Tag Archives: Interior Design

Max it OUT…

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Wow…this particular style is not for the faint of heart.  As an artist and a designer, I can totally see the beauty.  I just don’t know if the heaviness of the style and over accessorization is something that I would like 24/7.  I’m a little more clean lines and with a slight impact on accessories.  But I’m not so crazy about the “I just cleaned out the local Hobby Lobby or T J Maxx Home and threw it all in one room” look!

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There is a fine line between artistically placed versus…pile it on! This is a dangerous path for some…because this style can go bad real quick.  It could just look sloppy…and look like mid-class clutter!

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LOVE..the wallpaper on the ceiling!  5th wall impact!

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Design On…People!

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Timeless Furniture…

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I’m obsessed with these chairs…classic art deco club chairs!

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This particular chair along with a Chesterfield sofa…TIMELESS!  They can be dropped into any interior and you instantly warm it up with its effortless elegance.

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The more weathered the leather…the more I personally like it!

Design On…People!

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Design Show or Trainwreck TV…

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Trading Spaces returns.  Is it design show or mockumentary?  Seriously, I’m sure that there were many moments where they actually did some decent make-overs.  But when you see and hear about some of the past “creations” you need to ask yourself…is this for shock purposes?  

I know that there are many taste levels out there in the “design” field.  But when you see these gigantic FAILS…you have to wonder if this is all staged.

The biggest insult of them all…

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Okay, the only answer acceptable to me is the designer was drunk and the neighbors truly hated each other.

And I heard this epic mess took the production team 18 hours to fix after completed!

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Yep…she was drunk!

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Okay, on this one…the designer was drunk, high and she knew she could plead temporary insanity in any civil case against her after they created this abysmal mess!

If I do watch it…this will be the reason why!  Que…cheesy music!

 

Nothing left to say, people!

Design on,

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Decor Trends 2019 LOVE it or Leave it…

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Trends: discovering what is new and exciting is always kind of interesting whether you’re in the market for a change or not.  Some designer’s go to furniture markets twice a year every year, which can be quite a feat, even for seasoned veteran’s.  But, that’s just one of the areas where you can see the newest in home decor for the CONSUMER.

I LOVE hearing about the latest design trends!  But many will still prefer to opt out of trends!  Why?  Well, mainly because they’re a lot of tried and true preferred traditional styling for the home.  Usually, those who prefer traditional decor prefer the CLASSICS…hoping there will be less of a chance of having a date stamp on the items they buy.  Unfortunately, no matter when you buy a traditional piece or any other particular “style” direction…your lucky if you get a good 10, the most 15 years out of it…before it starts to look old and dated.

My personal style direction is a decor of mixed fushion when styling a home.  I like to combine the new feels with the old (vintage) for that eclectic look.  But my vintage pieces will still need to have updated fabrics on them.  Otherwise, it’s just an old sofa, chair or bench!

I feel that no matter what your preferred design direction is traditional, new traditional, mid-century, modern, or just that fabulous “lived in look.”  Having an updated kitchen and bath are the major go too’s for that FRESH and fabulous look, plus it’s great for resale.

With that stated, even though these photos depict a more modern aesthetic, there are ways to incorporate modern touches to ALL design styles and feel.  So with that said…here is what HOT and new for KITCHENS 2019 and going forward.

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Unique or hidden vent hoods!

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Flat front cabinets…with hidden or no hardware!

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Waterfall countertops on islands…LOVE 4″ depth myself!

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Continous sinks (LOVING the concrete) with light to medium wood tone cabinets.  And of course still seeing painted cabinets too!

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LOVING the white subway tile…so fresh and classic!HDesign8

WALLS…not just backsplashes…of marble!  Chevron floors!

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Float cabinetry and use mixed metals!  This is my favorite way of doing mixed metal look, use black or oil rubbed bronze combined with a gold or a silver!

Design on people,

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LOVE Me A Touch of Rattan…

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It’s probably my LOVE for a great eclectic/touch of bohemian…interior design choice…for the reasons that I crave for a GREAT rattan chair in the corner!

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Are they the most comfortable chair in the room?  Hell no!  But they’re there for the form  and not the function!

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To me, a room should be a layered with textures, and this is just another way to add texture to the room!

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Who Doesn’t Like A Good Tile Job…

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When creating a new tile presentation or re-doing an old one…why not GO ENCAUSTIC?

If you’re designing a room or entire house most consumers main objective is to create something that is timeless.  This is virtually impossible, the only way you can possibly create timelessness is with pure white…but even with that color choice…tile and design sizes change through the decades.

For instance what you like now, might not be what you would like or fashionable 10 years from now.  Plus, the colorways that are currently strong, will not be the same tones desired 10 to 15 years from now.

Take green for example…90’s it was Sage Green, 2000’s it was Chartreuse Green’s, and now for 2010’s it Emerald Green.

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So trying to stay classic and clean?  Stay neutral!

Though beige years are really “so last decade”, we are now currently enthralled with the gray tones.  Or dare I say “gray-eige”, for those who still embrace, tans and beige tones!

TILE ON!

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Powder Room Surprise…

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What I LOVE about a powder room is that they can be such an element of surprise!

Even for those who tend to decorate on the conservative side.  I see and hear it on a daily basis those that want that element of impact as you open the door to their powder rooms.

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So…let the powder room be your avenue to go a little crazy with a color, tile or design!

 

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