Trend Watch- Flower Power

Rise and shine, spring is here!  And so are bold, graphic florals in home furnishing and decor!  Whimsical petal prints are making their way into home and design spaces, creating a more charming and vibrant atmosphere.

Here are my faves…

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1.  SHAW AL FRESCO FLORAL RUG, $128, rugsusa.com

2.  ASTAIRE FLOWER WALL DECOR, $174, bellacor.com

3.  MIKASA GARDEN PALETTE FLORAL COLLECTION DINNERWARE, $72, macys.com

4.  VALE OPEN BACK FLORAL GRAFFITI ACCENT CHAIR, $83, target.com

5.  POPPY FLOWER PORCELAIN VASE, $119, wildlifewonders.com

6.  DOVER SPRING PARISIAN RED FLOWER ARMLESS CHAIR, $325, overstock.com

7.  SURYA POUF FLOWER OTTOMAN, $224, wayfair.com

8.  ANYA 8-PIECE BED SET, $89, target.com

9.  MARIAN FLOWER SHAPED ANTIQUE GOLD IRON CONSOLE TABLE, $673, houzz.com

10.  FLOWER BLOSSOM ROOM DIVIDER, $153, roomdividers.com

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. – Luther Burbank


Honey

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Glam Spotlight- Kate Spade Home Collection

Some statement pieces to add to any dining collection by renowned designer Kate Spade.

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When your glamorous home is blessed with company, these dinnerware sets and accessories are definitely conversation starters!

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Market Street 4-Piece Place Setting, $80

 

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Say the Word Colored Flutes, Set of 4, $80

 

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Larabee Road Platinum 5-piece Place Setting, $139

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Fairmount Park Neon Coaster Set, $40

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Fairmount Park Telephone Salt & Pepper Set, $30

 

Visit her website www.katespade.com

Honey

My Perfect Valentine

I am not the type of girl whose heart skips a beat to the thought of getting flowers and chocolate from my one and only true love for Valentines Day, no siree.

I do, however, get super excited in creating a concept inspired by pink, reds and anything romantic, fashionably speaking, or in this case, home-glamorously speaking….

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1. Euroface Valentina 6-Light Chandelier, $3480, bathkitchendecor.com
2. I love You Canvas Pillow, $34, nordstrom.com
3. Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair by Herman Miller – Upholstered, $999 – $2347, vastu.com
4. Round Pink Shoe Ottoman, $128, artvan.com
5. Uttermost Rohit Candle Holder – Set of 3, $218, accessfurniture.com
6. Coastal Living Cottage Bedside Table by Stanley Furniture, $825, wayfair.com
7. Pink Elegant Baroque Wall Mirror, $137, walmart.com
8. Bloom Red Fabric Sectional Sofa, $2224, theallsofas.com

I hope you fell in love as much as I did!!! 😉

Honey

Fabric…or Leather?

When buying a new sofa, it is always a matter of choosing the perfect fabrication.  The question “fabric or leather?” needs to be carefully considered as there are many differences, advantages and disadvantages of the two.

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It also always help to inquire about stain protection plans and/or warranty that might be included in your sofa.  If you are buying an expensive set, it’s worth considering these services as they help keep your pieces in showroom condition, extending the life of your upholstery.

Honey

Luxurious Upholstery

Home decor takes another new direction as we leave behind simple cottons and linens, now embracing fabrics like earthy suede, textured corduroy and sophisticated velvet.  These fabrics are luxurious, yet durable.

Some ideas below:

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Tufted Velvet Sofa, $2395.00 (roomservicestore.com)

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Henry Sofa, Faux Suede, $849 (westelm.com)

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5-piece Corduroy Dining Set, $579 (overstock.com)

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Gables Accent Chair (www.lexington.com)


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Victory Sectional, $1799 (www.ashleyfurniture.com)

You can also complete the room by adding further touch of elegance through accent pillows, rugs, and window draping.

Honey

Trend Watch: Honey-Tone Woods

Light-colored woods have been considered outdated in the furnishing industry for years!

It’s about time that the world of furniture is finally taking a breathe of fresh air as 2014 will see a shift from darker wood to “honey-tone woods” such as pine, chestnut, oak and cherry.

There are various advantages of light colored wood.

Firstly,  smaller spaces benefit from lighter shades because it helps promote an open, spacious feel.  The light hue also mixes well with clean, white walls.  Additionally, it also works well with other colors since the natural color of wood when combined with subtle colors, gives a calm and inviting atmosphere.

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Different wood types to consider:

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My favorite light-wood furniture right now:

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“Mestler” Dining Set from Ashley Furniture

Made of honey-pine veneers and solid, this dining collection takes the “Vintage Casual” to a new level!  Mix and match different dining chairs- from the elegant tufted fully upholstered side chair (pictured), to the white and antique-blue wood chairs.

Visit Ashley Furniture for more information, or Email Me for Hawaii pricing.

Honey

Home Fashion 2014: Black & White

Bold, geometric black and white is a hit this Spring 2014 season, from fashion designers such as Stella McCartney, Chanel, Missoni, Jil Sander and Fendi.

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This classic palette can make the same impressive statement at home.

White walls, for example. They’re ba-ack!

L.A.-based designer Betsy Burnham describes white as the “ultimate palette cleanser”. “I used to think white walls looked unfinished,” she says. “It gives every space — even the most traditional — a modern edge, and sets the stage wonderfully for layers of color in upholstery, accessories, area rugs and art.”

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Black and white has been a popular combination in Europe, but Denise Turner, color forecaster and founder of Color Turners has noticed that it’s making its way across the pond. Turner suggests it will take over entire rooms and recommends pairing it with hot accent colors for the latest look.

What do you think? Love it or hate it?


Honey