Inspired Interiors by Wendi

South Florida interior designer Wendi S. Mannix, principal of Inspired Interiors by Wendi, uses a background in art history to enhance her work in contemporary residential design. As indicated by her firm’s name, inspiration is of utmost importance to Wendi’s work as she sets out to deliver original one of a kind interiors based on what inspires her clients.

We’re so pleased that Wendi decided to share the inspiration behind the rooms she added to her portfolio here on Design Shuffle. Take a look and see what inspired these spaces.

Contemporary Living RoomWendi says this light-filled open living room is inspired by by the sea and sand. It’s a beautiful space where color, texture and pattern merge to create a captivating contemporary living environment.

Contemporary Kitchen

The designer calls this contemporary kitchen “inspired by the white sand beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast.” It’s all high-end appliances, fabulous finishes and touches of watery blue.

Mid-Century Modern Bedroom

Inspired by the glamorous world of Old Hollywood, the designer brings a Mid-Century modern aesthetic to this spacious master bedroom.

Tropical Living Room

Wendi shares the inspiration behind this chic family room design, saying it’s “inspired by the shadings of a sunset.” We think she’s captured tropical style in a most restrained and pleasing way.

Tuscan Eat-In Kitchen

With an irresistible Tuscan point of view, this colorful eat-in kitchen was inspired by THE yellow sunflowers, red poppies and green grass seen in the rolling hills of Tuscany. What a fabulous spot for Sunday brunch.

Contemporary Dining Room

Here’s a contemporary dining room Wendi says was inspired by life under the sea. All white and watery blue, this lovely tablescape is overseen by a watchful seahorse.

Contemporary Dining Room

Inspired by the juxtaposition of ancient and modern art, this dining room is transformed into a gallery of sorts–modern art and ancient sculpture blend to create a captivating setting for dinner by the water at sunset.

Thanks to Wendi for sharing some of her Inspired Interiors.

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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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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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

Jamie Bush & Co. Mid century Modern Living Room

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

Jamie Bush & Co. Mid century Modern Living Room

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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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.

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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Interior Design Travel Spotlight: The Oregon Coast

The Oregon coast is a hidden gem not many travelers know of.  Beautiful Docks, ports, sandy beaches, hiking trails, and lovely lighthouses will all take your breath away. If seafood is your thing, fresh sustainable seafood markets are everywhere.

This beautiful three story home was designed as a getaway for a large family. Jessica Helgerson Interior Design managed to show off the beauty of the Oregon Coast and create a home that represented its spirit. Join us as we take a small tour of this unbelievable home.

The combination of textures , printed rugs, and throw pillows are all tied together by a warm and lively color palette, cozy wing back chairs  are upholstered in linen and cowhide

This wonderful guest bedroom includes a balcony and unique accessories handpicked to pay homage to the coast.

Subtle colors, wood stumps, and wood floors, allow the focus to be placed entirely on the amazing view of the ocean.

This boat was creatively transformed into a day bed that hangs from the ceiling, how cool is that?

This gorgeous chandelier reflects the ocean in hundreds of slightly irregular hand-blown glass drops.

A hammock and a fire pit are essentials for a great getaway, especially when you are surrounded completely by nature.

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Interior Design Travel Spotlight: San Diego, California

Mild year-round climate, beautiful beaches, and a natural deep water harbor all describe San Diego perfectly. This Californian gem boasts numerous tourist attractions such as: Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and Sea World San Diego, to name a few. San Diego also has some of the most design-envy homes, and this Villa is no exception. Designed by acclaimed Bill Bocken Architecture and Interior Design, this villa exemplifies their commitment to creating truly good design. If you are wondering who the photographer behind these stunning images is, it’s the very talented Shelley Metcalf who has photographed for such publications as Architectural Digest and Coastal Living.

Swooning over this stunning beach house. Fireplace, Rugs, Pillars, Arches,  and palm trees, we wouldn’t change a thing.

We can’t get enough of this indoor/outdoor living space. Pops of lavender and these breathtaking candle chandeliers are great additions to the space.

This country style kitchen has stunning open storage that showcases the beautiful baskets and exquisite tableware.

Let nature in with this bathroom retreat showered with lush plants and a spectacular view.

Perfect little nook for hosting a dinner party.

“There’s a sense of enclosure and privacy to the large terrace, pool and garden areas that surround it.” -Bill Bocken Interior Design-

Photography by: Shelley Metcalf

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