Pastel Glam

Hope everyone had a beautiful and wonderful Easter Sunday!  Today’s blog post takes inspiration from our most recent holiday, as pastel colors in home decor is as glamorous as it delicate.

Pastels are a great, soothing choice for a space of relaxation, most specifically if paired with neutrals or warm white.

Below are some of our faves:

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1. Banbury Two-Drawer End Table, Wayfair
2. Pastel Round Stonewear Bowl, Elizabeth’s Embellishments
3. Safavieh Morgan Accent Chair, Bed Bath & Beyond
4. Minimalist Wall Clock, Amazon
5. Safavieh Shag Rug, Decor Market
6. Windham Desk, Target
7. Glass Table Lamp, Target
8. Daystar Sofa, Ashley Furniture
9. CaliTime Throw Pillow Covers, Amazon
10.  Amalfi Stackable Side Chair, Design Lab MN

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Words of Inspiration- Design Quotes

Happy Aloha Friday!

The weekend is slowly kicking off and you’re still working on that one project.  If you’re like me, the weekend doesn’t matter, we still hustle.  If you’re NOT like me and need to get things done because you want to enjoy weekend, well then darling, just take a deep breath…and smile.

When you’re in a design rut and need time to unwind, here are some motivational quotes from our industry’s best to help you get re-inspired.

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“When you are stuck, walk away from the computer and draw. It will teach you how to see.”-Gerard Huerta

“There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence.” –Massimo Vignelli

“There is no such thing as a boring project. There are only boring executions.” –Irene Etzkorn

“The goal of a designer is to listen, observe, understand, sympathize, empathize, synthesize, and glean insights that enable him or her to ‘make the invisible visible.’Hillman Curtis

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” –Steve Jobs

“The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic ‘right-brain’ thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn’t.” –Daniel Pink

“When you believe a thing, believe it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.” –Walt Disney

“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.” –Robert L. Peters

“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” -James Whistler

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” -Mary Lou Cook

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” -Mark Twain

 

Hope that helps.  Remember, you’re awesome. 😉


Honey

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

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

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