Cuckoo for Camo

Posted By Rebecca | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

I'm recently obsessed with anything camouflage which may or may not be trending at the moment -- but I'm not sure it matters when it comes to Andy Warhol's camo prints.  If you like anything Andy Warhol, you're going to love these prints.  Full of color and movement these pieces can certainly pack a punch.  The versatility is endless too -- I can see these prints in a living room, a playroom, a kitchen, a kids room, a den..you get the point.  If you can't afford the real deal, there are plenty of reproduction prints for sale at places like art.com - just make sure you frame it so it looks like an original ;)  

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The lime greens make me think of Spring which puts a smile on my face

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A whole lotta fluorescent

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A smaller scaled camo

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Anything fuschia is bound to brighten a space

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A series of colorful camos - genius!

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These skateboards would be great in the kids space

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Look what it does to a rather bland kitchen

I guess I've got a project ahead of me!  I'm thinking I'll give this Warhol thing a whirl

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The Power of One Piece of Art

Posted By Rebecca | Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Most people struggle to find that one piece of furniture or the right throw pillows that are going to help complete their space -- without realizing that one single piece of art can do the trick.  House Beautiful recently posted an article showing four different spaces that are dramatically improved by artwork.  Take a look at these four spaces as well as four additional spaces I found that will show you how to transform your space.  Art is of course very personal, so I'll leave that up to you, but I suggest spending the money on your walls.  It changes the space and often gets people talking if it's placed in the right spot  

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This rather neutral room is quickly brightened with pops of yellow, red and azure

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The bright orange velvet chair is brought to life with its accompanying bright painting

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This entry without art would be exceptionally bland

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This is a nice play on both color and geometrics

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While this art is simple it still brings a sense of completion

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Big and bold

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This art brings the golds, blues and greys full circle

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Don't be afraid to do anything oversize

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Fun at Fleurish

Posted By Jill Seidner | Sunday, January 18, 2015 | Leave a Comment

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Last month, just before the holidays, I received an invite from the cool guys at Clutter, to attend an event at Fleurish which included drinks and food and floral making arrangements. Fleurish is a local florist in Brentwood (Los Angeles) that provides a "bar" to create and make your own floral arrangements. A fun concept and a great place to team up for an event or party as the Clutter guys did! And the question: Who/what is Clutter? They are a new company revolutionizing the idea of storing your extra "clutter" or perhaps a few things around the house you'd like "out" yet not ready to part with and maybe just don't have the space to store it either. The people from Clutter will come and package up those extras, haul it away, inventory it, and store it. All until you are ready or needing for them to bring it back!

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The walk-in floral fridge to pick your own flowers!

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Signage seen within the retail space.

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The "flower bar" where creations are made!

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My creation. It was deemed "organic" while my partner in crime Deanna (a wedding planner), churned out something much more architectural in design. Ironically. She has a keen eye inherent of her event planning business.

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Gift bags and sweets, courtesy of Clutter, to take home.

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And a special shout out to Josh from Clutter. He has skill when it comes to assembling gift bags. Thank you for the gifts Clutter! I have a special gift certificate giveaway to come!

For more info, visit Clutter.

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design

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Of all the colors, Black

Posted By Jill Seidner | Sunday, January 18, 2015 | Leave a Comment

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I like black. While I love color too, there is something about black being basic, classic, elegant, and perhaps a basis for a neutral. Plus when used in a specific way, can become high contrast. It stands out. It is, of course, all the colors mixed together. IMG_3402.JPG Come on in. Nothing like high gloss black doors. IMG_3193.JPG Black kitchen cabinets: Classic, timeless. IMG_3503.JPG Yet contemporary too. IMG_3405.JPG Black exterior siding on a house. IMG_3403.JPG Some black with white contrast and pops of color. IMG_3391.JPG Black + White = Simplistic + Minimalistic. IMG_3116.JPG Black furniture: vintage chic. IMG_3118.JPG This black bathtub is the epitome of luxe. IMG_3119.JPG I am sure this black matte refrigerator would be a conversation piece in any kitchen. IMG_3120.JPG Graphic tiles with black. IMG_3126.JPG Natural wood "almost black" cabinetry. IMG_3122.JPG Black becomes very masculine in this bathroom. IMG_3121-0.JPG Black framed glass shower doors: chic. IMG_3424.PNG Coveting these black sconces. {All images via my Pinterest boards} Related Posts with Thumbnails

What’s Inspiring Me Right Now

Posted By Lauren Haskett | Friday, January 16, 2015 | Leave a Comment

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This Palmer Weiss designed Presidio Heights Living Room is absolute perfection.  The way she expertly mixes bold color, pattern, and different furniture styles is nothing short of design genius.  Of course it doesn't hurt that my favorite color is gracing the draperies.  Dark stained wood paneling seems fresh (not masculine)), and I can always appreciate a good furniture layout.  Are you as taken with this room as I am?

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My Favorite color Represented at the Globes

Posted By Lauren Haskett | Monday, January 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment

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I LOVE the Golden Globes!  It's the best of TV and Film plus the Tina Fey + Amy Poehler duo is just the best.  I was thrilled to see my "signature color" on the Red Carpet a few times last night!  I just never tire of that perfect shade of yellow/green.  Citron, chartreuse, acid yellow, saffron I love all the shades in that range.

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I was lucky enough to have a daring client commit to my favorite shade for her dramatic Living Room draperies.

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And just because - my girl crush, Emily Blunt rocking my favorite combo of white + turquoise + diamonds + braids.

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Ms. Iisha Goes to Washington!

Posted By Emily Johnston | Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

We are so proud of our former intern, Iisha, who was chosen as a volunteer to help decorate the White House for the holidays!  What an amazing opportunity and challenge!  I don't know about you, but decorating my 1930s cottage for the holidays sometimes seems overwhelming, so can you imagine what goes into decorating a 55,000 square foot national landmark! Each year a theme is chosen for the White House's holiday decor.  I wish I could transform my holiday decor from year to year!   This year's theme is "A Children's Winter Wonderland" which celebrates the Christmas spirit as viewed through the eyes of a child.  Iisha flew to Washington D.C. on Thanksgiving Day and spent the next five days in a whirwind of holiday decorating, surrounded by tinsel and ornaments galore!  The White House provides the volunteers with decor, tools, and inspiration photos to help them complete this enormous task.  Iisha worked individually and as part of a team to decorate two rooms and a hallway in the East Wing of the White House.

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 Iisha with one of the many White House Christmas Trees!

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A Winter Wonderland!

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Iisha and the Obama's dogs- Bo and Sunny

This year's theme also honored the Armed Forces and their families.  The East Wing featured a Christmas Tree decorated with gold ornaments which represented our nation's fallen heroes.  Iisha also had the privilege of being chosen as one of a few volunteers to greet military families on a holiday tour of the White House.  This was particularly meaningful for Iisha because her dad served in the U.S. Army. On the final night of her stay, Iisha attended a volunteer reception where the first lady made a speaking appearance!  To top it off, Iisha met Genevieve Gorder, who is hosting an HGTV special on the 2014 White House Christmas decor.  The special will replay on December 24 at 7am/6 c on HGTV, so set your DVR and tune in! Image 12

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Be sure to check out #WHHolidays for some behind the scenes experiences of White House visitors. Congratulations Iisha on this honor and thank you for sharing your White House holiday experience with Material Girls! Related Posts with Thumbnails

Jan’s Special Sale- Going on Now!

Posted By Emily Johnston | Wednesday, February 05, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Attention Dallas! Jan Showers just kicked off a VERY special sale...is is her first one in five years!  The sale is going on now at her Dallas showroom and lasts until February 14th.  The prices are amazing yal! My client and I just purchased a gorgeous sunburst mirror from the sale for my client's living room and the price was out of this world for such a large mirror. The sale is a mix of her showroom items and antiques (you will see lamps that have never been on sale before!) This sale is not to be missed- happy shopping!   Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 7.11.02 PM   Related Posts with Thumbnails

What Happens in Vegas….

Posted By Julia Buckingham Edelmann | Monday, January 19, 2015 | Leave a Comment

2015 has certainly kicked off with a bang! It has been a busy, busy few weeks. I am momentarily jetting off to warmer temps to the always exciting Las Vegas for The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS)! KBIS is an inspiring show that introduces the latest industry trends, products, and technologies. Read behind the lines here…major dose of fun, feast, finds and friends!

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Even more thrilling than the city itself, I am so excited to be reunited with my fellow Silestone by  Cosentino Trendspotters- Kerrie Kelly, Courtney Cachet, Mark Williams, and Kim Lewis- where we will be unveiling our new Silestone colors for Cosentino within the "Influencer Series." The road has been a long and meaningful one as we launched our designs in NYC while viewing the Kips Bay Showhouse. Then, our travels to Spain for the color and product inspiration and innovation alongside the UBER talented Cosentino Product Development Group. They listened to our words and designed my countertop design just perfectly…Did you hear the word copper?!

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Cosentino has long been the global leader in natural stone and quartz, known for its innovation and vast color offering. Their products are amazing for kitchens. My latest kitchen design project features a whole lotta silestone!

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This is the first ever designer collaboration for Cosentino. This "Influencer Series" has been an exciting collaboration that has taken us across the world to Spain this past summer for inspiration and product development. We will be introducing our 5 stunning and distinct hues, all reflecting regional design trends that each of us draw inspiration from daily.

A hint at my hue--I was inspired by the mineral-rich shades and colors of the desert paradise surrounding my getaway home in Phoenix, AZ. Hope you enjoy!….unveiling will be tomorrow at KBIS!

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We will certainly be sharing that with everyone…as far as everything else that happens in Vegas…well, y'all know the saying.

xx, Julia

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From CHI and AZ to NYC and HPMKT!

Posted By Julia Buckingham Edelmann | Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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What city am I in today? (Between the weather in Chicago this winter and the sunshine in Arizona, that answer is clearly obvious!) The last few months have been a whirlwind. I'm reminded every day of how lucky I am to be living my dream. Next week I have the huge honor of hosting my first seminar at the Decoration and Design building in NYC! Hosted by Kravet fabrics, and joined by my dear friend and Executive Editor of Lonny Magazine, Irene Edwards, I will be sharing my experience of building an interior design brand and my trademark design aesthetic, Modernique.

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Whether you are just beginning your interior design career or your realize that being an interior designer is your next must-do career, I hope you can join Irene and me as we share our secrets of building a successful business and brand within the exciting world of interior design.

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"Modernique" Living Room featuring Kravet Chairs! This recent project of mine is hot off the pages of the most recent Luxe Magazine! Photography by Hausman and Associates

After a quick trip to NYC, it is then off to North Carolina for High Point Furniture Market! It's hard to believe it is that time of year again. I LOVE High Point Market. The most amazing thing about market is that you get to touch, see, hear, and visualize all the latest and greatest in interior design. It always inspires me and I bring those ideas back to share with my team and my clients. I am thrilled to be asked to return as a host of a "Suite Spot Tour" at the Suites at Market Square! Please join me and my fellow fabulous cohorts- Crystal Palacek, Christian May, and Corey Damen Jenkins- as we share design trends and innovation as we see it. My tour is Sunday, April 6th at 2:00pm! Sign up today! A huge shout out to the International Market Centers and my pal, Gretchen Aubuchon for spearheading the fabulous festivities!

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That Sunday, I am also taking over Instagram for market! Follow me on Instagram @designonhpmkt as I takeover and snap pics of all my fab finds!  

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Here is a sneak peak at some of my tour stops...

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I'm counting the days till market. It is not only wonderful seeing all the beautiful introductions in the world of interior design, but also seeing old friends, making new friends, and who could forget eating your way from showroom to showroom and party to party!! Hope to see y'all there!     Related Posts with Thumbnails

Outstanding Olympic Outfits

Posted By MaterialGirls | Monday, August 06, 2012 | Leave a Comment

The opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics, was indeed quite a show.  We certainly enjoyed watching all the festivities, especially the Queen's awesome entrance into the stadium! Another great highlight was watching the parade of champions.  This year's summer games ushered in some fantastic inspiration from fashion.  Fashion can be a marvelous muse for creating an unforgettable interior space.  Here are some of our favorite inspirations from this year's Summer Games: Cobalt, Orange & White: Holland This year, Holland totally rocked their bold color pallet of cobalt, orange, navy, and white.  Each athlete was exquisitely tailored in these designer outfits.  A wonderful touch and homage to their homeland's national flower, can be seen here with a tulip pinned to each athlete's lapel.  These colors are a fresh and trendy way to spice up any interior.  The contrast that these colors make next to each other creates a statement that is sure to impress. Mixing patterns with these exciting  colors works well, and adds even more look to this stimulating mix of hues. These deep navy walls with accents of orange is striking and at the same time, elegant and fun. This luxurious cashmere blanket by Hermes is a definite must have statement maker.  The unmistakable, classic Hermes orange and white will not go unnoticed!  Also, these orange and cobalt painted vases would be fabulous on any mantle. Aqua, Sunshine Yellow, & White: Sweden   Sweden's athletes were definitely noticed at this year's opening ceremonies.  Their bright yellow and aqua stripes with white pants were definitely "spot on" for summer fashion.  Even their sneakers made a statement, blue with yellow laces. Great attention to detail. This delicious dining room makes great use of yet another bold color pallet.  Beautiful, bright bamboo chairs in a cheery lemon yellow are definitely a focal point.  The black accents of the doors and the chevron pattern rug help add a touch of chic to this fun dining space. Add some colorful light and sparkle to your space with this amazing yellow chandelier from Cyan.  This piece brings fun antique whimsy with its classic shape that is sure to liven up any space. Check out this brightly colored room! The yellow sofas and bright blue pillows are festively summer, and help give this room its own signature look. Kelly Green & White: Nigeria Take a look at these fabulous white and green outfits worn by Nigerian Olympic competitors.  Kelly green makes a luscious color statement against bright white.   This gorgeous green upholstered head board transforms this bedroom into a tropical retreat.  The simple bedding with a classic green stripe is simple and refined, making a calm compliment to the statement making headboard.  The bedside lamps with a clear glass base add interest to the room, without taking away from the clean, crisp feel of the space. Another clean color pallet of green and white makes this living room feel swank.  The modern floor lamp and glass top cocktail table make this space feel expensive, without going over-the-top. The metallic accent pillows and chrome side table really adds some glamour and flash to this tropical living room.  The palm tree is also a great touch of natural color.  We also like the white cow-hide rug turned on an angle under the cocktail table.  Definitively chic and modern! Red, White & Blue: U.S.A Who better than to dress our American Athletes than Ralph Lauren? This classic American preppy look was a fantastic representation of fashion directly from the USA.  Navy blazers, white trousers and knee length skirts with berets and ties definitely has an Ivy League spin.  Feel like standing up straight and saluting the flag?  With and outfit like this, I sure do! Using red judiciously is key in this bedroom.  Red is a powerful color, and helps define the headboard, bedding and bench.  The gold pendant fixture definitely adds a designer touch to the room. Adding adventurous patterns makes these living rooms come alive. This patriotic painted chest with gold accents demands attention.  Finding unique furniture such as this, really adds a great deal of character to any room, and is sure to serve as a conversation piece!   Related Posts with Thumbnails

Veranda’s 25th!

Posted By Emily Johnston | Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

How time flies! The celebration of Veranda Magazine's 25th Anniversary will begin this Thursday.  Editor-in-cheif Dara Caponigro will be in Dallas on June 21st to celebrate the big event with a brunch and "master class" panel discussion with some of the biggest names in design, including Windsor Smith, David Easton, and Michelle Nussbaumer.     This event is one you definitely don't want to miss! It's open to the public and being held at the Interior Resources Showroom (1620 Oak Lawn Ave.) on Thursday the 21st, at 10am.

We had a wonderful opportunity this past week to chat with Dara Caponigro, who has been the editor of Veranda for the past two years.  We picked her brain on just about everything- upcoming design trends, the magazine business, and the things she loves most about her job. Hope you enjoy getting a peek into her glamorous and exciting life as editor of one of our very favorite shelter mags!

  Did you always aspire to be the editor of a magazine? If so, how did you work toward this job? I suppose, in my 20s, I dreamed of being an editor in chief. But, then I had kids and my priorities shifted. Looking back, though, every job that came before prepared me for this one. I don't think I could have done it any sooner. What is your favorite part of being editor-in-chief of Veranda magazine? My favorite part of being an editor is working with my super talented team. They are rock stars:  creative, smart, funny, and hardworking. What has been your favorite Veranda magazine cover throughout the years? There have been so many great Veranda covers.   Personally, I would say it's a tie between March 2011 and March 2012. Each one captures a moment. They are magical and inspiring, but you can totally relate to them.     How do you discover the designers/rooms you feature in the magazine? Designers generally come to us with projects. Our Decoration Director and I know so many of them because we've committed our careers to covering their work. Of course, we love discovering new talent, too. We have submissions meetings every two weeks or so and review everything that comes across our desks. What do you typically look for in the homes you feature? I always say Veranda has a classical backbone (mind you, that's different from traditional), but that we veer 30 percent from it. We like houses that show an understanding of what came before in design but have some surprises without gimmicks. How do you determine upcoming design trends? Our editors are always out and about, at markets, at press events, doing shoots in different cities and countries. Sometimes, we notice common threads and decide to do a story on what we see. More often than not though, we report on things that our editors, personally, are excited about and those become trends. What patterns, colors, etc will be in style in 2013? I definitely see an increased interest in pattern. Classic patterns like florals and chinoiserie are making a comeback, but they are being used with a more restrained hand than they were used in the 80s:  a club chair here, a pillow there. Since we are the Material Girls, we like to ask- what is your favorite design material? It' hard to pick a favorite design material, but we just renovated a house and I am crazy about my bathroom. It's a mini version of the bathroom in the London townhouse of Veere Grenney and David Oliver that Veranda published in our Nov/Dec 2010 issue. It’s all white marble slab with a taupe and grey vein running through it. It is heavenly. Do you think the emergence of blogs and online magazines have influenced the shelter magazine world? The emergence of blogs has helped generate even more interest in the design world. That's good for everybody. What do you see in Veranda’s future? We have so many exciting things going on:  a website redesign, an ecommerce partnership and a very exciting special issue coming up. Thank you so much Dara for giving MG readers insight into Veranda's past, present and future! Happy Anniversary! Related Posts with Thumbnails