Monday, October 27, 2014

2014 High Point Furniture Market "highlights"

Shape is an important word for the furniture design during this Furniture Market.  Some of the highlights are these chairs, which by the way are stylish and super comfortable.  My favorite is by Caracole, a modern take on a traditional wing chair.  One of the things I adore about this particular chair is the back has a contiguous radius, leaving the fabric pattern completely seams!

Lucite is here to stay...from furniture to lots of window treatment hardware in Lucite or even real glass!

more to come!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Wallpaper Trends...

Small bathrooms or powder rooms seem to be a difficult design project to do but in reality is where we can let our imagination and budget expand.  Love this bathroom wallpaper with its large scale geometric shape.  Mixed with a black and white vintage mini mosaic, a carrara marble top which is a classic and a crispy white updated toilet.  Notice how the shape of the faucets blend so well with the pure elegance!

Happy Tuesday

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

From Drab to Modern Coastal

Before, the furniture was out of scale, and too dark for Florida. On this project I suggested to paint the walls and redo an accent wall of mosaic tiles to give a traditional home a more modern look. The results are just what the client wanted.  A space that reflect their personality and style.  The overall scale is perfect.  One design obstacle or problem was how to treat the high ceiling and specially a long wall in which the sofa is almost touching the wall.  We found this set of 9 prints which depicts a tropical was the perfect balance.  Normally I would not design or place a sofa so close to wall but this was the best layout.  The coffee table is a large chunky square with 4 small ottomans on casters which can be pulled anywhere in the room.  These ottomans by the way, have storage is perfect to conceal pillows, games, or blankets. The large coastal collection rug dressed the wood floors quite well too!