Thursday, October 31, 2013

Lovely Lucite!

One of the biggest trends this year at High Point Market was lucite furniture!  This high quality acrylic furniture visually lightens and opens up a space.  The highest quality lucite is seamless, and almost crystal-like in appearance.  See how these beautiful acrylic pieces can add modern luxury to any space:

This coffee table opens up the small living space and allows the accents to pop.
Lucite ghost chair and console table
Lucite chairs add modern luxury to dining room tables.
Jonathan Adler "Jacques" Collection

To update your home or office with some modern luxury contact me at for a consultation!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fall Fashion at Home: Moody Florals!

Elle Decor has a great developing story on their website about incorporating fall fashion trends into the home!  Their feature on deep, romantic florals really caught my eye!
Elle Decor, Fall Fashion at Home: Moody Florals
Visit to see more interpretations of fall fashion trends in the home!

Don't forget, if you would like to refresh any upholstery or window coverings in your home with new fabrics, contact me A.S.A.P. to get your orders in before the holidays!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Style Spotting at Market!

As most of you may know, Tuesday I went to High Point Market to see all of the latest designs and styles in interior design!  It was so exciting to see the new collections from the all of the top brands.  Each year, certain items stand out to me, and this year it was lighting and lucite furniture.  I snapped a few pictures during my walk-throughs of the different showrooms, enjoy!

top: Festoni Home lamps
bottom: Scalamandre lamps

left: Festoni Home lamps
right: Scalamandre floor lamp with arrow style base and gorgeous red leather lampshade

left: Eloquence light fixture
right: Luna Bella light fixture

left: Amy Sims of AS Home Style lamp and lucite accent table
right: Tritter Feefer lucite chairs and accent tray
The beautiful lucite accent table and lamp pictured above left is from Charlotte designer, Amy Sims, of AS Home Style!  Amy specializes in making custom lucite and acrylic furniture.  As you can see, her designs are sleek, fresh, and clean.  The image below shows more of her great pieces!

Amy Sims of AS Home Style lucite furniture and lamps

bottom left: Gold Leaf color blocked vases
bottom right:  Luna Bella unique cow head wall accent

left: assorted Scalamandre lamps
right: Worlds Away mirrors
After attending Market I am always inspired and excited to start new projects!  If you would like to incorporate some stylish new lighting or lucite furniture into your design, contact me at!

Don't forget, if you would like to refresh your home with new window coverings or upholstery for the holidays, contact me A.S.A.P. so that your orders arrive in time!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Jessica Zoob for Romo Black Edition!

One of our favorite brands, Romo, is launching a new collection for their Black Edition line!  Romo is collaborating with British artist Jessica Zoob to turn her beautiful paintings into fabrics and wallcoverings!  The cushions pictured below will be available in November 2013, and the fabrics and wallcoverings will be available in January 2014!

New collections always inspire me to create fresh and exciting designs for my future clients.  Next week I am going to the High Point Market, where I will preview the upcoming collections from all of the top brands.  If you want to incorporate the most up to date designs into your home or office, contact me at!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

FALL in Love with Lamps!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Lamps are a great way to add some spunk to your space.  With the holidays coming up, now is a great time to to add new accessories to your home or office! Here are some examples of unique lamps that can bring some personality into your ascetic:

Craig Van Den Brulle

Craig Van Den Brulle

Craig Van Den Brulle
Julian Chichester

Craig Van Den Brulle
Carole Stupell

If you need help making lighting and accessory selections, contact me at!

Have a great week!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bring Fall Colors into your Home!

As I start to see all of the beautiful fall colors outside, it inspires me to find ways to bring this beautiful palette of colors inside!  There are sensible ways to incorporate fall colors into your home without adopting a completely seasonal design.

For example, a fresh coat of paint is a great way to bring fall colors indoors.  The right paint color can really transform a room, and the way you feel in that room.  Fall color palettes are neutral in nature, so if your home needs some fresh paint, now is a great time to do it!  Neutral fall tones are a go-to for paint colors, so do not be afraid that a warm fall shade is too seasonal!  Below are some great fall palettes of Sherwin Williams paint colors:
photo: A Positively Beautiful Blog
photo: Lars van de Goor
photo: Gordon McBryde
photo: Wildflowers Photography
photo: Daily Mail

If you need help selecting paint colors that will warm up your home, contact me at!

Happy Fall!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Through the Home: Powder Rooms!

Powder rooms may seem insignificant, but when designed correctly, they can add a lot of flair to a home!  Powder rooms provide a great opportunity to take risks with bold colors and patterns that you may not feel comfortable using in larger, more visible spaces.

Choosing a fun wallpaper is a great way to make a powder room unique.  A bold, graphic pattern can really make a small room pop!

Counter space and storage are not as much of a concern in powder rooms, as they are not intended for everyday use.  Because they are usually used for guests, powder rooms are the perfect canvas for the less practical, but more unique fixtures and sink pedestals.  Due to their size and simplicity, powder rooms can be updated more frequently than larger rooms.  Simply switching out wallpaper can completely refresh and update the space.

With the holidays coming up, your powder rooms will be used more frequently by visiting family and friends!  If you need help selecting wallpaper and fixtures that will make your powder room pop, contact me at

Have a great week!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Business of Design Conference at Wynn Las Vegas!

Back in August I attended the 10th Annual Business of Design Conference at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas!  It was a great opportunity to meet other designers and learn new strategies to improve my business.

One of the biggest treats of the conference was hearing from Roger Thomas, the designer of the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn.  As the executive VP of design for Wynn Design and Development, Thomas travels the world to find unique accessories and accents, and carries a notebook to take down any inspiration.  During his presentation, Thomas said he is "looking for magic" when choosing accents and accessories for a space.  He discussed that hospitality is about making memories, so when designing a hotel, he is creating moments for everyone who experiences his designs.

Thomas's goal is to create moments for hotel guests with these floral designs with bright vivid colors.

The hotel entry way has beautiful hanging flowers, lit trees, and a flowered walkway.

Left: One of Thomas's special finds: an antique Suzani framed fabric from Turkey
Right:  High chromium painted stainless steel tulips by American Artist Jeff Koons
Antique tapestry

Gorgeous handmade Swarovski crystal peacock.
This space is full of beautiful details, especially the dragon made of Swarovski crystals

The largest lamp I have every seen, what a unique find!

For Thomas, every room is a collection of details.  I experienced this when walking through the hotels.  From the bathrooms to the hardware, no detail was ignored.

Left:  Every piece of hardware has detail and decorative flair.
Right:  Even the luggage carts were not ignored, they were designed to match the lobby and complete the experience

The intricate moldings and paper lanterns add to the magic of the design.

Each bathroom has a unique design
Roger Thomas's design of the Wynn & Encore truly created a magical experience.  His designs and insights were very inspiring.

Traveling is a great way to get design inspiration for your home or office.  Hotels and resorts often use  whimsical or fantastical designs with unique art, bright colors, and daring patterns.  Although the design of a hotels are difficult to translate to a home or office (especially in Vegas!), they show us that a special design can create an experience, and no detail is too small.

If your home or office is lacking personality, individuality, or unique finishes, contact me at for a consultation.

Have a great weekend!