Your Interior Design Horoscope for 2017

September 16th, 2017

We dreamers like to believe that the stars rule everything about our lives… even our sense of design, style and where we find ourselves most comfortable. Here is what our stargazers see in store for you in the year ahead.

Aquarius

January 20 – February 18

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Image Source: Designer’s Guild

Aquarius, you tend to be a social butterfly and love to spend time with your friends and family, any chance you get. So step up your entertaining style and focus on the places in your home where everyone gathers. The living room and your dining spaces are the perfect place to start! Indulge in modern takes on class looks by updating fabric patterns and integrating warm colour palletes across upholstered surfaces in the dining room, the entraining spaces and your family room.

Your Lucky Colour Pallete: canary yellows and spring bud greens

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Dreaming of Fabrics and Wallpapers: Les Reves Collection from Nina Campbell

August 18th, 2017

The unique use of colour by of one of the greatest 20th century artists, Henri Matisse (1869-1954), and the people and places with whom he was associated, have inspired renowned international designer Nina Campbell to present this painterly collection of printed fabrics, weaves and wallpapers: “Les Reves”… The Dream…

“ I’ve always been enchanted by Matisse’s use of textiles and ceramics, in his paintings. His work shows a wonderful sense of colour and love of pattern….an interior designer at heart! ”
– Nina Campbell

Henri Matisse’s Luxe, calme et voluptè (Luxury, Calm and Pleasure) was painted in the summer of 1904 at Paul Signac.
The Musèe d’Orsay (The Orsay Museum), housed in the former railway station, the Gare d’Orsay, holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography, and is probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist masterpieces by popular painters such as Monet and Renoir. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum’s opening in 1986.

Les Reves Fabrics

Source: Osborne & Little

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Lost in a Turquoise Dream – The Sort of Thing Happy Places are Made Of

July 21st, 2017

Azure, beryl, cerulean, cobalt, indigo, navy, royal, sapphire, teal, marine or turquoise! We LOVE it no matter what you call it! Inspired by all that is great in nature, every hue and shade of blue can be an interior designer’s best friend. And we are here to dedicate this blog entry to this, our favourites of all colours – blue!

From the walls, to the windows, to the furniture and the floor… with the right attention to the details, there are endless opportunities for integrating the colours of the sky, the ocean, mountains and earth’s precious stones into your home’s most welcoming spaces.

Custom upholstery

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Energy Savings, Cost Saving, Life Saving – Lutron Automated Shading Systems are Your Answer!

June 24th, 2017

Daylight has a quality that we respond to emotionally. Colors read true, finishes reveal their texture, and an uplifting quality pervades any room bathed in daylight. As we become more conscious of our footprint on this planet, we realize that making the most of daylight in our homes and places of work simply makes sense. Utilizing daylight reduces our need for electric light, and saves energy. Lutron automated shading systems are perfect for this job. They provide precision control of daylight – all at the touch of a button.

These ultra-quiet battery-powered shades install wirelessly, and can be operated from anywhere in the room using a remote control.

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Eat Your Heart Out: Kitchen & Dining Decor to Suit Your Taste

May 30th, 2017

Did you know people are more likely to enjoy their meals and report a tastier experience, if they enjoy the place and the environment where their meal is being served? In fact, the best restaurants and professional dining rooms and kitchens are purposely designed to create the perfect atmosphere and engage your senses in all the ways that will enhance your dining experience. Beautiful places, well-lit dining rooms and inspired kitchens have the power to awaken the dining expereince as well as your taste buds.

So why shouldn’t you, your family and guests be able to enjoy the same delicious attention to every detail at home? It’s much easier than you think – especially when you know the recipe to success:

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