Posts Tagged ‘Florida’

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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Mid-Century Modern

Hi, all! It has been quite busy around the studio but we are starting the year off strong! This month’s issue of Your Home magazine featured our article on Mid-century modern style. This link takes you to the online version of the magazine where you can peruse at your leisure. Our next article will be featured in March and will cover Asian influences on style. As always, our aim is to share industry trends and give you ways to take your home from “now” to “wow”! Give us a call if you need help with the “wow” factor!

 

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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)!

    metalic garden stool stool - Blue Stool - yellow Stool - Melon Stool - Gold Stool- Metallic

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!

Holiday Hospitality: Mood Lighting

Life is a whirl-wind right now and our little office is so busy! We had good intentions with this series of hospitality helps but the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is rapidly disappearing. Sometimes even among the buzz of holidays and crowds a small change, a flick of the switch even, can make all of the difference. Today we want to talk lighting.

Planning a party involves so many things; the menu, the guest list, the right mix of music, in all of the bustle don’t forget to make a plan for your lighting! Lighting can make the biggest difference at your party and there are a few things to think through. When you stop and consider your lighting, think through how you want people to feel as well as how your party will function. Different types of lighting have different purposes and should be considered in your overall lighting plan. You have indirect/overhead lighting (think chandeliers and ceiling lights), task lighting (this would be pendant lighting over counters and bar areas) and accent lighting (decorative lamps and wall sconces) to work with. Having your lights on dimmers can be quite helpful but if that is not the case you can still play with what you have to find the right mix for your shin-dig.

Below are some fun and festive lighting fixtures that show examples of each type of lighting.

Overhead Indirect Lighting:

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Task Lighting:

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Accent Lighting:

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As always, if you are ready for a fresh look and need a hand, give us a call!

Ready for the Holidays: The Bar Cart

Tis the season for all things holiday hosting related! Whether you play host to family or friends (not that these groups are mutually exclusive), in-town or out of town guests, a house full of kids or an evening full of cocktails, hospitality is the name of the game. For the next few weeks we will provide you with helpful hostess tips so you can pull off the perfect party and maintain your sanity. To start off we present the bar cart!

The bar cart is making a come back! It is a great way to gather drinks in one area and (literally) cart them to an area where your guests can help themselves. Keeping it well stocked ensures a carefree party so that you can concentrate on other things, like you guests! With the variety of carts available, there is certainly one out there to fit your style and party needs. Between parties the cart can stay stocked for the random holiday cocktail visit or decorated with family photos and cozy memorabilia. Here are some of our favs!

 

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 Butler Bar Cart 1bar cart - gold bar cart - sea foam green

Do you need help finding just the right bar cart? Give us a call!

Dress up your Outdoor Design!

AREN’T THESE THE CUTEST THINGS?

Just as you use Slipcovers for your interior spaces, you can also use them to pretty up your outdoor seating areas to give them the resort look! Either elegant or fun & colorful, see us for a full spectrum of outdoor materials to make these beauties happen on your Naples or Marco Island patio.

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HOT OFF THE INTERIOR DESIGN PRESS: Impressions from the August 2011 Las Vegas Market

Come with us on YouTube to hear HGTV’s Monica Pedersen talk trends and new products she discovered at Las Vegas Market, August 1-5, 2011. I had the pleasure of meeting Monica in person at this year’s spring market and always enjoy her upbeat presentations. Oh, and I am especially excited that most of her showcased selections are from Decorating Den Interiors’ Preferred Vendor network – so give us a call for that “Must Have” Item for your Naples or Marco Island Home!!

Las Vegas Market Update 8/2011 – Monica Pedersen

How Jailbirdie Got Booked!!

Decorating Den Interiors Owner gets locked up for great cause – Naples MDA Executive Lockup 2011! Mercifully, I got by with a little (lot!) help from my friends and made a lot of my bail – $1,400!! You guys all ROCK!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Detective Montgomery slaps the handcuffs on me!

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Summer Outdoors in Subtropical Naples

Outdoor Wicker Furniture

School’s out, our seasonal residents are back up North, and the hot, humid, lazy days of summer are back here in Naples! But summer also means rainy season for us. And although we still love to be outside, the sun and humidity bring a few challenges to our lanai’s.

Faded cushions? Moldy spots? Sagging straps? Maybe need a little help with privacy with outdoor draperies since the neighbor cut his hedge?

Today’s outdoor furnishings are available in an unprecedented variety of classic, timeless designs as well as the newest cutting-edge trends often seen in the fashion industry. There is a vast array of durable, high quality outdoor products that stand up to our subtropical climate and make the potential of your outdoor living space virtually unlimited!

Here are a few of my favorites:

Wrought Aluminum/Resin Wicker

Resin wicker furnishings bring a classic summer elegance to the tropical outdoors. The highest quality alloy frames are intricately woven with weather-proof wicker in many styles and finishes. Timeless classics and new-for-2011 designs can stand up to the climate and make those summer moments memorable.

Outdoor Fabrics

The latest solution dyed acrylic fabrics are extremely fade resistant, durable enough to stand up to bleach, but soft to the touch. The huge variety of available fabric designs permit continuity of the color story from the inside of the home to the outdoor space.
Manufactured under the highest standards, and tested for abrasion and ultra violet resistance, the fabrics will remain colorfast for many years.

Cast Aluminum/Cast Iron

The finest alloys are subject to the highest testing standards, assuring ultra-violet resistance for many years. Beginning with precise drawings, one of a kind wooden blanks are skillfully built, then the molded pieces are created and cured, and finished with a ceramic powder coating with hand applied details. Stunning!

Stone and Faux Stone

The one-of-a-kind beauty of natural stone and faux stone is always a great choice for outdoor spaces. The sizes, shapes and designs available are virtually unlimited, and will give your home a unique elegance that will provide you and your guests countless hours of outdoor living enjoyment.

So don’t let the summer keep you inside! Embrace our tropical heat and enjoy!

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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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