Thursday, June 30, 2016

Favorite room of the week!

This meeting room is designed by the talented Jenny Wolf for her interior design business. Needless to say, it is absolutely stunning and sophisticated! Exuding elegance and refinement, this space feels more like a Parisian salon than a conference room which I love. I also like how she beautifully weaved rustic, industrial and classic elements into the space to achieve an unexpected, eclectic vibe. The original details such as the marble Victorian mantel, crown molding and paneled window shutters are all added bonus to the beautiful room. Such a bright, calm and chic space, what's not to like? Your thoughts?

Photo credit: Patrick Cline

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This glamorous gilded tiered lotus lamp is absolutely swoon-worthy! I would put this beautiful lamp in a living room or a bedroom to make a chic design statement.

Love this gorgeous modern, industrial inspired pendant! I would use this delightful pendant in a dining room or kitchen. Perfect for a rustic farmhouse or a modern, industrial setting.

Transform your home instantly with this beautiful and timeless lantern! Available in antique silver as well.

Exuding style, luxury and timelessness, this stunning chandelier is perfect for those looking for a touch of glam for their homes.

This sleek and stylish wall sconce is the perfect mix of modern and vintage. I would use it as a pair to highlight a beautiful artwork or a modern mirror. Available in bronze as well.

Make a huge design statement in your foyer, living room, bedroom or a bathroom with this gorgeous, glamorous mirror!

This stunning Chinese Chippendale mirror will add some 'wow factor' in your home. Place it on your foyer, living room, dining room, bedroom or bathroom to add some Asian flair. Available in white as well!

Inject some style and beauty in your home with this handsome cowhide rug! Available in two other patterns as well!

Animal prints are the new neutral and this classic pattern couldn't be a more perfect fit for a chic, glamorous abode!

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How to Keep a Space Safe Without Compromising Design!

Even so-called “cozy” interior design plans are going to want to take advantage of space, light, and access. These elements are at the core of any room’s charm and aesthetic.

Space, light, and access do not easily mix with safety, security, and privacy of a home. Curtains, doors, partitions, and multiple locks on the outer entrances are needed but prohibit the flow of a living space. 

Fortunately, folks looking to redesign a room or multiple rooms do not have to compromise on an acceptable level of home security in the suburban or urban setting. It is possible to eat your cake and have it too by utilizing the following approaches for keeping a space safe without worrying about the interior design limitations:

Outdoor Lighting

Depending on the view, you like to have your curtains left pushed to the side late into the evening. There is nothing quite like a nocturnal landscape or cityscape to accentuate the style of a particular living space at night.

However, we all know how vulnerable this situation can make us feel; anyone outside can easily see into the room, but people inside have a hard time seeing outward into the dark.

The solution is to install outward and downward facing floodlights. These serve to illuminate the ground and discourage prowlers from hanging around. If the position of the lights still causes obnoxious glare, opt for motion sensing models.

Subtle Security Cameras

When people think of security cameras in their home, many wince at the interior design implications. Nothing spoils the style and mood of a room like the glowing red light of a big camera quietly watching everyone from the corner.

Fortunately, the world’s leading home security experts have made great strides in providing subtle security camera installation options. The ADT price base for systems featuring smartphone and tablet accessible video feeds is inexpensive compared to alternative options. These systems involve very small cameras, which are barely noticeable but cover wide swaths of space.

The result is an ability to constantly monitor your home wherever you are, without having to come home to what looks like a police station.

Good Habits

Feel free to take advantage of open doors and windows when the weather is good. Just make sure to lock them all up when you leave!

Make weekly rounds of the exterior of the house. Check for broken basement windows and other signs of mischief. Crooks tend to prepare for break ins by setting the stage for later.

If you have gotten a security system, then use it! Many homes get alarms installed in the aftermath of a rash of break ins around the neighborhood, but after weeks and months of no new crimes they stop using them. Small yard signs indicating an alarm system are good deterrents, but a motivated enough of a thief will easily determine it is not being regularly activated.

Do these things, and there is really little to no reason why windows need to be barred, curtains drawn, and doors constantly dead bolted. These interior design inhibiting elements of home security can be avoided with due diligence, simple as that.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cool designers alert- Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson!

When you merge two powerful designers, what do you get? You get Drake/ Anderson! Principals Jamie Drake (from Drake Design Associates) is a recognized name in the design industry and Caleb Anderson (from Caleb Anderson Design) is one of interior design brightest young talents. Their new joint venture would bring a lot of interesting dynamic in the interior design world, I am sure! Definitely looking forward to their future collaborations! At the moment, let's check out their combined portfolio, shall we?

The designers: Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson

Aren't their work gorgeous? Their bold and fearless approach in design is truly admirable and refreshing. Exuding style, sophistication and luxury, every room they create looks polished, glamorous and visually interesting. I am absolutely inspired by their powerful aesthetic, how about you? Are you a fan of bold designs or otherwise? Your thoughts?

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Inside Michelle Adam's effortlessly chic Michigan home!

This beautiful Michigan home belongs to design insider, Michelle Adams. Famously known as Lonny's and TRADhome's founder, she is also the one who revived Domino from the dead. After relocating from her 475-square-foot New York apartment to a three-bedroom, one-and-one-half-bath Georgian-style fixer-upper in Ann Arbor, her renovating work begins. Let's find out how her renovation turned out, shall we?


Photo credit: Lesley Unruh

Such a gorgeous home! I really love the mix of European antiques with the casual, California bohemian vibe. The combination is fresh, unexpected and effortlessly chic. She definitely mastered the art of eclectic design and home styling, don't you think? I truly enjoy touring her lovely home, what about you? Your thoughts?