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On Trend for 2015

June 19th, 2015

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We’ve been seeing a lot of exciting styles happening in interior design this year.  It’s almost as if there are no rules – just go for what you love and whatever makes you happy.  Many of these individual styles are often mixed together to make a fun and richly layered home.  Check out the big trends of Blue and White, Trellis, Botanical, Coastal and Boho Chic.  We LOVE them!

 

BLUE and WHITE
The most popular by far is blue and white.  It’s classic, pretty and always in style.

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TRELLIS
Trellis adds texture and dimension to a room and can be used as wallpaper, fabrics or architectural detail.

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ORGANIC BOTANICAL
Feel romantic and get back to nature with flowers, plants and birds.

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COASTAL
We’re always drawn to the ocean for it’s calming comfortable vibe.

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Contemporary Beach House living room

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BOHO CHIC
The tip to creating the boho chic look is to layer, layer, layer – fabrics, materials, textures, lighting and color.

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Whatever style, whatever your personality and whatever you feel drawn to most, just go for it!

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Coming to America! The Real Design Women

June 12th, 2015

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After airing in HGTV Canada, France, Israel, the Middle East and countless countries around the world my TV series The Real Designing Women finally hits the US!  You can check it out on the Ion Network.

They’re not just at the top of their game, they are the game – Four of the most successful female interior designers working in North America today, Dee Dee Taylor Eustace (Toronto) Lori Dennis (L.A.) Jennifer Flanders and Nina Freudenberger (NYC) lead us on a fun, fascinating and completely real jaunt through everything and anything design and decorating related (real designers, real clients, real everyone) – it’s their world and we’re welcome to it.

 

Hope you enjoy the fun and fabulousness!

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Master Designer: Francois Champsaur

May 8th, 2015

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Francois Champsaur‘s project in a historic Parisian Trocadero Apartment is one of the most sensually soft modern designs I’ve seen in awhile.  Champsaur took on a project that had been in a family for generations and untouched for 40 years, and transformed the space into something completely unrecognizable and fresh.   He removed everything and started with a blank slate of over 5,000 square feet of living space.  The walls now undulate as they divide rooms.  The color palette is calm and neutral with splashes of bold colors.  The custom furniture is sparse and sculptural, and there is a nod to history revealed in the original exposed beams.

 

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Softened corners on the marble wall and kitchen ceiling complement the clean lines and diagonal seating area.

 

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This custom green banquette in the dining area was designed by Champsaur, balanced by the angular Mars chairs by Konstantin Grcic and table by Eric Schmitt.

 

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 Stunning bronze glazed doors continue the lines in the wide plank floors and louvered ceilings, allowing light to fill the space but also divide it.

 

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Romantic drapes and a cozy chair help to soften the room.
And can I please have that beautiful bench?
I need it.  Bad.  Real bad.

 

 

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 I could spend hours in this oak and marble bathroom.

 

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This home feels much more architectural than decorated.  Uncluttered home, uncluttered mind….

 

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A sleek and simple bronze fireplace / art installation designed by Eric Schmitt

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Materials are made of wood, bronze, oak and marble – Soft, Supple, and oh so Tranquil.  No need for unnecessary decoration, only a peaceful backdrop to quiet the mind, body and soul.

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