Keeping your interior fresh over the years

Have you ever walked into a space and thought to yourself “Wow, is it just me or does my [insert any room here] look really dated?!” Don’t feel bad! When I walked into the fab 70s sunken living room in The , that was my first thought! After some slight miracle-working, that sunken lounge space is going to be the newest and best thing. Just like with fashion or music, your design style and preferences change over time.

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Our Go-to: Custom sofas for your Largest Rooms

Whether you’re moving into a new home or just updating your current, creating a relaxing space in a large room is a fun challenge. A large room means you have a lot of space to work with, which is always exciting! However, one of the biggest challenges of a large room is selecting the perfect sectional that fits like a glove within the space. Sectionals need to be comfy, but not too bulky. They should be a sleek, luxurious and a livable gathering spot for your family.

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Statement Mirrors Speak for Themselves!

Mirrors are so much more than a reflective surface in which you check your appearance. While they are great for a quick glance at your lipstick on your way out the door or the application of a full face of makeup, they can also become a focal point of your room. They add depth and dimension and bounce around a room’s light like nobodies business. Added bonus: mirrors with fab frames add texture, detail, and color to a space too!

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Modern & chic chandeliers for any style

When it comes to putting the perfect outfit together, it usually goes something like this: You choose the clothes, add some shoes, select a gorgeous bag and then finish it off with beautiful accessories. Whether it’s a classic single strand of pearls, an armful of mixed metal bangles or an eye-catching pair of statement earrings, jewelry is the finishing touch that every outfit needs.

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Nothing says Thanksgiving like a fine place setting!

I am so excited that Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Between traveling to Las Vegas and High Point to go to market, announcing our Boulevard Show House, the Ohorona24.in.ua Team being recognized at this year’s ASID awards and working with such amazing clients this year, we have much to be thankful for! It’s been a whirlwind so I am looking forward to gathering around the dinner table with friends and family to really spend some time.

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The perfect accent table for any space

Have you ever sat down and thought to yourself (insert thought bubble here!) “I wish there was a table here on which I could rest my martini!”? Not having a place to rest and relax after a long day or having to awkwardly hold your drink because there isn’t a place to put it down just isn’t very pleasant. Seating and table space are two things to keep in mind when designing a family room or living room. That’s why having the right accent table in the right spot is so important.

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Our favorite ready-made sofas for small spaces!

Small spaces can often put you an interior design quagmire. Reconciling the space you are given with your aesthetic desire can be tough! When you don’t have the time to design and then produce a custom piece, you are destined to purchase “off-the-shelf”. Avoid the search headaches with our favorite ready-made sofas that keep things chic when you don’t have time to customize!

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Investing in Art? 3 must-know rules!

Art can be called many things – thought-provoking, simple, contemporary, basically, anything you want it to be. The beauty of art is that it means something different to each of us and it’s one of the best ways to make your home unforgettably “you”.

Finding the right art piece for your home can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Read on to see how we’ve worked with our clients to place exceptional artwork in their homes.


Abstract art is a great way to soften a metallic

 

Show off your personality

 

What makes an art collection great? Diversity. Think about when you’re walking through an art museum and about the pieces that catch your eye. There are definitely similarities in the pieces you like, but they aren’t identical. One may be an abstract oil painting and another a black and white photograph, but you then notice that you are looking entirely at portraits, even though created in different mediums. Or, perhaps you are drawn entirely to one color palette, and the medium doesn’t matter. As long as that piece is a soft lilac, you are in!

select art with complimentary tones of the space

The contemporary art piece picks up cool neutral tones of the bench and the warmer tones in the rug.

 

Color, subject or time period are a few different ways to curate your collection. But don’t feel as if you have to choose that one genre and stick to it. By mixing old world paintings with contemporary pieces in different sizes and mediums, you have created a diverse and active collection that will create plenty of interest for you and your guests.

 

Art that has cultural influences and traditional touches are great accents and even better investments for a space

 

art can tie a room together by pulling in colors from the accent pieces surrounding it

The colors and composition of this piece create a lovely visual texture.

 

Ah hem… Size matters

When it comes to selecting art, don’t be afraid to go big. In fact, sometimes, larger format is just more fun! A large painting or framed photograph makes a bold statement and becomes the centerpiece of the space. These pieces make the space feel warm, full of character and pulled together.

 

Art can be fun and reflect personality, make it big and the centerpiece of room

A large-scale photograph makes this room unique and oh so exciting!

 

Even with smaller format items, you can group them to create a beautifully curated gallery wall. A collection of items tells a fascinating story and it’s the perfect way to make an impact without making a huge investment. It’s easy to swap out prints and photographs so you can make sure your gallery wall is always fresh and up to date.

art can be used to create a gallery wall, perfect for an entry or foyer space

 

Travel and Art

No matter where you are, art can be scouted out. Traveling is the perfect opportunity to select art because, whether it’s at a local market or in a gallery, these are great places to discover artists and find artwork that represents your time in this new city. These pieces add variety to your collection and can be quite the conversation starters.

 

art can act as the perfect pop of color or statement piece for a bold hallway

 

Don’t forget about the photographs you take on vacation! Even if you feel you don’t have the best photographic eye, these pieces are special to you. Don’t let them live in cyberspace forever! Print out the photos you take on your vacation so you can enjoy them at home and not just on social media. Family photos add a personal touch to the room and help create a unique, personalized and well-tailored collection.

 

art can be simple and tell a story of past trips and memories

 

These are just a few, fun ways to invest in, acquire, or create your own art collection. Are you in need of some additional art inspiration or a few interior design ideas? Check us out on  and for all of the latest!

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