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.
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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.
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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.
January, 27 2018
From grand rooms in the White House and the Palace of Versailles to romantic country retreats in cottages and seaside homes, Brunschwig & Fils fabrics, wallcoverings and furnishings have appeared for more than a century in the world’s most beautiful and iconic interiors. Brunschwig & Fils is the canon of high quality decorative textiles in the home furnishings industry, and today its many other products include wallcoverings, trimmings, upholstered furniture, tables and lighting.
The history of the company dates back to 1891, when it was founded by Achille Brunschwig. In 1925 Roger Brunschwig, son of Achille, opened a New York office at 383 Madison Avenue. Good design has been at the firm’s heart and soul from the beginning, and each generation acknowledges that French style – in décor, fashion, design, color and the art of living – has been paramount for centuries. To translate this spirit for today’s taste, in America and around the world, is the ongoing mission of Brunschwig & Fils.
A legacy of design, a history of service, exceptional quality, attention to detail and superb craftsmanship are the hallmarks of products from Brunschwig & Fils, designer and manufacturer of contemporary and historically-inspired decorative fabrics, wallcoverings, trimmings and upholstered furniture and furnishings.
Brunschwig products are available through Interior Designers. Contact us if you are interested in a consultation. The items used in this advertisement are listed below:
Drapery Samarkand Cotton and Linen Print, color Dusty Rose/Rust BR-71110-119 Furniture Bedford Sofa in Firle Herringbone Chenille, color Driftwood BR-89774-828 James Chair in Gulchihra Printed Velvet, color Espresso/Berry BR-700017-M81 Pillows Tavistock Stripe, color Madder/Terra Cotta BR-89771-161 Zenobia Linen Print, color Orange Spice/Mocha BR-700018-642& Tavistock Stripe Madder/Terracotta BR-89771-161
December, 31 2017
ANNOUNCING PANTONE 18-3838 ULTRA VIOLET, PANTONE® COLOR OF THE YEAR 2018.
A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.
Benjamin Moore offers a toned down ultra violet that is more subdued.
December, 7 2017
We enjoyed renovating and designing the interiors of this main line colonial. There are many advantages to undertaking this prior to moving. The first is not living with the mess of construction and the second is the continuity of design throughout the home. Notice the consistent color palette and design elements in this updated colonial. We love transitional design and believe it lasts through trends.
December, 1 2017
The Bryant collection is a free spirited, late mid-century take on classic modernism. The design features large, fitted drawers and an inset base, which creates an interesting interplay between solid and floating form. Distinctive, soft corners waterfall light onto the all-over linen finish. Bryant designs deliver clarity of function and storage with swagger. This furniture is Lacquered Linen, Stained Interior with Soft Closing Glides, Antique Bronze Finish Ring Pull. It is available in Navy, White or Gray. Bungalow 5 is one of our favorite vendors and offers a lot of furniture choices. Contact us for an Interior Design Consultation.