Happy Mother's Day! Rooms Mom Would Love

For Mom

With thoughts of  Mother’s Day filling our heads, today we’re sharing a few images of rooms we think any mom would love. The image above reminds us that a nursery above all rooms can symbolize motherhood. Isn’t this one charming? Below are some of our favorite spaces that have mom written all over them.

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Traditional with a contemporary twist in purest white, mom would surely love this beautiful and stylish room. We’re especially fond of the lively patterned pillows on the settee.

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Soft pink inside the the center shelves of the built-in bookcase bring a feminine touch to this lovely space. We think any mom would approve.

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An elegant neutral bedroom is elevated with this panoramic wallpaper. Would your mother be drawn to this gorgeous space?

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Totally irresistible, this bedroom is fit for a princess or a mom. Velvet and taffeta–what could be better than that?

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With a most appealing color palette, this living room is a lovely mix of furnishings and fabrics.

Now, let’s take a look at two mouthwatering desserts and a gorgeous tablescape to share with mom on Mother’s Day.

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First up is a Watermelon Bombe that’s sure to delight on mom’s special day or anytime you want to wow. Pistachio and vanilla ice cream along with watermelon sorbet are the main ingredients.

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Gorgeous Strawberries and Cream Cake, with a color that’s just right to honor mom on her very special day. Quite marvelous isn’t it? An dairy-free too!

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Take the party outdoors and have a celebration. Happy Mother’s Day!

 

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2014 Trends: Do Plaids Work for You?

Question is, “How are you feeling about plaids in your wardrobe and in your home?” Remember back in February of this year when plaids hit the runway and everyone thought rooms were next? We’re reminiscing today. You’ll see that some of our favorite plaid decorating ideas come from interior designers quite awhile before the launch of Fall 2014 runway collections. Here is our take on plaid and a touch of old fashioned checks. Have you become a fan of this predicted trend?

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Harper’s Bazaar called it Mad for Plaid. From Delpozo Fall 2014, this fabulous coat took plaid to the maximum–just about as big as plaid can be.

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Still mad for plaid, this slightly toned down version (by comparison to the pink coat above) is from Thakoon Fall 2014.

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Perhaps the ultimate eat-in kitchen, this brilliant look includes slightly retro plaid dinette chairs paired with a chunky metal table that’s all sleek contemporary.

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Proving the versatility of plaid, this Pennsylvania Dutch Colonial sitting room is a stunning mix of contemporary and traditional.

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Bold plaid is not just for the runway. Thibaut brings it into interior spaces with Winslow Plaid from their Menswear Resource Collection of wallpapers.

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Think plaids are not right for your style? Add a touch of plaid’s close relative, gingham check. Checks look great in all sorts of rooms, from farmhouse to vintage.

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A big blue and white plaid cotton looks just right on this traditional bedroom chair. You’ll notice the meticulous details of the upholstery techniques. Plaids require extra care.

Trending Plaid

As shown in this tiny New York studio apartment, plaids and checks can work well even in small spaces. Balancing pattern with neutral solids can assure plaids and checks are beautiful not overwhelming.

Are you using plaids and/or checks in your interior spaces? 

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Color Inspiration: Pink Perfection

We’re seeing pink! Here. There. Everywhere we look. From the gorgeous cover of the June 2014 issue of Architectural Digest to blogs all around the online world of interior design and home decor. Bette Midler’s “Penthouse Paradise” is AD’s cover story, with a picture of her outdoor dining room all dressed up in deep pink. It’s a beauty and a great excuse (do we really need a reason to explore these beautiful hues?) to take a little tour of some of our favorite pink rooms and one fabulous front door. From bold and bright to the palest of pale pinks, take a look at these eight views of pink perfection. Enjoy!

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With a bold nod to color visible from the street, can you imagine what might await the fortunate visitor who enters this intriguing home?

Pink Decor

Sleek and sophisticated in fuchsia and as brilliant as pink can be, a chic and stylish daybed is the focal point in this open entryway.

Pink Decor

Isn’t this black and white kitchen captivating? Who expects a tiger on a subway tile wall or a huge splash of brilliant pink spilling from the room beyond? This is one “pink” space that will not be easily forgotten.

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Pink knows no style boundaries. From sleek and contemporary pink perfection above, it’s time to turn to pink in a more traditional setting with a twist. Literally a twist of wood you’ll notice. This dining room goes bold with pink on the walls and on velvet chairs.

Pink Decor

Pink and brown can be a charming color combination. And so it is here in a lovely eclectic living room. Vintage and pink–it doesn’t get any better than that.

Pink Decor

Even a pantry looks pretty in pink. Here a pale hue is perfect as a backdrop for an extensive plate collection. Who knew a pantry could look so good?

Pink Decor

Is there any pink palette more tranquil than the subtle combination of pink and soft beige or tan? Add a touch of glam with mirrored tables and you have pink perfection in a living room.

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Pink and Mid-Century furnishings merge to create an interesting look in this Manhattan bedroom. Perhaps pink is more versatile than some think?

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Focus on Foyers

Foyers are such intriguing little rooms, don’t you think. They can showcase your design style or your family’s interests while offering a warm and friendly welcome to guests. Done right, with a few of your favorite pieces, the space just inside your front door can easily become one of the most visually appealing spots in your home.

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Welcome visitors with a fabulous eclectic style. A massive mirror and slightly glam lamps can work a beautiful kind of magic in foyers, large and small. Personal touches can offer a glimpse into the look you love. 

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An inlaid chest is always appropriate for a foyer or hallway niche. Top it with an oversize clear glass vase of fresh flowers and an ornate mirror and you have instant design success.

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One more example of the versatility of a chest with drawers–these great pieces are perfect for the foyer of any style home, from French Country to sleek contemporary and everything in between.

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Have art? Create your very own fabulous gallery in the foyer. Whether wall art, glass or sculpture, you’ll love being able to enjoy your collection every time you walk in or out the door.

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Line a foyer hallway with floor to ceiling twin mirrors and bask in their reflective beauty. Trimmed in gold, these paned mirrors are both elegant and captivating.

Foyer

A not so wide entryway is the perfect spot for a long narrow console table with oversized art hung above. Consider hanging smaller artwork or mirrors on the opposite wall.

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A large white on white foyer offers the opportunity to create a sophisticate gallery. Framed or unframed each piece takes on more importance when hung alone on a wall of its own. Add an interesting bench and a console table and it’s foyer perfection.

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Easy does it in this open and airy foyer. A clear acrylic console table contributes to that breezy look and a zebra portrait adds a lively vibe.

We are so glad these designers shared their work with us on Design Shuffle. Want to check out their portfolios? Click on the photos above to see more.

 

8 Great Guest Room Ideas You'll Love

Want to make overnight visitors feel special? Welcome them with a guest room that goes far beyond just a place to sleep and stash their luggage. From whole room makeovers to a few thoughtfully chosen touches, you can pamper guests and make their stay a time to remember. For your design inspiration, here are eight great guest room ideas you (and your guests) will love. Enjoy!

Guest Room Ideas

Twin beds are especially suited to the guest room as they offer versatile sleeping arrangements for overnight visitors. A chic upholstered double wide headboard takes these beds to a new level of visual interest. Contemporary benches offer both beauty and functionality.

Guest Room Ideas

A chaise lounge in the corner offers a comfortable spot for guests to curl up with a good book or just sit back and relax for a few minutes before dinner.

Guest Room Ideas

Pamper guests with a room they’ll never want to leave. This glam space is at once serene in pale hues and gorgeous with its mirrored bed and velvet armchair.

Guest Room Ideas

Piles of pillows can add lots of interest to a guest room, but here thoughtful hosts also provide a convenient place to stash them overnight at the foot of the bed.

Guest Room Ideas

Even a simple guest room can be made special with the unexpected addition of a dramatic light fixture. Pretty wall lamps are perfect for reading in bed and free up space on nightstands.

Guest Room Ideas

This interesting and glam space says to guests “You’re special to us and we’re so glad you’ve come to visit.” There is nothing here that indicates spare room for sleeping only. Isn’t it beautiful?

Guest Room Ideas

To make a space for overnight visitors feel warm and inviting, the style of a home should be carried through into the guest room. Here, a light and airy modern country look flows seamlessly from the rest of the house into the guest room showing it is anything but an after thought.

Guest Room Ideas

Whether a guest room has its own en-suite or shares the family bath down the hall, the bathroom is an important extension of the sleeping space provided for guests. Make visitors feel pampered by providing more than the necessities. Lots of fluffy towels and a basket of travel size toiletries make a stay more comfortable.

If you enjoyed these guest room ideas, click on the room images to see more of each designer’s work.

 

 

Elegant Coastal Chic by Cindy Ray

Working out of Cindy Ray Interiors, Inc. in West Palm Beach, South Florida interior designer Cindy West Ray knows a thing or two about successful design projects and so do her clients from the northeastern to the southeastern United States. Her style is “classical with a twist.” Cindy says she “turns dreams into decor.” We think she did just that in this Palm Beach residence done with a light touch and elegant coastal chic design.

Coastal Chic

The foyer and central hallway is all about that classical style with a twist. Beautifully merging traditional elements with high contemporary furnishings and accessories, this welcoming space is the best of both worlds. 

Coastal Chic

The white living room with a wrap-around view, has the same restrained coastal chic look seen throughout this ocean-side home.

Coastal Chic

The elegant white dining room does not shout “beach house.” After all, the ocean can be seen just outside through floor to ceiling glass.

Coastal Chic

We’ve fallen for this stunning little kitchen with subtle touches of watery blue. The fabric on the elegant barstools is coastal chic perfection. 

Coastal Chic

The master bedroom is all elegant design with a few contemporary touches. A bit of glamour is introduced with metallic elements. 

Coastal Chic

This bedroom is filled with coastal references that would please a boy of any age, from a grade-schooler to a college student.  

Coastal Chic

A pale girl’s bedroom is both chic and feminine, with barely there coastal style–just a few watery touches.

Coastal Chic

With an ocean backdrop, there’s no need for subtle coastal style here. This captivating patio is all about the water. From the irresistibly plump cushions to the massive glass and metal lanterns, this outdoor space is meant for relaxing and entertaining in elegant coastal chic style.

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Interior Design Ideas: The Versatile Ghost Chair

Whether it’s a coveted original Louis Ghost Chair designed in 2002 by Philippe Starck or one of the more budget-friendly acrylic versions, see-through chairs work beautifully in just about any space. Just like a television or movie ghost moving from room to room in an eerie mansion, see-through chairs can move easily from style to style. Definitely nothing eerie about that–only other worldly beauty in a crystal clear form.

Ghost Chairs

Simply perfect with Mid-Century pieces, Ghost chairs seem to float around this tulip table, just as light and airy as the sheer curtain panels that serve as a romantic backdrop beyond.

Ghost Chairs

We love crystal clear chairs in warm eclectic spaces of all sorts. Here they are used to great effect with upholstered chairs around a modern Parsons table. 

Ghost Chairs

Never hesitate to place a Louis Ghost Chair beside an antique table. Aged wood and crystal clear chairs seem to have a great affinity for each other.

Ghost Chairs

This inviting space shows how seamlessly Ghost chairs merge with traditional, Mid-Century and even industrial pieces to create appealing eclectic rooms.

Ghost Chairs

An armless acrylic chair can work well with just about any style desk from traditional to contemporary. 

Ghost Chair

Beyond the iconic Louis Ghost Chair, brilliantly clear chairs appear in many forms. This one mimics the traditional wingback chair. What a great design choice for this glam space.

Ghost Chairs

Stunning contemporary Lucite chairs bring an updated elegance to this open dining room. Brilliantly clear see-through chairs seem perfectly at ease wherever they reside. 

Ghost Chairs

The versatile Ghost chair can also bring its graceful form and beautiful style to outdoor dining spaces with ease and elegance.

We enjoyed searching the designer portfolios here on Design Shuffle to discover just how versatile the Ghost Chair is and some of the beautiful ways in can be used in all sorts of interior designs. We hope you are inspired to bring one or more of these great chairs into your home.

 

 

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.

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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