Bringing a richly layered room to life requires each individual element to stand on its own and to blend together with the rest of the space. This is a fun and challenging task and why I love my job as an interior designer! In addition to incorporating color and pattern, multitudes of texture are an integral part of any interior design. From walls and ceilings to creative uses of natural elements, the possibilities to add texture to a room are endless!
I absolutely love what a pop of color or a splash of pattern can do for an interior, but what about a monochromatic interior? For the daring designer, this delicate-yet-bold approach to interior design can produce a stunning finished product.
White’s timeless versatility allows an interior designer to create a multitude of looks. From modern and luxurious, to cozy and welcoming, white has the ability to showcase it all!
Here are some tips to consider when working with an all white palette.
I’ve often noted that every piece of an interior plays an integral part in the symphony of the room; side tables are no exception! Although they naturally fall into a supporting role (pun intended), these pieces can make a fabulous statement.
From various heights, shapes, styles and functionality, the options are endless! Don’t let this petite accent get the best of you. Let’s first focus on the proper height of your accent for the next time you’re on the hunt.
With the Fourth of July holiday weekend quickly approaching, I’ve been thinking about the many interior (and exterior) design possibilities perfect for summer celebrations and family barbecues.
For those who haven’t visited Martha’s Vineyard, this quaint summer destination spot, located just south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, oozes charm through its light houses, sandy shores and harbor town cottages. Being an island, the only way to get there is by ferry or air-so refreshing!
Inspired by this iconic summer colony, I created a style board that emulates the character of Martha’s Vineyard!
We are now halfway through 2016 (so hard to believe!), and as each month passes, the team finds new and interesting styles or pieces that we like to pull from for inspiration in our fabulous, Classically Current designs.
Here are some favorite finds we spotted in June that are sure to elevate our interiors!
Molly Hatch Ceramics
“I love new take on the classic blue and white ginger jar look. Her large art pieces, all done on plates, create a large scale piece of art that is made up of beautiful little pieces. A fabulous twist on the typical china displayed on the dining wall with a wonderful European feel.” – Ohorona24.in.uamansky, President and Creative Director
It is no secret that I am a BIG fan of drapery! My clients will tell you that they have had many a creative discussion about their need for window treatments and, specifically, beautiful, flowing, airy, drapery. From major statement drapery to quiet, more supporting elements, window coverings play a major role in the interior design of a room.
I have often had a homeowner say they are not interested in drapes or they fear blocking a beautiful view with fabric. My response: drapes have a powerful impact on the overall design of a room and, depending on the vision for the design, can either be a mere softening element or take center stage. With a handsome tie-back, they will never detract from your view. To use drapes to their full potential, here are a few factors to keep in mind.
Fabulous interior design does not happen overnight. From space planning and furniture procurement to selecting fixtures and finishes, the interior is an artful blending of many different aspects that come together in the end to create a fabulously unique design. While every aspect of the design is important to the overall aesthetic, it always comes down to the last details to really bring a room together.
It’s for this reason, that I take great care to add the perfect finishing touches to my classically current designs, and tabletops and other surfaces make the perfect opportunities to get creative with even the smallest details!
Here are some of my favorite ways to create stylish counters and tabletops with a variety of simple accessorizes.
I began my career designing destination interiors and often draw design inspiration from cities and cultures around the world. Because of my severe case of wanderlust, I am always thrilled when the opportunity comes along to create destination-inspired interiors for my clients.
Blending striking pops of color into interiors and experimenting with fun and unique patterns are staples of my Classically Current design philosophy so I was very excited when I received a request from a client to incorporate a Moroccan-inspired theme throughout the home.
When designing destination-inspired interiors, the first order of business is to gain a general foundation of the culture’s influences and unique characteristics. Once the research is finished, you can then begin to thread these particular influences into the design to create an authentic cultural representation throughout the interior. Not to say liberties aren’t taken- they are!-but it is always good to have an understanding of the cultural vernacular.
For example, Morocco’s bold colors, lantern lighting, and distinctive textures are easily recognizable, and I absolutely loved drawing on inspiration from to create the fun, vibrant designs for my client’s home.
Here are some of the key characteristics to keep in mind when incorporating Moroccan style into a design!
Whether it’s for business or pleasure, I find myself surrounded by summer design in many aspects of my day-to-day life. In the studio, I’m surrounded by fun, bold colors and prints as I create destination interiors for many of my clients during this time of year. Outside of the office, I love to relax with my friends at a patio dinner party or plan outdoor adventures with my daughters, Liv and Ryan. No matter what I’m doing, summer styles and activities are in no short supply, and this sunny season requires that we bring interior design outdoors!
If you plan to soak up the sun with loved ones or host a low key barbecue outdoors, consider these tips to make your guests feel the warm welcome of your outdoor designs.
There’s no question that summer has arrived in Houston and with a new season comes new interior design obsessions! Despite the rising temperatures, the “dog days of summer” have yet to set in and our is as busy as ever creating fabulous interiors for our clients. Along the way, we have certainly uncovered some new design gems.
From splatter paint artwork to rocky crystals, here are some summer must-haves that we just can’t get enough of around the office!