2013 Design Trend – Patterns!

One of the many design trends for this year is using patterns in your home. What better way to add life to a room than through patterns? Whether it is on a chair, your ceiling, or your entire room, there are so many opportunities to incorporate pattern into your space. It is what helps make your space one of a kind, something your visitors will never forget! I love the use of pattern in a ceiling. This Moroccan style space is gorgeous in itself, but the ceiling is what adds the finishing touch to it. It truly brings together all of the reds, blues and greens in the room, creating a perfect harmony in the space. The patterns in the throw pillows, rugs, and chairs also contribute to the life in this space and help to create a beautiful design. If you are looking to focus on one color in your space, then that is the perfect opportunity to embrace pattern. Look at how stunning this room is in its blue tones! Using one color like this gives you the chance to go wild with pattern without it being over the top. I especially love the little hint of green in the patterned carpet; it grounds the overall blue design. Bold patterns also look fabulous in smaller spaces. This bathroom, for example, looks amazing with this bamboo Cowtan & Tout wallpaper. Wallpaper like this makes for a clean and crisp design in small spaces. What is also beautiful about this space, is the overlapping of the patterned mirror and the wallpaper. It breaks up the green in the wallpaper to make another amazing pattern in itself! In this room, pattern is only on the floor and ceiling, instead of on the walls. This is a great way to make people view the entire space, and add dimension to a room. I love how everything else has minimal color and pattern; it makes for a great design that is different from others. I hope you are feeling inspired to use pattern in your homes! It really does bring life and color to a space, and can make that bold impression you are looking for. If you would like further inspiration you may view my work here or if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me. Sited Used: Bender & Associate Architects Alex Papachristidis Interiors Elizabeth Dinkel Design Associates DKOR...
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Bringing Life to a Room with Embellished Furniture!

Embellished pieces bring excitement and personality to a home. A simplistic living room can easily be perked up by adding an embellished piece of furniture. Here are some perfect examples of some embellished furniture that would bring life to any space! I love how glamorous natural elements can look when done in a lavish finish. This table from Chista, features a free form shape with a cast bronze finish. This is no doubt a statement piece, and would be perfect for anyone who is going for a glamorous look. These lamps from CHD Lamp Co. are absolutely gorgeous! I love how the amethyst embellishments stand out against the aged steel. These lamps show how something can be made extraordinary by just the smallest embellishment on the lamp’s chain. This lamp could be just what you need to complete a space, and would add that one last touch of color! Here is another example of how glamorous details on lighting pieces are extremely eye catching.  These contemporary lighting fixtures from Windfall are made from Swarovski Strass Jewellery Beads.  I love how they sparkle when the light hits them! The beads help to create a sparkle in the space that can reflect throughout the room. I adore this ottoman from Sici’s. I love how the mosaic feature adds an even more luxurious feel to the piece than just the standard velvet fabric. The beautiful movement created by the curve of this ottoman, finished off with the exquisite gold detail, would be a great touch for a bedroom or living area!   If you already have a piece that you want to add embellishments to, then Diamond Head Upholstery Tack is the way to go! These tacks range in all different colors and sizes and you can put them wherever you want. This is a great for someone who is not sure how much embellishment they want, and can add them in small increments. I hope that you have been inspired by these ideas on how to bring embellishment into your home! If you would like further inspiration you may view my work here or if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me. Remember, like always, It’s All in the Details. Sited Used: Chista CHD Lamp Company Windfall Contemporary Crystal Lighting Sici’s Diamond Head Upholstery...
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Bringing the Outdoors Indoors!

I love the idea of incorporating outdoor elements into home design. By bringing an organic energy into wallpaper, furniture, and other home decor adds a level of individuality that can make your home unique.  These nature inspired pieces are by no means one dimensional; while they classically show up and look great in Mediterranean and beach inspired homes, they can also look incredibly luxurious and sophisticated when used correctly. Check out these pictures which demonstrate how Mother Nature’s natural beauty can be emphasized and utilized to create beautiful spaces. I adore the detail in this new wallpaper by Élitis.  They took something so simple such as a feather and transformed it into a very sophisticated wallpaper. This wallpaper truly captures the intricate beauty already supplied by Mother Nature and elevates it to make something unique. I love how the feather paper is used with the modern furniture and jewel tone pillows to keep the room elegant and innovative. This image is of a couple’s home in California featured by Elle Decor. I believe the ceiling, which is often left plain, is one of the best places to show off individual style in an unusual and creative way. This unfinished wood has an organic look which brings a casual sophistication to this dining area. This glass sculpture by Thomas Long is spectacular! These pieces are reminiscent of natural forms, and looks similar to flowers in a field. Abstract artwork like this brings in a variety of color and life to a room, as well as natural shapes and textures. A piece like this would look fabulous in a beach house. This cork wallpaper with gorgeous gold detail shows how these natural elements can look extremely luxurious. This wallpaper would look amazing in a contemporary or traditional space, and would bring in a great texture to any room. Cork is also very green, and would be great for people who are looking to be environmentally friendly. I hope that these natural elements have inspired you to bring the outdoors in!  If you would like some further inspiration on ways to think outside of the box you can view my work here. Or if you have any further comments or suggestions please feel free to contact me. Remember as always, It’s All in the Details! Sites used: Élitis Elle Decor Thomas Long Glass...
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Turning Plain Walls into Beautiful Works of Art!

Leather tiling for floors or walls is a gorgeous way to add glamour to any space. They are not only stylish and creative but they will age beautifully! Leather tiles are best used to draw attention to an area. By placing them behind the T.V., the T.V. becomes the focal point of this room. Also, they are great for bring unexpected texture. I love the way these tiles are incorporated with the textures from the ceiling, chandelier, couches, and all the other elements. I love the idea of using leather tiles behind a bed to add emphasis to the space. They are great for making a statement of luxury. These rooms look gorgeous; I love the mirrors for added texture! I also love these Textured Wall Panels. Using these make it easy to create a funky space while maintaining a classic and luxurious feel. How gorgeous would these be in your living room or bedroom? I also love the idea of using  these in a closet!   This is a fabulous company which I have come across, that features textured 3D PU leather tiles. The PU Leather is faux leather that also has a layer of water proof polyurethane.  This fabulous product brings forth a new dimension and concept for interior wall decorating. It enables a designer the ability to enhance flat walls with 3D surfaces that are not only visually rich, but also pleasing and stimulating to the eye.  I love the idea of using this material to transform a children’s play room or even using it in a home theater! Another marvelous company that really struck me was Bueno Glass. This is a form of art that utilizes blown glass to be placed on walls. They offer two different styles one for more rustic interiors which is the Stone Series and another which is more sleek and contemporary, the Silver Series. Despite their differences in appearance, they both are created using the methods of blown hot glass. All of the inspiration for these pieces is taken from nature in its purest for as you can see just simply from looking at the pieces, they are incredibly beautiful and offers an amazing opportunity for you to transform any wall into an open canvas! I hope that learning about these manufactures has inspired you to think about designing walls in a new and creative way! If you would like...
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Completing Your Space With a Bold Ceiling!

Ceilings are often a missed design opportunity. Straying away from the traditional white ceiling can have a major impact on the overall look and mood of your room. Whether it is a punch of paint, a patterned wall paper, or paneling, it is the perfect opportunity to spice up your space. If you want to bring a distinct look to an often neglected part of your interior decor, then look no further for inspiration, than what I have displayed below. Need I say more? I adore this gorgeous green powder room designed by Shelley Johnstone Paschke. The shades of emerald green are so luxurious in this Italian Renaissance estate. This is an amazing example of how you can use a funky and surprising pattern like this one, inspired from agate stone on the ceiling, while still having a classic look. I also love the choice of accessories. The combination of the blue and white Chinese vases as well as a Lucite console, is an exquisite mix of elements. This entrance room is Hollywood glamour at its best! I am obsessed with the bold yellow walls paired with the gold accents, and sleek details on the doors and table top. I love how the ceiling has used the yellow in an intricate and funky design, which brings even more excitement to the space. This room is amazing! I love how the gold detail in this ceiling emphasizes the other gold elements in this room. The ceiling adds unexpected glamour and brings the room together. By using the pattern only in the center of the ceiling highlighted by the white trim, is a great way to bring focus to the center of the room. Adding texture to a ceiling is another great way to bring that unique element to the usually ignored space, especially if you are looking for a more muted look. This coffered ceiling features over 1,000 squares with over 1,000 carved roses inside of each. This is another great example of how ceiling detail can be classic, while also being extremely luxurious. I hope that these amazing ceilings bring inspiration and life to your designs. If you would like further inspiration, feel free to view my work here. With any comments or questions, please contact me here. And remember, as always, “It’s all in the Details”. Site Used: Shelley Johnstone Design DKOR Interiors Elizabeth Gordon Studio Mariette Himes...
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Fun & Exciting Architectural Wall Applications!

I find that people are often unaware of the architectural details that are offered to liven up a space. One in particular are architectural surfaces, they are so great because they can be used as wall and ceiling applications as well as for lighting options and surfaces for back lighting and even furniture! They are so versatile and functional, I have taken a look into a few manufactures which could work great for any space, I hope you enjoy! 3Form is a fabulous company which offers endless options to create your vision of design with versatility. Here I have selected their Varia Ecoresin panels which feature many different Ethereal luminescence colors, finishes, shapes and forms. They also offer a variety of hardware to create your panel selections into whatever you desire, whether it is a lighting fixture or a wall separation! Here I have shown the dichoric panel, you can see the beauty and allure that these panels have with their magical finish and color combinations, there panels are just so stunning! If you are looking into specific images that you may want to be projected and created into luminescent transparent panels then Cosmopolitan Glass is perfect for you! They allow you to customize images to put onto panels, how beautiful are these flowers. They create such a delightful and light setting; I would love to use these! Interlam offers magnificent sculpted, carved and textured patterns. They feature many different lines, some focusing on more ornamental wall panel patterns, while others offer new patterns in a mirage of textured surfaces. There carved panels contain architectural elements such as waves, ornamental textures, modular repeating patterns and continuous patterns. Whatever space you are going to be designing they will be sure to have what you are looking for! I hope that these architectural surfaces and panels have inspired you to think about design in new ways! If you would like to be further inspired by interiors you can view my work. If you have any comments or suggestion please contact me here. And remember It’s all in the Details. Sites Used: Interlam 3Form Cosmopolitan...
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