Posts Tagged ‘Texture’

I posted recently about a collection of some gorgeous grey pillows; a very affordable and easy way to change up your room’s design and color scheme!  One more way to change up the color and texture in a room is the rug!!

Source: Arhaus

A little tip when selecting the right size for the room- the front two legs of all the main pieces of furniture need to be resting on the rug!  This way, the pieces all feel grounded and the space is defined as a seating area, dining area, sleeping area, etc… get it?

A room that either lacks a rug or has one that is too small can have a feeling of chaos, that all the pieces of furniture are just floating around the room.  The majority of the time, you will want an 8’x10′ rug for the space.  See my diagrams below for ideas. 

Here is another collection of some beautiful and hip grey rugs for inspiration! And of course, if you need help designing your own space, contact me!

Source: rug market “shire”

Source: jaipur “nuptse”

Source: momeni “vega”

Source: momeni “zara”

Source: rizzy home “galaxy”

Source: rug market “antoinete”


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Feeling like you need to update some of your old accessories lately?  Pillow are a great (and affordable) place to start!  Check out these delicious grey pillows for some inspiration.

Source: Belle Epoque “Flower Wave”

Source: Belle Epoque “Mongolian Fur”

Source: Design Accents “Blossom”

Source: Design Accents “Circles”

Source: Nourison “Diagonal”

Source: Nourison “Embellished”

Source: Nourison “Luminescense”

Source: Nourison “Luminescense”

Source: Nourison “Luminescense”

Which one is your favorite?

Need help finding your perfect accessory?  Contact me!

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One of the pieces to the room puzzle that usually gets very little attention is the ceiling!  Okay, so we are very particular about the type of lighting that goes up there, but what about the actual finish, treatment, or texture of it?  Having a color or pattern on the ceiling can also give the illusion of elongating the walls and making the room feel larger by drawing the eye upwards. There are so many unexpected ways to treat your ceiling so it isn’t just boring white.


Source: caldwellflake.com

Source: vogue.com, Kelly Wearstler

Source: housetohome.co.uk

 Paints and Lacquers:

Source: Designer Steven Gambrel

Source: Benjamin Moore, province blue 2135-40

Source: Benjamin Moore, golden honey 297

Source: Benjamin Moore, branchport brown HC-72

Wooden textures and patterns:

Source: cococozy.com

Source: Designer David Netto

Source: Designer Bunny Williams

Source: Designer Pedra Liquida. Casa do Conto, Spain

Source: Designer Pedra Liquida. Casa do Conto, Spain

If you need help creating this look or with any other design challenge, feel free to contact me!

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Source: home-library-design-ideas.blogspot.com

My clients, Kate and Jim, have been building a house in the Friendship Heights part of DC for the last 9 months and are finally ready to move in!  With the “Library” being the first room seen at the front of the house, they wanted this to be the first focus of the project. 

The room is bright with white walls, dark floors, and lots of built-in shelving.  Kate gave me guidelines for this room: she needs a desk to work at, there will need to be a small TV in the room, she wants it to be “fresh”, “airy”, and “WARM”,  but absolutely no seafoam and mineral blues, and she wants a white sofa.


Color scheme

So my challenge was to select a color palette that is bright and fresh but to avoid greens and blues (which was the color scheme in her old house and she is totally tired of).  Okay, a warm but bright palette that would work with a white sofa, sounds difficult since I usually associate warmer tones with creams and not white.

Source: sofa-Kravet, chairs- Ethan Allen, ottoman- Ballard, casegoods and accents- Ethan Allen

I achieved the look Kate and Jim wanted by finding fabrics with a white base but accents of bright orange and yellow.  I also kept a fresh vibe in the room by combining white-painted wood furniture with natural elements like a raw wood lamp on the desk and the bamboo woven area rug.

Library Floor Plan

I will be sure to post pictures of the finished product when everything is installed so stay tuned in the next few months!


If you need help achieving this look or tackling any other design challenge, feel free to contact me!

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