December, 3 2018
Forged by sun. Fired by desert. Introducing Cavern Clay SW 7701, the 2019 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year. Ancient, yet fully alive. Bohemian, yet totally refined. Cavern Clay brings new life to any living space. It’s right at home with natural furnishings, including exposed floors, wood furniture, leather upholstery and worldly textiles. We have also included the Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2019 Forecast. Visit https://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-collection/color-forecast/2019 for more details. Please contact us for a consultation.
October, 17 2018
Calm, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2019, Metropolitan AF-690, exudes glamour, beauty and balance. Metropolitan AF-690 is supported by Color Trends 2019, a coordinating palette of 15 harmonious hues.
“Metropolitan AF-690 emanates nuance, harmony and extravagant ease. Always adaptable, it softens to matte or shimmers with sheen. It’s neutral. It’s understated. It just is. This is color, off-duty.”
—Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.
For more information on Benjamin Moore Paints visit https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview
Please contact us for a color consultation or interior design services.
September, 6 2018
If you want to keep up with what’s hot in fabric, here’s what’s happening. Popular colors include blush, green, and brown. Boho Patchwork, Nomadic Designs, Traditional Designs in updated colors are the patterns we are seeing. Upholstery textures are nubby, boucle, slub, and soft. In addition, performance fabrics that are sustainable, cleanable, and fade resistant (Indoor/Outdoor and Crypton) are everywhere. The use of trim such as tape, pom-poms, and metallics is picking up.
The photo above is a Lee Industries current advertisement features a barrel chair 1143-01 from Lee Industries, Earth Friendly Upholstery, with Rockport Natural fabric. The photo below is a current Fabricut advertisement features Fabricut sofa, pillows and fabrics.
July, 24 2018
We have always loved indigo and it’s been popping up a lot in kitchens paired with satin brass or gold hardware. White, off white, pale gray and dark stained wood mix very well. Please contact us for assistance updating your kitchen, bath or home interior.
July, 11 2018
So if you just caught up with the interior design changes of the millenium to simple design with little color, get ready for a switch to Modern Maximalism! Classic patterns are being re-invented and saturated color is being used. International Designers are re-interpreting patterns such as florals, plaids, abstracts, etc. Pierre Frey, Wesley Hall, Jim Thompson, Tony Duquette and Hollywood Regency are all hot again. Details such as trimmings, cording, embroidery, netting, and buttons are making there way back to interiors. Warm toned metals such as gold, brass and rose gold are here to stay. With bold walls and furnishings the accent pieces will be the neutral accessories. Accent walls are now for wall covering and murals, not a change in paint color. Detail matters again! So if you like what’s coming in Interior Design, you need an Interior Designer more than ever! Photo credits to Pierre Frey Paris for the above room.
June, 3 2018
A collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green, a color that is both accessible and elusive, Oceanside SW 6496, is Sherwin Williams’ 2018 Color of the Year. A complex, deep color that offers a sense of the familiar with a hint of the unknown, Oceanside, bridges together a harmonious balance of blues and greens that can be found in what’s old and new.
The color blue evokes a multitude of moods and associations depending on hue, shade and application. Despite this variety, blues are universally perceived as intelligent, honest and interesting—making blue the most beloved color worldwide.
Oceanside’s multi-dimensional, marine-inspired look can create a welcoming statement as a lively color for a front door. Its green-meets-blue tone can also boost creative thinking and clarity of thought in a home office, or invite meditation and introspection into a bedroom or reading nook.
Oceanside is universal when it comes to design style from mid-century modern to Mediterranean-inspired, traditional to contemporary. Look how fabulous it looks in Giancarlo Valle’s renovation of the Hotel Esencia in Tulum, Mexico, which he converted into his home in the June 2018 issue of Architectural Digest .
March, 21 2018
This lively, graphic pattern from F. Schumacher & Company is printed on a specialty ground. Cotton warp and weft yarns of varying thickness create a remarkable texture that accentuates the design. Available in 4 colorways:
Lagoon (Blues/Greens), Ocean (Blues), Valentine (Purple, Reds, Pinks), Tropical (Red, Orange, Pink, Yellow).
WIDTH: 54″ (137CM)
CONTENT: 100% COTTON
HORIZONTAL REPEAT: 26 3/4″ (68CM)
PERFORMANCE: WYZENBEEK 15,000
VERTICAL REPEAT: 25 1/4″ (64CM)
COUNTRY OF FINISH: USA Copyright Schumacher (R)
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March, 15 2018
It’s almost Spring and we are excited to see colorful fabrics and wall coverings. Quadrille Fabrics is known for their beautiful hand block screen prints. They offer so many beautiful patterns that it was hard to select one to feature. Quadrille Fabrics offers the following collections: Quadrille, Alan Campbell, Cloth Paper, Wallpaper, Suncloth and Plains.
Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft fibres. Ikat fabric weaving styles vary widely. Many design motifs may have ethnic, ritual or symbolic meaning or have been developed for export trade. Ikat patterns have been around for a long time, however, Quadrille gives them a modern spin by using bright colors.
Please contact us for Interior Design assistance.
February, 8 2018
We just got back from the NY Now Show at the Javitz Center. Besides enjoying the day with my long time friend who is also an Interior Designer, I learned a lot. So you ask, what’s hot now? According to Nicole Davis, writer for Lighting & Decor Magazine, Global patterns continue to reign. We saw a lot of ethnic, southwest, and bohemian fabric patterns. However, the change that we are seeing from the new millennium is in added decoration. Jana Platina Phipps, known as the Trim Queen, stated after spending time in High Point, NC for the fall furniture market, “maximalism” is in. Embellishment is a way to tip toe into this trend without going full throttle – it gives the product dimension and a higher perceived value, and it can be contemporary, not just the very traditional looks people think of.” Davis also states that “maximalism is a trend that’s coming over from fashion, with houses like Gucci and Prada showing embellishment and fabric collaging all over this season’s intros.”
One of the vendors that we visited, Cozy Nomad of Malibu, combined the ethnic fabrics with faux fur trim on the pillows and throw blankets. Cozy Nomad sells imported carpets in addition to these amazing accessories.
The other vendor that we visited, Creative Touch Rugs, is selling Ikat velvet pillows in an array of ethnic patterns and colors, both bright and traditional. We think these pillows can make a room used on a neutral sofa.
Please contact us for an Interior Design consultation.
February, 1 2018
Albert Hadley collaborated with Harry Hinson in 2001 to create a collection encompassing playful/light hearted hand printed textiles and wall coverings. Fireworks is a single screen print that represents sparklers. An absolute classic. This wallpaper is available in several color ways: Beige on White, Blue on White, Black on Off-White, Red on White, White on Off-White, and Yellow on White. This wallpaper works well in a bedroom, kitchen or bathroom. We love this wallpaper because it can be used to update a traditional room and give it a modern twist. It works well with both traditional and contemporary design. The vertical pattern repeat is 6.8″ and the horizontal repeat is 9″ so it is not too big to use on a small wall. Please contact us for a consultation.