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Spring is in the Air!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in General | 0 comments

Spring is in the Air!

We are finally seeing a glimpse of warm weather here in the northeast and it has inspired me to think about blossoms in home interior design. Additionally, many showrooms have visited the office recently and we are seeing a new emergence of a time past of these lovely flowers in fabric and wall coverings. Here are just a few examples of beautiful floral pieces for your interior design. Here is an example of beautiful floral wallpaper, from Harlequin Boutique Collection. It’s a fresh take on Dogwood blossoms and as Harlequin described this...

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Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015: Fab finds!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in bathrooms, General, Lighting | 0 comments

Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2015: Fab finds!

On March 19th 2015, Catherine Cleare interior design staff visited the Architectural Digest Home Design show in New York. This was an excellent opportunity to explore the new innovative products in the interior design market. There were so many amazing things to look at this year! It has inspired me to think big for future interior decorating projects. Here are just a few of the many things I enjoyed viewing at this year’s show. This vanity by Chameleon Concepts adds character to a home in an unexpected way.  I love the in lay tile facade and...

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Introducing Asian Influence to your Interiors!

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Accessories, Bedrooms, beds, ceilings, chandeliers, Color, design philosophy, furniture, General, Kitchens, Lighting, Wallpaper, walls, window treatment | 0 comments

Introducing Asian Influence to your Interiors!

Is spring almost here? As we all hope that day light savings time is an indication of warm days to come, I started to think about the fresh, organic and calming elements of Asian interior design. Feng shui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment and used quite a bit in interior decorating.  You do not need to do a drastic Feng Shui design of your home to accomplish such decorating benefits. Here the designers introduce the Asian influence through wallpapers, ceilings finishes, beds and...

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Combat the Grey of Winter with Colorful Interior Design!

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Accessories, Bedrooms, Color, furniture, Seating, walls | 0 comments

Combat the Grey of Winter with Colorful Interior Design!

We are in the midst of winter here in the northeast and the only color schemes we are seeing are grey and white. Why not add pops of color to your interior design to combat this frosty view. There are so many beautiful ways to add color to your decorating, why let the winter chills dampen your design? You can introduce color through accessories, walls finishes, and furnishings. Here is an example of how I added color to brightened and warm this interior space. Bedrooms are usually the easiest place to start adding bold colors. It is contained...

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Mixing Metals in Interior Design!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Accessories, bathrooms, dining rooms, furniture, General, Kitchens, tables | 0 comments

Mixing Metals in Interior Design!

As the New Year has begun, so have new interior design trends! The use of mixed metals in a space has been incorporated into many designs over the past several months, and is now really taking off as a predicted interior design trend of 2015. There are so many beautiful metal finishes out there, why limit yourself to designing with just one? By introducing multiple finishes, you open yourself up to a world of possibilities! Accent tables are another great place to feature your mix of metals. In this In-Town Victorian Home, I incorporated gold...

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Adding the Finishing Touches in Interior Design to a Kitchen Backsplash

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in General, Kitchens, trend setting design, walls | 0 comments

Adding the Finishing Touches in Interior Design to a Kitchen Backsplash

When it comes to selecting a backsplash to complete the interior design & decoration of your Kitchen, there are a million choices to choose from. Not only can you use the traditional look of mosaic tile, but there are now stunning options in metal, wood, and stone. The opportunity to add your own flair to your space is endless! Another aspect to consider when selecting a backsplash for a Kitchen, is where and how far up the wall do you want it to be? I have seen some spectacular examples of backsplashes becoming accent walls, but have...

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Deck the Interior Halls this Holiday Season!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Accessories, General, trend setting design | 0 comments

It is that time of year again, where we get to transform our homes for the wonderful holiday season. The possibilities are endless when it comes to selecting different trees, lights, decorations and colors for the Yuletide. Though decorations may not be the first thing on your mind this time of year on top of gifts and entertaining guests, it is still an important part of the holiday season that should not be forgotten! Here are a few tips from Catherine Cleare Interiors on how to make your home feel special for the holidays. I love how the...

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I’m Dreaming of a White…Interior Design!

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Color, countertops, design philosophy, furniture, General, kicthens, Kitchens, Lighting, trend setting design | 0 comments

I’m Dreaming of a White…Interior Design!

With the winter weather quickly approaching, I have been inspired to think in terms of white! A white color palette can make the most sophisticated of spaces!  What I love most about it, is that it can be used in any interior design style to reflect and enhance that particular style. You ultimately cannot go wrong with white! Here are some examples of how white is incorporated into the interior design and decoration of spaces, and how it can make your home so special.   At the Governor’s Mansion located in Hartford, Connecticut, I chose...

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Adding the Finishing Touches to Your Interior Design with Accent Pieces!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Accessories, Art, chandeliers, Color, Entertainment Room, Foyers, furniture, General, Lighting, mirrors, tassels and trims, Textiles, trend setting design | 0 comments

Adding the Finishing Touches to Your Interior Design with Accent Pieces!

A design is not complete without the finishing touches of accent pieces. These items can be a variety of things that express your personality – such as collectibles, favorite books, picture frames, and memorabilia. Sometimes they are even things that we just think are pretty, and we cannot live without. All of these pieces come together to make the design and decoration of your space your own. By including these pieces in your home, you express your own flair, showing visitors a glimpse of your character within your space! Here are some...

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The Perfect Dining Room to Entertain in this Holiday Season!

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Accessories, Art, chairs, chandeliers, Color, design philosophy, dining rooms, Entertainment Room, floors, furniture, Lighting, mirrors, rugs, Seating, Storage, tables, Textiles, trend setting design, Wallpaper, walls | 0 comments

The Perfect Dining Room to Entertain in this Holiday Season!

The season of entertaining is right around the corner, but there is still plenty of time to jazz up your Dining Room to make it the talk of the season! There are many things you can incorporate into this space to make it unique, but the overall harmony between accents is what really makes a statement and makes it beautiful as a whole. I have come up with just a few ideas myself that will send you in the right direction for the design and decoration of your Dining Room!   Lighting is a crucial feature to a Dining Room because it is often...

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