Thursday, April 30, 2015

Charlotte Women's Magazine and Lovely Lacquered Accents

I was thrilled to be featured in this month’s Charlotte Woman magazine article on “Designing Women.”  You can check out the full article here!  The question and answer set up of the article was an excellent opportunity to discuss my background, design inspiration, and even a few tips!  One of the things I mentioned in the article was on my favorite design element for spring, which is a lacquered piece of furniture in a bright, vibrant hue.  It really brightens up a space and can be that point of intrigue in your space!

And in spirit of our favorite space, our theme of the month—your patio!

As the temperature is warming up, we are getting busy over here at Rosa Dest Interiors.  Keep checking in on our website as all our newest work goes up! 

Have a great day,

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bringing the Outdoors Inside: Adding Floral Prints to Your Powder Room

The buzz that wallpaper is back is all around!  The Charlotte Observer recently ran a special edition all about what wallpaper can bring to your home.  Wallpaper adds color, pattern and texture that paint simply can’t give you and on top of that, it can end up saving you money when creating a polished look! The fabulously talented Traci Zeller put it best: “Wallpaper provides a great backdrop in a room.  When you have a bold wallpaper you don’t need a lot of art.”  Your wallpaper fills that decorative niche artwork does and can come in at a much lower price tag. 

The options with wallpaper are so diverse, from textured grasscloths to bold prints, there is something for everyone and can be used in any space.  And if you’re not ready to commit to a bold print on every wall, an accent wall can be just the ticket!  And with spring blooming in full force, why not consider keeping that beauty all year long!  Here are some of our favorite floral prints that can give your powder room a beautiful, natural feel.

The final image is a powder room I just completed and I absolutely love the print!  Are you eager to get on board with wallpaper?

Have a great day,

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Aerin Lauder, simply elegant

I first had the privilege of meeting Aerin Lauder at the debut of her first fabric line for Kravet in 2013.  I found her to be one of the most down to earth and gracious famous person I've ever met. Now I haven't met too many of them,  since I only run in that crowd periodically.  Haha

Aerin & I at the Kravet office in NY, courtesy of Rosa Dest Interiors,LLC

Today I was again touched by her simple elegance when she addressed a group of about 500 ladies at the annual Room to Bloom event sponsored by the Mint Museum auxiliary in Charlotte, NC

 Courtesy of Rosa Dest Interiors,LLC

Aerin spoke lovingly about her grandmother Estee Lauder, sharing fond memories about life and the influence she had on her both personally and professionally.

Courtesy of Rosa Dest Interiors,LLC

Aerin also spoke about family, inspirations, lifestyle, her brand and philanthropy. A truly delightful person and role model. I am looking forward to reading her new book 'Beauty at Home'.

Courtesy of Rosa Dest Interiors, LLC

Courtesy of Rosa Dest Interiors, LLC

Beauty at Home
Courtesy of Rosa Dest Interiors,LLC

I will leave you with a quote from Aerin that touched me personally

                     "Beauty is present wherever there is Joy"

If you were at the Room to Bloom event, I would love to hear your thoughts on Aerins presentation.
Enjoy this beautiful day.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Simplifying Your Garden Color Scheme

         One of the things we talked about in this month’s newsletter was making a harmonious, simpler palette for your garden.   And with the weather as incredible as it’s been, especially today, I can’t bring myself to sit inside!   Thinking about your garden like an outdoor room can be an excellent way to go about thinking with color.  Playing with pattern can create a really fun look too.   

Simplifying doesn’t mean scrimping on the color and here are some beautiful gardens show just some fun you can have with color!

WE WANT TO SEE YOUR FAVORITE GARDENS!  Post them on our thread or shoot us an email and we will add you to our Garden Delights Pinterest board!

I hope you all are enjoying the warmer weather—it’s so invigorating.  Here’s to a fantastic weekend of sunshine, family, and friends!

Have a great day,