Aug 25, 2007

DESIGN IDEA: THE HIGH LIGHTS

Beautiful chandeliers can add a new look to a tired decorating scheme. Whatever your style of home, adding a new chandelier can change a space into something spectacular. There are many styles available for all homes from casual to elegant. One of my favorite companies is Currey & Co. They create and design a line of lighting that incorporates historic designs as well as modern. Their use of many different materials sets this company apart and has helped it become a favorite with the design industry. The chandelier pictured is one of my favorites and comes from the Mansion Collection. Three sizes are available but to the trade only. Contact your designer or feel free to email us for more information.

Aug 17, 2007

DESIGN IDEA: HANGUPS


There are many different ways to display your family photos or art collections. Group your framed pictures together on a shelf and display your collection as one piece of wall art. This will help to add interest to small groupings and adds weight to small items.


Photo by The Designer

Aug 14, 2007

DESIGN IDEA: SHOW ME THE PAINT!

Pairing Paint with Furniture and Accessories

Check out some of the latest colors from Pratt and Lambert Paints. Try several combinations to achieve your look for the room. Their
website has a color visualizer that can assist you in choosing your main colors as well as coordinates. Check the web for a retailer in your area. www.PrattandLambert.com


Wall: 14-24 Anamite
Coordinates: 25-17, 8-23, 19-22, 2-20

Aug 13, 2007

Trim 101

To trim or not to trim! That is the question. Don't underestimate the value of adorning your pillows, draperies, bedding, etc. Trimming helps to emphasize, accentuate shapes and adds extra drama. When decorating a room, you do not need to trim everything. Choose a few items for the adorning of trim and coordinate with your fabrics and colors.
Example: Simple drapery panels look elegant and beautiful with a beaded trim down each interior edge. For a subtle effect, choose a trim that matches the fabric and for a dramatic approach, choose a multi-colored trim. This shows two different ways for adding color and drama to the same window treatment.

New trim colors to look for: Bronze, Vivid Blues, Golds, Silvers, Eggplant



Trims to check out!

Seabrook's new "Pickled" color - Oboe Ensemble Collection

Fabricut's new Mount Vernon Collection

Houles Antica Collection

Robert Allen's Lavish Pom Fringe

Place Vendome's Berlenga Braid with Dots


All of the above are "to the trade" and can be ordered through an interior designer.