animal prints either subtly, or with a punch!   This zebra fabric is a fantastic finishing element in this...

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Benjamin Moore’s 2014 Color of the Year!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Accessories, design philosophy, General, trend setting design, walls | 0 comments

Benjamin Moore’s 2014 Color of the Year!

Benjamin Moore has named “Breath of Fresh Air” their 2014 Color of the Year. This baby blue hue is perfect for any home; blues like these create a calming effect in a home. In honor of “Breath of Fresh Air”, we have put together some fabulous images of how this stunning shade of blue can be incorporated into your home. Here, Breath of Fresh Air is used in an entry to a home. I love the white trim and floor with the mix of green flowers. What a pretty combination!   The mix of soft reds with this pale blue color creates a beautiful...

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