Monday, October 28, 2013

When I need inspiration, I turn to fashion.  Color ways that come into style for interior design also usually invade fashion design too.  It was great fun this fall when my Instagram would have numerous new postings from all the designers and fashion bloggers I follow that were attending the Spring/Summer shows.  One particular post that motivated me was these sandals

When I see these Dolce and Gabbana sandals, I think of these grasscloths:

Do you like this one?

Or, I think of fabrics like this one,
and I love this one!

So what motivates you?  Leave a comment below and maybe we'll write about it!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Blue and White Trend, the LBD of the Interior Design

Can you get enough of the hot Blue and White trend????  I know I can't.  Ready to redo my whole interior with the blue and white scheme.  What I love about this trend is that it really is not a trend.  It is always in, just in different incarnations, you can go animal, nautical, oriental, or geometric  This week we are picking some of our favorite papers that will accent the blue and white way of life.  Enjoy them here



Thursday, October 3, 2013

Contrasting Textures

Achieving a visually interesting room can easily be accomplished by mixing textures.  When you have contrasting textures, the attributes of each surface stand out more.  Check out this picture


You can feel the fiber of the grasscloth in your hand and sense the softness of the linens at the same time.  The lightness of the linens juxtaposes the shiny hard surface of the nightstand.

 The designer also mixed high end fabrics for a custom headboard and window treatment but then used a nightstand from Ikea. No one would ever notice because they are too busy admiring all the beautiful furnishings.  Find these and similar designs here