Category: Interior Design

ADVICE FOR STYLING YOUR CREDENZA

Start off your décor with functionality
Adding a lamp to you credenza is very sensible and will add both height and light. A lamp will add both height and light to your credenza. Get a fabric lampshade to show off your personality and add a fun pattern.

Create Levels
Get out your favorite book that have been stowed away and showcase them on your credenza. This can help create levels on the surface while expressing your favorite literature choices.

Mix it up
Add in accessories such as candles, vases, and artwork. When the accessories vary is texture and size it will create a lot of dimension on your credenza. This will also help you bring out the whole rooms color palette. Having a consistent color palette will make everything look pulled together.

Bring out your personality
By adding personal item on your credenza you can really show of your personality. A framed photo is a perfect way to do this! Top it off with your favorite succulent or flower and you are on your way to a perfectly personal piece of furniture.

Here you have it! Your perfectly styled credenza is ready for the world to see!


HIGH END INTERIOR DECORATION INSPIRATION OF THE WEEK: POWDER PINK

Today we are going to share with you one half of pantone’s duo color of the year as fall color inspiration!

This year powder pink looks great as a monochrome look or even a simple accent These strong shades of blush and fuchsia is the power color of the season!

In the photo pictures above you can see this bold all-pink restaurant Pietro Nolita. It is already being addressed as the Pepto-hued backdrop for the New York Fashion Week scene—even though it has yet to open. Bringing this inspiration into your living space is a key fashion trend to try.

Powder pink is often misjudged for its girly undertones or neglected for its lack of neutrality. The power of pink should not be overlooked when it comes to your interiors. Test out decorating your shelf with a pastel glass pitcher to bring pink into your décor. Large or small, energetic or gentle, there’s real power in pink.

Whip out your rose-colored glasses and try envisioning your home in a new shade this season!


FOUR FALL DECORATING IDEAS FOR THE OUTDOORS

We are so excited that fall is around the corner! This summer flew by and now it is time for some fall decorating inspiration, particularly with your outdoor space.

These fun fall ideas are budget friendly and easy to do!

Decorate your door with an old a cotton wreath to welcome guests into your home and transform your porch.

Grab a lantern and fill it with small acorns, miniature pumpkins and leaves. All you need to do next is place a candle safely in the middle and now you have a perfect display for your patio table.

You can try creating a vignette using a basket full of grapevine balls, a lantern and a pumpkin. The pumpkin adds the glow of lively color and a feeling of happiness, which will have everyone loving the season.

Line your windows up with beautiful and fresh fall planters! Small narrow evergreens such as arborvitae are a great fit for the season! Add a some mums and pansies and your on your way to a beautiful flower collaboration.


TOP INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS TO TRY THIS FALL

When decorating a home, it is important to tell your story and garnish it with unique pieces that match your style. Today I am going to help you share your story by sharing some top trends of the season!

Don’t be afraid to accessorize!
You can personalize your space with items that you love and truly pull a room together with accessories. Currently, there’s a trend towards pieces that are vintage, rustic and very French. Items like late 1800s champagne bottle carriers and bottle stands are a hot accessory right now! Decorative bottles and vintage hat racks can really transform a room and take you back in time!

Add flair with painted pieces!
Painted antique goods can really add panache to your living room. Painted antiques and fine reproductions are very en vogue. Some of the simplest pieces that aren’t heavily carved add the most personality.

The rug makes the room!
It is important to make an investment on the right rug to help embellish your floors. Neutral rugs have been on-trend for the last decade and it will not be changing anytime soon! Washed out and muted colors and styles are very popular. Traditional carpet styles, in hues of red and orange, are also in high demand. Make a bold statement with an abstract rug and turn your floor into a modern art piece!


TOP ART SHOWS IN SOUTH FLORIDA TO SEE THIS WEEKEND

Even though Art Basel is here yet, doesn’t mean you should stop your search for design inspiration in South Florida!

Miami is booming with various galleries and design studios that go all year round and today I am going to share with you some of the top shows to see this fall.

The Pursuit of Abstraction
Oct. 7-April 16, 2017
The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach

This show, drawn from the permanent collection, surveys the origins of fine and decorative art that transformed the modern aesthetic age.

Anselm Kiefer from the Hall Collection
Nov. 21-Aug. 27, 2017
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale,

Plus expanded acquisitions of Anselm Kiefer works at Margulies Collection at the Warehouse.
Oct. 19.-April 29, 2017

Narcisco Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism
Oct. 9 – Jan. 8, 2017
Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum FIU,

Fifty red-carpet fashions by Cuban-American designer Narcisco Rodriguez will be unveiled in an exhibit marked by firsts: Rodriguez’s first solo museum show, and the Frost FIU’s first couture exhibit.


GREAT WAYS TO JUMPSTART YOUR EFFORTS OF DECORATING AN EMPTY SPACE

For all of my family readers out there, the time will come where your, once little, kids will be leaving the nest, off to college or new opportunities. Despite it being both a sad and exiting time, the question will come up, what do you do with the new empty space!

Here are a few fun ways you can transform the newly available room!

Home Gym
No you have no more excuses to skip your daily workout! Building a home gym is a great and healthy solution. You’ll need to invest in some equipment but the outcome is worth it! Try adding mirrored walls, storage space for your equipment, rubber tiled floors and a great sound system for the perfect home gym.

Library
All those boxes in the garage filled with books from through out the year now have a home! Fill the room with bookshelves and start decorating! Get a cozy chair and you can create the most peaceful space to read! Add some plants and you are on your way to a relaxation haven!

Home Office
It’s simple, get yourself a desk, chair, filing cabinet and comfortable and build yourself a home office! Add some built in storage and your on your way, weather your working on art projects or working from home for the day you now have a space dedicated to concentration.


GUESS WHAT NFL PLAYER IS TAKING ON INTERIOR DESIGN

As football season is kicking off, I thought I would spin today’s post toward the field! We have seen a lot of celebrities dabble in the world of interior design. Today I am going to share with you one NFL players’ passion for interiors.

See in the video below Seattle Seahawks rookie running back Zac Brooks help a reporter turn his plain one-bedroom apartment into a pleasant transformation.

A seventh-round pick out of Clemson, Brooks says his dream job (outside of professional football is interior design. This 23-year-old player hopes to launch his own firm!

As shown in the video, Brooks comes out to look at the apartment in person and then exchanged renderings and ideas over the course of two months for how they could renovate the living space. “This is me. I’m watching HGTV all the time,” Brooks said. “I can’t wait till I can get to the point where I can take out walls and change the floors and do all that. That’s when it’s really going to heat up.”

As you can see this young footballer has a knack for interiors and his job was nicely done!


TOP 3 INTERIOR DESIGN APPS TO TRY OUT THIS FALL

For all of you tech nerds out there looking to get the one up on your interior design technique, we have sought out some of the most amazing apps! These apps can aid your interior design needs in the palm of your hand.

Of course these apps will not give you the same quality you receive from hiring an interior designer, but you can get a glimpse of some amazing results, without the white glove service! Check out thesegreat apps below!

MagicPlan
With the MagicPlan, you will never get stuck outside with a piece of furniture that won’t fit through the front door again ever again! This app transforms the meticulous ordeal of mapping out floor plans and taking measurements into an easy process. You can seamlessly compute distances within a space simply by the app analyzing a snapshot. You can annotate photos of your space with the height of the ceiling or the width of the hallway!

Curate
For those of you with an extensive art collection Curate is the app for you! You no longer have to imagine what your artwork would look like in your new home. This app allows you to virtually display each piece! All you have to do is simply upload a photo of any blank wall and the app will give you a concrete idea as to how it will look there. You can also use the app to browse pieces from your favorite artists and galleries to search for your next statement piece inspiration!

MyPantone
Pantone is the ultimate color authority out there. When it comes to disputes on whether a shade is turquoise or teal, they have the final say. They are the historic leaders that have standardized library of colors into a convenient app that allows you to accurately communicate your color choices to decorating professionals, designers and manufacturers alike. It also identifies the colors in your photographs and expertly generates complementary palettes.

 

Read about more great apps here.


TOP 5 TIPS FOR DECORATING FOR YOUR KIDS

One very important facet in home interiors is designing your children’s room! Giving your kids a magnificent living space is paramount for the ability to grow and learn. The kid’s room is the one place where your child does many things including schoolwork, listening to music, playing games with friends, and daydreaming.

Here are the top 5 ways to create a room that can function for all of these activities, as well as creating a comfortable and inviting space.

Curate Their Art!
If you are a parent you for sure know that your kids create a lot of art and always are looking for a space to display it. Try putting all of their artwork together and house them in monochromatic frames, and place them in a grid! This will really transform their artwork and make it look professional!

Embrace the Quirkiness
This room is the best place to explore inspirational ideas. Fun shaped books shelves, bold colors, and unique home accessories that reflect your child’s imagination will really let them show their personality.

Try to Think Transitionally
Setting your child’s room up with classic furniture will make for a super easy transition as they age over the years. Contemporary white and black furniture can work at any age!

Fit in a Workspace
Your kids will come home with homework everyday, so why not create a space dedicated to this task! Keep your kids organized so that after schoolwork won’t seem as much as a chore. Layout colorful items and fun supplies around the study area and keep it well lit for your kids!

Let’s Start Them Out Organized
Having a neat and tidy closet and adding labels to storage bins and baskets will help keep their rooms clean! It is very smart to start the habit early so that they grow to always keep their items in order!


HAPPY LABOR DAY 2016

Hey there my interior design aficionados!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Wishing you all save travels as you celebrate the last day of summer with your family and friends.