New Year, New Home: Thinking Outside the Box

With 2014 fast approaching, we begin to wonder what we have accomplished this year, and even more importantly what great goals we have for the next year.  This year has been a fruitful one for interior design, and with so much inspiration readily at our disposal things are starting to look a little cookie cutter. A new year is a great time to embrace a great change and why not start with our homes. Check out these 6 ways to think outside the box in 2014, and create one awe inspiring home that is far from ordinary.

Floors, we all have them, but we rarely do anything to them. This wood pattern really makes this room really stand out.

You want an old world charm in your living room? Don’t worry this isn’t actual plaster, its just a very awesome, simple to adhere, wallpaper.

If you don’t already 2014 is the year to embrace color, be bold and mix pinks with yellows and oranges.

Sometimes in order to think outside the box we need to create a box. In this case bare wall can turn  into a  beautiful closet space, no furniture needed.

That old dresser you have laying around, use it! There are so many easy DIY videos to guide you through sanding and staining your old furniture, the time is now.

One last outside the box idea that is absolutely simple is painting your door, whether its a fun color like this pink door, or even a black one with white details.

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From Russia With Love: Korneev Design Workshop

This stylish one bedroom apartment in Moscow was designed by renowned Russian Interior Designers Korneev Design Group. Keeping in mind that the client had a smaller budget and a small space, Korneev Design sought to create a fun colorful environment, as well as keeping some of the organic elements already in place. Join us as we take a small tour.

If you have one large space, divide the space into smaller areas using console tables and varying  lighting.

This faux fireplace is a great option for apartments that don’t have one, just add candles!

Fun and quirky lighting is a fantastic way of showcasing the client’s personality.

Ingenious extra storage closets are made to look like stunning double doors.

The beautiful blue walls look great paired with soft whites and stained wood side tables.

A lovely pop of red is never a bad idea!

Reclaimed wood and a Victorian style mirror make this small bathroom one of a kind.

Want to see more? Click here to see Korneev Workshop Studios portfolio.

Spring 2014 Pantone Color Report

Pantone recently released their 2014 Fashion color report, alongside the Pantone Color of 2014 Radiant Orchid. It still might not be time to say bye to all your black yet, but there is a burst of brights coming this Spring.  According to Leatrice Eisemann, spokeswoman for Pantone, this spring is all about color equilibrium. The equilibrium happens due to the perfect mix of  big bright colors with softer pastels and let’s not forget some necessary neutrals.

Radiant Orchid Pantone Color of the Year 2014

RADIANT ORCHID: Pantone’s Color of the Year 2014

Celosia Orange Pantone

CELOSIA ORANGE:  There is no bolder statement than a bright orange!

Freesia Pantone

FREESIA: If  going all out withyellow isn’t your cup of tea, use yellow accents with gray and white walls and furniture.

Dazzling Blue Pantone

DAZZLING BLUE: Adding varying hues of blue to create a stunning space.

Cayenne Pantone

CAYENNE: Spicy and bold, this color is perfect for vibrant rooms. It also looks great juxtaposed with white.

Hemlock Pantone

HEMLOCK: A fun way of adding a pastel color statement.

Which color is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

Work at Home Offices

Who hasn’t fantasized about working from home at some point in their careers? For those who do work from home, run a business from home, or occasionally do work from home, a gorgeous home office is a must.  Here are some of our current favorites, they should give you some terrific interior design ideas for your own home office.

A large L-shaped desk provides work space for two or room to spread out in this home office. Organized shelves and storage keep everything in its place.

Use furniture you already own to create your dream home office. That dining table you have stored could become your desk and that Victorian chair lying in a random corner somewhere could become your desk chair. The possibilities are endless.

Want a “real” pinterest board? Use clipboards and arrange them like a gallery wall, that way you will be able to add and take off inspiration easily.

A wonderful thing about working from a home office is being about to create a unique space, surrounding yourself with objects you love.  A mix of furnishings, a collection of art, unique lighting all work to create a personalized home office.

 Not facing a cubicle wall is a great perk of working from a home office.  If you have a great view or even a large window, face your desk towards it and use the decorating ideas from this office to inspire you.

A home office is never complete without a touch of nature, if you are a big fan of flowers they are a great way of adding a stroke of color. If you aren’t keen on remembering to water your plants you can also opt for terrariums or succulents that require less care.

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Transitional Elegance by Rinfret LTD

Cindy Rinfret established Rinfret LTD when she moved to Greenwich Connecticut, where she also has a retail shop. Cindy is widely known for her classic Greenwich style and extreme attention to detail. Her designs have been featured in such magazines as Traditional Home, and the New York times. Cindy’s describes her style as: “Your home should be like your favorite outfit – comfortable, yet luxurious, like the perfect cashmere sweater with your most comfortable and understated, yet elegant, jeans.” The following home shows off that effortless, classic, and comfortable style that Cindy and Rinfret LTD is known for. Enjoy!

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A warm blend of browns and blues creates a traditionally elegant living room.

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The perfect dining area is decorated with  fresh flowers, an extraordinary pendant light. and floor to ceiling windows.

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Crisp white cabinets and windows look great juxtaposed with a stunning tile back splash and wooden infused kitchen island.

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The muted color palette of this sitting area creates a soothing and relaxing experience, while the silhouettes and prints are an ode to a more traditional time.

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This ample master bathroom contains many feminine details including intricate mirrored drawers, and an elegant vanity.

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Stools are extremely versatile and can be used as extra seating, or side tables to rest your morning coffee in.

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