Bringing Sexy Back….with Metals

I love that different colored metals have made a comeback!  Copper, Brass, Polished Nickel, Antiqued Pewter…..and so many more.  The type of metal you put into a room can completely transform the feel of it.  Whether it’s in a light, hardware, nailhead, accessories, etc.  Check out these sexy looks!

urban metallic tile | bronze cage pendant
Stainless steel backsplash with dark oil rubbed bronze fixtures.  dustjacket-attic.com
Loving the drama of the copper mixed with this deep blue wall.  birdcagedesign
Chrome chairs with dark fixtures is helping to create this sort of industrial vibe.   ksarahdesigns
Stunning grey and white bathroom with gold accents in the mirror, lights, and hardware. decorview.com
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Best Dressed Ladies at the Emmys 2015

Everyone looked absolutely amazing last night.  This was a hard thing to narrow down, but here were my top 5 looks of the night by the ladies.

Julianne Hough Emmys
My #1 pick of the evening was Julianne Hough in her a-line tulle creation by Marchesa

 

Kerry Washington Emmys
Kerry Washington looked amazing in Ross Mcdonagh For Dailymail.com
Taraji Henson looked stunning in her custom Alexander Wang
Sarah Hyland looked phenominal in Zac Posen

Photo Credit: Google Search

Who was your best dressed female?

 

Autumn Around the World

I realized yesterday that some of the leaves are already starting to change!  This made me wonder what Fall might look like in other parts of the world.  I found some very inspirational photos.

Located in the Liaohe River Delta in northeastern China, Red Beach is a protected reserve that attracts a lot of attention in the early fall, when its grass collectively blushes. The crimson flora is a variety of seepweed, a type of salt-tolerant grass, that turns red as it matures. It's most dramatic in September, when most tourists come to experience the organic Technicolor.:
Red Beach, located along the Liaohe River Delta in northeastern China.  Photo From SkyBambi
Autumn in London.:
The streets of London.  Photo from: 416 Studios
Autumn in Sunwapta Falls Canyon, Alberta, Canada. Thomas Dawson Photography
Don't forget to come enjoy our autumn colors, too! South Africa.:
Autumn in South Africa. Photo From: Flikr

What Piece of Furniture is Making a Comeback?

Well the truth is….there are probably many answers for this.  But while studying some of the design trends to come, one item in particular kept coming up….a Murphy Bed.  I think this is a brilliant thing to re-invent.  It’s so great for smaller spaces and guest bedrooms that need to double as offices, etc.

Elle Decor built in murphy bed.  Elle Decor
Entertainment Center Murphy Bed - Murphy Beds: 9 Hide-Away Sleepers - Bob Vila:
Genius Sofa to bed combo.  ViralNova.com
Revolving Bookcase/Murphy Bed:
Loving the creativity of this.  idecorr.co
Look! Murphy Beds for the dogs...such a great idea!:
And of course….there’s even one for the fur babies.  Craftsy.com

Fashion Week 2015

Although I am an Interior Designer, I think people under estimate how similar the two industries can be.  There are two days left of NYC Fashion Week.  It has been such a delight to see all of the new products and predictions.  Here are some of the hottest colors to come!

It will be interesting to see at Market in a few weeks how Interiors trends may relate….stay tuned!

Biggest Colors of NYFW, New York Fashion Week
Lemon Yellow and lace have been very popular sightings
Ice blue was seen in almost every collection
LOVING the bold all white
Cherry red was seen in some very sexy silhouettes
Last but certainly not least….a classic dusty rose pink is coming our way too

Photo Credit E-Online

Spark to Your Kicks!

I read a fascinating article in Stir Magazine by Sherwin Williams the other day about mens shoelaces.  There is a trend going on where men are taking the traditional laces and making them in color to add a little pizzazz to their dress shoes, boots, and loafers.  This was a brilliant idea executed by Ben Hertz in a company he started called Benjos.  Such a great product and very handsome packaging.

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Benjos Box Sets
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Benjos Box Set
Photo: Mordechai Rubinstein
Photo Credit: Gilt.com