Art Installations

Art:

-It is the finishing touch

 -It is personal

-It creates a story

-It adds character

 

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 Art can be highlighted with several techniques.

-You can accent it with a colored mat

-You can wrap it with linen

-You can make it pop with a floater frame

-You can pick a decorative or colored frame

 

DONT BE AFRAID TO HAVE FUN WITH ART!

 

 

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Monochromatic

Monochromatic: containing only one color

    Although that might sound uninteresting, designing with a monochromatic color scheme surely does not have to be. One thing I always say when working with clients who are afraid of colors is: "Color behaves." I say that because many factors can manipulate the way a paint color is portrayed such as lighting, furniture, the colors of your floors, etc. When selecting a monochromatic color scheme, it does not mean that you are stuck with that single hue. The truth is when walking into a paint store and seeing all the paint chips in color order you can quickly feel overwhelmed and say "I never knew there were so many different blues!" The reason for all the different variations of color is based on the concept of SHADES and TINTS. 

. Tints are attained when adding WHITE to a color

. Shades are attained when adding BLACK or GRAY to a color

 


.After the walls where painted a rich blue in this young ladys bedroom, it was important to keep the space FUN and YOUNG. When choosing the bedding, although it incorporated colors much lighter (tint of blue) and darker (shade of blue) than the walls, we were able to pull these colors into other areas of the room to complete the look. The most important thing to do is to decide which color it is you would like to pull out, whether its from the bedding, a piece of art, furntiture, etc. After doing so, the rest can be tied together. In this particular design, we decided we LOVED the teal, and so teal it was!

Monochromatic Bedroom


. As you can see, the wall color is dark and very rich. To soften the space and also to continue to intergrate the color teal, we chose to use it for window treatments. It serves as a perfect pop of color against a dark wall. The eye is able to distinguish the use of color throughout the room and it begins to make sense. In accordance to our monochromatic design, you can see the different types of blues used in the decorative pillows as well. They add sofistication to the room.

Window Treatment


 

. Accessories play a major roll in the completion of a project. When selecting accents do NOT forgot to carry the same idea of "pulling color" when doing so as well. Sometimes it is the accessories that stand out the most, so it is important to choose colors, finishes, and patterns that work with the overall design. In this case we found a FABULOUS lamp that combined both color and pattern. It was the perfect touch to polish off the design. It's safe to say, this room was transformed into an inviting yet "TOTALLY AWESOME" space for this young client who couldnt wait to show it off!

Decorative Lamp

Curb Appeal

In the many streets that make up a neighborhood, finding a home that is appealing to the senses can quite often be impossible to find; however, when you find one that encompasses beauty, it speaks volumes to what is beyond the front door. Most homeowners focus on the interior of a home; selecting paint colors, buying furniture, picking out tiles, etc. Although these are imperative factors in completing a home, we cannot forget to carry that attractiveness outdoors. The exterior is what we see first, it's the so -called "First Impression" so lets talk about some things that can make a bland exterior a FABULOUS one. Like a fine piece of jewelry, it completes "THE LOOK."

Ceilings are the 5th wall of a room

When designing a room, don't forget to address the ceiling. Although cielings are considered walls, they are often ignored. It is not until clients add color to their ceilings that they recognize the IMPACT it makes on the space. Adding detail to the ceiling with paint, a decorative mural, a glaze, wallpaper, etc. really adds life to a space.

.In this home, the client went after a very traditional design. My decorative painter did a beautiful replica of the clients fabric on her ceiling. We incorprated vibrant blues, soft neutrals and rich golds onto this "5th Wall." When you walk into the space your eyes instantly fall in love with the whimsical art that has been created.  We owe this BEAUTIFUL work to our decorative painter: www.arlenemurals.com

Decorative Ceiling

.This client chose a more transitional design and added grasscloth to her coffered cieling. Coffered ceilings add a wonderful elements of depth to a ceiling, but adding this warm textured blue wallpaper was the perfect fit for thid tranquil beach house. We owe this installation to: www.design-exclusives.com

Grasscloth ceiling

Remember: The possibilites are endless.

 

Its ALL in the Detail

When designing a space, paying attention to DETAIL is one of the KEY factors that complete a look. Detail can be drawn from all aspects of a room or setting. In order to do so, be mindful of the LITTLE things. These so-called "LITTLE THINGS" end up becoming focal points in a home.  Sometimes, the smallest touches bring together the entire look.  A few design elements to consider are: COLOR,  ATMOSPHERE, and TEXTURE

 

COLOR:

Incorporating accessories and art to a space is such an important part of design. Without them, the design is incomplete. Pulling inspiration out of an accessory, fabric, or piece of art allows you to integrate that  "POP OF COLOR" throughout the room. Using this coral accessory as a vision , we continued the yellow  into the artwork. Putting a yellow matte as a border around the art truly brings it to life. 

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We also carried the same color into the  accent pillow which brightens the dark upholstered loveseat. When you walk into this space, the color stands out in all of the decorative accents. Do NOT be afraid of color! 

 

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ATMOSHPERE:

Let your surroundings dictate the elements you bring into a space. Design should create a mood based on what surrounds you. In this particular instance, when considering design options for a kitchen window that overlooks an incredible view of the ocean, the answer was simple. Bring the outside in.  We used this whimsical fabric that brought in all the colors of the ocean, but the final touch that completed the look was in the decorative trim. Incorporating a trim that was made out of  seashells enhanced the look and truly emcompessed the idea of a "BEACH HOUSE".

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