2012 Color Forecast

From soft and sophisticated to bold and brilliant, the New Year brings new life with Color. The latest edition of Colorado Homes shared the 2012 color forecast for Interiors. As you clean out your closet to bring in the new styles, do the same by freshening up your home with new splashes of color! Check out these fabulous fresh hues……

C2 257 MOBY DICK

This hand-made wallcovering from Schumacher’s Nest collection is a majestic dance of blue, teal and green feathers.

Sherwin Williams 6480 Lagoon

The Montage Collection by Pindler & Pindler is a sophisticated color palette for a modern lifestyle.

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Bring your eyes down to the floor – this colored & polished concrete is a great solution for a casual eating nook.

Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue HC-143

This warm-hued blue brings a breath of fresh air and cheerfulness to the room below.

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Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter HC-172

Painting the accent wall and ceiling with this neutral gray, bridges the warm tone of the brown and the cool tone of the blue.

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CALIFORNIA PAINTS DE 5982 PLUM POINT

These sofas bring an understated elegance to the room with a hint of color and abundance of soft luxury.

Enveloping this room in pale lavender channels calmness for this sun-drenched reading room.

Benjamin Moore Twilight Magenta 2074-30

The two Kravet Couture fabrics below would make a bold statement in any room as luxurious pillows or lavish window treatments.

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Fabric swatch provided by Kravet.com

Benjamin Moore Persimmon 2088-40

An unexpected use of color on an unexpected surface – the ceiling!  What a dramatic effect for this casual space. 

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Benjamin Moore AF-220 Masada

Play up high ceilings and interesting architectural features with a bold use of color!

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Benjamin Moore AF-350 TUMERIC

Avoid having a boring, neutral room by layering various shades of Tumeric using paint, fabrics, finishes, and accessories.

 

 

Rugs: Art for Your Floors!

When updating a room or rooms in your home, a statement rug brings scale, color, texture, and personality to each space.  We helped our client find the perfect rug for her dining room a year ago and she is so in love with it, she decided it needed some fabulous companions to update the rest of the rooms in her home.  Our shopping list: rugs for the entry hallway, guest bedroom, office, and living room.

The starting point is the Dining Room rug that has been our clients love for the last year!

Living Room

Option 1 – Handknotted, One of Kind Rug 7×12

 

Option 2 – Lotto 9×12 Wool Rug with Antique Wash

 

Option 3 – Chrysanthemum 8×10 Wool & Silk Rug

 

Option 4 – Kalaty 9×12 Derbyshire Rug

 

Option 5 – Kalaty Rug 9×12 with Antique Wash

Entry

 Our client fell in love with the entry runner option; it’s from the same collection as her dining rug.  We’re custom sizing the runner so it provides the appropriate scale for the space.  This is a Soumak custom gallery flat weave runner.

Office

Due to the open floor plan in our client’s home, the rug used in the office will depend upon which rug she selects for her living room.

Option 1 – 8×10 Wool Flat Weave Rug

Option 2 – High End Wool carpet serged to create rug.

Option 3 – Caspian 8×10 Flat Weave Rug

Guest Bedroom

This was “love at first site” for our client.  The rug was a perfect addition to the room…no other options were necessary! This is a Lotto 9×12 Wool & Silk Rug.

 

Ready for the final selections for the Living Room and Office?……….

 The rich colors in the final rug for the Living Room play off the warm tones in the kitchen cabinetry. The motif has a traditional element but the lines are cleaned up giving it a more transitional feel which blends beautifully with the other furnishings in the home.

A more playful feel was desired in the Office and after much deliberation, the flowing striped rug won the race. This rug incorporates the gold tones from the Living Room which will be accented beautifully by the niche’s that will be painted a Historic Yellow complimented by custom white lacquered built-in shelving.

Stay tuned to see the Office and Living Room take transformation with additional, fabulous additions ……….

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOGUE’S AUTUMN/WINTER 2011-12 FASHION TRENDS TRANSLATED IN INTERIOR DESIGN

Fashion and Interior Design go hand-in-hand.  When trend-setting fashion houses, such as Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, or Marc Jacobs, reveal their collections during fashion week, you can bet some of those design elements start showing up at High Point the following season.  Whether it’s color, texture, pattern, or structure, interior design and it’s furnishings are drawing inspiration from catwalks and red carpets to the magazines of Vogue.

 Sparkle and Shine…

A touch of Hollywood glamour and glitz creates the right amount of drama for this modern bathroom.

 The New Soft Line…

The feminine curves on the sofa and cocktail table exude a warm and welcoming feeling in this elegant living room.

 Chic in the City…

A monochromatic color scheme is the epitome of timeless sophistication.

 Far Out Traveler…

Pile on the color, pattern and texture and you have yourself a globetrotter-infused retreat.

 Forties Glamour…

A neutral color scheme and sleek finishes provide the ideal environment for sipping a dirty martini in style.

 Tartan Army…

A bedroom fit for English royalty!

 Fetish…

The black leather studded side table evokes an edgy sensuality vibe in this posh bedroom.

 Print and Pattern…

The contemporary black and white fabric on the Louis XVI arm chair unites the two-tone color scheme in this living room.

 

 

 

KITCHEN TRANSFORMATION

Flow is just as important as function and storage when it comes to a kitchen’s design.  The challenge for our client was that her kitchen felt, “closed off from the rest of the home,” which has a modern open layout.  The cabinets, countertops and backsplash were standard builder selections and fell short of adding any excitement to the space.  Our client’s number one wish was to open up the kitchen to the rest of her home.  Adding color and selecting rich finishes would give way to a dynamic personality for her kitchen.  She didn’t have the budget to overhaul the cabinets but knew it needed some life and light. These photos are of the original Kitchen…

We removed a section of cabinets that separated the kitchen from the living room in order to achieve the open-flow design our client was intent on.  A beautiful granite slab replaced the original tile countertops.  Task lighting was an issue so additional ceiling cans and under cabinet lights were added to improve the light quality throughout the space.

The taupe glass tile brings movement and pattern to the backsplash and is highlighted by the under-cabinet lighting.

The upper cabinet doors were replaced with frosted glass panels to give a more open, light feel.

The finishing touches to the renovation: a rich Benjamin Moore paint color selected for the kitchen and hallway, and a fabulous Laura Weitzner wall covering applied to the floating wall…color and texture are easy ways to bring attention to an architectural element.

In the end, the room was transformed from an ordinary kitchen to a space the client absolutely loves!!!

Working With Existing Pieces

Many people are faced with the challenge of how they can update a room using existing furniture and incorporating new.  As designers, we are mindful of the emotional attachments people have with their furnishings and are focused on the seamless integration of “old” and “new” items.  Recently, our client asked us to rejuvenate her master bedroom.  She requested a colorful environment with a soft, feminine flair that would breathe life into the space.

Our first priority for this project was to improve the scale of the furnishings within her bedroom.  One of the solutions was to select appropriate table lamps for the two nightstands and antique occasional table.

 

Below, are the lamp options we presented to our client:

In the end, our client selected the lamp on the left for her two nightstands.  Their appropriate scale, graceful shape and warm metal tones mix beautifully with the accent hardware on her existing case goods.

She selected the tall floral lamp for the antique occasional table.  This fanciful lamp will be a statement piece in the room and provide a delicate feminine touch to the ornate table.

 

Stay tuned for the room’s transformation with the installation of the three new table lamps, the refinished bed and nightstands, new bedding as well as new window treatments…

A Place to Hang Your Hat

The boring old coat hook is a thing of the past. There is wonderful, creative hardware available to spruce up any entry and add a little interest and conversation to the foyer. Unexpected objects and figures add a playful element to the function of ordinary hardware.

This cast bronze horse hook has an understated elegance while maintaining a light hearted presence.  This would fit in nicely into the eclectic display of hooks in the entryway below…

Simple pegs, thoughtfully placed, create an interesting composition when life’s necessities are hung neatly.

Mix it up a little…these metal deer antler coat hooks bring life and adventure to this entryway!

A coat rack allows for easy access to everyday hats and jackets. 

Maximizing space is a challenge many of us face.  These multi-hook fixtures are fabulous for an entryway or a closet!

Integrating a rack for light-weight objects into the trim is an artistic answer for this narrow entryway.

Think outside the box…simple objects from a hardware store can even become an elegant way to welcome your guests with a place to hang their hat.

Littleton Colorado Powder Room Remodel

The powder room should be something your guests remember.  This powder room originally had beige walls and a metal grape vine pedestal sink that was out of scale for the room. The client wanted a room with a little excitement and richness. She has a love for blues and reds which is carried throughout the home.

We played with wallpaper on both the walls and ceiling. The walls have a subtle organic pattern with pops of red flowers. We contrasted the ceiling with a wine colored heavy textured grass cloth.

This room needed a little jewelry and this small crystal chandelier accomplishes this beautifully.

We brought in a beautiful blue granite and accented it with a Marrakesh style painted sink. The rich oil rubbed bronze tones of the faucet are complimented by the rich mahogany vanity.