Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Of all the colors, Black

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I like black. While I love color too, there is something about black being basic, classic, elegant, and perhaps a basis for a neutral. Plus when used in a specific way, can become high contrast. It stands out from the crowd. It is, of course, all the colors mixed together.

IMG_3402.JPG Come on in. Nothing like high gloss black doors.

IMG_3193.JPG Black kitchen cabinets: Classic, timeless.

IMG_3503.JPG Yet contemporary too.

IMG_3405.JPG Black exterior siding on a house.

IMG_3403.JPG Some black with white contrast and pops of color.

IMG_3391.JPG Black + White = Simplistic + Minimalistic.

IMG_3116.JPG Black furniture: vintage chic.

IMG_3118.JPG This black bathtub is the epitome of luxe.
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I like black. While I love color too, there is something about black being basic, classic, elegant, and perhaps a basis for a neutral. Plus when used in a specific way, can become high contrast. It stands out from the crowd. It is, of course, all the colors mixed together.

IMG_3402.JPG Come on in. Nothing like high gloss black doors.

IMG_3193.JPG Black kitchen cabinets: Classic, timeless.

IMG_3503.JPG Yet contemporary too.

IMG_3405.JPG Black exterior siding on a house.

IMG_3403.JPG Some black with white contrast and pops of color.

IMG_3391.JPG Black + White = Simplistic + Minimalistic.

IMG_3116.JPG Black furniture: vintage chic.

IMG_3118.JPG This black bathtub is the epitome of luxe.

IMG_3119.JPG I am sure this black matte refrigerator would be a conversation piece in any kitchen.

IMG_3120.JPG Graphic tiles with black.

IMG_3126.JPG Natural wood "almost black" cabinetry.

IMG_3122.JPG Black becomes very masculine in this bathroom.

IMG_3121-0.JPG Black framed glass shower doors: chic.

IMG_3424.PNG Coveting these black sconces. {All images via my Pinterest boards}

IMG_3119.JPG I am sure this black matte refrigerator would be a conversation piece in any kitchen.

IMG_3120.JPG Graphic tiles with black.

IMG_3126.JPG Natural wood "almost black" cabinetry.

IMG_3122.JPG Black becomes very masculine in this bathroom.

IMG_3121-0.JPG Black framed glass shower doors: chic.

IMG_3424.PNG Coveting these black sconces. {All images via my Pinterest boards}

Design Source: DaVill Blinds

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I was recently looking for a window treatment company for one of my online design projects and came across DaVill Blinds: a competitively priced site for shades, shutters, and blinds backed by the trust of two former interior designers. Given their motto is they never have a sale, I felt the stability of pricing and being able to buy when ready (vs the sometimes rush to buy my clients get to score a sale). In other words, a great resource for clients who may implement the selections on their own time and budget.

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Sourcing shades for one of my online design projects.

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DaVill offers various types of blind options, such as these basswood versions.

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Blackout roller shades (great for bedrooms) come in a variety of colors.

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Solar shades, like the above, along with other cellular and roller shades are available too.

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And blinds that are available in a range of color options, metallics too

For more info, visit www.DaVillBlinds.com

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Lauren Conrad's Colorful Beverly Hills Penthouse

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Lauren Conrad's chic and colorful Beverly Hills penthouse was recently featured in InStyle magazine. Pictured above Lauren sits in her home office on a punchy orange tufted sofa and an area rug seen on the floor made from recycled silk saris.
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Continuing with puncy colors is a custom rounded banquette in her breakfast nook complemented by an Eero Saarinen table.

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Her high ceiling living room with graphics and a black and white theme is remiscent of an airy New York loft, which she wanted the room to have a feel for.

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To add visual interest to the living room, she added moulding and brick veneer, then had it white washed to look more aged!

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Her dark mirrored bar includes a black laquered ceiling.

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The dining room table and chairs are vintage complemented by a contemporary light fixture.

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A classic looking kitchen in all white with open shelves for stacking white dishes.

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And the grand finale! Her dressing room closet: A full walk-in wardrobe.

All images via InStyle

Saturday, December 27, 2014

House Tour Feature on Houzz

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I recently toured a home in Bel Air while on an architectual tour with Architectural Digest and Cadillac. The house tour is also featured on Houzz and profiles Geberit fixtures. Check it out here!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Window Display at Christopher Guy

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The Christopher Guy showroom on Beverly Boulevard, in the heart of the West Hollywood Design District, is in full festive holiday mode. The front windows are decorated with gifts and an elegant white tree among sophisticated Christopher Guy furniture pieces. I happen to pass by the other evening en route to an event and catpured a few pictures of the glam window display.
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A view from the sidewalk of the Christopher Guy showroom on Beverly Boulevard.

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Christopher Guy's iconic display of a tree, reminiscent of one I saw at Decorex while on Blog Tour London with Modenus.

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One of the most elegant and glamourous holiday window displays on Beverly Blvd.

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A glimpse into the showroom.

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And on the other side is another window display - a complete living room vignette turned facing the street!

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Would love your vote for a chance to win a spot on the Ambiente Frankfurt Blog Tour with Modenus, please click "Like" here and check out all the other great holiday window display pictures!

Happy Holidays!