Ideas

Caramel Leather – A Classic

July, 7 2018

Why is leather a better option than performance fabric? We have noticed a shift away from the navy blue performance velvet sectional sofa into the resurgence of caramels and vintage tan sofas. Most of our male clients love leather upholstery. Leather is handsome and neutral, as well as soft and comfortable in all temperatures. So give neutral toned leather upholstery a chance in your home!

Neolith, The Largest Existing Sintered Stone Surface

June, 16 2018

 

Neolith has extraordinary characteristics and the perfect surface to install in your kitchen and bath.  Here’s why:

RESISTANT TO HIGH TEMPERATURES

Does not burn in contact with fire or let off smoke or toxic substances

RESISTANT TO UV RAYS

Since the color is 100% natural, it does not deteriorate due to exposure to the sun or extreme temperatures

LIGHT

The 3 mm board is only 7 kg/m² and the 12 mm board, 30 kg/m².

RESISTANT TO ICE AND FREEZING

Neolith is not damaged by low temperatures

SCRATCH RESISTANT

Resistant to scratching and abrasion due to the hardness of the surface.

EASY TO CLEAN

Resistant to chemical cleaning agents.

RESISTANT TO BENDING

A high modulus of rupture. Resistant to high pressure and weight loads.

HYGIENIC

Does not release harmful substances. Completely suitable for contact with food.

SUITABLE FOR HEAVY TRAFFIC

Due to the hardness of the surface.

100% NATURAL

Resin-free. Does not release any harmful substance into the environment.

WATERPROOF

Waterproof and liquid-resistant. With an absorption level near zero.

100% RECYCLABLE

Up to 52% of any Neolith board is comprised of recycled raw materials.

Here’s the link to view more images:  http://www.neolith.com/en/visualizer

Monogramming & Embroidery

May, 16 2018

Custom Embroidery

Pillows – Headboards – Upholstery – Bedding

Besides the obvious space planning, light planning, color coordinating, Interior Designers are able to customize your space from the Interior Architecture down to the Furnishings and Accessories.  We can help you make your space beautiful and unique.  Contact us for a consultation.

Quadrille Fabrics – China Seas Lucaya Ikat Multi

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.

Trend Report

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.

Wonderful Wallpaper

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.

 

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2018

October, 12 2017

We love Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year!  Caliente is hot for 2018!

Benjamin Moore 2018 Color of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

“Caliente is the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality.”

—Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.

This color is fabulous when used on grasscloth wallpaper.  Here are a photos of a home office in a Main Line condominium and in a Jenkintown home :

  

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Moore’s Color Palette for 2017:

For more information on these color trends for 2018, go to https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/color-collections/color-trends-2018.  Contact us for a color consultation!

 

 

 

 

New Fabric Collections from Quadrille

September, 17 2017

 

 

 

Quadrille Fabrics is known for their hand block screen prints.  The design, print and fabric quality is excellent and will brighten up a drab room.  The fabrics are printed on linen, cotton or cotton/linen blends.  They also make coordinating wall coverings.  Let MM Interiors Inc. help you freshen up your home for the holidays.  Contact us for an initial consultation.

Premier Issue of Curated Kravet

April, 6 2016

I am so excited to see the premier issue of Curated Kravet. Kravet is one of my favorite vendors. Kravet offers a wide variety of fabric, wallcovering, furniture, and now decorative accessories.

Please note that these products are only available through Interior Design Professionals. MM Interiors Inc. can help you achieve the look you desire. I love the cocktail tables, table lamps, and pillows available now through Cured Kravet.

Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 7.07.18 AM
Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 6.41.23 AM

Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 6.31.03 AM

Screen Shot 2016-04-06 at 6.40.20 AM

Furniture for the Bedroom

January, 31 2010

If you are limited in space and on a budget, I believe that you only need a head board and bench for a practical, functional, and beautiful bedroom.

designing a small bedroom, small bedroom interior designThis is a king size bed on a wall that is limited in size, yet this setup still functions perfectly.

The lack of bed frame allows enough room for night tables and bench. The tables have a top drawer and open shelf that provide storage as well as room for a land-line phone and table lamps.

The swing-arm lamps are great for light without taking up more space. The bench is great for sitting comfortably while dressing or putting on shoes.

How to Get the Look
Mount swing-arm lamps to the wall if you don’t have enough room for night tables. You can change the bedding easily for the season to freshen up your look without clutter.