Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Smart Home Reality

For our final post in honor of the men we love this June we thought it would be interesting to discuss the different forms of technology we rely on. Their presence is in almost every room, creating a centralized unit that broadcasts TV and music to every room in your house. With the smart technology it eliminates that clunky box that takes up space. The same system can even broadcast for outdoor entertainment! Creating an ideal sound system is the tip of the iceberg, you can create a complete Smart Home controlling your home security system, interior and exterior lighting, and your heating and cooling system.

With so many options to take advantage of, it can be difficult to navigate but that's where we come in! Creating a functional, convenient system to suit your lifestyle with a polished aesthetic will give you more time to spend on things you love, making your home the entertainment destination. Here are a few media rooms we love to get you inspired!

Via BuzzFeed


Have you ever considered a Smart Home?  Has yours system enhanced you life?  We would love to hear your experiences!

Have a great day,

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Famous Artwork In French Public Trains

As someone who aspires to see as much of the world as possible, and hopefully traveling to France in the fall,  I was intrigued by this article I recently read in Paris Design & Agenda. So much so that I had to repost this.

Incorporating art into mass transportation is not just creative but brilliant.  I can't wait to take the train when I visit France and admire this beautiful work of art myself.

To see the full article: Famous Artwork In French Public Trains

Thank You Paris Design & Agenda for sharing your art and sense of ingenuity with us.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Need Last Minute Ideas?

Father’s Day is almost here and if you’re still looking for a great way to celebrate Dad, we have some exciting events in the local Charlotte area to spend the weekend enjoying some of Dad’s favorite activities!  

U.S. National Whitewater Center
Kicking off the weekend on Saturday morning is the Brew Dash 6K through one of the beautiful trails on the grounds followed by the 4th Annual Brew Stash Bash featuring live music and delicious craft beers. 

Pops In The Park
Pack up a picnic of all his favorite treats and head over to South Park to see the Charlotte Symphony!  On Father’s Day, the theme is Summer Pops! Celebrate your favorite John Williams movie scores including, Jurassic Park, Superman, ET, Star Wars and more!

Charlotte Knights Game
The Charlotte Knights are playing the Indianapolis Indians through the weekend with games on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.  A great way for the family to spend the day together!  

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 
Olde Mecklenburg’s new location is fantastic and they have really been cooking up a storm over there! For Fathers Day, they will be featuring a special Father’s Day menu and Dad get’s a free 6-pack to take home with dinner!  

I’m looking forward to the weekend and there are so many good choices!  We’d love to see photos from your celebrations!  Share with us #rdicelebrates 

Have a great day,

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Outdoor Chef

We can all quickly conjure up images of Dad by the grill, making the perfect dinner for the family.  So why not create a space for the man in your life to enjoy that mutually beneficial pursuit of cooking the perfect medium-rare steak! Outdoor living spaces allow you to maximize your home and take advantage of every inch of space. Creating a functional and beautiful outdoor cooking area will invigorate and delight your family’s chef and allow them to shine. Entertaining becomes a breeze with a simple, delicious al fresco meal, wine, and laughter with friends and family!

Can you envision your grill master whistling away on a Saturday evening over his latest culinary triumph?  With so many possibilities it can be daunting figuring out where to start and that’s where we come in.  From learning about your lifestyle we can create that special outdoor cooking and entertaining area to provide comfort and function with a splash of beauty!  Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest board dedicated to some fabulous outdoor spaces.

Have a great day,

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Manly Home Office

Creating a study or home office tailored to the man of the house takes a bit of consideration and even a creative investigation! During the creative investigation we start to pull ideas from the client about their likes and dislikes to begin to create an overall aesthetic. Being the kings of function, men value the comfort and utilitarian function of a space and its furnishings, but to create a personal aesthetic we often need to dig deeper. One place to begin is from a man’s own wardrobe, as it reflects color, texture, and pattern that catches his eye and boosts his confidence. From there, you can extrapolate what they like! So for instance, if you have a man that loves pinstripes, plaid, or fine herringbone in his wardrobe, why not use it in his home study? Pinpointing those things that are enjoyable to look at can help propel the design aesthetic and allow us to create a curated and enjoyable space. We pulled some images of home studies we adore for the man in your life!  

These studies present a more masculine feel but could be an exciting addition for anyone in the home!  Does the inspire your own home office transformation?  For more office spaces you'll love for him, check out our Pinterest Board!

Have a great day,

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Inspired by Jamie Drake

It's not everyday you get to meet one of your favorite designers, but I am so happy to have had the opportunity through High Point's Designer Appreciation Day.  His combinations of colors that dance are not only delightful but an inspiration. Jamie spoke on Art & Antiques and how their combinations can complement every style from contemporary to traditional.

If you are also inspired by Jamie Drakes beautiful designs and would like to express your style  through color, art and antiques contact Rosa Dest Interiors to set up a consultation appointment.

Add color to your day