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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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.

Like what you see? Check out more of Rinfret LTD on Design Shuffle!

Vibrant Los Feliz Hillside Home by C.K. Nyman Interiors

Los Feliz, California is a booming Los Angeles area extremely attractive to young couples. C.K. Nyman Interiors, or CKNID for short,  has been designing for this area for quite some time now and has perfected the art of creating youthful and vibrant homes time and time again. Based in Los Angeles, CKNID helps in every step of the way, even at times designing and manufacturing case goods and sough after upholstery.

This home is owned by a young modern family that wanted their home to speak to them and their needs. CKNID did a great job at creating an inviting environment that still showcases their clients fun personalities. Come take a look!

Fun vibrant artwork is artfully paired with rick dark woods and stunning tall table lamps to add some height.

An eclectic array of prints and materials including chevron, a mirrored table, and velvet furniture, works seamlessly together.

Lucite Chairs or “ghost chairs” create a weightless dining experience, and look great paired with white!

The transition to the dining room is effortless, keeping  the same decor story throughout with velvet, rich woods, and eclectic artwork.

Custom designed upholstery, window treatments & case goods throughout were designed and manufactured by CKNID.

A bar cart is essential for a young contemporary couple. Decorate with a fun table lamp and a fun hat and voila.

Marble countertops, fun art, and the essential kitchen island are a few details that make this kitchen pretty exceptional.

Wider view of the kitchen reveals a very useful breakfast bar and a strategically placed TV to keep you entertained.

Like what you see, check out CKNID’s portfolio here.

Mid Century Modern Brentwood Home by Jamie Bush & Co.

Los Angeles based Jamie Bush & Co. is very well known for his intuitive understanding of both architecture and interior design.  Jamie Bush & Co. has been able to create and execute an overall vision for a home that goes beyond it’s interiors.  Coming from a family of artists in New York City, Jamie was already inclined to pursue a career in the arts and began to study architecture and design in both New Orleans and Italy. His designs have been featured everywhere form Architectural Digest, Interior Design, to  Casa Vogue and Dwell. Join us as we take a small tour of this exquisite Mid Century Modern home.

Jamie Bush & Co. Mid century Modern Living Room

“The focus was on having variations of the theme of a bright pop of color in each room grounded by a more natural palette of materials.” – Jamie Bush

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The vibrant colors in place are even more evident juxtaposed by the rich wood details and abundance of natural light.

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Innovative shapes abound in this home making floor lamps and even chairs a visual interest.

Jamie Bush & Co. Mid century Modern Kitchen

With a clear view of the pool, this kitchen is the perfect spot for a quick breakfast and coffee.

Jamie Bush & Co. Mid century Modern Living Room

“They have three young children and wanted something playful but also adult enough to grow into as they mature.”  – Jamie Bush

Jamie Bush & Co. Mid century Modern Bedroom

“The owners of this home had a taste for mid century pieces some with pops of colors and some more on the natural side.”  – Jamie Bush

Jamie Bush & Co. Mid century Modern Bathroom

From owls to yellow poufs the accessories in this bathroom make a fun statement.

Jamie Bush & Co. Mid century Modern ArchitectureA wonderful patio area is adorned by a great outdoor rug and beautiful outdoor furniture.

Like what you see? Check out Jamie Bush & Co’s portfolio here.

Fall 2013 Fashion Trends meet Home Trends

It’s no secret that Fashion trends sometimes happen to spill over into home decor. We have always thought of Interior Design is art you live in, very much like the clothes you decide to wear everyday. Here are six 2013 fall trends in both Fashion and Interior Design.

Chanel

EMBELLISHED BLACK

Celine

COATED IN PINK

Jason Wu

FURRY WEATHER

Theyskens' Theory

MASCULINE BEAUTY

Stella McCartney

PLAID MANIA

Christian Dior

TRADITIONAL ELEGANCE

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Roger Davies Awe Inspiring Interior Photography

Something magical happens when immaculate interior design meets  incredible photography. This is the case with Roger Davies Photography, who’s keen eye for angles, lighting, and points of interest, has left us breathless.  Roger Davies is a Los Angeles based photographer who has been able to skilfully capture some of the most sought after celebrity homes, as well as grace the covers of Elle Decor and Architectural Digest. Don’t take our word for it, enjoy this precious eye candy for yourself.

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To learn more and view Roger Davies’ stunning portfolio visit his website: www.rogerdaviesphotography.com

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A Contemporary Abode in Beverly Hills by Ammie Kim Interior Design

Ammie Kim Interior Design is full service design firm located in Beverly Hills. Owner Ammie Kim has designed many exquisite estates, one of them even appearing on “Beverly Hills 90210” and  in recent years “Mr. Coffee,” a coffee shop located in Downtown Los Angeles, was featured on “Sex and the City.” Her success on camera doesn’t stop just there, she has also been featured on HGTV and Entertainment Tonight, to name a few.

Today we have the pleasure of getting the inside scoop on one of her newest interiors, a  two stories contemporary style home with exposed beamed roof, detailed corner windows, and a seemingly unfinished concrete wall. Join us as she walks us through this stunning abode.

“The living room furnished with cozy sofas, an architecture glass table and a floor lamp is a pleasant place to entertain guests. A Fendi carpet separates living room area and fireplace seating.”

“The breakfast room is featured to show the most of fun side of the house. It includes a chrome table with glass top and a velvet upholstery set of chairs that completes the breakfast room.”

“This room includes the family area, dining room and kitchen. A TV is hidden attached behind a wooden door, which is a modern and unique way of displaying a plasma screen.”

“The exquisite dining room portrays a contemporary style with luxurious furniture such as a leather table, and chrome chairs. Additionally a gray carpet completes the look in this black and white theme.”

“In this bedroom there is a footrest around the edge of the bed that portrays modern, but contemporary style. The presence of these two leather chairs with footstool, and the oversize wooden floor lamp, show the masculinity of this room.”

“Simple, and transparent are the theme for this dinning room for enjoying natural light and nature.”

“The backyard is complete with a 30 feet swimming pool and a basketball court that is adjacent to the pool.”

Want to see more? Check out Ammie Kim’s profile here, and don’t forget to visit her online shop filled with stunning home decor pieces.

A Buckinghamshire Country Retreat by Staffan Tollgard Design Group

This weeks getaway takes us to Buckinghamshire in south east England. This county of England is known for its open countryside, its stunning views of nature, and various historic houses still used as private homes. With the hustle and bustle of daily life we were taken aback by the tranquility of this country style home designed by UK based Staffan Tollgard Design Group. It seems we aren’t the only ones wishing to get away, musicians such as Andrew Fletcher from Depeche Mode, Noel Gallagher of Oasis, and Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, have all owned homes in this beautiful county.

While a very traditional British facade on the outside, the inside is filled with wanderlust.

Strong Asian influences can be seen in both art and statues throughout the home.

The combination of blue and white jars and accessories, worldly wooden furniture, and traditional curtains and upholstery, create quite the living room area.

Mid Century Chinese Chinoiserie can be found throughout the home, and make a big impression in the master bedroom.

Talk about a desk with a view! Splashes of red, and the intricate details carved into this desk are spectacular.

This stately domed hallway offers a view of the idyllic  British countryside.

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An Unparalleled Beach Home by Mark Gacesa

Ultraspace is defined as an ultimate spacial environment and Mark Gacesa knows how to create it. Ultraspace Interiors currently serves Australia and Los Angeles but isn’t your average Interior Design firm. In order to create the outrageously extravagant homes they are known for they take part in every little detail of the home including: furniture, custom designed cabinetry. lighting, fabrics and more. Creative and unique, Ultraspace headed by Mark Gacesa, has made quite the impression in Australia after winning various national and state design awards.

This particular home is quite the beach house, full of so many innovative and glamorous details we just had to share it with you!

A man made beach circling the entrance of the home, and lush greenery, creates an unparalleled tropical ambiance.

A grand space with high ceilings creates the ideal backdrop for large and unique pieces of art.

Warm wood floors and window frames look fantastic paired with white walls and furniture.

A bedroom with a breathtaking view of the ocean, and lets not forget the sliding doors to the lovely terrace.

Clean, simple and modern, this fully functioning kitchen can easily be used for outdoor parties by simply sliding the doors.

A long bench serves as a great seating area for each and every one of your guests. The large windows allow you to entertain both inside and outside simultaneously.

Hope you enjoyed the view and if you just can’t get enough visit Ultraspace’s profile here.

Print Mania: Interiors Edition

Prints are everywhere on the runway and  interior design, we simply can’t get enough of them. Here are six easy ways to incorporate  print into your own home, whether you want a subtle print or a statement print, it’s all here. Enjoy!

Opting for multiple prints? Choose one color and stick to it.

Have extra fabric? After upholstering your favorite chair for the 4th time, why not make some curtains as well!  Loving the printed pouf as well!

Striped walls is one of the classic ways of incorporating some visual interest, but add a zig zag rug and this room becomes an eye catching marvel.

If you are more of the eclectic type a beautiful symmetrical painting can be paired with a stronger animal print chair.

This watercolor wall is stunning.

Tribal prints add color and history to your space. They are a great gift to bring back from your travels as well.

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