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Month: May 2013

Mixing Louis Phillipe with Modern Style

Mixing Louis Phillipe with Modern Style

desire to inspire - new work from antonio martins
desire to inspire - new work from antonio martins

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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Fun Kids Room Ideas

Fun Kids Room Ideas

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!