It is no secret that I am a big fan of drapery! Functionality and luxury are two words that come to mind when I think about window coverings of any kind. Though the main purposes of drapery are to provide privacy from your home and to protect your furnishings from the sun, they are also a way to enhance the overall space both visually and acoustically. Use your drapery to bring in a fun print or trim, enhance your interior with a vibrant color or provide a simple, or create a soft, neutral backdrop for your interior.
Art and accessories are great ways to share your story throughout your home. But have you ever thought about using lighting? There are so many cool and unique lighting fixtures that you can use to tell your story and elevate the furnishing design. So whether you love traditional, large-scale or contemporary style lighting, there’s definitely a statement light for you.
January has been super busy! Between catching up from the Holiday break (and the snow/ice days), project installations and working on some new collaborations, this month has just flown by. We’ve also discovered many new sources of inspiration this month. All the new collections at Dallas Market and the introduction of the new Pantone color of the year (hello, Ultra Violet!) are making our design hearts happy. We’re so excited to share some of the things we’ve been inspired by this month with you!
January is all about getting a fresh start, finding new sources of inspiration and learning about all the new up and coming products in the design world. It also means that we get to take a trip to Dallas for the Dallas Total Gift and Accessories Market – so fun! This year was even more exciting because the entire design team joined!
I love incorporating vivid colors and prints into my designs. It can range from geometric, animal prints, organic shapes or the good ole’ stripes and polka dots – there’s always a place for patterned fabrics in your interiors. Prints and patterns are a great way to add depth, interest and personal touches to your home! So whether you like to layer patterns with solid colors or other prints, they allow for you to make as bold or as subtle of a statement as you like.
Rugs play a big part in our interiors. Whether you choose a neutral or bold color, they can be a statement piece or a subtle compliment to the furnishings. No matter what rug we source, it has to match our client’s lifestyle and be beautiful, practical and suitable for everyday use. Ranging from modern to boho, to feminine and antique – here are a few of the rugs we absolutely love!
Physical walls used to determine the furniture layout of a room, but architectural designs have since evolved to include more open spaces. I love an open space plan because it gives you the opportunity to create various layouts using sectionals, sofas and lounge chairs! The position of each piece determines how the room flows and what the vibe of the room will be. So whether you want one large open space or one with a smaller space within, you have the flexibility to make it your own!
Bringing the interior of your home to life starts with the furniture selections. Each selection helps define the overall room layout and how the space will be used. Our main goal is to create special areas for conversations and for spending time with family and friends.
When you’re looking to make a statement in a room, furniture and accessories are fabulous. But for something a little more unique, a bold ceiling color is a great way to make a statement. It’s not too overwhelming, totally unexpected and it shows off your personality.
Do you remember when it was a huge faux pas to wear white after Labor Day or when your shoes had to match your bag? It sounds so silly now because people don’t really follow these rules anymore, but there really was a time when ladies strictly followed those guidelines. Fortunately, the fashion industry has evolved and women are now dressing for their personal taste rather than following the rules.