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.
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!
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.
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.
March, 20 2014
Bedroom window treatment for a rental apartment is very important.
First, you need privacy and darkness and second, you want it to look pretty. If you owned the home I would recommend Flat Roman Blinds. However, the labor can be expensive and it is not likely that you will be able to re-use the blinds due to the variation in window sizes.
If you want to be able to re-use your custom window treatments, I recommend simple flat panels from the top of the window — or ceiling — to the floor.
Make sure to line the panels with blackout lining so the sun does not wake you up early on the weekend. The blackout lining is heavy and will help the panels lay well and protect the fabric from the sun.
For this job, I also purchased ready made sheer linen panels, a double brass rod, and brass rings (my NYC client is waiting for the building super to install the new rod so that she can hang the sheers for daytime light filtering).
Enjoy sleeping in and feel good that you can reuse your beautiful store bought designer bedding and custom window treatment in your next rental apartment or home!
February, 20 2014
Now is the time to think about freshening up a room or more for spring.
It’s a major project to remove wallpaper in order to paint or re-paper. The walls often get damaged, so there are many steps to getting the walls ready for paint. Here is a great idea as an alternative:
If the wallpaper is intact, try priming the walls right on top of the wallpaper instead of enduring the dreaded steaming and removing of wallpaper.
Make sure to purchase a high quality primer and paint with stain blocker. Also, paint on only a thin coat of primer so that you do not wrinkle the wallpaper.
The most time consuming part is the prep work, so make sure you take your time with the painters’ tape. After the walls are primed, you can paint or hang new wallpaper.
If you need any assistance with chosing a color palette, please let me know!
February, 12 2014
If you want to give a quick modern update to a traditional powder room, purchase some modern accessories.
In this powder room with traditional wallpaper, mirror, and sink, I added a lucite soap dispenser and cup. Lucite is a type of plastic used for all sorts of household things. It’s a fun choice for the bathroom and comes in a variety of shapes and colors to match any space. It’s also durable, easy to clean, and inexpensive.
Make sure you use a high-quality accessory in order to get the zip you need.