Saturday, September 26, 2015

White to Bright Challenge!

Hi all!  Recently I was asked if I was up for a challenge -- to style a room from White to BRIGHT!!!  As I have never ever been one to shy away from color, this was pure fun for me!  The challenge was given to me by Chairish, an exclusive, curator approved online marketplace for design enthusiasts of all things vintage -- furniture, art, decor, jewelry and accessories.  So cool!  Have a look by clicking here.   I needed to select any chair from the Chairish website and style it up with BOLD color.  I chose the White Club Chair With Navy Piping because white is what gives strength to all other colors, by contrast.

Here's my styled board!  Is this BRIGHT and COLORFUL enough for you?  (If you click on the board it will enlarge to see more detail, my favorite thing -- the vintage phone!)  And I always like to include my little friends Lucy and Honey right up front, they're so cute!

I hope you like my colorful style board, and I hope Chairish likes it too!  If you would like to view their entire collection of accent chairs, just click here!  As always, please feel free to leave a comment below, share this post with your friends and/or contact me HERE if you need design assistance.  Have a colorful day wherever you are!  Thanks for reading! 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Office Update!

Hi all!  Today I'm happy to show you my updated (actually cleaned up) home office. Working from home is great, especially when you love your home office, as I do.  I designed it for my husband and I a few years ago and it is definitely one of the most used rooms in our home!  It's colorful, light and cheerful.  Recently though I have been so busy with my design work that my pretty office was taking a beating with samples and catalogs all over the place.  I really couldn't stand how messy it was becoming and knew I needed something else to help me organize everything that was out of control and taking over my space.  The answer was this great inexpensive system I bought from Wayfair (love Wayfair!) -- the Foremost 15" Cubicle System in White Finish.  Each cube is 15" square, and you can arrange the cubes vertically or horizontally, PERFECT!  I arranged them horizontally, as you will see.
 Here are some "BEFORE -- (MESSY)" pictures of my side of the office:

Then after putting together a few of the Foremost cubes (takes a little while to do), here's the "NICE NEAT AFTER":)  Ahhh.  A Place for Everything, and Everything in its Place!

MUCH BETTER!!!  I am so happy with how it turned out!  By the way, the other thing I added was a custom sized mirror to the top of the cubicle system to hide the fact that each cube is separate, makes it look much nicer and pulls it all together.  Finally, here's a little something I feel like saying to my clients sometimes...

JUST KIDDING!  I always take good care of my clients, and they know it!  Here's a photo of what the rest of the office looks like, and for honesty sake, let's not talk about the hoards of fabric and wallpaper samples that are all over my dining room table...  shhh.

Houzz Photo by Johanna Sophia Photography.

I hope you enjoyed this look at my tidy office update!  As always, please feel free to leave a comment below, share this post with your friends and/or contact me HERE if you need design assistance.  Have a colorful day wherever you are!  Thanks for visiting!  Nanette

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Beautiful Mudroom -- I'll Take It!

It's February, and it's been a rough winter so far, with lots of snow and ice.  I was hoping that this winter might be a little easier than last year, but unfortunately that has not been the case.  During times like this, your house can easily become a mess of coats on the backs of dining chairs (my house), with hats, scarves, gloves, boots, and shoes all over the place, not to mention the floor getting dirty from the sand and salt from the outdoors. Coat closets are usually filled to the max with all kinds of outerwear, and kids (and adults) are not the best at opening the packed coat closet, taking out a hanger and trying to squeeze their coat/stuff in between everything else that's already in there.  And, the coat closet might not even be near the most used door (again, my house).  That's why I wish I had "The Beautiful Mudroom" which so many builders/homeowners are opting for these days (smart).  Today I would like to feature some of my most favorite functional and stylish mudrooms.  Can a mudroom have style?  The answer is:  Yes, definitely!!!

Modern Entry by New York Architects & Building Designers Dufner Heighes Inc
My Comment:  
Love the green wall stripes, the cushion, ample space, drawers, rug and light fixture!

Transitional Entry by Portland Interior Designers & Decorators Weedman Design Partners
My Comment:  
Good shoe storage and large hooks, great banquette and fab table also! 

Traditional Entry by Cambridge Architects & Building Designers LDa Architecture & Interiors
My Comment:  
Beautiful floor, great separation, ample space, hooks and baskets!

Contemporary Entry by Edmonton Interior Designers & Decorators Marie Hebson's interiorsBYDESIGN Inc.
My Comment:  
Closed storage both sides, great cubbies, hooks and super stylish fabrics on cushion/pillows.

Laundry Room
My Comment:  
Very clean look with easily accessible closed locker-style storage, good from top to bottom.

Traditional Entry by Weston Architects & Building Designers Oak Hill Architects
My Comment:  
Great shoe storage and generous space for all kinds of items.  Dividers have stylish curved design.

Craftsman Entry by Palo Alto Architects & Building Designers FGY Architects
My Comment:  
Good light, so many hooks, shoe storage, space for five and a desk with hooks for keys!

Traditional Entry by West Newbury Architects & Building Designers ASB Architecture
My comment:  
Love the green door, shelf for keys and mail, great size, shoe space, baskets and concealed space above.  

Traditional Entry
My Comment:  
The SIZE!!!  Love the functionality, cubbies, hooks, drawers, great rug, awesome space!

Aren't these mudrooms super functional and fabulous?  That's what it's all about!  I hope you enjoyed looking at these great spaces and hopefully you have been able to find some ideas for your own home.  As always, please feel free to leave a comment below, share this post with your friends and/or contact me HERE if you need design assistance.  Have a colorful and warm day wherever you are!  Thanks for visiting!   And I almost forgot -- Have a very Happy Valentines Day tomorrow!!!  Nanette

Monday, November 24, 2014

May I Offer You A Cold Beverage?

Hi everyone, it's that time of year again -- Holiday time, a time when we enjoy entertaining family and friends in our homes.  So I would like to "serve" to you some images showcasing the beauty of the contemporary "Bar" and the "Bar and Beverage Cart".  

Let's start with the Bar and Beverage Cart.  These carts are very functional and attractive for serving and hardly take up any space at all.  They are also useful for displaying your pretty items, look how beautifully these carts are styled!

Now, let's move on to the type of bar and beverage center that can be built into a wall or closet area, also very functional and attractive.

Now for the Grand Finale -- some real bars!!!  And may I say, I would love to have a glass of wine (or water, juice or soda) at any one of these, thank you.

Contemporary Kitchen by Fort Lauderdale General Contractors W.A. Bentz Construction, Inc.

 I hope you enjoyed this look at these beautiful and functional beverage and bar spaces.  As always, please feel free to leave a comment below, share this post with your friends and/or contact me HERE if you need design assistance.  Have a very colorful and enjoyable Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends!  Nanette

Friday, August 22, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Victoria Hagan Home Textiles Collection

Hi everyone!  Hope you are all having a wonderful summer, it's going way too fast!  I use my Blog to write about things that I feel are unique and special.  Yesterday, I was presented with a line of textiles I had not seen before from the -- Victoria Hagan Home Collection.  The patterns and colors of these fabrics were so fresh, vibrant and attractive, I wanted everything!!!  Here is a small sampling of some of the loveliest and beautifully colored floral and geometric patterns from the collection.  I see A LOT of incredibly beautiful fabrics, but this collection just stood out to me.  Even the names of the patterns are pretty!  Remember, the key to creating beautifully designed interiors is by using special fabrics.  Have a look and enjoy!

 Above Pattern:  Marie's Field, Color:  Coral Red (my personal fave!)

 Above Pattern:  Diamond Lights, Color:  Denim/Indigo

Above Pattern:  Jackson, Color:  Air

 Above Pattern:  Jasmine's Jewel, Color:  Aqua

 Above Pattern:  Platinum Ring, Color:  Citrus

Above Pattern:  Twilight Rhythm, Color:  Sky/Citrus

Above Pattern:  Waterflower, Color:  Pink

Above Pattern:  Chrissy, Color:  Denim

 Above Pattern:  Early Spring, Color:  Coral

Above Pattern:  Four Seasons, Color:  Spring 

I hope you enjoyed this look at these beautiful fabrics from the Victoria Hagan Home Collection.  The above patterns come in a variety of colorways, not just the ones I've shown you here.  As always, please feel free to leave a comment below, share this post with your friends and/or contact me HERE if you need design assistance.  Have a colorful day!  Nanette