Monday, April 27, 2015

Don't Forget The Trimmings!

Welcome back blog readers!

Today I would like to discuss one of my design faves! The importance of decorative trimmings. Most often this little design element, trimmings is left out when the fabric selection has been finalized. Very sad I say.As an interior designer I feel that it adds to the complete look on the reupholstering of a piece of furniture, the wow factor on a decorative pillow, and the finishing touch to a custom window treatment design application.To me folks,it's like a lady all dressed up in a stunning outfit with no jewelry!!
With so many choices today be it embroidered,beaded or one incorporating crystal let's add a stunning touch to your design concept! Don't stop right before the finish line, go the extra mile and add the design spark!

So fellow design enthusiasts don't forget the trimmings!!

Happy Decorating,

Best,
Robin



Monday, April 6, 2015

Bringing the Outside In!

Welcome Back Blog Readers!

With the warm weather trying to head our way here in New England, I have found myself trying to bring the spirit of the warm weather here a little faster by using more floral arrangements in my home and for clients homes as well. Nothing is more welcoming than the fabulous smell of fresh flowers cleverly arranged for the setting of a cocktail party in ones home, or a beautiful arrangement on a coffee table! I try to use the color tones of the room when choosing flowers.If the overall color scheme has too much color I tend to back off and just use white flowers so the room is not too busy.
Too much color in a room is sometimes not restful,and that applies to flower arrangements as well!

In regards to silk flowers, I personally prefer real flowers,but often times in room decor, one may need the consistent color scheme that only silk flower arrangements provide.As long as they look real and of good quality it can sometimes be hard to tell!

So Blog followers, with that being said,add some flowers to your home,bring the outside in and bring on Spring!!

Best,
Robin