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I have this amazing client who just moved to DC from Jordan!  He owns a cupcake shop in Jordan and plans to open up a branch here in DC too!  … and you all know how much I love cupcakes, I even posted about it here!  Once its open (hopefully this year!), I will definitely share pictures.

Anyway, Fadi contacted me while still living over seas and we pulled this gorgeous design together through tons of phone calls and emails.  Considering we were designing for a space neither of us had actually seen yet, it couldn’t have turned out more perfect!

Floor plan design by Lauren Racowsky

Floor plan design by Lauren Racowsky

Below are some before and afters!

Before

Before

This bright, cheerful, and elegant room reflects his personality perfectly!  What cupcake flavor would I call this?… Definitely not vanilla.

Design by Lauren Racowsky

Design by Lauren Racowsky

Design by Lauren Racowsky

Design by Lauren Racowsky

Design by Lauren Racowsky

Design by Lauren Racowsky

Design by Lauren Racowsky

Design by Lauren Racowsky

Love this art collage we grouped together above the sofa, such a great focal point!

Design by Lauren Racowsky

Design by Lauren Racowsky

If you need help designing your own space, contact me!

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One large source of social controversy all around the world is graffiti.  Traveling from city to city you see it everywhere.  It is accepted as an urban artistic expression but viewed as property vandalism and is completely condemned.

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But what happens when graffiti is taken off the streets and applied to interiors and thus, used in a totally different application?  Here are some highly creative ways graffiti can be applied in a more “accepted” way.

Source: artist Reyes

Source: artist Reyes

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These artists truly are very talented.  I love the vibrant and modern feel the freeform art brings to a room!  And how cool is this furniture below?

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Source: Luis Alicandu

I wil add some fun pictures I took of a skate park in London this summer….

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Ahh once again, I just love fall… so I had to post about some very creative ways to decorate and carve pumpkins this year.

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Which is your favorite?  I can’t wait to make mine soon but I have no idea what I am going to do yet!

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Ahh I love fall time!  There is just something about the crisp morning air and the warm colors on the trees that just gets me, and I know I’m not alone here.  The leaves changing start to bring about the feeling of coziness that has been missing all summer.

Fall inspired color schemes are really starting to pop up everywhere!  Some colors with that “fall vibe” are coppery reds, pumpkins, burnt yellows, forest greens, and chocolaty browns.  If selecting a paint or accent color from these, be aware of the feeling you are trying to create…

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Design Seeds

Red can be a strong color that evokes energy, but with such a wide range of tones (from cherry, to crimson, to wine) there are lots of options to incorporate the color into any space.   There are tones that you can even be comfortable with year-round.

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A burnt Orange can be warming but a more vibrant shade can be super modern and lively.

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Forest Green is a great way to create an outdoorsy feeling and if accented with other warm fall color will create a “homey” feel as well.

Design by Lauren Racowsky

If a more neutral color is desired for a main color, warm or rich brown will evoke a natural feel of wood or stone.

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A strong note I will make is, do not feel obligated to use all these wonderful fall colors in only one space; Doing this will actually feel very chaotic.  There is a 3 color max rule for interior design and yes, this includes your neutral!

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A way to incorporate these colors is to use them throughout the whole house or floor , and to add hints of the color in accents to create a smooth transition between rooms.  Adding pillows on the sofa and candles on the fireplace mantle, and then artwork on the dining room wall, and a rug in another room is how to create flow in color.

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I hope this guide helps you to create the feeling of whichever aspect of fall you are trying to evoke in your home, whether it be the falling leaves, a forest stroll, or a harvest celebration.

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So what is your favorite time of year?  Does it inspire your color palette?

If you need help defining the color scheme in your own home, contact me!

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In all honestly, being such a huge animal lover I find taxidermy a little freaky and slightly disturbing.  Sure, hanging trophies on walls is seen as decorative and definitely can create the much loved “lodge” look, but I just cannot condone it.  Here are some fun and funky alternatives to the real thing that you can actually feel good (and stylish) about!

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How cute are these?  They come in different animals and colors!

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So are you a fan of taxidermy?

If you need help finding your own unique piece, contact me!

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Such cute art!  Who doesn’t love NYC?

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I absolutely adore vintage keys!   Well I really love anything vintage but here are some great ways to use vintage keys as artwork and accessories around the home!

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Oo gotta love Tiffany’s!

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I love the graphic mix of modern and vintage.

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If you need help creating this look or tackling any other design project, contact me!

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