What’s new in Home Fashion?

The Look: Summer Chic

We have another article in Your Home Magazine! This link takes you to the online version of the magazine where you can peruse at your leisure. For the July issue we were asked to talk about summer style. Here in southwest Florida we embrace “summer chic” year round. Read the article below to find out how to pull this style together and prevent an overly “beachy” look. We aim to give our clients a cohesive look rather than matchy-matchy. If you need help with a summer chic look in your home give us a call!

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High Point Review

The Fall High Point Market was a few weeks ago and boy do we have some fun things to share! High Point is the place we go to see the latest and greatest from our vendors. Here are some trends we noticed during market:

  • Mid-century modern is making a statement in a big way.
  • Metallics are holding steady in the mix of deep, rich colors. Think deep jewel tones mixed with brass and copper.
  • Large scale prints are all over the place, so are velvets!

Here are some fun pics from the trip (yes, a picture with Barclay Butera was a highlight!).

Trend Spotter: The Garden Stool

Stool - styled  What’s not to love about the garden stool? Practical and eye catching at the same time, this little piece is a hot item! It comes in every color imaginable and so, so many styles. Garden stools are an extremely affordable way to add a bit of whimsy, that pop of color, a bit of charm…really, just about any style you are aiming for can be found in a garden stool! Here are some that we love (notice our obsession with metallics lives on)!

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Are you looking for just the right garden stool and needing help to pull together a style that works for you? Give us a call!

Trendspotter: Industrial Chic

The Industrial look is making a come back and is ready to  revolutionize your home. Now, if you are having visions of your warm and inviting space turning cold and sterile – never fear! This Industrial Revolution has been given a bit of chic style that has transformed from cold and impersonal to clean and sleek and full of personality.

Start incorporating this look into your own home by adding things like seating, accessories, coffee tables, side tables/storage, and of course, lighting!

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Do you need help finding industrial looking items to add to your chic look? Give us a call!

A blast of color!

Color can transform a space from “Eh” to “Wow”! We have been pinning lots of fun color schemes lately. Here are some color blasts that we are crushing on.

Amazing how funky, bold wallpaper transforms the classic kitchen to something unique!

 

Painting the back of these bookshelves blue distinguishes the accessories and adds so much to this office.

Grouping like colored things also adds some interest to a space. (Fun note: This is book wallpaper)

This traditional looking navy blue is lightened up with white stripes (or is the crisp white toned down by the navy?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow us on Pinterest to see what else we love. Whether your color style is bold or subdued, if you need help with color in your home call us for a free consultation.

 

 

Fall Trends

Labor Day weekend has arrived! Here in Southwest Florida we don’t exactly smell Fall in the air. Nothing is crisp or cool in anyway but we know Fall is coming by the exciting trends flying around the internet and popping up in our catalogs! Here are some things we see trending.

Brass is back. Like most trends this works great in accessories, even the unexpected like a pillow! Using brass pieces in several areas around your home can help tie this look together.

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Bold colors are sticking around. Pantone named Emerald the color of 2013 and boy are we seeing it everywhere! Paired with beige neutrals this is a trend that continues to hold its own. Add color to your home in small doses. With so much to choose from in lighting fixtures, pillows, artwork, and accessories, there are plenty of ways to make this trend work for you.

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Our final notable Fall trend is embellished walls. Grasscloth, textured wallpapers, big patterns, and whimsy repeats are getting lots of attention. Used properly this trend will stand the test of time and give your plain walls a nice little interest boost.

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These Fall trends are our way to metaphorically feel the changing of the seasons. Give us a call so we can help incorporate these decorating ideas into your own home!

Trendspotter: Quilted Details

Did you know? Many trends in the interior design realm stem from trends in the world of fashion. One such trend includes the increasing popularity of quilted pieces. Quilted pieces — jackets, vests, and blazers — became highly popular in high fashion. With a nod to traditional hunting apparel, these types of pieces were updated for modern, updated haute couture. As this trend spread, interior design firms began to demand quilted pieces as well, incorporating them into home’s interiors.

Quilted Pieces

Quilted pieces are continuing to increase in popularity in interior design. Incorporating these types of pieces into more traditional homes, as well as more more modern, eclectic homes, is relatively easy. Here are some tips on incorporating this trend into your home:

1. Select quilted pieces with more traditional coloring. Select a piece of quilted furniture — or a quilted detail — that favors a more traditional, widely used color. This way, you are using the trend in moderation, and the focus of the piece is on the quilting itself, rather than on the color of the piece.

2. Select smaller quilted pieces. Rather than selecting a large armoire with quilting all around, select a smaller quilted console or side table. That way, the trend does not swallow the room or overwhelm the room’s inhabitants.

3. Select a small number of quilted pieces. Utilize this trend in moderation, incorporating one quilted piece into one of the rooms of your home. A quilted piece represents a nod to the traditional; it is, however, still a trend in design.

4. Select high quality quilted pieces. Though it is a popular trend, it represents a traditional view of design. Select a high quality piece that will last a long time and present a lovely look and feel for years to come. Place pieces in your home that are well-constructed and able to withstand years of use.

As you educate yourself on trends in interior design, keep checking back — our blog features regular articles regarding trends in interior design. We love to explore trends while maintaining a vision for consistency. Contact us with any questions.

Trendspotter: Unique Chandeliers

At Decorating Den, we seek to research the newest trends in interior design. As we explain these trends, where they come from, and the ways in which designers are incorporating this trend, we also desire to help you decide whether or not to employ these trends within your home’s interiors. Today, we bring you one popular design element that has certainly trended upwards in the past year, and will continue to do so in 2013 — unique, detailed chandeliers.

The Trend

Unique, detailed, extravagant chandeliers are being utilized and incorporated into interior design in many traditional — and non-traditional — ways. Chandeliers have become popular as kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room lighting. Using chandeliers in unexpected places have made the common things in life increasingly special and lovely.

Chandeliers provide a dramatic centerpiece for any room, and while traditionally used in foyers or dining areas, they are also designed for other rooms in the house. Chandeliers are available in all shapes and sizes, as well as a variety of styles (e.g. cottage, French country, modern, elegant, etc,).

To Use It or Not?

Strongly consider incorporating a chandelier in one of the rooms of your home. These types of pieces will set your home apart and create a dramatic, luminous design. Many chandeliers feature colored crystals, lovely glass orbs, simple, hammered metals, and other unique details. Select a bright, unexpected wall color for a smaller space, and include a relatively small chandelier within a smaller space, such as a powder room or utility room. You may also desire to incorporate a chandelier into an in-home studio or office space. Doing so creates a special, unique type of environment within an otherwise bland space.

For assistance in selecting the right chandelier for a space within your home, give us a call! We would love to come and assess how you might incorporate a lovely chandelier into your space.

Incorporating Nature into Your Home

As you incorporate both your family’s needs and your own personality into your home’s interiors, seek to incorporate your individuality, your family’s interests, and your passions as well. As you place details and pieces into your family room, living room, bedrooms, and kitchen, select pieces that reflect your passions and values. Do you enjoy spending time outdoors together? Do you love Southwest Florida activities, such as fishing, spending time at the beach, and exploring the natural beauty of Naples? If these are a few of your passions, you will enjoy some of the natural products available for your home’s interiors.

Incorporating Nature

We have a few ideas for ways to incorporate nature-inspired products into your home.

1. Use nature in moderation. If you have a piece of art that features a Southwest Florida fish (such as a snook or redfish), place it within the context of a group of pieces of art. A group of pieces of artwork has the ability to feature a theme (Southwest Florida nature) without overwhelming visitors with large works of art.

2. Use nature in a functional way. Many nature-inspired products are made out of tree trunks, driftwood, or reclaimed branches. These lovely designs are intricate, natural, and authentic. Select pieces that you love — these types of pieces are well-made and often beautifully handcrafted.

3. View pieces of furniture and art inspired by nature as an investment. Many times, these reclaimed, found materials that are handcrafted into pieces of furniture are relatively expensive when compared with their more traditional manufactured counterparts. However, these nature inspired masterpieces are functional and artistic; they create a dramatic interior look and feel.

As you seek to create a functional and cohesive look within your home, incorporate your passions and interests as you select unique details. Selecting and installing nature-inspired pieces can be a great way to incorporate you passions and interests into your home environment.

Trendspotter: Monograms

As we have mentioned many times over the course of the past few months, personalization in the world of interior design continues to trend upwards. Today, we plan to discuss another type of personalized design: Monograms. Monogramming and personalizing items continues to be a popular method of distinguishing our identities. Monogramming exists beyond traditional wedding towels and napkins — monogramming continues to show its popularity in the world of business and business casual fashion, stamps, brands, and prints, marketing (logos, branding, etc.), and many other areas of life. How is monogramming becoming more and more popular in the are of home fashions?

Monogramming and Home Decor

Monogramming has been incorporated into custom towels and bathroom items for decades. Monogrammed towels have been perhaps among the most popular and traditional wedding gifts. In what other ways are monogrammed items becoming important in interior design?

1. Customized art. Printed, monogrammed art incorporates the initials of family members or spouses. Custom silhouettes continue to be a popular way to display members of your family within a traditional setting.

2. Accent pieces. Monogramming is available for accent pillows, lampshades, and silver platters. These types of pieces become heirlooms and unique expressions of your own identity. They are individual, work within the context of your home, and represent functional items for use on a daily basis.

3. Home linens. Almost any high quality, elegant home linen is able to be monogrammed, including napkins, table cloths, bed sheets, pillowcases, etc. In short, every room of your house can have a personalized, monogrammed piece.

4. Dishes. Many dishes, glasses, mugs, platters, and serving dishes may be monogrammed to reflect your family’s identity.

As you seek to personalize your home and add small details which reflect your identity, consider selecting monogrammed pieces for use within your home. For more information on home decor items which may be personalized using monograms, give us a call! We would love to help you incorporate this trend into your home – and don’t forget that they can make fabulous gifts, too!

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Claudia Leah, IDS
Decorating Den Interiors
6062 Taylor Road, Unit 501
Naples, FL 34109
239-431-5936
claudia@decoratingden.com

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