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NEW Brochure For Catherine Cleare Interiors!

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in General | 0 comments

NEW Brochure For Catherine Cleare Interiors!

We have a new look and added many of our new interior design project photos to our brochure. Check out our new electronic brochure! Click the photo below to view or the below link http://ecatalog.co/cleareinteriors/   I hope you enjoy the brochure and our projects. For interior design and decorating ideas, feel free to visit our website here. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me. And remember, “It’s All in the Details”!...

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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 collection: it’s an “enchanting elegant sprays of interlacing blossoms – a mesmerising surface-printed paper.” This enchanting wall paper will work beautifully in a powder room or any living space. What an amazing feeling to enter a room filled with these fresh bright colorful florals. Can’t you just smell the light airy fragrance! Schumacher is reinventing country chic. They are using traditional prints and updating with color and techniques. The first fabric uses a traditional cabanon strip to frame sweet flowers. This fabric would be sweet on a bedroom headboard or for a bolder look on upholstered walls. The second fabric is a traditional print but reinventing with the use of blues. How beautiful to have this on pillows or draperies.   For the less obvious floral design, these Telafina fabrics would add the freshness of spring to any dining or living space interior. I hope you have enjoyed these items that remind me of spring. For more interior design and decorating ideas, feel free to visit our website here. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me.   And remember, “It’s All in the Details”! Related Sites: Harlequin Telafina Schumacher     ...

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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 the many leg options. This piece with add such an understated “wow” and elegance to any powder room. Another great piece I came across at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show is these railing from Architectural Iron Designs, Inc Grande Forge Diamond Collection. This piece is super elegant and extravagant and polishes off any staircase design. This simple classic swing lamp from Urban Archaeology will work great in a library. It has a timeless feel and will work seamlessly in any room. I hope you have enjoyed these items that I found interesting and one of a kind. If you were unable to attend the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, this gives you a glimpse at the innovative and daring pieces that companies are putting on the market today. For more interior design and decorating ideas, feel free to visit our website here. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me. And remember, “It’s All in the Details”!   Related Sites: Chameleon Concepts Architectural Iron Designs, Inc. Urban Archaeology      ...

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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 fabrics to make any visitor feel they have entered a space in Asia.   My client lived in Asia for many years and upon their move back to the US, wanted to recreate the organic and natural atmosphere of this far away land they were leaving. In this kitchen, the most prominent Asian design can be found in the woven wall paper that surrounds the white washed oak cabinets and appliances. Additionally, the handmade Japanese paper chandelier and various pieces brought back from Asia by the homeowners puts the finishes touches to the Asian surroundings. I envisioned the homeowners cooking an authentic Asian meal in this kitchen every night and reminiscing on their days in Asia.   As you can see, there are multiple ways to incorporate Asian influence in your home! It can be established with traditional colors, patterns, and furniture. Hopefully, these have inspired you to being bring Asian influences to you home. For more interior design and decorating ideas, feel free to visit our website here. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me.   And remember, “It’s All in the Details”!  ...

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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 and usually reflects the style of the occupant. In this space, one bright electrifying pink is used on the walls and ceilings, while earthy browns and creams warm the overall look. This creates a cohesive and bold feel while the earthy tones of the furnishings grounds and add warmth to this gallant look. It goes to show that creating a colorful space does not require the use of many colors but one that will wow your senses at first glance! Bringing different colors into a space adds boldness and personality to the design and decoration of your space. For more interior design and decorating ideas, feel free to visit our website here. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me.   And remember, “It’s All in the Details”!...

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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 wall hangings such as the mirror and sconce lighting, with silver table accessories. The wonderful thing about this approach, is that you can change out the silver table accessories whenever you are ready to move on, and can replace them with other metal pieces that are a different finish! Bringing different types of metal finishes into a space adds a sophisticated and glamourous look that can add an edge to the design and decoration of your space. For more interior design and decorating ideas, feel free to visit our website here. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me. And remember, “It’s All in the Details”!...

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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 also seen elegant Kitchens where the backsplash material is very limited and used strictly as a necessity. The sky is the limit when it comes to making these decisions. An excellent material to consider for a backsplash is hammered sheet metal. This is a more masculine look that can enhance both a modern Kitchen and traditional Kitchen in different ways. Look at how this metal creates a warm hue in the space, by the reflection of its bronze color. If this type of material does not do it for you in a Kitchen, then consider it in a Bar Area! A backsplash like this, will set a romantic mood that is ideal for a bar. This Kitchen features a smaller mosaic backsplash that is turned into an accent wall stretching up to the crown molding. The different grey hues compliment the white, while also creating a pop of excitement. What I also love about this mosaic is that it enhances the beautiful design of the range hood. If this were a white backsplash that matched the rest of the millwork, you would not be able to see the amazing curves on the millwork! If you are not one to throw in a bright color or pattern, there are still so many different attractive tile mosaics that will make your Kitchen feel special, while still blending in with the space. Take this Kitchen I designed in Stamford, Connecticut. I did Carrera Marble throughout the entire Kitchen, and to finish it off, I added a herringbone Carrera Marble mosaic to the backsplash. It created a subtle match to the countertops, while also adding a little bit of sparkle to the room in a discreet pattern. Also, notice the low-key design above the range. It adds an elegant flair without being overpowering. If you love adding color, here is a great example for you! This white Kitchen is brought to life by a red subway tile backsplash. Look at how this backsplash is the focal point of the space, drawing your eye directly to that glass tile. There are so many options out there for color and pattern. You could really have the Kitchen be all about the backsplash if you really wanted to! As you can see, the possibilities are endless for the design and decoration of your Kitchen when it comes down to the backsplash. I hope this has inspired you to think differently when it comes to choosing which one you want, that will make your Kitchen, your style. For more interior design and decorating ideas, feel free to visit our website here. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me. And remember, “It’s All in the Details”!...

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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 holiday decorations in this room coordinate with the interior design of the space. The fun hues of purples, blues, and oranges are echoed in the holiday garland on the fireplace mantle, while decorative gift boxes enhance the throw pillows and coffee table accessories. Holiday decorations should be introduced as a compliment in your overall scheme, rather than competing with it for attention. This can make for a busy space that is difficult on the eyes! Artificial Christmas trees today can be tasteful and easy to maintain. The shape of the tree itself can be made of many different kinds of material and can stand as a symbolic piece of artwork for the season. This tree for example, done by David Stark Design, was made of mirrored Plexi glass for the State Department in Washington, D.C.. David Stark himself said, ‘’Frankly, I don’t equate a holiday tree to Christmas anymore. For me it is a seasonal symbol and not about religion. We often create tree-shaped elements instead of decorating actual trees, which further defines it as a seasonal abstraction.” I love the idea of taking a symbol of the holidays and making it your own! It just goes to show that there are several different options out to put in your home there besides a real tree. Some of the first things that come to mind around the holiday season, are the traditional Christmas colors green and red; but what if you were able to create a stunning look that makes a statement without mixing these two colors? Wouldn’t that be something special? In this Living Area featured in Veranda, it shows the soft neutral hues of the wintery outdoors that brings peace and comfort to this space. The use of whites are reminiscent of snow, while the earthy greens of Mother Nature bring a natural element to the room. Sometimes red and green can come off very generic, but when introduced in a neutral and soft palette like this, it creates a different vibe for guests that is sure to please. Though artificial trees can be a fantastic solution for you this holiday season, I still encourage the use of fresh greens through wreaths and garlands! These decorations are what make the holidays and are often the base of most Christmas designs. The best part about these fresh green pieces, is their scent too. What would the holidays be without the smell of fresh evergreens? I never want to know! I hope these tips have helped you in your mission to design and decorate for the holidays! Though the best part of the holidays is sharing it with people you care about, what better way to do it than in a...

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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 to incorporate whites into the interior design and decoration of this transitional space through furniture, millwork, and accents. Look at how much it brightens up this Living Area while mixed with soft hues of greens and blues. It creates a timeless look that will never go out of style! There are so many different ways to include whites into an interior design and decoration of your home. Whether you are trying to achieve a traditional scheme, or a more modern scheme, whites are guaranteed to brighten up your space and lift up your mood. For more interior design and decorating ideas, feel free to visit our website here. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me. And remember, “It’s All in the Details”!       – Catherine Cleare Interiors, LLC 32 Field Point Road Greenwich, CT 06830...

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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 ideas of items that can be used to bring out your inner self in your home. Foyers are the ultimate place to style with your favorite accents and accessories, because this is the first and last thing your guest will see as they are entering and exiting your home. At this home in Sasco Hill in Fairfield, Connecticut, I designed a Foyer that gives the opportunity for accent pieces such as the blue globes, and silver metallic vases that are completed with a stunning gold and silver mirror. These items express elegance in the simplest ways! Adding accent pieces to a room is one of my favorite parts when completing the design and decoration of a space. It is really when the room come to life with color and elegance, while also displaying the personality of the homeowner!  I hope these spaces have inspired you to bring out your charm in your space. These are the items that make your home one-of-a-kind, like no other. For more interior design and decorating ideas, feel free to visit our website here. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me.   And remember, “It’s All in the Details”.       – Catherine Cleare Interiors, LLC 32 Field Point Road Greenwich, CT 06830    ...

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