I stumbled across this photo white browsing the Desire to Inspire Blog. What really impresses me is that Antonio Martin, a San Francisco interior designer took a very traditional side board in the Louis Phillipe style, and put it into a modern home. Louis Phillipe style is derived from the French in the 19th century. It takes its name from the monarch who reigned from 1830 to 1848. Key features are simple rounded lines with very little ornamentation, usually in a medium to dark wood finish. Many Louis casegoods also feature hidden storage drawers. Paired with sleek stainless steel and glass, your traditional furniture becomes modern in it’s own way.
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These are the cutest kids rooms I saw at market. The new Stanley Furniture showroom in High Point showcases designer looks, in addition to new furniture introductions. They were very creative when it came to kids rooms; using ordinary items and presenting them in a whole new light! Because I have two girls, I was drawn to two particularly fun rooms.. filled in large quantities of common items… pom poms, and origami birds! Yes, anyone can make this happen. I was informed that it only cost about $100 for each room. The origami birds they found through etsy, and the ombre pattern with the pom poms give it a real modern look. The sky is the limit. What this teaches us is that any kids room can be spectacular. If you have basic furnishings, which most of us do, all we need is a little ingenuity and they can look like a million bucks! Hope you enjoy!
High Point Market just wrapped up last week and it was great! As many of you may know, market is the place to go for buyers to do all their furniture and accessory buying for the coming season. It also is a destination for interior designers to get trend and and design ideas. I put together a board to show you the top 5 design trends I noticed:
1. Dark colored walls in a bedroom. Many showrooms had beautiful beds with dark moody brown or navy colored walls. If you ask me, I think it’s kinda sexy.
2. White washed/distressed wood furniture has been around for a few years now, and I don’t see it going away anytime soon. This look is great in a modern, or beachy space. it Has a very transitional look which makes it appealing to many buyers.
3. Curved sofas and sectionals. By far, my favorite new trend… Curved sofas tend to bring living rooms a softness to a more typical perpendicular room arrangement, while offering a more comfortable conversational feel.
4. Aviation. Restoration hardware did it again! They brought that urban loft look to the main stream a few years ago, and it continues, now with aviation inspired design, and it is HOT!
5. Last, but not least.. Watery Colors! Whether it be blues, greens, or yellows, the color trend for this season gives a beach and springtime feel. It’s light and airy, and puts you in a good mood.
I hope you enjoyed these design trends. More market posts planned for you so stay on the look out!
In lieu of the Midwest getting toppled with snow in April, I thought we could bring the garden party inside! Freshen up your space with blooming floral, intricate lattice work, and spring time colors! Paired with a neutral painted wall; The bright Bayliss Curtain Panels from Eastern Accents really bring it all together. The Hooker Furniture Sanctuary Console can make a small space seem bigger with it’s mirrored doors. The accent tables help make the space seem airy and light. All the furniture and accent pieces I choose for this look are some of my favorite pieces. When you mix them up, they create a happy, yet beautiful, place to sit, relax, and read a book or two, nestled up in a pile of softness. A friend of mine once said, “You can never have too many pillows!”
Please shop the rest of our featured products in Garden Party!
Safavieh Alicia Club Chairs in Red and Green
Safavieh Noel Ivory and Gold Accent Table
Hooker Furniture Melange Flowered Drum Table
Safavieh Gia White and Wheat Decorative Pillows Set of 2
Safavieh Gilbert 22 Inch Golden Apricot Decorative Pillows Set of 2
Safavieh Caspar 22 Inch Orange Sunburst Decorative Pillows Set of 2
Safavieh Luca 18 Inch Chocolate Decorative Pillows Set of 2
Woolrich Allegheny Forest Blue Square Pillow by JLA Home
Safavieh Colt 18 Inch Eggshell Decorative Pillows Set of 2
angelo:HOME Hudson Park Moss Rug
Tomorrow starts our spring market trip to High Point, NC. Stay tuned for eye popping trends and inspiring furniture finds!
Here it is; the first design board on the blog and I designed it just for you! I wanted to create a neutral living room with a cozy, yet modern feel to it. For as little as $3,700 you can easily create this comfy design from the 8 x 10 area rug, to the lighting, upholstery and occasional tables by mixing and matching various brands like Broyhill, Magnussen and angelo:Home. Don’t forget to finish your favorite design by covering the walls with a coordinating color. For this design I recommend Gray Mirage by Benjamin Moore. It will ground the room, yet create a subtle contrast against the beige sofa. If you like what you see, view the items below and then shop with us now to find exactly what you’re looking for to create the room of your dreams! Thank you and I’d love to hear your thoughts on this design. See you later!
Summer television is in full swing- full of drama, intrigue and reality TV. One of our new favorite shows is ABC’s “Glass House,” which features a lot of fabulous home furnishings. We’ve reviewed the footage and pulled a few popular items together so you can have the sleek modern look of “Glass House”.
What will you be watching this summer, Glass House or otherwise? And of course, click the prices to peak inside the decor of ABC’s “Glass House” and shop for yourself on FurnitureCrate.com
Photos from ABC.go.com, Prices and availability subject to change.
Well, its official! Summer is here! And what better way to kick of the day than spending some quality time on your deck or out in the yard. Wait what is that! Some of that infamous white molded plastic furniture I spy? It is time we have an intervention! Outdoor furniture has come a long way in the last couple of decades, increasing in its variety in both unique styles and colors.
Your backyard is your opportunity to have fun with color. Pictured above are 12 side chairs from the Euro Collection from Polywood, which features almost 40 options in this chair alone, allowing your color creativity to flow. Maybe use all white furniture with a few accent pieces in Royal Blue, Aqua or Brick Red. Maybe you have a wild streak and want the table, and each chair to be a different color… YES!
If shocking colors aren’t your thing try matching your furniture to the exterior color palette of your home and brightening things up with outdoor throw pillows.
Meeeeowww! Animal prints have been a long time favorite (in moderation!) Today we’ve collected up a group of purrrfect animal prints to accent your home. Our design experts recommend limiting your wild tastes to one or two items per room. They mix seamlessly with all styles of furniture and make a great contrast or “show” piece. Check them out!
- Hooker Furniture Melange Zebra Mirror - $506
- Momeni Serengeti 04 Rug in Giraffe Brown – from $119
- Dozydotes Cup Holder Kids Recliner All Cheetah - $149.99
- Surya Cosmopolitan 8865 Rug – from $50
- Surya Square Decorative Pillow PG59 – from $33
- Powell Classic Seating Parsons Slip Over in White and Onyx Tiger Stripe – $65
- Surya Duke 1002 Rug – $740
- Baxton Studios Modern Classics Le Corbusier Chaise Pony Hide by Wholesale Interiors – $1058
- SEI Giraffe Faux Leather Storage Ottoman – $89.99
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